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JOHN BATES & THE ESS BLOG

Powerfully Connect Others to Your Passion!

By John Bates | July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Photo of John Bates Speaking

Human beings are deeply interested in other human beings. Knowing that, and taking it into account can give you a very powerful, if non-intuitive, way to connect deeply with others. Watch this video, give it a try, and then please let us know how it goes at https://www.facebook.com/executivespeakingsuccess The course I mention is here: speaking.executivespeakingsuccess.com

Children’s Stories for CEOs

By John Bates | July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Onefishtwofish

Treat your employees like children? Well, in a sense, YES! Listen to this short video for an idea that could dramatically improve your leadership communication ability and which could make public speaking a lot more fun for your audience and even for you! And, once you try this, come to the ExecutiveSpeakingSuccess page on Facebook…

Speak to Them Like They are Great!

By John Bates | July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Speak to them like they are great, management, leadership resources

Are you up for a worthwhile challenge this week? It will put a fun flavor into your interactions and it might even change your life, if you let it! I’d love to hear how it goes, and if you want some feedback (I mean feedFORWARD – Thank you, Marshall Goldsmith!) I’ll give it to you. Share…

Cool! I’ve Been Nominated for the Rule Breaker Awards 2016!

By John Bates | June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Rule Breaker Awards for Entrepreneurs 2016

“Entrepreneurs don’t play by the rules. Why should you be judged by them?” – from the Rule Breakers Award Website. In my work with events like TEDxHoboken, TEDxVeniceBeach, TEDxVilnius, IDEAS LA, and many, many more, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to meet other Entrepreneurs from all over the world. My friend Indrė, an entrepreneur in…

Thank you for an amazing 2015!

By John Bates | December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Flash says Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to you from snowy Salt Lake City, Utah! I’m writing for Sharon, Nataly, Flash & myself to say: “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” It is difficult for me to adequately express my gratitude to you for being in my life and in our lives. Thank you for your support and for your…

The Classical Guitarist at Portland Airport

By John Bates | September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Gold ingots to convey the value of practice

As Sharon, Flash and I were changing planes in Portland Oregon on our way to Bend, where we recorded all the videos for my online course, we stopped by the wonderful Cuckoo Clock and listened to a young guy who was playing classical guitar. It was a while ago and I’ve lost his name, but…

Collaborating with Ben Zander: We Made the Ninja Cry

By John Bates | July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
John Bates and TED Speaker Benjamin Zander

I had been turned on to Benjamin Zander’s purely excellent 2008 TED talk about Music and Passion by my friend Jim McCarthy, the CEO of Goldstar.com who had attended the very first TEDActive in February of 2008. Mere weeks later he showed me the archive footage of his favorite talk that year, Benjamin Zander. I was…

From SXSW V2V: How to Use Neurobiology to Make a Successful Pitch

By John Bates | July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thank you to everyone who joined us at SXSW V2V 2015 today! You are a 5 out of 5 star audience! Thank you to: Shelfie – Take a #Shelfie of your bookshelf and get ebooks for FREE. Available iOS (http://www.shelfie.com/) Android (http://www.shelfie.com/). Tag photos: Shelfie.com and Igloohome.co – Igloohome brings convenience and cost savings to hosting guests…

Absolutely Great TED talks: Benjmin Zander

By John Bates | June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

  What do people remember about a train? The Engine and the Caboose! The opening and closing of your speeches have a special impact. Make them excellent every time. From the opening to the ending Ben Zander is there for the audience. He includes and inspires everyone, on purpose, and he has the audience hanging…

Invaluable Resources for You

By John Bates | January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Gold ingots to convey the value of practice

You are up to great things … and it is my intention that this list of resources makes a difference for you and what you’re out there causing in the World! This is a list of resources I’ve created by curating the best of the many things I’ve come across for you. The focus is Leadership,…