Thursday at Leadership was a busy day – the opening general session was full of information.  Our afternoon was full of breakout classes and a Share Fair – this was something new and part of the My Way theme.  We had lots of breakout classes to choose from and the first one that I went to was Why Women Buy and presented by Carrie Cudney.  Women notice the details more than men and we examine all the available options before making a decision.  Women are more people oriented than men and are more verbal – women talk about people, about the people in their lives and they are what is most important in any situation.

Next we headed to the Share Fair – there were 8 or 9 different areas set up with various speakers touching on different topics.  Every 30 minutes we moved to a new area and listened to a new speaker.  We all chose different things to listen too based on our interests and what we needed for our own businesses.  I listened to Effective Business Tips – which had lots of good information that I shared at my downline meeting on Saturday.  My second session was on Online Business – some of this I am already doing and I learned a few things to add – so on my list is to try my hand at videos – I’m not sure when but at some point I hope add videos to my blog.    Another session was PR & Marketing and also Vendor Events.  I am participating in one of those this Sunday before the Super Bowl – I just sent the information out in my newsletter and it is also on my events schedule on my website.  I listened in on a few other sessions and then headed out to browse the Demonstrator Resource Center – Stampin’ Up! had lots of samples on display and then we had all of the demonstrator entries into the Stamping Contest.  Here are a few pictures –

My Digital Studio Display

My friend Cindy Schuster was selected to create projects for the MDS display - one of her projects was a family cookbook.

Bakers Twine - how cute are these?


Valentine projects using the Heart Framelits


Sale-A-Bration - Fresh Vintage and Everyday Enchantment

After are day of classes was done we regrouped and then headed out on the Riverwalk for dinner.  Except we got side tracked by a taping of Extreme Makeover Home Edition.  We had heard earlier in the week that one night we might see the Christmas lights turned back on for a special taping.  Well it turned out to be Thursday night and we decided to stay in the amphitheater as part of the taping. Its a special episode that will not air until December.  At the end Lee Greenwood sang  God Bless the USA.  The show was about wounded warriors and building them new homes.

they gave everyone flags to wave - Becky, Monika, Michele, Linda


Extreme Makeover Home Edition Designers


Ty Pennington


Lee Greenwood preparing to sing

It ended up being a long night and a really late dinner – we ended up at the open 24 hours Mexican restaurant – I don’t remember the name.

A long fun day.