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John Bates' World-Famous "Speaker Bootcamp" ...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

John Bates' World-Famous "Speaker Bootcamp" ...

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John Bates' World-Famous

"Speaker Bootcamp"

...How to Create and Deliver TED-worthy Pitches, Presentations & Communications


In this Internationally Acclaimed, highly entertaining workshop you will learn how to make all of your communications "TED-Worthy" and get more of what you want more of the time.

Using Human Evolutionary Biology and Human Neurophysiology you will learn how to: 

  • Make the very most of every word you speak, and why it works
  • How to get what you want with a new level of ease 
  • Stand out from the crowd and be remembered
  • Get over your fear and anxiety around public speaking

You will come away thrilled with your new outlook and abilities. 

What you will learn is applicable when speaking, pitching your business, raising venture capital, marketing, presenting, selling or even talking by the water cooler with 1 person, 7 people, 70, 700 or 7000. And, have a lot of fun.

Bring a pencil/pen and a notebook. 

 (If you don’t know about TED.com talks, you’ll be happy you do now!)


  • 6:30 - 7:00pm - Mingling and light appetizers
  • 7:00 - 9:00pm - Presentation
  • 9:00 - 9:30pm - Reception and Conversation

About John Bates

John Bates on stage at TED Active 2012An award winning public speaker since high school, John has co-founded or been a very early employee at numerous startups, raised hundreds of millions in venture capital, failed big, succeeded big and he now shares his experience and expertise with individuals, corporations, government agencies and non-profits all over the world

John has gotten rave reviews from top level execs at Prescience International, Motorola Solutions, the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley, Janssen Labs in San Diego, LAZ Parking, DudaMobile and many others. People regularly call his “Creating ‘TED-worthy’ Pitches, Presentations and Communications” the best communications training they have ever received. He also coaches the Cross Campus Open Mic pitch night.

Everyone from novices and beginners to top notch public presenters rave about what they get out of The World-Famous: Creating ‘TED-Worthy’ Pitches, Presentations and Communications. 


“The investment in John was a huge investment in myself. Not only did he give me powerful tools and advice to build a more effective TED Talk, but what I learned is now being incorporated into my longer format presentations and the results are immediate.

What John teaches has improved the experience for both me and my audience which then spills over and adds credibility to decision makers who choose to hire me.”

-- Dave Carroll,United Breaks Guitars, Viral Video Sensation, Author and World Renowned Professional Speaker.


"John Bates is an extraordinary speaking coach.  He has personally coached me on how to take my own speaking from good to great.  

TEDx was my best presentation I have done to date, and it is all because John coached me on making it that much better. The proof is in the pudding.”

-- Mike Michalowicz,Professionals Speaker, MSNBC TV Personality, and Author of the Pumpkin Plan and the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur



Cross Campus is an engine of creativity and innovation, housed at our state of the art 11,000 square foot space at 820 Broadway in the heart of Santa Monica.

Our goal is to inspire creative collisions through space design, learning platforms, and extraordinary events, fostering member-driven collaboration that ultimately leads to game changing ideas and enterprises.

Bring your notebook, bring your communications challenges and be ready for an evening you may never forget.


Further praise for John Bates' “Create ‘TED-worthy’ Pitches, Presentations and Communications” from select clients.




Swedish Amerian Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles

"Sprinkled with jokes and a contagious energy, John managed to captivate the audience during the entire 1,5 hour workshop and left them with valuable advice as well as a willingness to make a difference. John has a fantastic and inspiring personality with the ability to both entertain and educate the audience at the same time.

May 2, 2013, SACC was John's client

Jim Tenuto Owner at Renaissance Executive Forums San Diego

"For sixteen years I have chaired and facilitated CEO and Key Executive forum groups and have brought hundreds of speakers in to discuss a wide variety of topics.

John Bates was, simply, one of the best presenters...er...performers we have ever had the pleasure to hear.

The group usually allows speakers 90 minutes. They kept John in the room for nearly two-and-a-half hours, a testament to the importance and significance of his message."

April 5, 2013, Jim was John's client


Melinda Richter CEO, Prescience International

"John first coached me on my TEDx presentation. Not only did he coach mad TED presentation skills in an incredibly efficient way, but he felt my battle scars... and he inspired me. Since then, I've also brought him in to work with my team for avariety of work, and they have all felt the power of John. He will be alife long partner in business and in life."

