Steve Ford to be Keynote Speaker at the Texas Self Storage Association Convention

Posted on Aug 31 2012 - 11:36am by Winnie Hsiu

What does being a cowboy on a cattle ranch, being an actor in Hollywood, and living in the White House all have in common? Steve Ford, son of former President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford, has done all of these things. Ford will be the keynote speaker for the Texas Self Storage Association Convention that will be held in San Antonio in October.

Steve Ford was a teenager when his father assumed the role as president of the United States. At 18, he left the White House to pursue his dream of being a cowboy on a cattle ranch (while being closely guarded by 10 secret service agents).

He later went on to become a successful actor appearing in over 30 movies including Contact, Armageddon, Starship Troopers, Black Hawk Down, and When Harry Met Sally. Ford will share humorous anecdotes, inspirational stories, and firsthand details about being in the movies.

Registration for the TSSA Convention will be held at the Marriott Rivercenter on Sunday October 14th from 1:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. The afternoon Margarita Social is from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at La Gloria located at The Pearl. The Charity Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament is 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Monday, registration opens at the Convention Center at 7:00 a.m. and runs through 10:00 p.m. The general session starts at 8:30 where Clint Greenleaf will speak about innovation. Monday’s concurrent learning sessions include:

  • Increase Your Property Value
  • Operations 301 – Beyond the Basics (Part 1)
  • Commercial Growth & Opportunities: Insider’s Look at Several Major Markets
  • How to Perform Audits that Make Money, Save Time & Build Employee Morale
  • Operations 301 – Beyond the Basics (Part 2)
  • Financing: What’s Going on in the Market?
  • Software Demos

As keynote speaker, Steve Ford will speak on “From the White House to Hollywood…Succeeding with Character” at the membership luncheon. The afternoon concurrent sessions will focus on foreclosing the right way, on marketing, on technology, and on commercial grown and opportunities. The afternoon concurrent sessions will be followed by a best practices open forum and a question and answer period to discuss legal topics.

That evening will be the trade show preview and reception and opening night party.

Tuesday morning, the concurrent sessions are:

  • How to Perform Audits that Make Money, Save Time & Build Employee Morale
  • Operations 301 – Beyond the Basics (Part 2)
  • Financing: What’s Going on in the Market?
  • Software Demos
  • Owners Share Tips on Motivating Employees, Compensation & Hiring
  • Effective Collection Techniques without Sacrificing Customer Service
  • Build or Buy: Which is Right for You?

There will also be some round table sessions, a manager’s idea exchange, and a live and silent auction. The proceeds from the auction will go to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston.

Those interested in attending may register online at www.txssa.org or by calling 888-259-4902. Anyone interested can attend all or part of the convention

Sources Used:

“Texas Self Storage Association Welcomes Steve Ford at Annual Convention in San Antonio.” PR.com; 31 August 2012.

Texas Self Storage Association Annual Convention & Trade Show.

Steve Ford to be Keynote Speaker at the Texas Self Storage Association Convention

About Winnie Hsiu

Winnie Hsiu is a recent college graduate who is passionate about traveling and enjoys the life of a vagabond. She enjoys blogging about her "cheap travels" and the memorabilia she has collected along the way. How and where she stores her things - as a nomad - makes for "fun fodder" on her blog.