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2019 ASTRA Academy Recordings- ALL ACCESS

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If you attended ASTRA's 2019 Marketplace & Academy as a full conference registrant and were scanned into the session, you have been automatically registered to receive complimentary access. 

If you are having trouble accessing the content please contact Cora McCarron, Education Administrator, via email: cmccarron@astratoy.org or phone: 312-222-0984. 

If you did not attend the full conference but you are interested in reviewing the recorded sessions you can register for this product by clicking on the "Register" button included on the 2019 Marketplace & Academy Recordings page. 

·       The All Access Package is $99 for those that were not registered as full conference at Marketplace & Academy. 


ASTRA and the education committee curated the following Marketplace & Academy sessions for recording and post-show viewing: 

Sunday, 6/9 @ 10:15am: Compelling Connections: The Current of Influence | Tim Walsh

Sunday, 6/9 @ 11:45am: Lunch & Learn: Lemonade Stand 2.0 - Secrets from Childhood for Succeeding in Business & Life | Jason Kotecki

Sunday, 6/9 @ 1:00pm: Development through Delegation | Courtney Ramsey

Sunday, 6/9 @ 2:15pm: Survival Strategies for Amazon.com | Ron Solomon

Monday, 6/10 @ 10:00am: 3 Mistakes You Can Fix Tomorrow | Phil Wrzesinski (audio only)

Monday, 6/10 @ 12noon: Top 3 Trends of Spielwarenmesse® | Schylon Hofmann (audio only)

Monday, 6/10 @ 1:00pm: Try New Things to Market Yourself | Thom Singer (audio only)

Monday, 6/10 @ 3:00pm: Top 5 Website Mistakes | Clinton Brady (audio only)

Wednesday, 6/12 @ 8:30am: Creating Lasting Value | Yancey Strickler

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Compelling Connections: The Current of Influence | Tim Walsh
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Get a sneak peek at clips from the documentary film “OPERATION: Operation, The Power of Play” chronicling the classic American story of John Spinello, inventor of the iconic board game Operation. John sold the patent to the game for $500 and forfeited his rights to royalties. The game went on to sell 45 million copies. This film takes viewers on a journey of healing with John as he discovers how the game he invented touched millions of people in ways he could not have imagined. Using the film clips as a springboard for discussion, you’ll discuss the themes of play along with the connection and influence that inspired it.
Development Through Delegation: How Letting Go Can Build Them Up! | Courtney Ramsey
Open to view video.
Open to view video. “It’s easier if I just do it myself.” “They won’t do it right, and I’ll have to redo it!” “They’re overwhelmed as it is. They don’t need extra work.” When it comes to delegation, there are many things we tell ourselves – and most of them aren’t true. In fact, most employees are excited to have their leaders delegate to them, if it’s done the right way. When done well, delegation works as one of the most effective ways a leader can prepare team members for their next role. The trick is delegating the right tasks, to the right person, at the right level. In this session, you’ll learn how to delegate effectively so you can develop your team, increase engagement, and get a little time back for yourself!
Survival Strategies for Amazon.com | Ron Solomon
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Business in the age of Amazon has disrupted time-tested practices used by manufacturers, distributors, retailers, marketing firms and consumers alike. It has created overnight millionaires and caused the demise of titans in all sectors. You must know what successful businesses are doing. You must know what disastrous practices to avoid. You must know what has happened, what is currently happening and, most importantly, you must know what is coming. In an easy-to-understand format, you’ll learn about the common best practices used by a wide range of businesses in various industries. Through concrete examples and specific recommendations, you’ll learn how—and why—to apply these strategic concepts to your own business.
Lunch & Learn: Lemonade Stand 2.0 - Secrets from Childhood for Succeeding in Business & Life | Jason Kotecki
Open to view video.
Open to view video. An entrepreneur since the day he graduated from college, Jason Kotecki has built a profitable business that is bolstered by a tribe of raving fans and has sparked a worldwide movement. Learn about the often-overlooked principles from Jason’s childhood that have contributed to his success. You’ll not only come away with tools to achieve bigger growth, but also insights on how you can design a life to achieve better balance from your small business. (Yes, it’s possible!)
Keynote Session: Creating Lasting Value | Yancey Strickler
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Kickstarter co-founder and former CEO, Yancey Strickler, shares a unique perspective on what it means to grow values in our organizations and in ourselves. Yancey tells the story of Kickstarter, from its humble beginnings to its innovative approach as a Public Benefit Corporation, revealing insights and lessons from the experience. Kickstarter has helped independent creative people raise more than $4 billion to fund their ideas, from Cards Against Humanity to Oculus Rift to Oscar-winning movies. Yancey also puts the Kickstarter story into the larger context of a world that's dominated by bigger and bigger players. How can we better navigate this world, and find new ways of creating value?
Lightning Learning | 3 Mistakes You Can Fix Tomorrow | Phil Wrzesinski
Open to listen to or download MP3 audio.
Open to listen to or download MP3 audio. Ready, set, learn! Lightning Learning brings education to the Marketplace show floor and features content in 15-minute segments. The learning continues with an additional 15-minutes of time for Q&A, giving you a chance to gain fresh insights and inspiration as you walk the Marketplace floor.
Lightning Learning | Top 3 Trends of Spielwarrenmesse | Schylon Hofmann
Open to listen to or download MP3 audio.
Open to listen to or download MP3 audio. Ready, set, learn! Lightning Learning brings education to the Marketplace show floor and features content in 15-minute segments. The learning continues with an additional 15-minutes of time for Q&A, giving you a chance to gain fresh insights and inspiration as you walk the Marketplace floor.
Lightning Learning | Try New Things to Market Yourself | Thom Singer
Open to listen to or download MP3 audio.
Open to listen to or download MP3 audio. Ready, set, learn! Lightning Learning brings education to the Marketplace show floor and features content in 15-minute segments. The learning continues with an additional 15-minutes of time for Q&A, giving you a chance to gain fresh insights and inspiration as you walk the Marketplace floor.
Lightning Learning | Top 5 Website Mistakes | Clinton Brady
Open to listen to or download MP3 audio.
Open to listen to or download MP3 audio. Ready, set, learn! Lightning Learning brings education to the Marketplace show floor and features content in 15-minute segments. The learning continues with an additional 15-minutes of time for Q&A, giving you a chance to gain fresh insights and inspiration as you walk the Marketplace floor.