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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
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07/15/2016

How to Create an Impressive PowerPoint Presentation for Self-Storage Seminars and More

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.
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06/09/2016

Becoming an Excellent Presenter: Tips for Speaking at ISS Expo and Other Industry Events

We’re getting ready to issue our “call for presenters” for the 2017 ISS Expo, which has me thinking about public-speaking tips. If you’re interested in presenting a seminar at our show or another industry event—positioning yourself as a business authority while delivering a speech that captivates spectators and pleases your host—follow these essential guidelines.
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05/13/2016

Inside Self-Storage Joins the Informa Construction & Real Estate Family

What I’m about to share with you isn’t recent news, though it’s likely the first time you’ve heard about it. Most of you simply know us as ISS, with little or no knowledge of the company or division that owns or supervises us. There’s generally no need for you to be aware of this information, as it doesn’t impact your user experience. That said, the ISS brand is now part of a new family, and we’re excited about the possibilities it opens, as well as how it might translate to an enhanced experience for our audience.
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04/22/2016

Operate Like a Champion after the ‘Greatest 4 Days in Self-Storage’

Two weeks from tomorrow, folks across the nation will be giddy with anticipation of the Kentucky Derby, known as “the greatest two minutes in sports.” But before that, industry professionals will be participating in “the greatest four days in self-storage.” The ISS Expo is next week, and unlike with horse-racing, if you put your money down this event, it’s a sure bet! Here are some winning strategies to ensure you get the most out of the experience.
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03/11/2016

The Ache of Adjustment: Facing a Self-Storage Job Change

Change can be tough. The degree of discomfort it causes has a lot to do with whether it happens by choice. We all face difficult decisions at some point during our career. If you’re facing a change in your self-storage position or staff, whether by preference or necessity, you owe it to yourself to be well-informed about your options.
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02/11/2016

Are You Lost in a Sea of Self-Storage Data?

We have access to so much information these days that it’s difficult to know which is reliable. Think about the ways you use data in your self-storage business. Do you know what info is accurate and the best ways analyze and apply it? The Opening Session for this year’s ISS Expo should help you answer that question.
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01/14/2016

8 Things Self-Storage Operators Dread Dealing With in 2016

All right, we’ve heard enough about goals and resolutions for 2016, haven’t we? What if we just don’t feel like waxing all sanguine about the New Year? We know the months ahead will hold challenges as well as victories, so best we think ahead and attempt to be prepared. To that end, let’s talk about the things self-storage operators are dreading to deal within 2016. Here are eight of them. Perhaps you'll add more.
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