Texas Self Storage Association to Host Annual Conference in The Woodlands
TSSA has some big ideas in store for self-storage owners, developers and managers at the 2016 TSSA Annual Conference in The Woodlands at the Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, October 9-11, 2016. Share, discover and engage at the premier event for the self-storage industry in Texas. Join us for three days of networking, education and a trade show geared for self storage. The conference offers four educational tracks to target what you need to know for your business: Strategy & Enterprise; Development & Growth; Management & Operations; and Marketing & Technology. This year’s keynote speaker Steve Vrooman, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies at Texas Lutheran University, will give a presentation titled, “By the Time They Need Us, They Already Know Us: A New Approach to Social Media for the Self-Storage Industry.” Is this what your Facebook or Twitter sounds like? “We exist. So does our phone number. We have vacancy. And operating hours. Contact us. Please.” Do you have the nagging feeling that it is all just a waste of time? The Texas self-storage industry has a social media problem. Few self-storage businesses use it. Even fewer use it to any effect. How do we build a productive social media strategy when our business is just DIFFERENT than those that social media gurus design their tips for? The trade show is also a great opportunity to learn about new and innovative products to help your business. “I’ve started doing business with some of the vendors I met at the trade show,” said Bill Gibbs, owner of A Low Cost Self Storage in Baytown. Early bird discounts are available until August 31. For more information or to register, visit www.txssa.org. ### About TSSA The Texas Self Storage Association was established in 1986 and is a non-profit trade association dedicated to enhancing the quality of the self-storage industry in Texas. The Association provides opportunities for members to increase their knowledge of the self-storage industry through education, research, discussion and exchange of information. For More Information: Texas Self Storage Association – www.txssa.org About the Keynoter:
Steven S. Vrooman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Communication Studies at Texas Lutheran University. He has taught courses on public speaking, research methods, popular culture and communication technology for 20 years. He appeared in the documentary film The People Versus George Lucas, and spoke at TEDxSanAntonio on how our brains work like Twitter.He has published articles on popular culture and the rhetoric of the Internet. Dr. Vrooman has presented on diverse topics at numerous conferences around the country.