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Key Points for Alex Banayan

  • Alex Banayan is the youngest bestselling business author in American history.
  • He chronicled a seven-year quest to decipher the mindset of success in "The Third Door."
  • Alex has interviewed renowned leaders like Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, and Jane Goodall.
  • Banayan is a renowned keynote speaker, presenting the Third Door framework to global corporate leadership teams.

Topics for Alex Banayan

  • The mindset of exponential growth
    How to transform your thinking, take the third door, and achieve your most important goals
    We all face rejection. We all deal with fear. At times it can feel like there are dozens of obstacles holding us back from achieving our biggest goals.
    But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are certain mindsets and tools that can not only clear the obstacles along your path, but can also add rocket fuel to your success.
    After spending twelve years researching and interviewing the most innovative leaders, bestselling author Alex Banayan’s widely-acclaimed Third Door™ framework can help any organization achieve its goals and radically accelerate its overall growth.
    In this riveting keynote, Banayan takes audiences on an unprecedented adventure, from hacking The Price is Right to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to the multi-year quest to learn from Bill Gates and Lady Gaga. Alongside these larger-than life stories, Banayan takes the principles from his bestselling book The Third Door and pushes them to a whole new level, making them practical and applicable for organizations of all sizes. This powerful presentation teaches you how to:
    • Cultivate a culture of bold thinking.
    • Instill the mindset of persistence.
    • Fuel growth, no matter the external economic environment.
    • Become more capable of achieving your company’s biggest objectives.
      This wildly-entertaining keynote is packed with insights and lessons guaranteed to supercharge your mindset—to the point where growth becomes inevitable.
  • There's always a way
    How to cultivate perseverance and persistence during uncertain times
    The pace of change in the business world is faster than ever. It has never been more critical to an organization’s survival for teams to cultivate a DNA of resiliency, perseverance, and solution-orientated problem solving.
    In this empowering keynote, bestselling author Alex Banayan masterfully decodes the most critical and elusive insights needed for any organization to cultivate the mindsets of exponential growth, particularly during times of rapid change and uncertainty.
    After interviewing Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, and dozens more of the world’s most iconic leaders, Banayan uncovered that there are fundamental skills that every organization needs—but that most people don’t talk about—to achieve their biggest goals during disruptive times. This keynote covers it all, with lessons including:
    • How do you transform persistence from being an esoteric word to being a living, breathing part of your day-to-day culture?
    • What are the unspoken dangers of over-persistence and how can you prevent them at your organization?
    • Why is the opposite of success not failure—and how does that shift in mindset help your employees take more risks and grow exponentially?
    • What’s the surprising difference between fearlessness and courage— and why does that critical distinction lead to consistent breakthroughs in organizations of all sizes?
      If you care about elevating your business—if you care about your employees being more resilient, more courageous, and more capable of making smart, innovative decisions—this keynote is what you’ve been waiting for.
  • V.I.S.T.A storytelling for business growth
    How to transform your organisation using the 5 keys of radically compelling stories The world has never been noisier.
    How do you command the attention of your customers, sales prospects, strategic partners, or industry at-large? Once you have their attention, how do you transform those stakeholders into lifelong advocates for you and your business?
    After a decade of researching the world’s most successful leaders and organizations, bestselling author Alex Banayan uncovered what the single most underrated skill is that can radically boost the growth of any company’s sales, marketing, or business development efforts.
    The secret is storytelling—but not just any kind. Banayan’s research led him to decode the keys to remarkably compelling, gripping, and emotional storytelling that can be used by businesses of all sizes to supercharge their goals. This is a specific, teachable skill set that can transform prospects into blue-chip clients and customers into evangelists, and can inject an entirely new sense of possibility into your company culture.
