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11 Questions That Can Change Your Life

February 17, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
I just got slapped in the face today. Not literally. I mean the wake-up-and-face-reality-Steph type of slap. I’ve been working, dreaming and scheming very hard about creating something unbelievably awesome with our business, but I’ve been going about it all WRONG. I have a few trusted advisors (mastermind members, coaches, mentors) who I turn to for help, guidance and perspective. I’ve been asking them all kinds of questions about what I should do. The pro... [read more]
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Do You Know Your Brand? Answer These 4 Questions To Find Out!

February 16, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Every well known and popular DJ has a specific brand. Your brand is important because it’s what defines you and separates you from the rest. Do you truly know your brand? Answer these 4 questions to find out! 1. Do you have a specialized logo that clearly shows your aesthetic? Your logo needs to represent your style, your tone, and your vibe! 2. Is your aesthetic consistent with the tone of your material? By this I mean, does your logo/artwork correspond with your sound? 3. What kind of events would you perform at? You should have a specific list of events that fit into your style and brand! 4. Does your “sound... [read more]
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Selling Time Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored Sales

Selling Time

February 16, 2017 by MitchTaylor
Selling Time Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored SalesYou may have seen exposes from time to time on different news stations exposing DJs and others in the wedding and events industry for bad business practices.  You may say, “well that has no effect on me, I run my business ethically.”  Au contraire, it does.  These exposes on the wedding and events industry bring to light the dirty little secret of our industry.  Time.  Or in essence, what you do with it.  How long have we been selling time?  How long have you been selling 4 hours...5 hours...6 hours.  read more]
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Alice Cooper Talks Vampires Villains and Golf

February 16, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
[caption id="attachment_103172" align="alignleft" width="300"] Vampires, Villains and Golf[/caption]   The history of Rock and Roll is laden with heroes, guitar gods and bands that have achieved an almost mythical status in our minds. Rock and Roll also has its villains. The anti hero. Those musicians who chose to go against the grain and build their popularity and stardom on being infamous. A few names instantly pop into mind like Johnny Rotten, Iggy Pop and Ozzy. Johnny cash was certainly one of the first true Rock and Roll rebels; but the grand daddy of them all surely has to be Alice Cooper.     Hard Rock was at its peak du... [read more]
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Corporate DJing 101

February 16, 2017 by Mixcity Inc JammText
DJs are like snowflakes: no two are alike. Sure, they all may have similar tracks in their libraries, but having a great library alone doesn’t make someone a good DJ. DJs come in all styles, preferences and packages. It’s a great thing, and it can sometimes be a bad thing when potential clients are looking for a specific type of entertainment for their upcoming events. (more…)... [read more]
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Pyle’s Street Blaster FX Lights Up the Scene with Supreme Sound and a Customized Light Show

February 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Bluetooth and NFC compatible boombox packs powerful sound and app controlled light show, perfect for DJs and partygoers NEW YORK– (Feb. 15, 2016) –Pyle USA introduces Street Blaster FX (PBMSPG260L), a full range stereo speaker system packing 600 watts of power with a customized lighting show feature for a full party experience. It features both Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, compatible with both iOS and Android devices to stream Pandora, Spotify and online playlists. Expanding the listening options even further, the Street Blaster FX also has an added 3.5mm input and a FM Tuner. Designed specifically for maximum bass response and performance, the Street Blaster FX features a high-powered cylindrical speaker housing, built-in digital amplifier and LED lights that blink and ... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Drinking And Driving Means Divorce

February 15, 2017 by Tony Barthel
A radio talk show host who is nationally-syndicated has a theory that nobody should get married who is under the age of 25. Either the bride and groom who planned a lovely celebration to include karaoke hadn’t heard the show, or didn’t really care about a radio blah blah show host’s opinions. This was one of those receptions that had a lot of unusual twists and turns planned into it and each one of them went very well. You could actually say that this reception was a success including the fact that our under age groom somehow kept managing to appear more drunk to me. Somehow he was a success at getting alcohol into his system. Maybe it was crafty friends. What happened to this couple actually happened after the reception and ceremony were but a wonderful memory. The duo had gotten into the car as ... [read more]
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Mitch Taylor, Gitomer Licensed Trainer, End Boring Voicejails

End Boring Voicejails

February 14, 2017 by MitchTaylor
Since learning from a mentor of mine that most people's office voicemails stink, I had been creative on my office line and have received compliments on my voicemail there.  However my personal voicemail still hadn't been changed.  I don't know why....part of me just figured it was fine, the other part of me struggled because people call my personal cell for different reasons and it's not just clients who call.  As much as I had listened to him for my business, I just chose to do nothing when it came to my personal voicemail. When was the last time you changed yours?  Want the secret to not having ... [read more]
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Getting Started As a DJ: Where to Begin

February 14, 2017 by StephenJClayton
If you’re thinking about becoming a DJ, there are several things to consider before getting started. Make sure that you’re doing it for the right reasons, first of all. Like any facet of the entertainment business, you have to be in it because you love it. If you’re just in it for the money and fame- you’re going to experience a lot of disappointment! That’s not to say that money and fame won’t ever happen for you, but you have to look at yourself as your business. If you want to be able to support yourself financially while doing what you love, you have to put in the same amount of time and effort as you would launching a newread more]
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Do Your Contracts Protect Your Company?

February 14, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
Fingers crossed that you use a contract to formalize your DJ & entertainment services for each and every client, but if you don’t, you need to read this article. Even if you do have contracts in place, do you use it more as an order form, or as a formal contract that protects your business? 23577005941_8cca77edd0_bWe want every wedding to go smoothly. Wedding couples should be fair people who are easy to please and everything you discussed should be 100% understood. Wrong. Those are all false assumptions. Brides and grooms can have unsaid expectations and blame you for not fulfilling them. And sometimes just for the game o... [read more]