How to… Make Every Talk TED Worthy

Tuesday, September 24 2013
10:30 am – 1:00 pm

This event was posted by Johnson & Johnson

Location: Johnson & Johnson Boston Innovation Center | One Cambridge Center | Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142

How to… Make Every Talk TED Worthy
Best Practices for Taking Your Communication Skills to the Next Level

September 24, 2013 | 10:30 am | @ Cambridge, MA | a Janssen Labs Boston program

Program Overview
Whether you're an entrepreneur or corporate executive, knowing how to communicate effectively is essential. Whether you're pitching to customers and investors, recruiting potential employees or engaging the general public, certain elements and techniques are needed in order to make the right connections and be successful.

This session featuring TED speaker and Communications Coach, John Bates, will provide you with the necessary presentation skills to feel confident in your everyday communication, as well as your presentation style and content. Going more in-depth than your typical "tips and tricks" workshop, Bates will explore how to use the biology of human evolution to move audiences to take action and inspire loyalty. Join us for an enlightening presentation and discussion!

The "How to..." Workshop Series is dedicated to giving you the keys to a successful business, from creation to exit. As with all our events, the "How to... Workshop" is interactive, informal, and intended as a conversation more than a presentation. We aim to bring you power you can use. So bring your questions with you!

11:00 AM | Registration, Lunch, and Networking
11:30 AM | Presentation
12:30 PM | Discussion and Q&A
1:00 PM | Program Close


$25 Student/Academic*
$35 General Public*
$45 Onsite
*Pre-register at before September 23rd


Johnson & Johnson Boston Innovation Center
One Cambridge Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142

John Bates | Chief Executive Officer, Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching

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 and has been instrumental in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in Venture Capital. He Co-Founded, a dotcom darling which went ended up going bust in the dotcom bomb of 2000 and he was the first employee and is a part owner of John has been asked to speak and teach all over the world at events ranging from Web Attack to the St Gallen B-School World Leaders Symposium, the Leiden Veerstichting conference for Global Leaders, TEDActive twice, and many TEDx’s. Most recently he taught groups of Entrepreneurs and business owners in Bratislava, Slovakia via the University of Ekonomics, American Chamber of Commerce and the American Embassy. These days John loves bringing the ideas of others to life.

About Janssen Labs

Janssen Labs is part of Johnson & Johnson's external research and development engine and provides a capital-efficient, resource-rich environment where independent emerging companies can progress their research.  The 30,000 square foot flagship facility opened in early 2012 in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center and currently hosts 30 emerging life science companies.   Through recent expansion to additional life science hubs around the globe, Janssen Labs has established satellite locations that provide emerging companies with many of the advantages of being in a big company, without the capital investment. Janssen Labs offers a variety of offerings between the flagship and satellite facilities including singular bench tops, modular wet lab units and office space on a short-term basis, allowing companies to pay only for the space they need, with an option to quickly expand when they have the resources to do so. Companies residing at Janssen Labs sites also have access to core research labs hosting specialized capital equipment and shared administrative areas. Additionally, Janssen Labs produces a year-round curriculum designed to assist innovators along the commercialization continuum.  Janssen Labs is an open innovation model, and the agreement for space does not grant Janssen any stake in the companies, nor will the companies have a guaranteed future affiliation with Janssen; but the model is designed to initiate a dialogue early and foster long term relationships with innovators in healthcare. Janssen Labs services and amenities vary depending on location.  For more information, visit

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