Speak Like A Leader! Public Speaking Bootcamp with John Bates

May 8, AmCham Estonia welcomed in Tallinn a high-class executive speaking trainer from California, USA – John K. Bates. John led a half-day “bootcamp” for the AmCham Women in Leadership Program. The event took place in KUMU auditorium this morning.

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This half-day program, which was attended by over 130 AmCham members and guests, included learning how to:
- Make the very most of every word you speak, and WHY it works
- Move your listeners to action with a new level of ease
- Stand out from the crowd and be remembered 
- Leave your fear and anxiety around public speaking far behind

John K. Bates, is the man that top TEDx organizers from around the world call in for their events. He has trained 100’s of TEDx speakers and is considered one of the best communication trainers working today, 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.

We are truly thrilled and honored to receive John now in Tallinn and have this amazing opportunity to learn from him!

AmCham Women in Leadership Program is designed for AmCham female executives. The program brings together the powerful assessment and feedback tools, coupled with research-based content, which centers on critical skills and development areas for professional women. Women involved in this program have great opportunities to meet local and international female thought-leaders and successful executives, while also exploring the choices and tradeoffs that are faced while juggling personal and professional lives.


This particular event was made possible by funding from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF). For more information about BAFF scholarships and speaker support, visit www.balticamericanfreedomfoundation.org

Our big thank you goes to John K. Bates, his wife Sharon Bates and their dog Flash for crossing the globe to visit Estonia and participate in our event. We also thank the Baltic American Freedom Foundation for the assistance with this project!

Photos by Sergei Krasii, Fotki Inc. for AmCham Estonia