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    Jim1970 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Looking for unique training opportunities

    Hello,

    I am searching for unique training options to enhance my contributions as a self storage manager. I attended the conference in Vegas last year, and know that is the 'standard' for our industry. However, I'm looking at other options. For example, training or conferences focused on sales, marketing, etc. I've done some google searching, but there is SO MUCH out there that I feel like I need some assistance in narrowing them down. And, these need to be in-person, not webinars or online.

    Besides the Vegas show, what other training events do you or would you recommend?

    Thank you,

    Jim

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    Default Re: Looking for unique training opportunities

    Reading self storage marketing books is one of the cheapest ways to gain the wisdom and experiences of the others.
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    Default Re: Looking for unique training opportunities

    Thanks Marcgoodin,

    I am a bit more of an experiential learner, so while reading is a good option, I am looking more for seminars or conferences I can attend.

    Thank you,

    Jim

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    Default Re: Looking for unique training opportunities

    Jim, your state association may have what you are looking for in terms of experiential learning. I know that ours, here in CA, offers all kinds of workshops... unfortunately for me, they are almost always at the other end of our super large state.
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    Default Re: Looking for unique training opportunities

    Hi Geraldine1051,

    Thanks for the suggestion. However, we don't have a state association. In fact, that something I've been working on for the last few months.

    Any other suggestions from the crowd?

    Thank you,

    Jim

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    Default Re: Looking for unique training opportunities

    Jim You can Join the LinkedIn Group Self Storage Marketing In Action to get marketing ideas and ask your marketing questions.
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    Marc,

    Now THAT's a snappy idea - thanks!

    Jim

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    Default Re: Looking for unique training opportunities

    Jim,

    I wouldn't restrict myself to industry specific educational material. I recently came back to the industry after leaving for a few years, and I am noticing that that our industry is not always as distinct as we think it is.

    Maybe taking a management or marketing course online, or at a local college would open up an entirely new spectrum for you. If storage is morphing into something that resembles retail, and retail has been studied/written about at nauseum, maybe you would be better to picking up a book about retail.

 

 
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