    Drawing from his years of research and the international success of The Third Door’s unique narrative style, Banayan distills in this keynote how anyone in your organization—from C-suite executives to your newest team members—can use the five elements of Banayan’s V.I.S.T.A. Storytelling Framework to transform your business.
    Because at the end of the day, everything in life and business comes down to a story.
    And it’s time your organization uses that to its advantage.
  • Overcoming fear to accelerate growth
    How to re-train and re-invigorate your team to find a way through any door
    What happens when some of the hardest-to-reach people are your prospects? How does a salesperson or financial advisor persevere through the inevitable onslaught of rejections? Sometimes sales pipelines feel like pipedreams. Often weeks and months are spent on a deal, only for it to fall through at the last minute. Over time, the fear of rejection can multiply until it becomes crippling.
    After a decade of learning directly from the most successful entrepreneurs on earth, bestselling author Alex Banayan gained invaluable sales lessons from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, and dozens of others.
    His presentation sheds light on new frameworks to view rejections and fear, offering surprising insights on how to accelerate your growth. Audiences come away with practical tools to apply the Third Door™ framework to their careers, including:
    • The three-step “Rejection Inspection” tool.
    • How to transform your relationship with fear with a practical exercise your attendees can begin doing immediately.
    • How to bounce back, faster and better, toward the next opportunity.
    • How to understand the “Fear Tree” and see its roots so it no longer has a hold on you.
    • How to upgrade your mindset to achieve sustainable, long-term growth.
      With high-level personal development tools and hard-hitting career tactics, this keynote is packed with the resources you need to unleash the unlimited potential you know your team contains.
  • Career growth workshop
    Fuel personal growth by instilling the Third Door mindset
    In this interactive workshop, bestselling author Alex Banayan guides your audience through easy-to-implement exercises that are derived from his twelve years of research on high performance and success.
    Banayan presents practical tools that garner on-the-spot results within each individual, along with take-home exercises your audience can utilize after the event to continue cultivating growth, both personally and professionally. These tools help your audience get unstuck, rediscover what makes them come alive, and find clarity on some of the biggest obstacles they are bound to face as they navigate their paths to achieving their biggest goals, no matter what stage they are in their careers.
    If instilling a sustainable and consistent mindset of growth within your attendees is a priority, then this workshop is for you.
  • Storytelling for business growth workshop
    Accelerate top-line growth through radically compelling stories
    This is the most interactive of all the workshops.
    This workshop produces dramatic results in real-time. Banayan not only teaches your audience his proprietary V.I.S.T.A. Storytelling Framework that can be used at any level of your organization, but he also guides your group through an interactive exercise where your audience walks away with brand new, rewritten stories.
    This goes beyond telling stories for marketing or advertising—this is about elevating your team’s ability to tell emotionally compelling narratives. Participants will radically improve their approach to the most critical components of top-line growth, ranging from sales and client communications, to executive leadership and investor relations, to human resources and company culture.
    This experience brings your event to new heights—not only changing the way audience members see themselves and their colleagues, but most important, changing the way they’re able to fuel your organization’s growth for years to come.
  • Executive growth strategy session
    Turn the lessons into a tangible plan of action
    This session is only available to groups of thirty attendees or fewer, and is strongly advised to be used only with executive leadership, select upper management, or a top-priority team. To be coupled with the Exponential Growth keynote, this highlydynamic session creates the space to create an actionable strategy for the upcoming quarter or fiscal year of your organization.
    This session turns the principles of the Third Door™ framework into tangible plans
    specific to your organization’s goals. Each strategy session is tailored for the specific needs and goals of each organization.
    By the end of the Executive Growth Strategy Session, your team members will not only see new pathways and approaches to achieve your most critical business objectives, but they will also be infused with an energy of possibility, perseverance, and enthusiasm for the rest of your fiscal year.

