Rory Vaden

  • Motivational Speaker & Self-Discipline Strategist

"Self-Discipline Strategist", Rory Vaden, MBA speaks to audiences around the world about how they can leverage self-discipline to overcome procrastination and achieve their goals in life. His first book "Take the Stairs" is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller and it has been translated into 11 different languages.

As an entrepreneur, he is the Cofounder of Southwestern Consulting™, a multimillion dollar global consulting practice with more than 90 team members that helps clients in 35 countries to grow their business and provide a better customer experience. Southwestern Consulting™ can teach anyone with a product or service how to sell more.

Additionally, Rory is the founder of the Center for the Study of Self-Discipline where his insights on overcoming procrastination and increasing productivity have been featured on Fox and Friends, Oprah radio, CNN and in Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc, Success Magazine and many other media outlets. His articles and insights average more than 4 million views every month and he is the weekly host of a top 25 business news podcast called "Daily Discipline with Rory Vaden." 

As a professional speaker, he speaks more than 50 times a year for some of America's best and brightest organizations including: Cargill, The Million Dollar Roundtable, P&G, Mass Mutual, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Merck, Land O’Lakes, Novartis and hundreds more. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (highest ranking designation given by the National Speakers Association) and is the 2007 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking First runner up.

Rory’s newest book is called Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time and became an instant National Bestseller.

To book Rory Vaden call Executive Speakers Bureau @ 901-754-9404. 

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Coaching, Employee Engagement, Entrepreneur, Inspiration, Leadership, Marketing, Motivation, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Time Management

  • Travels From:

    Tennessee

  • Price:

    $20,000 - $30,000

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Keynote Speaker Rory Vaden

"Self-Discipline Strategist", Rory Vaden, MBA speaks to audiences around the world about how they can leverage self-discipline to overcome procrastination and achieve their goals in life. His first book "Take the Stairs" is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller and it has been translated into 11 different languages.

As an entrepreneur, he is the Cofounder of Southwestern Consulting™, a multimillion dollar global consulting practice with more than 90 team members that helps clients in 35 countries to grow their business and provide a better customer experience. Southwestern Consulting™ can teach anyone with a product or service how to sell more.

Additionally, Rory is the founder of the Center for the Study of Self-Discipline where his insights on overcoming procrastination and increasing productivity have been featured on Fox and Friends, Oprah radio, CNN and in Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc, Success Magazine and many other media outlets. His articles and insights average more than 4 million views every month and he is the weekly host of a top 25 business news podcast called "Daily Discipline with Rory Vaden." 

As a professional speaker, he speaks more than 50 times a year for some of America's best and brightest organizations including: Cargill, The Million Dollar Roundtable, P&G, Mass Mutual, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Merck, Land O’Lakes, Novartis and hundreds more. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (highest ranking designation given by the National Speakers Association) and is the 2007 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking First runner up.

Rory’s newest book is called Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time and became an instant National Bestseller.

To book Rory Vaden call Executive Speakers Bureau @ 901-754-9404. 

Take The Stairs 

 Success means doing things you don’t want to do
[Signature Motivational Speech 45 – 90 minutes]
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 they add anything else; 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 own 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

Next Generation Marketing

Making Social Media Work in 30 Minutes a Day
[Breakout Session Workshop 45 minutes - 2 hours]
500 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:
  • Overcome - 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.

Leaders Take The Stairs

Creating a Culture of Discipline in Your Organization
[Main Stage Speech 45 – 75 minutes]
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 so forth. 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.
After hearing Rory’s challenging and thought-provoking speech, your leaders will:
  • Develop stronger systems of accountability for measuring activity and results.
  • Critically evaluate every instance of company spending.
  • Have a game plan for popularizing the paradigm of discipline within the organization.
  • Be equipped to clarify the “Pain Paradox” for their team to get buy-in.
  • Enthusiastically adopt and model an attitude of discipline.
  • 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 - 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 attitudes.
  • 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 with going out and prospecting 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.

The Audience is NOT in their Underwear

The Discipline of Mastering Presentation Skills
[Breakout Session Workshop 45 minutes - 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.

Adleta

"Rory did a great job, he was a pleasure to work with. Our entire trip was fabulous and very successful.

United Healthcare of Pennsylvania

"Rory can connect with anyone. He rewires your brain with insights, and then kicks you in the behind with inspiration! His advice has created immediate results in our lives and our business."

Canadian Snack Food Association

"You have truly inspired our whole delegation to get disciplined and to 'take the stairs' in all aspects of their lives."

Keller Williams

"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."
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