As Community Relations Manager, it’s my job to mingle. I voraciously eat up any and all feedback about the magazine in order to plan events, provide suggestions on content and improve our many resources (directories, e-zine, subscription offers).
However, I had yet to attend a moms group…until last week.
The Laveen MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group invited me to speak at their end-of-the-year meeting. I was a bit nervous as I parked my little Nissan Cube outside the meeting place. Would they be disappointed I wasn’t a mom?
I was instantly put at ease by the mentor mom leading the meeting. Bubbly and talking a mile a minute (just like me!) she introduced me to the other moms and walked me through the agenda.
I could tell I was in for a real treat.
My piece of the program was short – a simple discussion of the mission of Raising Arizona Kids, how we seek to help parents and the resources we have available. The mom’s asked lots of questions and were very responsive.
The best part though was soon-to-come.
Each mom was invited to provide feedback on what they found most valuable about the group. This was eye-opening for me as a person working in the “mom” business. At the end of the meeting, I felt as though I knew each and every woman.
I came in a stranger and left a friend. When’s the next one? =)