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Entries in Women's Leadership Summit (3)


Spectacular IHRSA 2014 all around

The numbers are in, and they look mighty nice: 11,000+ industry professionals; 7,000+ convention and trade show attendees; 81 countries represented; and 372 trade show exhibitors.

Of course this was what we have announced as the final tally from IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show, held March 12-15 in San Diego.

Everyone involved in putting it together, sponsors and advertisers, and attendees had a wonderful time and felt it was one of the best, if not the best, in 33 years.

Click here for a full IHRSA 2014 recap.

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Attendees: what's not to love about IHRSA 2014?

Gary Vaynerchuk was a highlight for many at IHRSA 2014.With hundreds of trade show booths, scores of educational sessions, dozens of workout opportunities and countless people to network with, it would be impossible to pinpoint the best part of IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show.

And if you ask 100 people what their favorite part of the event, which was March 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center, you would get many different answers. The same would be true for what they were most surprised by or what they will take home and impart on their staff or implement in their club.

Keep reading to see what resonated with attendees.

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Women's Leadership Summit teaches how to be mentally strong

Guest speaker Amy Morin, right, and Debra Siena.When Amy Morin became an Internet sensation many people probably thought she caught lightening in a bottle, like many who get their 15 minutes of fame on the web.

Despite being a trained therapist, those who say her 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do list didn’t think much of it.  She said that a large majority of comments were negative.

Morin was the guest speaker at the 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit during IHRSA 2014 33d Annual International Convention & Trade Show, March 12-15 in San Diego. She discussed each of the 13 categories and how women - and men as there were a couple among the 60 or so people in attendance – can use them in their professional and personal lives.

To see her list and how it can help you be mentally strong, read on.

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