Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Rory Vaden

March 5, 2014
Rory Vaden

Rory Vaden

Expertise:   Improving Self-discipline, Overcoming Procrastination, Enhancing Productivity

Speaking Style:  Humorous. Entertaining. Inspiring.

Travels From:  Nashville, Tennessee

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Rory Vaden, MBA, is walking proof that success comes one step at a time…with determination and self-discipline. Based on his #1 Wall Street Journal and #2 New York Times bestseller, Take the Stairs, Rory’s signature keynote shows how living in an “escalator world” is filled with short cuts, quick fixes and distractions, making it too easy to slide into procrastination, compromise and mediocrity. In the end, the easier path proves to be much harder. But when we “take the stairs,” literally and metaphorically, we will find ourselves climbing towards success.

Rory is a Self-Discipline Strategist who has shared his insights on Oprah radio, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, CBS, in Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and in Success Magazine. He’s an entrepreneur and cofounder of the multi-million dollar training company, Southwestern Consulting, and is also on a “Take the Stairs World Tour” where he is taking the stairs to the top of the 10 tallest buildings in the world to raise money for America’s high schools.

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Rory Vaden, MBA, is a Self-Discipline Strategist, Cofound of Southwestern Consulting, and New York Times bestselling author of “Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success.”

His insights on improving self-discipline, overcoming procrastination and enhancing productivity have been shared on Oprah radio, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, CBS, in Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and in SUCCESS Magazine.

Rory relates profound truths coupled with humorous anecdotes that empower professionals to conquer their fears and take immediate action in all aspects of their lives. He is the perfect speaker for increasing employee engagement, overcoming procrastination, raising productivity, growing sales, maintaining better work life balance, managing change, having more effective time management and motivating people to do the hard work necessary to achieve success in life.

A two-time world champion of public speaking finalist for Toastmasters International, Rory has shared his compelling “Take the Stairs” message on the same stage as John Maxwell, David Allen, Keith Ferrazzi, and he’s done special programs for both Zig Ziglar, and for Dave Ramsey’s companies.

His speaking client list includes: Bank of America, Trane, Morgan Stanely Smith Barney, Shaw Worldwide, YPO (Young President’s Organization), The Direct Selling Association, American Income Life, Wells Fargo Advisors, Mary Kay, AFLAC, and others from all over the world.

Rory is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post, American Express Open Forum, and he is also the weekly radio host of Take the Stairs Talk on the LIfestyle radio network. HIs book, Take the Stairs, is a #1 USA Today, #1 Wall Street Journal, #1 Amazon, #1 Barnes and Noble, and #2 New York Times bestseller.

Rory is also on a “Take the Stairs World Tour” where he is taking the stairs to the top of the 10 tallest buildings in the world to raise money for America’s high

 

Presentation Topics

Take the Stairs

Success Means Nothing Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do

Rory’s Signature Keynote

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.

After hearing Rory’s hilarious and compelling speech, your audience will:

  • Disregard their fear and take immediate action.
  • Develop an awareness of their creative avoidance.
  • Stop making excuses and stop procrastinating.
  • Engage in happier, healthier, more productive lifestyles.
  • Quit looking for shortcuts and get back to work.
  • Adopt an overall results-oriented attitude of discipline.
  • Be more disciplined and Take the Stairs more often in the mall, the airport, and in life situations

Top Producers Take the Stairs 

Advanced Sales Training and the Habit of Self-Discipline

Breakout Session Workshop – 45 minutes up to 2 full days

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.

After hearing Rory’s practical and empowering speech, your salespeople will:

  • Overcome their call reluctance and take immediate prospecting action.
  • Become more focused on their critical success factors.
  • Feel comfortable and confident asking for the sale.
  • Have tools for dealing with gatekeepers, qualifying correctly, and selling on value over price.
  • Be disciplined about controlling their activity and their attitudes
  • Be more disciplined and Take the Stairs more often in the mall, the airport, and in life situations.

Leaders Take the Stairs 

Advanced Sales Training and the Habit of Self-Discipline

Breakout Session Workshop – 45 minutes up to 2 full days

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.

After hearing Rory’s practical and empowering speech, your salespeople will:

  • Overcome their call reluctance and take immediate prospecting action.
  • Become more focused on their critical success factors.
  • Feel comfortable and confident asking for the sale.
  • Have tools for dealing with gatekeepers, qualifying correctly, and selling on value over price.
  • Be disciplined about controlling their activity and their attitudes
  • Be more disciplined and Take the Stairs more often in the mall, the airport, and in life situations.

No Laughs to Know Laughs

How to Be Funny to Make More Money

Breakout Session Workshop – 45 minutes up to 4 hours

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.

After hearing Rory’s pragmatic and delightful program, your audience will:

  • Understand the psychology of what causes a laugh to happen.
  • Have guaranteed formulas for getting laughs tomorrow.
  • Learn how to overcome the fear of trying humor.
  • Realize the benefits of adding laughter to their lives and the lives of those around them.
  • Be disciplined about controlling their activity and their attitude.
  • Be more disciplined and Take the Stairs more often in the mall, the airport, and in life situations.

The Audience is Not in Their Underwear 

The Discipline of Mastering Presentation Skills

Breakout Session Workshop – 45 minutes up to 4 hours

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.

After hearing Rory’s empowering and refreshing program, your audience will:

  • Be equipped to utilize the 4 quadrants of vocal variety to maximize persuasion and influence
  • Instantly improve their charisma and confidence in front of groups.
  • Know the most effective ways of opening and closing a presentation.
  • Understand the techniques for keeping any audience engaged the entire time.
  • Have a story telling formula that is guaranteed to create emotional connection to any audience.
  • Be more disciplined and Take the Stairs more often in the mall, the airport, and in life situations.

Next Generation Marketing 

Making Social Media Work for You in 30 Minutes Per Day

Breakout Session Workshop – 45 minutes up to 2 hours

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.

After hearing Rory’s entertaining and educational program, your audience will:

  • Understand blogs, Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter and how to use them for business.
  • Know how to grow their personal network to generate warm business leads.
  • Be able to use social media for free marketing, brand building, and effective follow up.
  • Create a 30 minute to-do list for how to maximize their daily social media use.
  • Be more disciplined and Take the Stairs more often in the mall, the airport, and in life situations.

 

Videos

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Books

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