Rory Aplanalp

Rory Aplanalp

Speaker: Rory Aplanalp

Improved Performance Through Improved Attitudes and Actions


  • Connections Make the Difference
  • Care Sells- Value-based Selling Skills
  • How to be Proactive in a Reactive World- The Ultimate Attitude Adjustment
  • Keep the Connection
  • The Art of Becoming an Authentic Leader

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Who should attend: Sales professionals who want to improve their sales with a fresh new approach to selling.

How to be Proactive in a Reactive World- The Ultimate Attitude Adjustment

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!

Keep the Connection

The long-term success of any organization is built upon relationships…the relationships we have with the people we work with, the customers we serve, and the people we care most about.

You know this, but what are you doing about it?

Learn real, tangible things you can do immediately to connect on a deeper level with others.  Regardless of what industry you are in, occupation or position you hold, you have a unique ability to ‘connect’ in a powerful way starting today!

The Art of Becoming an Authentic Leader

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.


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