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WITI San Diego Regional Network
Executive Speaking and Communication Skills for Effective Leadership

Thursday, June 12, 2014
5:45 PM-8:00 PM

We are thrilled to announce that John Bates, Speaker, CEO & Founder of Executive Speaking Success, will be presenting at WITI San Diego on June 12th.

Learn from John's lifetime of experience speaking to audiences all over the world, including at TED and TEDx audiences, and benefit from his experience in coaching hundreds of world class speakers.

With the bar being set higher every day, your communication needs to be "TED-Worthy." John will show you the how and why of outstanding communications. After this enlightening evening you can leave your fear and anxiety around public speaking far behind.

“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.,” Itai Sadan, Co-Founder & CEO DudaMobile. John has been actively coaching since 2005.

John has worked with the CEOs and executive teams of PlaySpan, Prescience
Intl., Motorola, Goldstar, Oculus International, LAZ Parking, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs, Janssen Labs, DudaMobile and hundreds of others on their presentation, media and business skills.

We’re confident you will come away thrilled with your new outlook and abilities to speak to audiences of all sizes!

About Our Speaker(s)

Bio of John Bates:

John helped create the first entertainment site in the dot com domain, Virtual Vegas – no real gambling but still wildly popular; co-founded BIGWORDS.com which raised over $80M, and was named the #1 youth marketer by Yahoo Business for two years in a row, but then subsequently failed in the dot-bomb explosion. John was the first employee and is a part owner of Goldstar.com and was responsible for opening all the major markets in the US. Since 2006 John has been consulting for online game companies like Entropia Universe and theBlu. John has raised hundreds of millions in Venture Capital, successfully opened resistant markets for completely new products and has run the customer service department for a multi-million dollar company. He understands sales, relationships and can empathize with anyone.

John, who has been coaching since 2005, has spoken at hundreds of conferences, business schools and other venues all over the world including speaking at the TED Conference every year since 2011. He has both spoken at, and co-hosted, a number of TEDx events including co-hosting TEDxHoboken, TEDxVenice, TEDxPCC and speaking at TEDxLexington about the rise of Virtual Goods, at TEDxElectricAvenueYouth about having a good life and at TEDxWoodsHole and TEDxMonterey about theBlu.

Some of John’s past speaking engagements include Game Connection Europe, the Virtual Goods Summit, Future of Money & Technology Summit, Virtual Worlds Conferences, ION, Engage Expos, the Harvard Business School Cyberposium, Web Attack, Jupiter Online Developer Conferences, Vanderbilt B-School Distinguished Speaker’s Forum, St Gallen B-School World Leaders Symposium, Leiden Veerstichting conference for Global Leaders, Login Conferences, Game Developer’s Conferences, TEDActive 2011/12/13, TEDxWoodsHole, TEDxMonterey, TEDxLexington, and many others including hundreds of University classrooms all over the US and Europe. He has also Hosted TEDxVenice, TEDxHoboken, TEDxPCC and SupporTED.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:45 PM-8:00 PM on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at:

    Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC (tel: 858-314-1500)
    3580 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 300
    San Diego, California 92130



5:45-6:30 PM: Registration/Networking
6:30-7:45 PM: Presentation, Q&A
7:45-8:00 PM: Post event networking/wrap up

Pre-registration for this event is closed, but on-site registrations will be accepted.
Limited on-site registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information regarding on-site registration, please contact Jennifer Beckey ([email protected]).

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jennifer Beckey ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.