Rory Vaden

Rory Vaden

Take The Stairs
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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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    Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. As an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, Rory Co-Founded Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 14 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. He’s also the Founder of The Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD).

    Rory is the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution™ - in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. His client list includes companies and groups such as: Cargill, The Million Dollar Roundtable, P&G, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Land O’Lakes, Novartis, and hundreds more. His insights have recently been featured on/in: Fox News, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc, Fortune, and the New York Times.

    He is a regular contributor for American Express Open Forum, Huffington Post, and The Tennessean and his articles and insights average more than 4 million views every month. Additionally, he hosts The Rory Vaden Show which is the only nationally syndicated weekly radio show for “movers and shakers in the world of business™”.

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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