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Alex Banayan

Bestselling Author, The Third Door; Forbes’ 30 Under 30; Business Insider’s Most Powerful People Under 30

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California
Fee Range:
$15,000 - $25,000

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. Over the course of his unprecedented seven-year journey, Banayan interviewed the most innovative leaders of the past half-century, including Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Jessica Alba, Quincy Jones, and more.

The day before his freshman-year final exams, Banayan hacked The Price is Right, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the money to fund his larger-than-life adventure. Since then, Banayan has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Business Insider’s Most Powerful People Under 30, and been featured in major media, including The Washington Post, Fortune, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and NBC News. An acclaimed keynote speaker, Banayan has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, and Disney.

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Alex Banayan is the youngest bestselling business author in American history. The Third Door chronicles Banayan’s seven-year quest to uncover the definitive mindset of exponential growth and success. The book is a #1 international bestseller, has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been acclaimed by The New York Post as “a joy to read.” 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, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Jessica Alba, Quincy Jones, and others. Named to Forbes’ "30 Under 30" list and Business Insider’s “Most Powerful People Under 30,” Banayan is his generation’s leading expert in high performance and personal development, having been featured in Fortune, Businessweek, The Washington Post, and has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and NBC News. A renowned keynote speaker, Banayan has presented the Third Door framework to corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, Delta Airlines, Kaiser Permanente, Mastercard, and Disney.

Speech Topics

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.


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



  • More resilient

  • More persistent

  • More committed to growth

  • And more capable of achieving your company’s biggest objectives


The pace of change in the business world is faster than ever before.


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 skills needed for any organization to cultivate the mindsets of exponential growth, particularly during times of rapid change and uncertainty.


After interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, and dozens more of the world’s most innovative 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 difference 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.


The world has never been noisier.


So how do you command the attention of your customers, sales prospects, or industry at-large? And once you have their attention, how do you transform those customers 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 the DNA of 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 these five elements 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.


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?


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 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 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 framework to their sales process, including:


• Finding your “Inside Man”


• Overcoming “The Flinch”


• Utilizing “Borrowed Credibility”


• The surprising science of cold emails From Larry King’s


interviewing secrets that help warm up prospects to Quincy Jones’ key to continued growth and success, this keynote is for any sales team serious about taking their results to the next level.


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EDITOR’S CHOICE

  • “The feedback about Alex Banayan's keynote has been off the charts. It was an outstanding event! Alex knocked it out of the park!” —Andy Sieg, President, Merrill Lynch

  • “The speech was absolutely a home run. And it changed my life.” —Brad Smith, CEO, Intuit

  • “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.” —Laurie H. Allred, Head of [email protected], Disney

  • “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.” —Jesse Stollak, Vice President of Football Marketing, Nike

  • “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.” —Megan Green, Head of Google Play Business Development, Google