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The One Thing In Your Way Of Being a Great Leader

By Michael McMahon

Few of us are consistently prepared to collide with opportunity; many of the insights that sit in waiting for us go unrecognized or unseen. Leadership requires a certain space to be realized, along with the intention to attract what few people imagine to be possible.

The secret to finding this space is simple: get out of your own way!

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Topics: The President's Viewpoint

The President's Viewpoint: Twenty Years of the Design, Build and Execution of Exhibits, Interiors and Events

By Michael McMahon

Hill & Partners is celebrating Twenty Years in business, and the celebration goes far beyond the moments of how and why it began. This is the year we have the opportunity to celebrate our team, our clients and our partners through the framework of an organization that has thrived.

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Topics: If You Asked Us, The President's Viewpoint

President's Viewpoint: Why I Joined The Habitat For Humanity Board

Recently, I was asked to join the Board of Directors for our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, South Shore Habitat for Humanity. Many of my most influential experiences can be traced to a moment where I just said "Yes!" No over-thinking, just a commitment to participate. So, that's exactly what I did.

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Topics: International, The President's Viewpoint

How 'Showing Up' Transforms Your Trade Show and Event Programs For Greater Success

By Michael McMahon

In our business, the number of uncontrollable challenges that we face is daunting.  However, by developing a keen sense of timing and the willingness to act, we have the ability to minimize the impact of uncontrollable events. 

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Topics: If You Asked Us, The President's Viewpoint, Tips & Tricks

Hill & Partners Dreams Big - Blue Ribbon Award Winner at America's Small Business Summit

Awards mean different things to different people. They can serve to validate work that is well done, or signify the completion of a period of great challenge. To us, the recognition provided by the recent DREAMBIG Award by the U.S. Chamber, represents the opportunity to begin something new.

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Topics: Hill & Partners Announcements, The President's Viewpoint, Amazing People, Awards

Why Turnkey for Your Trade Show Booth?

THE PRESIDENT'S VIEWPOINT

The true turnkey experience requires some challenging but essential ingredients in order for all parties involved to thrive.

• A leader, or leaders, with vision

• A Commitment to consistent high value activity

• Exceptional quality throughout

• Amazing people

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Topics: If You Asked Us, The President's Viewpoint, Tips & Tricks

“What’s Your Mark-Up?" ... “Same as yours!”

This was an actual snippet of a conversation our V.P. of Sales shared with me a few weeks ago. Everyone who has ever sold something has been confronted with a buyer who is seeking complete pricing transparency. This approach can work great when comparing commodities and consumer goods, but it can be much more challenging in service relationships.

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Topics: If You Asked Us, The President's Viewpoint

5 Steps to Reducing Marketing Program Costs

All too often, a simple question just isn’t that simple, and that is right about where I stand on reducing program costs.

Many organizations inadvertently incentivize their own people to make bad program activities cost less! There is a more compelling approach to budget creation and subsequent spending. We believe that it’s where you spend your time that helps you save money, and done properly, the effort will also expand opportunity within your organization.

 

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Topics: If You Asked Us, The President's Viewpoint, Tips & Tricks

Small Business Radio: A CEO's Lessons in Success

CEO of Hill & Partners, Michael McMahon has been in the business of creating trade show displays in conjunction with brand strategy for over 20 years. He founded his successful business on self trust and the belief that you should be able to show up to work as close to your authentic self as possible.

Michael McMahon joins Jim Blasingame on Small Business Radio to talk about how he has grown his business, what he's learned about success, and how the branded environment industry works.

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Topics: Hill & Partners Announcements, If You Asked Us, The President's Viewpoint

Is Your Exhibit House RFP Creating Opportunity or Obstacle?

The President's Viewpoint

New business is good, and we're grateful for our share, however, it is the quality of that business that has shaped our organization. That quality often stems from the original RFP, thoughtfully produced with intentions that go beyond a list of required features and services. More than just a carrot for prospective vendors, the RFP within the face-to-face marketing space represents the framework by which B2B organizations often choose partnerships that will help to shape their success for years to come.

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Topics: If You Asked Us, The President's Viewpoint, Tips & Tricks