“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.”

                                                                 - George Mora, #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.”

                                                               - Ileana Lima, V.P. Canadian Snack Food Association

“Rory is amazing! I was inspired and delightfully entertained. His "Take the Stairs" message helped me focus on implementing discipline as a life and business strategy. He is a remarkable and energetic teacher! I highly recommend Rory!”

                                                   - Irene Bradley, PMP, MSIS, MCP at Automation and Control

“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.”

                                                            - Sue Schick, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania

“I did not realize that your message would connect with me and my people on such a personal and profound level as it did. I have staff members still commenting to me about how much they loved your program and that you truly shook loose their thinking about hard work. We are definitely taking the stairs!”

                                            - Ray Lauk, PhD, Superintendent, Cook County School District

“Rory delivers a powerful, positive message. Rory was very entertaining with stories, humor and real life experiences. The message reinforced the skills necessary to be successful at any level in any role. I would strongly recommend this program.”

                                                                            - Tim Farmer, Top Producing DSO for Trane

“Every generation is marked by a few key individuals whose profound insight is so far beyond that of their peers it defies rational explanation. Rory Vaden is one of those rare individuals. We can sit back and marvel at what he’s done at his age or glean what he has to offer for our businesses. I choose the latter.”

                                    - David Avrin, Author, It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You!

"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."

                                                                    - David Casullo, SVP of HR Raymour & Flanigan

“Rory does a great job of engaging all age levels. He makes you laugh, reflect and, best of all, take notes! His insights apply to all professionals and he has received rave reviews from our entire team.”

                                                                                       - Rebecca Harmon, VP of HR DeRoyal

“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!”

                                                                                         - Ben Rucka, Instant Data Systems

Testimonials from “No Laughs to Know Laughs”

“Laughter is the best medicine…and No Laughs to Know Laughs exposes the secrets of the masters. Rory has taken on this elusive and much-discussed subject and nailed it!”

                                 - Eddie Brill, Talent Coordinator, The Late Show with David Letterman

“After finishing No Laughs to Know Laughs I took a risk and applied one of Rory’s simple humor formulas at a corporate meeting. Before I even got through my opening lines the group was laughing and applauding hysterically! That never happens and feels so good to know that those people will always remember me.”

                                                                  - Nancy Spurry, Americas Alliance Manager, IBM

“Humor is a powerful tool, and in this little book you’ll get big ideas about how to use it to sell smarter, communicate better and have more fun. Read it and reap the rewards.”

Mark Sanborn, speaker and author of the National  
                                                               Bestseller The Fred Factor and the new book You
                                                               Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader

“A humorous, yet substantial take on the art of making people laugh…this book takes readers on a meaningful journey for understanding how to develop a genuine sense of humor.”

      - Nido Qubein, Chairman Great Harvest Bread Co, and resident High Point University
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!