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Entries in Dan Heath (5)

Friday
Mar142014

Dan Heath offers ways to avoid bad decisons

Dan Heath, in his general session discussion on Thursday sponsored by Technogym, made the crowd really think about the decisions they make on a daily basis. Because, as we all know, a bad decision can doom a business.

His talk, “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work, showed the IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show audience how to pinpoint when a bad decision might be made and what alternatives to making the mistake again.

“Think of your business as a decision factory and your business outcomes result in the decisions you make,” said Heath, who with his brother, Chip, has written three books.

He started with pointing out the Four Villains of Bad Decisions and then countered them with four options to reverse them by using a process, which he called WRAP, for the first letter of each option.

Read on to see how to use WRAP to avoid the Four Villains.

Wednesday
Mar052014

General session speaker Dan Heath's book discounted

If you are hoping to learn more about what General Session speaker Dan Heath (Thursday, March 13, 9:30 a.m., sponsored by Technogym) will talk about but you have yet to buy any of his books, IHRSA has a deal for you. 

The IHRSA Store is currently selling "Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard," for half off, with the promo code HALFOFFHEATH. Heath wrote the book with his brother, Chip.

Or, if you want to save on shipping, the book will be available at the onsite IHRSA Store at IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show (promo code not valid onsite).

"Switch" debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller lists. It was the follow-up to "Made to Stick," the Best Business Book of the Year in 2010. The Heaths also wrote "Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work."

Go to the IHRSA Store to buy the book, while they last and the discount is in effect. Visit IHRSA's convention page for more on the 2014 event.

Wednesday
Jan222014

Get a sneak peek on IHRSA 2014 General Sessions

Rarely, if ever, will you hear the same thing from any of the four General Session speakers at the IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show.

This year’s lineup is no different - first impressions, making good decisions, the evolution of marketing and the use of social media today, and how innovation can disrupt an entire industry.

And seeing the presenters are household names and at the top of their respective professions – Sally Hogshead, Dan Heath, Gary Vaynerchuk and Luke Williams – the packed house will certainly bring home plenty of fodder for themselves, co-workers and colleagues.

“I am thrilled with the schedule and lineup of presenters and events for IHRSA 2014, especially the thought-leaders who will headline each day of the four-day Convention,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president & CEO.

For more on all four General Session speakers, read on.

Wednesday
Nov202013

Get IHRSA 2014 keynote speaker's book at half off

Looking for a holiday gift for a friend or relative? Or a last-minute gift exchange item? Maybe you want to bone up on general session speakers for the upcoming 2014 IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show in March.

The IHRSA Store currently has "Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard," the book by Chip Health and Dan Heath. "Switch" debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller lists. It was the follow-up to "Made to Stick," the Best Business Book of the Year in 2010.

And, IHRSA is offering it for 50% off with the promo code HALFOFFHEATH.

Chip spoke at the 2010 convention while Dan will be on stage on March 13 in San Diego.

Go to the IHRSA Store to buy the book, while they last and the discount is in effect. Visit IHRSA's convention page for more on the 2014 event.

 

Wednesday
Sep182013

General session speakers announed for IHRSA 2014

The general session spearkers during the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show always packs the house. One reason is for the variety of speakers whose topics always come back to the health and fitness industry.

How else can you explain having both Havard social scientist professor Nicholas Christakis and Life is good co-founder Bert Jacobs on stage last year in Las Vegas?

The speakers for the 2014 event, in San Diego on March 12-15, was just announced today. 

  • Wednesday, March 12: Sally Hogshead, best-selling author, will present “How to Fascinate: From First Impressions to Lasting Value." Sponsored by SPRI.
  • Thursday, March 13: Dan Heath, author & senior fellow at The CASE Center at Duke University, will present “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.” Sponsored by Technogym®. 
  • Friday, March 14: Gary Vaynerchuk, author & co-founder of VaynerMedia, will present “The Thank You Economy. Sponsored by Matrix Fitness. 
  • Saturday, March 15: a speaker will be announced at a later date. It is sponsored by MYZONE.   

For more on the speakers, visit www.ihrsa.org/general-sessions