After high school I ran away from home and sang in a band for five years, and then I went to UCLA where I worked in the first ever Macintosh computer lab connected to the Internet. I ended up doing computer networking, management, and installation until 1994 when I got a job at the very first “destination site” on the Internet, Virtual Vegas.
I started working there as the Director of Online Services, and the moment we went live people all over the world went gaga. Perhaps because I had the experience of speaking in High School and singing in the band for years, I was the one who got pushed out to talk to the news cameras, to speak at the conferences, to talk to the press, and to give the visiting media tours of our facility. From that moment forth that's essentially been my job.
No matter what my official title has been, I’ve always been the Chief Evangelist. And in this course, I will share with you some of the most impactful principles and paradigms for communication that I think you could ever get.
For over 20 years John has coached clients to speak in public. After coaching hundreds of TED and TEDx speakers he created this "TED-worthy" mini-course and the full course: Speak Like A Leader Bootcamp. John currently trains C-level executives at NASA, IBM, Accenture and more in his unique public speaking principles; allowing them to show leadership and calm while motivating their employees through great storytelling, leadership presence and an understanding of the science underlying great communication.