At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Peter Vidmar established himself as not only one of the world's great gymnasts, but as an inspirational leader and motivational force as well. Vidmar captained the U.S. men's gymnastics team- to it's first ever Olympic gold medal in that stunning upset victory over the defending world champions of the Peoples Republic of China.
Vidmar now spends much of his time translating his skills as a leader and motivator to Fortune 500 companies across the country. He is very active on the corporate lecture circuit. IBM, Mobil Oil, Xerox, Federal Express, Merrill Lynch, 3M, Coca Cola, New York Life, Nabisco, Squibb, General Motors, Control Data, GTE, Motorola, and Magnavox are just a fraction of the companies that have listen to Peter's powerful presentations at their national and international meetings. His speeches have even brought him to Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Recently, Peter was listed by Successful Meetings Magazine along with Lou Holtz, Tom Peters, and Harvey McKay as one of the top ten corporate speakers in America.
The 1984 Los Angeles Olympiad served as a stage for Vidmar to highlight his brilliant career in gymnastics. In addition to the team gold medal, Peter won the silver medal in the individual all-around competition (the only American male to have ever won an Olympic all-around medal), and with a perfect score of 10, he captured the gold medal on his specialty, the pommel horse. He is the highest scoring U.S. gymnast (an incredible 9.89 average), male or female, in Olympic history. Peter was just recently inducted into the very exclusive U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
After a brilliant college career at UCLA (Numerous NCAA and International titles), Peter graduated with a degree in economics. As a television announcer he has covered events for CBS, NBC, and ESPN, and he has written articles for Parade Magazine and USA Today.
President Bush appointed Peter to serve along with Chairman Arnold Schwarzenegger on the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport. He has testified before Congress on behalf of the Council and also for the U.S. Olympic Committee. Peter was also chosen to be Master of Ceremonies at the 1984 Presidential Inaugural Ball.
Vidmar has served on the Board of Directors of the United States Olympic Committee, and the Executive Comittee of the U.S. Gymnastics Federation. He is also a member of the Board of trustees of the Salt Lake Olympic Bid Committee.
RISK, ORIGINALITY, AND VIRTUOSITY.
What separates the best from the rest? How do you work harder when you think you're already giving it your all? How do you deal with setbacks when you know "you should have won"? How much of a risk should you take? How can your creativity set you apart from the rest of the competition? These are questions Peter and his teammates had to answer. Peter's presentation on RISK, ORIGINALITY, and VIRTUOSITY answers these questions and vividly describes the requirements for "The Perfect 10".
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