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Bernie Deem of AlignHR shared tips with WVSAE members on how to keep toxic people from sucking the life out of you.  Julie Caldwell and Pama Rutledge of Holiday Inn Express took the theme and gave us a grand time with the “lunch with a vampire” theme.

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Bernie’s suggestions included:

  • You can’t change anyone
  • Begin with the end in mind
  • Talk so someone wants to hear it
  • Build a relationship with five positives for every negative
Some of your "blood-sucking" leadership team include, from left, Director Lori Miller Smith, Executive Director Diane Slaughter, President Traci Nelson, Secretary Patty Barnhart and Director Elaine Secrist.

Some of your “blood-sucking” leadership team include, from left, Director Lori Miller Smith, Executive Director Diane Slaughter, President Traci Nelson, Secretary Patty Barnhart and Director Elaine Secrist.

The family photo showed the possible origins of the Bloody Mary bar.

The family photo showed the possible origins of the Bloody Mary bar.

The hotel and caterers prepared a "fangtastic" menu for us with a New Orleans theme.

The hotel and caterers prepared a “fangtastic” menu for us with a New Orleans theme.

Sweet treats completed the adventure!

Sweet treats completed the adventure!

The Bloody Mary bar even included bacon!  What could be better?

The Bloody Mary bar even included bacon! What could be better?