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JOHN BATES & THE ESS BLOG

You’re Always Practicing Something.

By John Bates | February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how “you are always practicing something…” I’ll tell you what I mean. I have a teenage neighbor who comes over and helps me on a regular basis. He’s dating now, so the motivation to make some cash is strong with him! And, I notice that when he doesn’t…

My Appearance on Road To TED

By John Bates | January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

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How I crashed the Road To TED podcast

By John Bates | December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

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One big lesson I’ve learned working with TEDx speakers

By John Bates | September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

What people want is one of the most frightening things to give. People want you. The real, authentic, you. If you don’t believe me watch these two great TED videos. The Power of Vulnerability. Boy did she get more than she expected speaking at a little old TEDx! And then, she was invited to speak at…