Peter Vidmar

Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast and Motivational Expert

  • Peter Vidmar`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Peter Vidmar`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Peter Vidmar`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Peter Vidmar`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

ROV... Risk, Originality and Virtuosity.

In his powerful keynote presentation, Peter converts Olympic Gold into corporate wisdom. With a live demonstration on the pommel horse, artfully blended into his speech, Peter uses the ROV principles to vividly describe requirements for a perfect 10 in business and in life. ...

In his powerful keynote presentation, Peter converts Olympic Gold into corporate wisdom. With a live demonstration on the pommel horse, artfully blended into his speech, Peter uses the ROV principles to vividly describe requirements for a perfect 10 in business and in life. Audiences gain fresh perspectives on reaching higher levels of performance, using their creativity to separate them from the competition, and perfecting their needed skills on a daily basis. As Peter says, “If you want to be at your best when it really matters, you’ve got to be at your best every time.” Humor, relevance to his audience, high energy, drama and standing ovations are all characteristic of this presentation.

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Getting Your Team on the Podium

Gymnastics is a team sport where the outcome is based entirely on a collection of individual performances. Asks Peter, “At the Olympic Games, while I am competing with my teammates, I am simultaneously competing against them for the individual medals. So how do we work ...

Gymnastics is a team sport where the outcome is based entirely on a collection of individual performances. Asks Peter, “At the Olympic Games, while I am competing with my teammates, I am simultaneously competing against them for the individual medals. So how do we work together on a daily basis for the benefit of the team?” Using his ROV principles, Peter describes the tools his team needed to apply, every day, to reach the top of the Olympic Podium, as a team and as individuals.

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Pushing the Envelope

One of the reasons gymnastics is the most watched event of the Olympic Games is that the viewer can always expect something new and different from the athletes. Gymnasts are masters at pushing the envelope, as they constantly try to reinvent their athletic art form. Innovation...

One of the reasons gymnastics is the most watched event of the Olympic Games is that the viewer can always expect something new and different from the athletes. Gymnasts are masters at pushing the envelope, as they constantly try to reinvent their athletic art form. Innovation also requires some risk, and Peter discusses and shows how the judging category of ROV: Risk, Originality, and Virtuosity, has become a mandate for constant change in his sport. In describing how we need to stop playing catch up with the competition, Peter says, “A perfect 10 just a few years ago may only score an 8.5 today. If I don’t innovate, I’ll be left behind very quickly!”

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OVERCOMING THE ODDS - World Class Performance in any Environment

MARGINS OF VICTORY: There's No Silver in Sales

The Olympic experience serves as a great allegory for human aspirations. Scoreboards, stopwatches, measuring tapes, and concrete identifiable results make it easier to quantify the human experience and distinguish what works from what doesn’t. However, there is one ...

The Olympic experience serves as a great allegory for human aspirations. Scoreboards, stopwatches, measuring tapes, and concrete identifiable results make it easier to quantify the human experience and distinguish what works from what doesn’t.

However, there is one important difference between the Olympic Games and the business world. When it comes to sales, there is no silver medal for second place. Either the customer purchases your product or service, or your competitor’s. Second place might as well be last place. And the decision to purchase from someone else may have been based on the smallest item or detail. So it is vital your sales team understands the value of the little extra effort, the critical importance of attention to details, and what this could mean to your company’s success.

With over 25 years of experience presenting to the world’s top companies, double Olympic gold medalist Peter Vidmar will teach your sales force that if you want to achieve a “perfect 10” for the customer, you need to think, plan, and prepare like an Olympic champion.

Why an Olympic champion? There were approximately 10,500 athletes at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and 302 gold medals were awarded. With approximately 6.675 billion people in the world, the odds of being an Olympic athlete are 636,000 to 1. But to win gold is an astounding 22 million to 1. Just like an Olympic gold medalist, you want your sales team to rise above the competition, no matter what the odds are.

In Peter’s thought provoking program, attendees will:

  • Relive stunning moments of Olympic victories by the smallest of margins
  • Learn to apply the key elements of those victories to their sales efforts
  • Understand the critical value of having a laser-like focus on the details
  • Acquire an Olympian’s motivation to consistently give that little extra effort
  • Discover strategies for doing business in new ways to attract new customers
  • Commit to “deliver on the promise” they make to customers
  • Unleash the power of Olympian visualization techniques to achieve long term success

This program is designed for your sales team to walk away with specific tools and techniques, to assist them in their long term plans and achieve world class results. As with all of Peter’s programs, he incorporates real-life examples, humor, and stories, so his key messages are memorable, actionable, and the audience walks away with a renewed spirit.

