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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director
tlanza@vpico.com

10/27/2010

Gotten Any Positive Publicity Lately? Why the Heck Not?

Positive public relations is some of the best (and cheapest) marketing around for self-storage businesses, and yet too few facility operators participate in community and charitable events—or actively promote themselves when they do. Getting press coverage is easier than it looks. Learn more and claim your space in the limelight.
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10/25/2010

Share Your Photos on Self-Storage Talk

Every so often, something funny or "cool-looking" happens at a self-storage facility. It could be a rainbow on the horizon or deer drinking from the creek behind the property. Share your photos on Self-Storage Talk.
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10/19/2010

Input Wanted: Making Self-Storage Talk More Mobile?

The biggest smartphone advantage for me is that Self-Storage Talk, the official online forum of Inside Self-Storage, is always in my pocket. If I want to log onto the forum while I'm sitting on a train or in a hotel room, I can.
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10/18/2010

Manipulative Tenants: Begging, Bargaining, Sneaking and More

When tenants are late on rent and need to retrieve something from their units, all manner of shenanigans occur. Read what delinquent customers have done to bamboozle, cajole and trick managers into unit access.
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10/11/2010

Celebrity Rental Stories on Self-Storage Talk

Self-storage operators sometimes are treated (or, in rare instances, burdened) with the excitement of having celebrity tenants. Go figure that the rich and famous have plenty of stuff and they have to travel a lot, meaning they probably do need self-storage from time to time.
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10/08/2010

The Political Side of Job Stress: Clashing With Coworkers

For many people in America, their job is a source of great stress. A demanding workload and cranky clients represent common types of work strain, but potentially more wearing is the angst created by difficult colleagues. What do you do when your job stress stems from the personalities of your boss or co-workers? ...
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10/04/2010

Self-Storage Audience Trending Toward Tech

The self-storage industry has made tremendous strides in becoming tech-savvy in the past year, and it doesn't show signs of slowing down. Here are a few things gleaned from the recent Inside Self-Storage World Expo in New Orleans.
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