Rory Aplanalp

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  • Former Franklin Covey Company top presenter
  • Former National Training Director for all Evans franchises
  • Business, Performance, & Leadership speaker

Rory Aplanalp has lived in and worked in the real world of business. He began his career as an Evans Training Personnel franchise owner, and later, became the National Training Director for all the Evans franchises. He then founded Human Resource Development, a leader in the sales training field. For the past fourteen years, Rory was affiliated with Franklin Covey Company as one of their top presenters. Today, he is president of StarQuest, a division of Rory Aplanalp & Associates, which offers value-based time management, sales, and human potential seminars and keynotes. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, Meeting Professional International & ASTD.

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  • How to Be Proactive in a Reactive World: Full of emotion and heart, Rory presents practical wisdom in a lively, humorous and highly interactive keynote address. His masterful use of personal anecdotes will have the audience laughing one moment and deeply moved the next. Packed with "take-home" value, participants leave with renewed determination to face all of life's professional and personal challenges with positive determination!
  • Connections Make the Difference: Real success is not defined by the money you make or the positions you obtain but by the connections shared with those you love and care about. These persons can include significant others, family members, coworkers, friends, clients and vendors - all who make life precious, fun and sometimes even bearable. You know this, but what are you doing about it? Learn real, tangible things you can do immediately to better connect with those who matter most. Regardless of how busy or hectic your life is, you have unique power to make a difference in someone's life - starting today!
  • Self Talk, Improve performance and achieve success by changing the way you talk to yourself!: In this session, you will learn the importance of your internal dialogue and how to change it from limiting to empowering. Taught with humor, insight and personal experiences these simple, easy to apply and remember principles are instantly beneficial. Self-Talk will revolutionize personal performance and communication skills.
  • The Art of Becoming an Authentic Leader (Customer Service): Many analysts and business scholars simultaneously rate leadership as the most sought after elusive quality in business today! Effective leadership largely determines the level to which an organization will rise. Titles, authority and responsibility can be conferred, but recognition as an authentic leader can only be bestowed by those who choose to follow. This thought-provoking learning experience introduces participants to the break-through concept of Heart (emotion), Mind (logic) and Body (action) of authentic leadership. Bottom-line: focus on building people first and the people will build the organization. Through the use of exercises, real-life business examples and powerful discovery techniques, Rory Aplanalp provides managers with results oriented, tangible actions they can apply immediately to enhance on the job performance and satisfaction in themselves and others.
  • The Five-Minute Rule, A Practical Solution for Building Successful Relationships 5-Minutes at a Time: Sixteen years ago, I was flying home from a speaking engagement reading the results to a survey about how much time the average father spends each week with his children. There were two criteria: It had to be one-on-one conversations and those conversations had to be done in a normal tone of voice. The national average: Seven minutes. That's not seven minutes per day; seven minutes per week! This same survey tracked the amount of time a husband spends talking to his wife- again, one-on-one and in a normal tone of voice. Not much better- twenty-seven minutes for the week. Shocked, I tracked myself- sadly, I was very close to the national average. That's when I decided to do something about being the kind of husband and father my family deserved. I created the Five-Minute Rule. That was 16 years ago and it's made all the difference my relationships. It was so successful at home; I applied it at work and achieved the same astounding results.
  • Care Sells, Value-based Selling Skills: A fresh approach to selling that shows the customer you CARE. It has been said, "people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care". Very rarely do we think of that in terms of Sales. In the customer's mind, there is always the attitude "what's in it for me?" Rory teaches how to Create A Rich Experience based on the acronym CARE.
  • C.A.R.E. Customers Are Really Everything (Customer Service): Are you losing business because well-meaning employees focus on situations they cannot control and miss opportunities where they can make a difference? These employees convey a lack of caring without realizing the effect. Customers feel this complacency and lose interest in your company, products and services. This program introduces the "Invisible Customer" and proves that every employee makes a difference-whether positive or negative attitudes and actions impact the bottom-line! Your staff will learn easy remember and apply techniques that create extraordinary Customer Service. Customers know they are valued when employees show "CARE" through Acknowledgment, Attitude, Understanding, Attention to Detail, and Appreciation.
  • Management
  • Motivational
  • Sales

Packed with take-home value, Rory Aplanalp has the unique ability to relate to and inspire your audience. A professional speaker with well over 6,500 paid presentations to his credit, he has positively impacted the lives of in excess of a million people around the globe. Attendees leave with a renewed commitment to be more proactive in their approach to life and living – both at work and at home.

Rory has a gift of helping you change the way you perceive your choices and the realm of the possible. He accomplishes this through unique learning sessions incorporating his masterful use of humor, personal anecdotes, and real-world business examples passionately delivered for an unforgettable experience. Attendees leave the event armed with new ideas and actions they can do immediately to improve their effectiveness - both professionally and personally.

Rory has lived in and worked in the real world of business. He began his career as an Evans Training Personnel franchise owner, and later, became the National Training Director for all the Evans franchises. He then founded Human Resource Development, a leader in the sales training field. For the past fourteen years, Rory was affiliated with Franklin Covey Company as one of their top presenters.

Today, he is president of StarQuest, a division of Rory Aplanalp & Associates, which offers value-based time management, sales, and human potential seminars and keynotes. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, Meeting Professional International & ASTD.

His client list includes a diverse group of associations and organizations including: numerous Banking Associations, Promotional Products Assoc. Int’l, American Apparel and Footwear Association, ExxonMobil, Chase Bank, Crowe Chizek, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, REMAX, AT&T, The Children’s Miracle Network, Hearst Publishing, Nestlé’s, General Motors, U.S. Army, Navy and The Department of Justice, Humana Health, MD Anderson, Stewart Title, and numerous ISD’s. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah,

Rory now resides in Houston and enjoys golf, tennis and spending time with his family. He believes that his greatest success is being able to do something that has a continuing impact on the lives of others and gains his greatest satisfaction in helping people become self-assured, thus enabling them to take control of their lives.

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