Thank you for considering Rory Vaden for your next event. We understand what a demanding process it is to coordinate an event, and what it takes to make it a success. To assist you in your efforts, we've provided items that other professionals like yourself have found to be helpful in their event planning. We hope these materials assist you in your pre-event planning and publication process. If you need other information please contact:

Amanda Johns
Executive Program Director
Southwestern Consulting™

2451 Atrium Way
Nashville, TN 37214
C: (706) 463-1232
F: (615) 884-3529

Here is a Brief Bio About Rory: Award-winning business leader Rory Vaden MBA is the Co-founder of 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) and as a "Self-Discipline Strategist", his book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. Rory is the world’s thought-leader on 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 like: 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 St Journal, Fast Company, Inc, Fortune, Wall St Journal 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 1 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 Prefers to:
  • Fly in the afternoon before the meeting.
  • Be picked up at the airport and driven to the hotel.
  • Turn in early and stay at a Hilton property.
  • Present for 60 - 80 minutes sometime between 9 am and 8 pm not during a meal.
  • Have books and other resources available for sale.
  • Use an LCD projector, wireless lavaliere microphone, and audio for his laptop.
  • Fly back out that same afternoon.
Other Options:
Discuss with Rory if you have:
  • A potential client for Rory to speak to while in town.
  • A public seminar fundraising idea with other meetings industry organizations (ASTD, MPI, SHRM, IMC, Toastmasters, ASAE chapters, etc.);
  • A media opportunity (television, radio, newspapers, bookstores) to promote your event.
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Take the Stairs is a #1 Amazon, #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller! No matter how you define success, it requires one thing: self-discipline. But as popular speaker, author, and strategist Rory Vaden explains, we live in an "escalator world" one that's filled with "short cuts," "quick fixes," and distractions that make it all too easy to slide into procrastination, compromise, and mediocrity. What seems like an easier path is really much harder in the end and, it won't take you where you want to go. How do successful people achieve results?  Learn More About Rory's New Book!