Rory Vaden

Rory Vaden

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Take the Stairs
Success is different for each of us, but the path to get there has the same obstacles: fatigue, rejection, failure, distraction, burnout, complacency, and countless others. And yet there is one common characteristic and one universal trait that virtually every single successful person must have before accomplishing their goals: discipline – the discipline to do the things they don’t want to do. Self-discipline strategist and motivational speaker Rory Vaden shares key insights and erases common misconceptions about how to build lasting self-discipline.

Leaders Take the Stairs
Companies and organizations that make the leap to greatness have an almost fanatical mindset and mission of making short-term sacrifices for a long-term vision. It drives every part of their business, including accounting, hiring, training, leadership, marketing and more. But if you look in MBA curriculums or HR training programs, you won’t find anything that teaches leaders this pivotal skill. Here you will learn practical steps from entrepreneur and motivational speaker Rory Vaden for infusing your organization with a mentality of discipline.

Top Producers Take the Stairs
The number one cause of failure in sales is “creative avoidance”. Salespeople are constantly torn between the support work required to fulfill their service to their customers and going out to prospect for new business. Sales training is important to the success of a great salesperson, but what’s more important is cultivating a habit of self-discipline. The real secret to success in sales is being able to do the things you don’t want to do. Executive sales consultant and sales coach Rory Vaden shares a customizable combination of motivation and sales training techniques to help your producers reach the next level.

Bloggers Take the Stairs
350 million people are on Facebook, 76 million are on Linked In, and the Tweeters are growing at an exponential rate. Social Media is not a fad, but an inevitable medium of future business communication. Yet some people are full of star-gazed cyber myths of becoming overnight millionaires or making their brand an overnight internet phenomenon. Some have the improper expectation that it’s the next “escalator” to success. It’s important to understand the reality of what social media will and won’t do and, most importantly, how to use social media effectively in your business. Social media expert Rory Vaden shares the discipline of managing these new tools to get real results for your business.

Work Hard AND Play Hard: How to be Funny to Make More Money
Work is always more fun if you can laugh along the way, but it’s a rare gift to be able to make other people laugh. In fact, most of us think you are either born funny or you're not, and it's one of the most disempowering misconceptions of all time. Two-Time Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking Finalist and motivational speaker and humorist Rory Vaden explodes this humor rumor by teaching ordinary people the secrets of how to make people laugh. Believe it or not, humor can be learned as long as you have a little discipline.

The Audience is NOT in their Underwear
Whether in front of an audience of 1 or 1000, presenting can be scary. Everybody knows that presentation skills are more important than ever and that there is an unspoken expectation that every presenter should be entertaining and engaging. What most people don’t know is that there are secret presentation techniques that even the best speakers in the world rely on to look better than they are. Applying these universal formulas is certain to not only increase your confidence as a presenter, but your income, as well. Toastmasters World Championship Finalist and professional speech coach Rory Vaden will help you overcome the fear of public speaking and enlighten you with some of the best techniques ever available.

Why Book Rory Vaden?

  • He works with organizations, companies, and individuals using a methodology that is grounded in principles that leverage self-discipline to create extraordinary performance.

  • Rory presents profound truths coupled with humorous anecdotes that empower professionals to conquer their fears, stop procrastination and take immediate action in all aspects of their lives.

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    Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting
    With over 100 team members and well into 8 figures of annual revenue, Southwestern Consulting is one of the fastest growing consultancies in the world today. Our mission is to help people achieve their goals in life. As the company’s Co-founder, Rory is a real life business leader who understands the very same challenges that most of his audiences face on a daily basis.  All of Rory’s insights are backed by Southwestern Consulting’s front line research and work with over 8,000 different teams in more than 40 countries.

    New York Times bestselling Author
    Rory’s first book, Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, #1 Amazon, and #2 New York times bestseller that has been translated into 11 languages. His other book Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time was also an instant national bestseller. Rory writes and speaks on how to apply self-discipline to help you overcome procrastination and take action on doing the things you know you should be doing even when you don’t feel like doing them. This powerful and ubiquitous message makes him the perfect keynote speaker on sales, customer service, productivity, teamwork, or leadership.

    World Renowned Keynote Speaker
    Out of more than 25,000 contestants from 90 different countries, Rory literally became the World Champion of Public Speaking First Runner Up. He’s also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) which is the highest ranking certification bestowed by the National Speakers Association. Rory’s Tedx talk on multiplying time has over 1,000,000 views and is rapidly climbing. Perhaps most important of all, Rory is regularly the Top-Rated Keynote Speaker for organizations around the world.

    Thought-Leader and Expert
    Appearing regularly in the national media, Rory has become a trusted source of trends and insights in the areas of productivity, personal performance, sales and leadership. Every week Rory writes articles for his blog, The Action Catalyst, which was recently ranked as one of the top 30 leadership blogs in the world. Additionally, he is the host of The Action Catalyst Podcast which Inc. Magazine listed as the #1 best business podcast. Through both traditional media and social media, approximately 4 million people every month are impacted in some way through Rory’s inspiring and uplifting messages.

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    “Rory was delightfully entertaining and poignantly powerful. He is one of the few speakers I’ve ever heard where I actually remembered his message long after he was gone.” 
    --#1 Keller Williams Team Worldwide

    “You have truly inspired our whole delegation to get disciplined and to 'take the stairs' in all aspects of their lives.” 
    --Canadian Snack Food Association

    "We have searched long and hard to find someone with a message that is impactful, well-communicated, and actionable. Rory hit the mark. Rory will share some advice that will inspire, motivate, and educate you on how to become your very best. Discipline never felt so clear, welcome and important." 
    --Raymour & Flanigan

    “Because of your program I’m taking all the power and knowledge that I already had but never used, and am finally DOING what I know how to do.  I’m overcoming motivation issues, credibility issues, price issues, and other objections in my business as a result of seeing you speak!” 
    --Instant Data Systems