Here we go, on the road again Like a band of Gypsies we go down the highway We’re the best of friends Insisting that the globe keep turnin’ our way
And our way is on the road again I just cannot wait to get on the road again The life I love is makin’ music with my friends And I cannot wait to get on the road once more, break free And I cannot wait to get on the road again -Willie Nelson
Yes, Kim and Sue are on the road once more to pay a visit to ASTRA members!
As I pack my bags for travel, I can hear the On the Road Again song playing in my mind. I am searching forward to the opportunity to take a couple of days to visit stores, participate in sales rep visits and share game evening with a number of ASTRA members. Indeed I really feel like Willie Nelson hitting the road but alternatively of producing music with my friends I would change the lyrics to Makin magic with my friends” because, as you know, ASTRA stores are where the magic takes place.
By visiting I hope to acquire a better understanding of the challenges you are facing. This pay a visit to could not solve a problem, but can support the board and I greater understand the causes of the difficulties. To do that I strategy to be a great listener and do much more listening than talking. There are no brief-cuts to receiving to know someone apart from listening well.
This will also be an chance to share my visits with the rest of the membership. We will use social media to share photographs and videos of my visits. I hope this will give you a small peek into the world of yet another member’s globe and give you concepts and insights you can use to solve your next business challenge.
Lastly, I hope to be a gentle enthusiast. I believe in the power of play and the significance of our mission and vision – To adjust the world by way of the power of play. Above all, I hope to offer you friendship and relay the help of the ASTRA employees, board leadership and other members. We are a mighty community.
With the closing of Toys R Us, it has been an eventful handful of months for the toy sector. It will be nice for us all to take a small break from the hustle and bustle to have a couple of days to connect with one particular yet another. So here we go!
I just cannot wait to get on the road once more. The life I love is makin’ magic with my buddies. And I cannot wait to get on the road again”
Kimberly Mosley, CAE is the President of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). Kim has been a leader in the association market for much more than 20 years with knowledge in technologies. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Association Forum exactly where she served in several leadership roles like serving as chair of the Diversity Workforce Committee. In 2002, she was awarded the Diversity Executive Leadership Scholarship and in 2003, she earned distinction as a Certified Association Executive. She also lectures, blogs and writes articles on association management and technologies.