Deepak Menon, DTM, PIP
Topic/ Title: Fight or Flight
Description: Every leader is faced with obstacles in their journey. How they respond to it determines their success. The keynote dwells on this topic using personal stories to turn flight into fight.
Top 3 Takeaways:
- a) Realisation that there will always be challenges.
- b) Do we confront these challenges or avoid them.
- c) Strategies for success as a leader.
Biography / Profile of the Trainer:
Deepak Menon, DTM 2019-2020 International President, Toastmasters International Deepak Menon, of New Delhi, India, is a Chartered Accountant at J.P., Kapur & Uberai in New Delhi, where he is one of ten partners. He oversees management and operations, and specializes in international taxation, cross-border taxation, transfer pricing and direct taxes.
A Toastmaster since 2002, Deepak presently is a member of Central Delhi Toastmasters and JPKU Toastmasters. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters. During his term as District 82 Governor in 2009-2010, the district chartered an unbeaten record of 75 new clubs and attained the number one position in the world as a President’s Distinguished District.
Deepak served as Region 13 Advisor in 2011-12 and as International Director from 2013-2015. He was elected as Second Vice President in August 2016 and went on to lead Toastmasters International as its International President in 2019- 2020. Deepak served as the Chief Coordinator for the Toastmasters’ Youth Leadership program in collaboration with the American Center in New Delhi and helped build communication and leadership skills for approximately 700 underprivileged children in six cities in India.
“Toastmasters has taught me skills that no school, college or university can teach,” he says. “It has helped me evolve from a being a lone-player to a being a team-player; from being led to being a leader; from the problem to being the solution.”