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About Keynote Speaker Peter Vidmar

Peter Vidmar’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Peter Vidmar is the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history. A Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast and Motivational Expert, Peter Vidmar won 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal in gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games. As the USA men’s gymnastics team captain, he led his teammates to America’s first ever team gold medal with their stunning upset victory over the defending world champions, the People’s Republic of China.

Peter Vidmar has leveraged his Olympic training and developed his now trademarked concept of Risk, Originality and Virtuosity. He has traveled the world teaching many companies to motivate employees, improve morale and encourage new ways of thinking, using his effective ROV strategies. Vividly describing his Olympic preparation and experiences, Peter Vidmar motivates others to put forth the extra effort required to succeed in business and in life. Successful Meetings Magazine listed Peter Vidmar as one of the “top ten corporate speakers in America.” He is also the author of the book, Risk, Originality, and Virtuosity: The Keys to a Perfect 10.

More About Peter Vidmar. . .
Peter Vidmar is a powerful and entertaining speaker at corporate meetings and trade shows. With over two decades of experience for hundreds of corporations and professional associations, he has helped people throughout the country realize and fulfill their own potential. Peter Vidmar does much more than just speak about his experiences. In his inspiring, humorous, and entertaining presentations, he also performs portions of his Olympic routine on the pommel horse to drive home his message. Peter Vidmar demonstrates the three components of a perfect score in gymnastics – Risk, Originality and Virtuosity (ROV) – and discusses how they apply to success in life.

Peter Vidmar continues to contribute to the Olympic movement today. He is the Chairman of the Board of USA Gymnastics, the national governing body of gymnastics in the United States. Peter Vidmar has also served as the Co-Chairman of the US Olympic Committee Summer Sports Summit, an annual series of workshops designed to prepare America’s medal hopefuls to win gold in future Olympics. He serves as a USOC Olympic Ambassador, helping to prepare all of America’s athletes on working with the media and to represent the United States with character and respect. Peter Vidmar has worked as the gymnastics commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN. He continues to work as a journalist, broadcaster, and corporate spokesperson at each summer Olympics.

Peter Vidmar has served on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, the Executive Board of the United States Olympic Committee, and the Executive Committee of USA Gymnastics. He was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as the Vice Chair of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and is the Vice President of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.

Peter Vidmar is one of only three athletes inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame twice; first as an individual, then as a member of the historic 1984 USA men’s gymnastics team. He has also been inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and The UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame.

Testimonials

“I do want to make a special point to acknowledge Peter Vidmar’s performance. He was perfect — genuine, passionate, dynamic and obviously, very skillful. I have never (I mean never) worked with a more gracious and sincere speaker as Peter.… Thank you! We will use him again.”

Hilton Hotels

 

“Peter is the ‘perfect 10’ if you are looking for someone with the rare combination of a highly relevant and adoptable message, delivered with passion, energy, comedy, personality, humility and believability. As a person, Peter took it over the top with his personal charm and willingness to do whatever it takes to please the customer, engage the audience and make it a winning experience for all. I already got him a second engagement with our company and am working on the third.”

Sabre Holdings

 

“Truly, the pleasure was all ours! I heard nothing but rave reviews from our participants who absolutely loved your message and you. It was a great start to a spectacular event and you set the tone for the rest of the conference…Thank you so much for your articles… we’ll certainly use them throughout the year. It’s a very nice take-away both for our members who were with us in Las Vegas and those who were unable to come… I deal with a reasonable number of speakers – and you are now one of my top favorites. You have a very good sense of your audience, you take time to prepare, and you have the finely honed capability to hold the audience in your hand.”

Association of Destination Management Executives

 

“I know you hear this often, but you need to truly take this in – you made a huge impact on our Paul Mitchell School Leadership Group. I could not have scripted you better than the message you delivered. What a gift! You truly, truly made a huge impact. Our own educators in our school world facilitate about 1800 events per year on the road. We have an ongoing training for them about their performance ‘off stage.’ Not only were you brilliant on stage, you were just as brilliant and kind off stage. How you treated everyone with your kindness and warmth was what really made these Paul Mitchell School Leaders fall in love with you. And trust me; they fell in love with you.”

Paul Mitchell Schools

 

“I have seen Peter Vidmar’s presentation on numerous occasions made to very diverse groups; different size groups, industries and ages. He always seems to captivate the audience. His message was clear, humorous and relevant. His storytelling is flawless as he shares his Olympic and life experiences and attendees were amazed with how quickly the hour went by. He did a great job and the feedback was very positive.”

Raytheon Company

 

“I just wanted you to know how grateful I am for your participation on Saturday. The story you told about your Dad was incredibly powerful. I know that his story and example is very personal to you … but it was a very important piece for our group so thanks for sharing another piece of your life with us. It makes me respect and appreciate you and your parents and the sacrifices you’ve all made even that much more.”

Dallin Larson

Chairman, CEO and President, MonaVie

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