January 22, 2013, Melinda was John's client

Itai Sadan Co-Founder & CEO DudaMobile

"John has the amazing capability to teach you how to turn facts into a compelling and engaging story that will leave your crowd asking for more. I highly recommend John's services, especially if you are presenting to customers, investors at events etc. It has been a pleasureworking with John and worth every minute I could get from him."

November 16, 2012, Itai was John's client


Paul Witkay Founder & CEO, Alliance of Chief Executives

"To whom it may concern;

As the Founder & CEO of the Alliance of CEOs, I am very pleased to recommend John Bates and Executive Speaking Success to your group. We have asked John to speak a number of times to our Alliance CEOs because his message resonates with our CEOs and his experience is exceptionally valuable and relevant. Most importantly, we receive great feedback from our members when John speaks.

Sincerely,Paul Witkay, Alliance of Chief Executives"

January 10, 2013, Paul was with another company when working with John at Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching


Jonathan Wolske Culture Evangelist at Zapposinsights.com

"John gave me more great advice in a one-hour coaching session than a lot of would-be coaches have given me in a lot longer time frame. John really knows speaking and story-telling and I feel even more confident that my first Tedx talk will be memorable and high-impact!"

April 3, 2013, Jonathan was John's client


Mark Dewey Venture Capital + Angel Investment Analyst

"I have spent the last few years searching for someone with John's set of skills to help push our show over the edge. What he did to improve our team and over 30 of our speakers has been unmatched by anyone in the industry. My success is truly linked to the time he spent coaching our group."

January 23, 2013, Mark was John's client


Pina De Rosa Mindset Effectiveness Expert at Gratitude International

"If anyone reading this looking for an amazing TEDxcoach and overall Speaker Coach, here's what I say to you: you will be in the best hands with John! Definitely work with him!!"

February 20, 2013, Pina was with another company when working with John at Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching


Julianne McCall Ph.D. Graduate Student at University of Heidelberg

"In seeking a professional coach to prepare our top speakers for TEDxFulbright in Frankfurt, Germany, we Organizers were honored when John accepted the project, as he came highly recommended from many trusted colleagues in the TED community. He worked with four of our speakers: the President of the International Criminal Court, a Co-Founder of BroadReach Healthcare, a recent CERN Science Journalist, and the Director of the Vasa Museum, formerly the Head Curator of the Nobel Prize Museum. For such a group of global and culturally diverse leaders, we could not have been more grateful for John's exceptional, personally designed approach to each individual. We credit him with much of the success of the TEDxFulbright program and would highly recommend his services for any conference organizer wishing to provide a world-class event."

January 22, 2013, Julianne was John's client


Elizabeth Barry Brand Strategist ♦ Marketing Consultant ♦ Women in Business Marketing Expert ♦ What is Your Brand Story?

"John Bates is one of the most intelligent and enthusiastic professional development coaches that I have ever met. Here's a guy that comes to thetable with heart, passion, a personal story and a means to the end of getting you motivated, uplifted with new business ideas and practical ways of implementing steps towards success. Working with John brings both great value and sheer pleasure in business. You don't often meet people who can wow the pants off of you like he can. He delivers every time and I cannot say enough good things about him. If you're looking for executive coaching, you've found it in John Bates. He was made for this job!"

January 22, 2013, Elizabeth was John's client


Blakely Hull Teach for America Special Educator & Founding Member of Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy

"When I hired John recently to provide coaching for TEDx presentations, he went above and beyond my expectations. Not only did he offer more time than he had originally agreed to, but he also provided excellent and extremely valuable advice for all of those with whom he worked. He is creative and professional, and I strongly recommend John for his abilitywith executive coaching."

April 11, 2013, Blakely was John's client


Freddie Ravel Keynote Speaker, Music Synergist and CEO/Founder of Tune UP to Success LLC - music applied to business.

"In a world filled with the information overload, John's masterful skills of curation - the art of extracting what's best and what matters - is a rare gift and will make a speaker, writer, coach and/or executive, more effective in the presentation of information. He's terrific!

Freddie Ravel, CEO/Founder TuneUP to Success, Music applied to Business."

November 13, 2012, FREDDIE was John's client


Marika Hedin Fil dr, Tekn dr h c, Museum Director at the Vasa Museum

"I was lucky to have a coaching session with John before speaking at a TEDxFulbright event in Frankfurt in 2012. Although I was familiar with the concept and had watched a few TED talks, John made me aware of the particular nature of these talks. He managed to convey how this format differs from other forms of short talks, in that the combination of a live audience and the cameras puts certain demands on those few minutes you have on stage. "Forward-oriented, personal and to the point" was his advice, and this also sums up his coaching technique."

