John K. Bates

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Executive Speaking Success (ESS)

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 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, BigFra.me, Stone Brewing Co., and many others on their presentation, media and business skills. Prior to his training career, he has been involved in helping to found and start up Goldstar, BigWords.com (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.

Workshop: How to Use Neurobiology to Make a Successful Pitch

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