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Elevate the Standard: Meet the DJS-1000 standalone DJ sampler

October 20, 2017 by Mobile Beat
TORRANCE, CA (18th October 2017): We’ve designed a new standalone DJ sampler that enables you to create unique sounds and phrases using an intuitive DJ-friendly interface: the DJS-1000. Many of today’s professional DJs use electronic instruments and production gear in live sets to help make their performances creative and unique. With an easy-to-use interface, 16 multicolored step input keys, 16 multicolored Performance Pads, a host of inputs and outputs, plus various other performance features, the DJS-1000 is the ideal musical instrument to take into the booth and propel your sets to the next level.   Add the DJS-1000 to your DJ set-up and you can int ... [read more]
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Austin's Best DJs Blog

Taking it Back to the “Old School,” With Old School Nation!

October 19, 2017 by Jason Rubio
This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing fellow Austin entrepreneurs & friends, from Old School Nation. OSN offers great apparel and does event promotions, as well. Here's a few words from the business owners, Kayla & her husband, Joseph. I've had the pleasure of working with you guys on several occasions. We've done concerts and other events. You guys are a great team, with unique products that you can't find anywhere else! I, personally, own many of your shirts! Tell us about Old School Nation. What do you do? We are an online apparel store but offer Screen Printing and Promotional Services as well. This includes LIVE Screen Printing for local concerts or non-profit events. How long have you been in business? We’ve been in business for the last 13 years, but we have over 25 years of experience in the indus ... [read more]
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Social Scheduling

October 19, 2017 by Joe Bunn
As business owners, we have to wear many different hats-agent, equipment manager, marketing expert, salesman, music guru, DJ, etc. etc. Add to that list, social media specialist. If your social media game isn’t up to date and on point, you aren't going to make it. Today’s brides are VERY internet savvy and this source will account for a large percentage of your business. So the question is, how do I do it all Joe? The key to SOME of your social media woes is to pre-schedule your content, and the best way to do that is with an app. I used to use Hootsuite, but now I'm advocating either Iconosquare or Later (no, this is not an advertisement). Iconosquare not only to schedules my content, but also to monitor what others are saying about the photos so that I can engage with them! It is called "social" media after all.   Once you pick the app you like, what are you ... [read more]
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Perspective

October 19, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Perspective (One Step Back) I'm a firm believer in the motto "Work Hard...Play Hard" and would also advise one more two word phrase to follow that.  "Live Hard"  To me the epitome of the phrase "Live Hard" is my good friend Sean "Big Daddy" McKee.  If you haven't met this man PLEASE do yourself a favor, reach out on Facebook and get to know the inspiration that is Big Daddy.  Big Daddy is a two time cancer survivor and a man who does more events in a week than I sometimes do in a month.  His dedication to having a positive impact on people's everyday lives is an inspiratio ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Use Dot Laser Lights After The Formal Photos Are Done.

October 19, 2017 by DJ Jay
DJ Jay with DJ tips in under a minute. Most of us have one of these lights, these beautiful little laser lights, whether it's micro, whether it's a regular one, whether it's the galaxian, whether it's the atmospheric, a small one, a big one, different companies, I have lights from all different companies, but as much as I like them and as cool as I think they look, I've found out by talking to photographers that they're not keen on the little red and green dots on people. So outside of just showing them strictly on the ceiling, try this, run them after all the main photos are done. Have the light, tell the photographer, tell your client, tell everybody, you know what, I'm going to run these cool lights once your photos are done for all the formalities, special dances. We're going to kick the lights down and I'm going to run lasers everywhere, because it does look good. It separates you ... [read more]
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How to Avoid “Idea Overload” at Wedding Conferences

October 19, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Avoid Conference Overload When I became a full-time wedding professional about 5 years ago, I discovered Book More Brides and, man, did I start studying! Since then I have attended wedding and marketing conferences (come see me speak about Pinterest marketing at this year's Wedding MBA), taken classes with Book More Brides, and worked with a business coach. One of the most prominent things I learned: there are wwwaaaaayy ... [read more]
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Grammar and the Mobile DJ

October 18, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
Have you ever received feedback from a client that completely caught you off guard? After a steady stream of "he was a great DJ and played great music" comments, you all of a sudden get an email, text, or review from a recent customer you didn't see coming from a mile away. Here is one comment I received after a recent sales call with a potential bride's mother; "Jordan, we would love to get the contract signed ASAP! After my daughter received your email she called to tell me that you were well spoken, and that she could tell from the way you explained your services that you were a professional who knew what he was doing." While I enjoyed the compliment, it was the unusual nature of it that caught me off guard. "Cool pictures" and "great reviews" are remarks we probably all hear often, but "well spoken" is not one I hear regularly hear after delivering my sales pitch. But ... [read more]
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Plan What Action You Need To Implement Right Now To Hit Your 3 Year Financial Goals (2 of 3)

October 18, 2017 by Terry Lewis
In last weeks blog I helped you work out your Why, the reason you do what you do. Today we will get clarity on your financial goals.   Mindmap step 2: What are your financial desires?  List the material things you desire in your life, be as detailed as possible. It is critical that you place a cost besides each desire to give you a precise amount to aim for, for example, you may write over 3 years I will need: 1. £600,000 to become mortgage-free 2. £108,000 for business and personal expenses 3. £72,000 to enjoy life’s pleasures such as holidays, dinners, weekend breaks, provide family assistance, kids school / higher education fees, theatre, club memberships etc 4. £116,000 for property investments. In this example you would need: £896,000 in total over the next 3 years. Your desires may be higher or l ... [read more]
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Denon DJ to do hands-on Prime Series Workshops Nationwide

October 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (October 18, 2017)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that they will host a series of exclusive hands-on product workshops featuring their award-winning Prime Series SC5000 Media Player and X1800 Mixer, powered by proprietary Denon Prime software. Sponsored by Guitar Center with support from Serato, Denon DJ product specialists will demonstrate all the exciting features and performance of Denon DJ’s amazing Prime Series equipment in a series of 18 events from coast to coast, running from November 1st through November 19th. The Prime Series is Denon DJ’s response to the critical need in the professional DJ space for equipme ... [read more]
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The Curse of Knowledge: How Effectively Are You Communicating?

October 17, 2017 by Justin Reid
I’ve been doing some work to my company’s website recently and I noticed a few places that needed some more detail and explanation. You know, information that I assumed a potential client would know, but didn’t include. Although seemingly obvious, it hit me. Because I eat, sleep, breathe our business and all of the details, I had failed to include certain information that a potential client needed to know. I realized that this was most likely a common problem, but I had no idea that this was a “thing”. It wasn’t until I was reading Alan Berg’s “Shut Up and Sell More” that I realized I was stricken ... [read more]
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Entrepreneurial Truth Part 2

October 17, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Entrepreneurial Truth Part 2 This is a continuation of the article from last week of Entrepreneurial Truths.  As an entrepreneur there are constant stresses, pressures, the feelings that you have. It's something that I believe that all of us as entrepreneurs go through on a daily, if not certainly weekly basis. Let’s look at a another one of those here. Responsibility. You as an entrepreneur are responsible for charting your own success and vision of your company, but also for those that you employ. Your decisions can often impact the lives of hundreds of people.  It’s an extreme weig ... [read more]