January 17, 2013, Marika was John's client


Shauna Bingham NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

"As a government employee I have been to a lot of training sessions over the years and I have done a lot of public speaking. I am astounded at how much insight your training offered in a brief amount of time and feel it was time well spent. Your speaker Boot Camp gave me key action items to improve my presentations and give a slam dunk performance."

January 15, 2013, Shauna was John's client


Kat Haber TEDxVail

"John is rocking the TEDx speaker world with his high energy, passionate coaching that gets to the heart of the matter quickly. He's fun to work with. I highly recommend if you are interested in giving the talk of your life to partner with John."

January 14, 2013, Kat was with another company when working with John at Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching


Scott Harrison Technology & Information Systems Operations Manager, South Coast & Deserts at The Nature Conservancy

"John came to Surfrider-LA to train activists on effective public speaking - and blew us away with his enthusiastic approach, customized coaching, insider info and concern for what we needed. He wasted no time, got us "juiced" on his infectious energy and was supremely attentive and insightful."

Bravo John & Executive Speaking Success Coaching!

January 12, 2013, Scott was John's client


Emma Moore CEO Fundamental

"Recently, I hosted a TEDxTopanga. John gave insight into some of the obstacles for the event, including prepping the speakers to fit the TEDx forum.

He was so wonderful with the speakers and was able to prep them in such anencouraging fashion. He knows how to find the pearls in their ideas andhelps to expand them to meet the needs of the audience and the TED.com specifications. He is a real pro.

Thank you John! I hope to work with you again."

November 14, 2012, Emma was John's client


Michael Weiss Content Strategist, Pitch Doctor & Speaker

"John and I met at a TEDx event in 2011 - and from that very moment we have shared a vision to help anyone who wants to create and deliver a TED-like talk. Working with John at our TEDx Speaker Boot Camps has given me a front row seat to witness John's innate ability to coach and give advice to speakers - which is always valuable. What makes him trulyunique is that he coaches with passion, authenticity and without any kind of agenda. John is one of those rare human beings who wants to helppeople and share his wisdom simply because he can. Every time we hit the stage I learn something new from John - I recommend him highly!"

June 20, 2012, Michael was with another company when working with John at Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching

Jim Schutz - Chief Operating Officer at Occulus Innovative Sciences

"We first heard John speak to a large group in 2013 and found his presentation outstanding. Our fast growing, public healthcare company has a great technology platform and we immediately knew we could use John's help in perfecting our story.
John jumped right in, did a deep dive of our company and technology, and repeated over and over that it matters what we say, we are accountable for what we say and challenged us to turn our good story into a great story.
We found John to be helpful in all of our communication phases, from one on one meetings, to small groups, and especially for me, in large presentations.
It is without hesitation that we recommend John and we are honored to write this recommendation on his behalf. We think his services can be especially helpful for leaders to connect with their respective audience, including investors, employees, customers or small teams."

August 8, 2013, Jim was John's client

Jennifer Ables - Executive Director Soldiers Who Salsa

"I attended one of John's seminars and took several pages of notes, intending to use them as soon as I got a chance to speak to a group about our non-profit work. Instead of waiting, I got a chance to use them that day - on the spot! He had a few minutes at the end of his presentation for a willing volunteer (me!) and he gave me some great feedback that I continue to use.
Whether I am presenting to a small group of 4 or 5, or a large group of more than 100 people, I have been able to edit my presentation style to be more comfortable and confident, but also to better connect with my audience. As the saying goes, it's not what you say as much as it is HOW you say it, and John really makes some insightful points on how to improve your presentations.
It's difficult to be "brief" as I feel that I learned so much from John. Thank you for all the coaching!"

August 5, 2013, Jennifer was John's client

Blair Golson - Director of Community and Parnerships at Cross Campus

"John is one of the most dynamic public speakers ever to grace the stage of the co-working space I manage in Santa Monica.
The workshops he has led on public speaking have been incredibly well-received by our members -- who all praise his charisma, empathy, magnetism and teaching style.
I'd recommend him in a heartbeat to any organization interested in turbo-charging its members presentation skills."

August 2, 2013, Blair was with another company when working with John at Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching

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Cross Campus
820 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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Cross Campus is the leading collaborative, on-demand work space and business event venue in Los Angeles.  With a focus on design & user experience, best-in-class event programming, and a diverse community of innovative members, Cross Campus has become known as "the nerve center of Silicon Beach."  Founded in 2012 in Santa Monica, Cross Campus is expanding throughout Southern California.

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