July 17, 2012

Tips on Tradeshows for your Inventions!

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About the interview: Host Brian Fried of Got Invention Radio interviews John Hill- John shares tips, resources and know-how of what to do before, during and after a trade show as a guest or exhibitor.

About Brian Fried:

Brian Fried has always had a passion for coming up with new ideas. He turned his hobby of inventing into an active business. To date, he holds five patented inventions and has an additional five that are patent pending under his company, Think Up Designs. Several of Brian’s inventions have been brought to market through manufacturing, as he has appeared on QVC and also licensing for retail distribution products from kids toys and infant products to kitchen gadgets. Another specialty of his is to create and license brand art properties which targets the teen/tween market. His brands have been placed in several retail chains such as Target, and other well known retailers in the US and Canada.

Since 2006, Brian has been volunteering his time lecturing throughout many Long Island public libraries, various school districts, inventors groups, Small Business Administration and other groups on the subject of inventing. It was through these experiences that Brian began to recognize that there was a great need for solid information and guidance. This was the inspiration for his recently published book, “You and Your Big Ideas” and the proceeds from his book sales are donated to various charities.

In 2007, Brian with support of Suffolk County NY Executive Steve Levy, founded the Inventors and Entrepreneur Club of Suffolk County. For the past 3 years Brian had served on the Board of Directors for the New York Society of Professional Inventors.

In November 2009, Brian started a live weekly radio show for inventors called Got Invention Radio www.gotinvention.com, and has recently partnered up with Inventors Digest to host expert guests and resources for inventors.

Some recent accomplishments include Brian being awarded, Long Island’s 40 under 40 award and he also received a Proclamation from Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, for the founding and continued leadership of the Inventors & Enterpreneurs Club of Suffolk County on its 3rd year anniversary.

Just recently, Brian approached Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s office to initiate the Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club of Nassau County, which he successfully launched in January 2012 and serves as President of both the Nassau and Suffolk Inventors groups covering the Long Island region.

Brian is from Melville, NY and is 38 years old, married to Lisa and has a 10 year old daughter named Alana who is an inventor as well!

June 17, 2011

Survey Your Clients… Why?

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Not sure what tradeshow to attend? Survey your clients! Here’s why and here’s how:

Tradeshow Tips with John A. Hill – Ep#1 – Survey Your Clients from John Hill on Vimeo.

January 13, 2011

Tradeshow Tips Ep#12 – Opening Active Questions

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Welcome to the final episode of Season 1 of our monthly video podcast entitled Tradeshow Tips. We hope you enjoyed Season 1 and found some helpful tips to help increase your return on investment on your next tradeshow!

In our final episode we discuss Opening Active Questions a sure fire way to help attract better leads when people are passing by your booth!

December 28, 2010

Tradeshow Tips Ep#11 – Say What You Do!

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You only have 3 seconds to make a first impression when someone walks by your tradeshow booth. Does your company name and tagline say exactly what you do? Or will passerbys have to ask “what do you do for a living?”

October 26, 2010

Tradeshow Tips Ep#9 – Know Who You’re Talking With

September 30, 2010

Tradeshow Tips with John Hill – Ep#8 – Develop A Booth Script

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have everyone working booth duty be in a total concert? Every prospective client gets the same polished pitch, details, pricing and more. If this sounds like music to your ears then you have to develop a BOOTH SCRIPT! Please enjoy this helpful 60 second tradshow tip:

August 13, 2010

Tradeshow Tips with John Hill – Ep#6 – Develop An Elevator Statement

July 22, 2010

Tradeshow Tips with John Hill – Ep#5 – Develop A Qualifaction Form

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June 29, 2010

Tradeshow Tips: Episode #4 – Know Your Client

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May 24, 2010

Tradeshow Tips: Episode #2 – Have A Plan

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