Rory Vaden

  • Self-Discipline Strategist
  • Co-Founder, Southwestern Consulting
  • Author, Take the Stairs

Rory Vaden is a Self-Discipline Strategist, Author, and Business Motivational Speaker whose insights have been shared on Oprah radio, in Businessweek, and in SUCCESS Magazine. He is also the Co-Founder of a multi-million dollar international training company, Southwestern Consulting.

 
  

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Take The Stairs: Success means doing things you don’t want to do

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 befor ...

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.

Next Generation Marketing: Making Social Media Work in 30 Minutes a Day

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 ...

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.

Leaders Take The Stairs: Creating a Culture of Discipline in Your Organization

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 ...

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.

No Laughs to Know Laughs: 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 S ...

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.

The Audience is NOT in their Underwear: The Discipline of Mastering Presentation Skills

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 prese ...

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.

Top Producers Take the Stairs: Advanced Sales Training And The Habit Of Self- Discipline

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 ...

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.

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Biography

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. Rory’s 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 St Journal and in SUCCESS™ Magazine.

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™”.

Striving to be a living example of his own principles, Rory’s self-discipline has led him from being raised early on by a single mother in a trailer park to attain Magna Cum Laude degrees in Management, Accounting, Leadership and an MBA from the University of Denver. He is also a first degree black belt in Shao-Lin Kung Fu and a former record breaking ultra producer for the world’s oldest direct sales network marketing organization, The Southwestern Company.