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JLABS @ Toronto

Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Excited About Your Story: Tell it like a TED Pro

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
General Public   more info Apr 2, 2018 CA$25.00 CA$2.70
Student/Academic Apr 4, 2018 CA$15.00 CA$1.90
Media/Press   more info Mar 27, 2018 Free CA$0.00
Volunteer   more info Mar 27, 2018 Free CA$0.00
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Excited About Your Story: Tell it like a TED Pro.
Great leaders tell great stories. Stories have the power to touch people’s deepest emotions. And emotions are the wellspring of loyalty, trust, co-operation and action. You will succeed more often, more quickly and more completely as you master the power of stories. And, as a human being, you are a natural born storyteller with full access and rights to the best that story has to offer. In this excellent session, you will learn how to unleash your own innate powers and have others be “Excited About Your Story.”

Topics covered in the session will include:

  • Why the ability to tell a compelling story is essential for startups
  • 5 elements of a strategic story
  • Strategies for pitching in front of various audiences: clinical vs. non-clinical vs. investors
  • How to embed storytelling into all aspects of your business and pitches

Who Should Attend:
Life science industry executives, founders, CEOs, and marketing managers of start-ups and other private companies

John Bates | Chief Executive Officer & Executive Whisperer, Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching read bio»

9:00 AM | Registration and Networking
9:30 AM | Presentations
10:30 AM | Discussion and Q&A
11:30 AM | Networking Lunch
12:30 PM | Program Close

$25 | General Public
$15 | Student/Academic
$35 | At the door

JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave, Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario

Presenter's Biography:
John Bates | Chief Executive Officer & Executive Whisperer, Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching
John Bates has spoken, hosted and coached for over 30 different worldwide TED and TEDx events. His group trainings are world famous and executives from companies like Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs, Accenture, Boeing, NASA, IBM, and more, recommend him to their colleagues as the best communications and leadership trainer working today.
Long ago John fell in love with the Internet the moment it dawned on him what it would do for communication. Since then he has worked with early stage companies as a Founder or early employee, has been instrumental in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in Venture Capital and has always earned the title Chief Evangelist. He Co-Founded, a dotcom darling which ended up going bust in the dotcom bomb of 2000, and he was the first employee and is a part owner of current Internet powerhouse
John is a co-author of World Class Speaking in Action, an Amazon best-seller, and loves making a difference for those who make a difference.
Connect with John:   Connect on LinkedIn

About Executive Speaking Success:
Based in Los Angeles, California, Executive Speaking Success (ESS) is a global leader in communication and leadership training. The firm's techniques are grounded in evolutionary biology and human neurophysiology, revealing both what works in communication as well as why it works.

The company's training style is dedicated to bringing out greatness in people and companies so they can make a real difference in the world. ESS delivers its programs all over the world working with C level executives, business development and sales teams, keynote speakers, TED and TEDx speakers, as well as anyone who is committed to being successful in their leadership and communications.

Founded in 2012, the company is led by John K. Bates, an internationally regarded leadership communications trainer and keynote speaker, as well as a savvy entrepreneur. Bates has been actively coaching since 2005, working with CEOs and the executive teams of Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs, the VW Electronics Lab, Janssen Labs, DudaMobile, Motorola, Goldstar, Oculus International, LAZ Parking,, Stone Brewing Co., and many others on their leadership, presentation, media and business skills. Prior to his training career, he has been involved in helping to found and start up Goldstar, (which raised over $80 million) and VirtualVegas the first online "destination site". He has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funds, successfully opened resistant markets for new products and has run the customer service department for a multi-million dollar company. Bates is also a contributing author to the book World Class Speaking in Action: 50 Certified World Class Speaking Coaches Show You How to Present, Persuade, and Profit which became a multiple Amazon best seller.

ESS programs entail a combination of large and small group training and one-on-one training both online and in person. Programs can be customized based on needs and budget.

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JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave
Suite 1300
Toronto, ON M5G 1M1

Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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JLABS @ Toronto

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS is open to entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health sectors. The JLABS flagship opened in 2012 in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and since then has grown to eight locations including the Bay Area, Boston & Lowell, MA, Houston, Toronto and a ninth location, New York City, launching in 2018. For more information please visit

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