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Creating a Powerful PowerPoint Preso

Last month, I provided a series of guidelines and tips for people interested in speaking at the 2017 ISS Expo or other industry event and promised to return and address the creation of a strong PowerPoint deck, as this is often the primary visual for any live or pre-recorded seminar. So let’s dive in. What you’ll get here are several sound, general strategies as well as some etiquette, if you will, for creating an attractive presentation that will cleanly convey your message and make it easy for the audience to follow your speech.

Storage Speak

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Avoiding Heat Stress

As a self-storage operator, you likely spend most of your day indoors. However, there will be times when you need to be outside. It’s critical to be cognizant about heat stress for your own safety and that of your customers.

Stor-Edge

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Throw Away Your Rate Card Self-storage managers are often trained to sell units off of fixed prices, but guest blogger Scott Simon of A1 U Store It in St. Louis argues managers should throw away their rate cards and negotiate higher prices with customers. Simon offers tips on how starting at a higher price can make tenants believe they’re getting a bargain, while increasing revenue for the business.

Store Smarts

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Avoid Culture Shock Through Preparation A recent move to a small, lakeside community from the big city has the potential to create culture shock. Similarly, investors, developers, managers and owners new to self-storage can quickly find themselves apprehensive or overwhelmed by their new endeavor. Prepare for your new normal with confidence through professional development and education DVDs from the ISS Store.