Bestselling Author of The Third Door, Millennial Thought Leader & Venture Capitalist
Alex Banayan is the only nationally bestselling business author under 30 in America. His book The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Read More >
Make Your Own Path
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We all face rejection. We all deal with fear. Whether it’s in our personal lives or careers, there are always dozens of obstacles holding us back from achieving our biggest goals. Read More >
But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are certain mindsets and tools that can not only clear the obstacles on your path, but also add rocket fuel to your success. After spending seven years researching and interviewing the most successful people on earth, Alex Banayan’s widely- acclaimed Third Door framework can help any organization achieve its goals and radically accelerate their overall success.
In his most popular 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 the larger-than-life stories, Banayan takes the principles from his bestselling book The Third Door and pushes the ideas to a whole new level, making them practical and applicable for organizations of all sizes.
This powerful presentation teaches you how to become: Read Less ^
Any organization committed to innovation and growth has to foster a workplace environment where employees are empowered to be creative, think boldly, and take calculated, strategic risks. Read More >
Alex Banayan’s bestselling business book The Third Door masterfully decodes the most elusive and critical skills needed for any organization to achieve exponential success: risk-taking, courage, and persistence. After interviews with Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Steve Wozniak, Larry King, and dozens more, Banayan uncovered that these are fundamental skills every organization needs—but most people don’t talk about—to achieve their biggest goals.
This keynote covers it all, with lessons including: Read Less ^
What will the world of business look like thirty years from now? And how will the nuanced, and often misunderstood, habits of millennials and Gen Z shape your company’s growth? Read More >
In this wildly insightful and mind-expanding presentation, bestselling author Alex Banayan dives deep into topics ranging from the pervasiveness of artificial reality to the automation revolution.
Weaving in examples from an array of industries, Banayan shows us how the products millennial are obsessed with clue us in to the habits his generation will perpetuate over the coming decades.
This keynote is packed with surprising lessons, including:
Whether you are a corporate executive looking to better understand your millennial employees or an investor searching for future market trends, Banayan’s keynote will provide you with the insights you want and the answers you need. Read Less ^
What happens when some of the hardest-to-reach people are your prospects? How does a sales team persevere through the inevitable onslaught of rejections? Read More >
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 sting of rejection can multiply until it becomes crippling.
After seven years of learning from the most successful people on earth, bestselling author Alex Banayan gained invaluable sales lessons from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, and dozens more.
In this empowering keynote, Banayan encourages teams to deploy new approaches to establishing relationships with leads so that you’re more than just another name in an inbox, from re-imagining prospect meetings to making a lasting impression. His presentation also sheds light on new frameworks to view rejections and failures, offering surprising insights on what to do next.
Audiences come away with practical tools to apply the Third Door to their sales process, including: Read Less ^
The marketing world has more noise today than ever before. Companies can spend millions of dollars on campaigns that may go unheard just days later. Read More >
Why do some marketing strategies fall flat while others captivate the attention of the world? How do you engineer stories so gripping that—no matter the ad spend—they’re capable of commanding attention and transforming listeners into customers?
Bestselling author Alex Banayan spent seven years researching and interviewing the greatest marketers and storytellers of the past century, from Grammy-award winner Lady Gaga and poetry icon Maya Angelou to Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. Additionally, Banayan has delved deep into history—from philosopher Aristotle to author Joseph Campbell— decoding the time-tested elements of captivating storytelling.
This practical, useful, and insightful keynote demystifies the most critical elements of storytelling, including:
Banayan trains organizations of all sizes to be exponentially more equipped to craft successful marketing campaigns for years to come. For any organization desiring to radically increase their marketing success, this keynote gives you the answers you’ve been looking for. Read Less ^
“The speech was an absolute 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 feedback we’ve ever received from any speaker. Hands down.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“Banayan’s keynote and Q&A was one of the best our organization ever had.”
“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.”
“Alex Banayan was absolutely fantastic! His energy and confidence knows no bounds. He got the whole audience engaged and interacting!”
“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.”
“It’s hard to express how many times over the last six months since Alex Banayan spoke to my sales team, all of the new customer meetings we’ve setup 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!”
“Banayan’s keynote was remarkable – his underlying message of bridging 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.”