Testimonials for Alex Banayan

The feedback about Alex Banayan's keynote has been off the charts. It was an outstanding event! Alex knocked it out of the park!
Merrill Lynch

The speech was absolutely a home run. And it changed my life.

After Banayan’s keynote at Disney, we sent out a survey to all the attendees. I must say, it was the best feedback we’ve ever received from any speaker. Hands down.
Head of Y@DCPI

When Alex Banayan spoke at my department’s off-site, his energy was contagious, his stories were inspiring, and his ideas pushed my team’s leadership. If you’re looking for someone with insight and passion, then Banayan is your man.
Vice President of Football Marketing

Banayan is one of the most professional and polished speakers I’ve worked with. And his talk couldn’t have gone better. His stories were enthralling, his insights were incredibly tangible, and his message was spot on.
Head of Google Play Business Development

Banayan’s keynote kicked-off our event perfectly! His charismatic personality draws you in, and then his insights and stories prove to be both immensely entertaining and deeply emotional. Whether you work in sales or marketing, every department will find tremendous value in Banayan’s keynote. On top of that, we then decided to gift copies of The Third Door to our top clients, and they all loved it. Once you start reading the book, you can't stop. The keynote coupled with the book is magic.
Senior Head of SAE Entertainment Sales
Delta Airlines

Banayan followed Valerie Jarrett and Arianna Huffington to keynote the Snapchat Women’s Group, and there was standing room only for his speech. He captivated the crowd with his incredible and unique story and journey. He answered questions from the audience with candor and insight. Everyone left the session feeling inspired, empowered, and even more equipped to succeed. Ten out of ten!
Head of Curated Stories

For business leaders who want to inject entrepreneurial grit into their culture—Alex Banayan is whom you’re looking for. His keynote was packed with hard-research, enthralling stories, and insights that created a real buzz and gave actionable steps to both employees and startup community members.
Head of Entrepreneurial Engagement
Comcast NBCUniversal

Banayan’s keynote and Q&A was one of the best our organization ever had.
Harvard Ventures

Standing ovation! Banayan’s keynote was electric. He has a way of deeply connecting with the audience in a way I’ve never seen before. He is a master speaker who makes you feel like you are with him every step along the way. Alex was so powerful on stage that we hired him again the next year.
The Powerful U Conference

Alex Banayan is an unbelievable storyteller! His keynote was thoughtful, engaging, and dynamic. Banayan represents the voice of entrepreneurship, the power of hustle, and the energy of unlimited potential.
Head of ALAC Marketing

The Third Door is a favorite book of many employees in our company, so having Banayan speak at our headquarters was an amazing experience. The keynote was both down to earth and kept everyone wanting more. Banayan also stuck around after to meet and connect with each and every person. Having Banayan speak at our company was a giant success and employees ask, to this day, when we can have him back.
Innovative Solutions

Alex Banayan’s speech was the most talked about keynote of the day—with true inspiration and solid takeaways, wrapped in Alex’s signature laugh-out-loud storytelling. Banayan is a grand slam for any business event.
Learning Chair
Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) New York City

Alex Banayan is one of the most collaborative, inquisitive, and thoughtful people I've crossed paths with. I'm fortunate to know him and I admire his natural ability to inspire and motivate others.
Global Lead of Education Communications

Alex Banayan was absolutely fantastic! His energy and confidence knows no bounds. He got the whole audience engaged and interacting!
Event Manager
Reed Exhibitions

Banayan’s keynote was remarkable–his underlying message of bringing your dreams to reality through grit and a ‘yes, and’ attitude really resonated with our employees around the world. He has a masterful way of bringing the audience along for a journey that encourages them to think about how to work and play differently moving forward. Out of all the speaking events I’ve planned at Ford, Banayan’s was one of the best.
Head of Executive Communications

Alex Banayan spoke to three hundred St. Charles leaders and we found that because of the turbulent and ever-changing health care landscape we are currently facing, his message of open-mindedness and finding creative ways to solve problems really resonated.
St. Charles Health System

Since Alex Banayan spoke to my sales team six months ago, it’s hard to quantify how many new customer meetings we’ve set up where my salespeople have used the Third Door framework! We finished the year on top and grew our business to the second largest in the company in recurring revenue terms. Thank you, Alex! I can’t wait to have you back to give another keynote to the team again!
Vice President of Sales

Alex Banayan was the best speaker we've ever had. He brought a whole new element to our leadership offsite, unleashing the energy of our team in a way I've never seen before. His messages resonated deeply with our team, enabling us to continue to grow in the midst of uncertain times. I can't recommend him enough.
Senior Director
Red Hat

Banayan’s storytelling is some of the best I’ve ever seen. His keynote deeply resonated with every department in our company. Just remarkable.
Life is Good

Alex Banayan’s keynote truly cracks the code and provides the transformational edge needed to succeed in today’s business environment. Any healthcare organization that wants to achieve exponential growth and reach their biggest goals needs to implement the principles contained in The Third Door today.
Organizational Development Leader
Kaiser Permanente

As the host and keynote speaker of our annual IBM Amplify conference, Alex Banayan’s passion was exactly what we needed to energize our corporation at such a pivotal time in our transformation.
Marketing Manager