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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


Ice-Cream Flavors and What They Tell You About Your Self-Storage Suppliers

Last month, we announced our 2016 Best of Business winners, who will be featured in the November edition of ISS magazine. Because we know you’re not interested in reading a bunch of advertorial mumbo-jumbo, we asked these companies probing questions to reveal the things you really want to know about the suppliers with whom you do business. For example, “If your company were an ice-cream, which flavor would it be and why?” Get a sneak peek at the answers and see what they reveal.
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In Self-Storage and Beyond, We Live in an On-Demand World

From media and software to food and services, consumers are demanding more and more instant gratification. We live in an on-demand world, and there’s a quickly expanding universe of things we can acquire or achieve with a simple Internet connection. For self-storage customers, there are several on-demand solutions. For facility operators, the list of products and services that can be delivered immediately is steadily growing. Many vendors—including the ISS Store—are increasing these types of offerings. See what’s available on the education side of the business.
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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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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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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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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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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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