Alex Banayan was the closing keynote at our top advisor summit and his message of ambition, growth, and perseverance were phenomenal! It was everything I was looking for and more.
Author of the #1 international bestseller The Third Door and Expert on exponential growth, perseverance, and high performance
Alex Banayan is the youngest bestselling business author in American history. The Third Door chronicles Banayan’s seven-year quest to decode the definitive mindset of growth and success. The book is a #1 international bestseller and has been translated into twenty languages.
Over the course of his unprecedented journey, Banayan’s research led him to interview the most innovative leaders of the past half-century, including Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Jane Goodall, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Pitbull, Jessica Alba, Quincy Jones, and others.
Banayan is one of the world’s leading experts on high performance and personal development, having been featured in Fortune, Forbes, CNBC, Businessweek, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, and NBC News. A renowned keynote speaker, Banayan presents the Third Door framework regularly to corporate leadership teams around the globe, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Salesforce, Delta Airlines, Bank of America, Mastercard, and Disney.
Featured Keynote Programs
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 DoorTM 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 Organization 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 DoorTM 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.
I'm a better person getting the chance to hear and learn from Alex Banayan. His keynote to our top-performing employees helped us all think differently and showed us the path to exponential success. A perfect event!
It was a fantastic keynote! The team is still talking about Alex's presentation and using his take-aways and repeating his quotes left-and-right. Alex's speech was one of our company's favorites by far, and possibly the best Q&A we've ever seen.
As a keynote speaker for our employee retention, Alex Banayan brought a perfect mix of lively stories and practical exercises for some of our most tenured employees. Banayan's keynote was able to strike the rare balance of entertaining, informative, and useful--which is exactly what we needed.
The feedback on Alex Banayan's keynote has been terrific! Our team left more energized and more informed. It was the perfect way to close out our event!
Alex Banayan's keynote was entertaining, informative, and most of all, memorable. Thousands of our team members were in the audience and Banayan's storytelling made it feel like we were all sitting down with him, one on one, as he spoke directly to each of us. It was exactly the kind of engaging keynote we were looking for.
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.
The feedback about Alex Banayan's keynote has been off the charts. It was an outstanding event! Alex knocked it out of the park!
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.
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.
Banayan's keynote and Q&A was one of the best our organization ever had.
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.
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.
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!
The crowd was buzzing for the entire rest of the day after Alex Banayan's keynote. His energy and enthusiasm struck a chord with every one of us. I'm so grateful that he joined us- I couldn't imagine a better outcome!
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.
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.
After Banayan's keynote at Disney, we sent out a survey to all the attendees. I must say, it was the feedback we've ever received from any speaker. Hands down.
The speech was an absolute home run. And it changed my life.