#167: Leading From the Driver's Seat – 2020-21 Int'l President Richard E. Peck, DTM

October 15, 2020Categories: International President, Leadership, Change

The Toastmasters Podcast with Bo Bennett, Ryan Levesque, and Greg Gazin
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[28:48] On today's episode we meet the 2020-2021 Toastmasters International President, Richard E. Peck, DTM, from Seymour, CT USA.

President Peck shares insights into his public speaking and leadership journey, including how he accidentally discovered the true meaning of leadership. He tells how popular motivational speaker Les Brown encouraged him to attend his first Toastmasters meeting. He also shares vulnerably about a humbling unsuccessful first run for a high-level leadership position, and how it ultimately made him a stronger leader.

President Peck updates us on the current state of Toastmasters amidst COVID-19, including the evolution of on-line and hybrid clubs and the opportunities they offer at this unique point in time. Finally, the President reflects on the first virtual International Convention, and offers insights for the year ahead.

You'll can learn more about our International President in his profile, "Meet Richard E. Peck, DTM" in the September issue of the Toastmaster magazine. You can also read his October 2020 Viewpoint.

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