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Making Each Show Unique – Varying up the Music Rounds

May 28, 2016 by Mobile Beat
“Ideas, hints and tips on varying up the Music Rounds at your trivia event to ensure that all the players enjoy the music round of your quiz” As you can probably gather by now I am full of various ideas based on the vast experience I have acquired over the years as a quizmaster and trivia host so its nice to be able to share these idea with you. Thanks for the comments and suggestions and today we are continuing with the series on looking at how to make each show unique. And indeed, today we are going to look at one of those areas which people often struggle with. We have actually looked at this issue before but we are going to go into a little more detail here and look at how you can avoid the plateau quizmasters often reach with this music round. Remember, the whole benefit of having a music round within your quiz is to give everyone a chance to get points on the board. ... [read more]
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Is Social Media Science?… or Jazz?

May 27, 2016 by Robert Lindquist
frog One of my favorite sayings among those of us who enjoy the process of food preparation is "Baking is Science... Cooking is Jazz." I don't bake. Baking requires discipline and a strict eye to the recipe. My wife bakes and she's excellent at it—because she respects science and science (at least in the kitchen) is all about combining things in proper measure to obtain a predicted outcome. Cooking, however, has none of that. You are free to wander as far from the recipe as you desire. The result is a mystery until the first taste. And so it is with Social Media, or at least according to writer/designer Sarah Mason. I stumbled on a post Sarah wrote 3 years ago entitled "Breaking All The Rules On Socia ... [read more]
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Before music, mixing, and scratching. Service is king.

May 26, 2016 by Aaron Demarest
Before music, mixing, and scratching. Service is king.wedding djs, mobile djs, dj equipment, uplighting, service is king, dj service It may come as a surprise to you as a DJ that this article starts the way it does. But this is primarily geared towards the mobile DJ who is either neck deep in their career or just starting to learn the ropes. With so many types and styles of DJs, there is no shortage of talent out there. What there is a shortage of however is dedicated service professionals. In New England where I have my business of 22 years, one thing has remained the same over time. The music has changed. The equipment has been upgraded ... [read more]
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5 Ways to Boost Your Wedding Business SEO Ranking Today

May 26, 2016 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
SEO is kind of like baking cookies. Let me explain. 5-Ways-Wedding-SEO

When I was a kid, my grandmother would announce she’d be making her famous chocolate chip cookies and I was over the moon with happiness. Her cookies were unbelievably delicious!

I’d watch eagerly as she measured the ingredients. And mixed them. And rolled them out onto a cookie tray. And baked them.

It seemed to take FOREVER! I just wanted to eat those cookies. Now.

Getting top ranking with SEO is just like that. (Except it doesn’t make my mouth water.)

You want to be on Page 1 NOW. ... [read more]
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The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail Hour

May 25, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann
the_bronx_cocktailNew York City, the "Big Apple" is a thriving financial and cultural center. Adjacent to our company's home state of New Jersey, we've spent much time in New York City, both on business and pleasure. The following playlist compiled by our DJ Gregg Ambient includes New York-themed songs, selections from the jazz clubs of Greenwich Village, songs from the theater district (Broadway) and cuts by New York-based musicians like Alicia Keys. Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. Since we previously used The Manhattan for a playlist, we've opted to select a once hugely popular martini known as "The Bronx." To the view the recipe for the Bronx and ... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Typical Wedding Story

May 25, 2016 by Tony Barthel
This story is about a bride who had her wedding at a church reception hall. WeddingHorrorThat hall charges their congregation a minimal amount to hold celebrations there and that bargain price includes metal folding chairs and folding tables. You get to use their kitchen to prepare your own food. While the atmosphere might leave something to be desired, if it rains you don’t get your hair wet and the sun doesn’t bake your cake. It’s not the place for everybody, but the price is right and it’s adjacent to the church so it’s convenient for those getting married there. This type of reception isn’t that unusual. At this particular wedding, the other “vendors” in attendance were family and friends. Those helpful f ... [read more]
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Why Go Multi-Op?

May 25, 2016 by Joe Bunn
As mobile DJs, we all start out as single operators. If you’re like me, you’ve been doing it forever (I’m 44 and started when I was 13), or maybe you found the passion later in life, or maybe you’re still young and beautiful. Regardless, at some point, you are going to have the need to become a multi-op company if you want to be a full-time professional DJ.BunnGroup-low Why do I say this? It’s difficult to support a family of four on what a single operator can make. Even if you make the highest end of the wedding DJ pay spectrum (let’s say $3,000, which is unlikely in most markets), and work 45 out of 52 Saturdays (even more unlikely), then you’ll make $135,000. Out of that you’ll have all of your over ... [read more]
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Introducing the Festival-Ready TOUR System CDJ-TOUR1 and DJM-TOUR1 – Designed to Perform at the Highest Level

May 24, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Torrance, CA (May 24, 2016): Meet the TOUR system CDJ-TOUR1 and DJM-TOUR1: the festival-ready set-up with arena-grade djm-tour1-maincomponents for a huge, reliable sound – plus 13-inch touch screens that give users instinctive, confident control when it matters most. The CDJ-TOUR1 multiplayer and DJM-TOUR1 mixer take the professional sound quality of the NXS2 set-up and add the components needed to deliver high performance in large venues such as festivals and arenas. Both models have an ESS Technology 32-bit D/A converter to eliminate low noise and distortion and give a clear, crisp sound at scale. The DJM-TOUR1 is also the first mixer to have a pro audio grade AES/EBU digital output, so you can connect directly to front of house ... [read more]
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We are the messengers.

May 23, 2016 by Michael Cordeiro
Life is tedious. The daily grind of family, work and bills can become a stale monotony that blends one day into the next like an endless elevator ride filled with sleepy music. We have our heads so buried in our devices or minds so focused on the next task that we leave no room for enjoyment. Our careers which started out as something we were passionate about just become a means to an end. Like auto sync on a controller we blindly blend one task into another forgetting the joy of why we started in the first place. We as DJs and entertainers are different. What we do is a gift that can be shared. We take our clients on a musical journey that results in amazing memories of a special occasion. We witness some truly miraculous moments in their lives. How many times have you jumped up and down after a wedding ceremony or first dance because the bride and groom “nailed it”? Smiling inside ... [read more]
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Vizi Beam RXONE – Setting New Standards in Pure Lighting Excitement!

May 23, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Vizi Beam RXONE Press PhotoADJ is pleased to announce the latest addition to its popular Vizi range of professional moving head lighting fixtures, the Vizi Beam RXONE. Incredibly powerful, surprisingly compact, impressively agile and unbelievably affordable, the RXONE is perfect for a variety of portable and permanent applications. Powered by a potent Osram® Sirius HRI 1R discharge lamp, with a 6,000-hour life rating, the RXONE produces a sharp 3-degree beam that travels up to 100 meters. With a brilliant-white color temperature of 8,000˚K and impressive illuminance measurements of 99,250 lux at 10m and 70,030 lux at 15m, the fixture is able to generate immense beams that will cut through ambient light to create eye-catc ... [read more]
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Making Each Show Unique – Alcohol Trivia

May 20, 2016 by Mobile Beat
“Adding interest and excitement to your trivia night by going out of your way to include trivia about a favourite subject of many….Alcohol” Welcome back to the blog. I hope you enjoyed last weeks post and indeed I hope you have started putting to use some of the good practice we are instructing you on. All comes direct from an experienced quiz master with years in the profession, so its all been tried and tested across various venues. Today, we are kicking off a new series of posts, all along a similar theme and that theme is making each show unique. What we are essentially going to look at here is how you, with a little bit of thought and planning, can add some key themes into your quiz to make each show unique. This will help encourage punters to come back and also make sure they don’t get bored. Keeping them on the edge of their seat and never knowing quite what to expec ... [read more]