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Mobile Beat Las Vegas Overlaps Photo Booth Expo. Everyone Wins!

December 12, 2017 by Robert Lindquist
With the Mobile Beat Las Vegas show just a couple of months away, the news just keeps getting better. For the first time ever, the Photo Booth Expo and Mobile Beat Las Vegas will share the same week, creating an exceptional business-building and networking opportunity for DJs who are also Photo Booth Operators. Each show runs four days—the Photo Booth Expo starts March 11th at the Westgate with Mobile Beat Las Vegas opening a day later at the Tropicana. The Las Vegas Monorail, which stops at the Westgate and MGM makes getting from one event to the other easy peasy. To encourage attendees to visit the exhibits at both shows, Mobile Beat's Ryan Burger and his PBX counter part, Rob Savickis, have agreed to honor each others exhibit and full show badges—so when you buy a pass to one event, you'll automatically get a fre ... [read more]
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If DJs Charged Like Well Drillers…

December 12, 2017 by Robert Lindquist
When you live outside the service area of the municipal water supplier (as I do), having a well is an accepted part of life. Without good water, life in the country can begin to quickly lose it’s charm. So, where am I going this is? Long story-short: We have a piece of land that we’re thinking of developing, I needed a well, so I called a local driller to scope it out and give me an estimate. As this particular company has sunk most of the wells in our area, they have a thick log book with all sorts of well depth and water quality data. It took him less than 10 minutes to stake out a location. Just as he attached a flag to mark the spot, he turned ... [read more]
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How Do You Build Rapport Part 2

December 12, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
This is the continuation of last week’s article on how to build rapport.  The key to building rapport lies in your client testimonials.  Have you gotten video footage or gone back through your client’s written testimonials to see and hear what they have to say about your business?  I’d like to introduce you to Breeze (pronounced Breezy) and Patrick.  They gave me a video testimonial for their wedding 3 years after their wedding was over. One thing they said in their interview REALLY STOOD OUT to me.  Breeze said, and I quote “You didn’t work for us, you worked WITH us, and that was huge.” I want encourage you to think a ... [read more]
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AVANTE Audio Announces Chuck Green as Sales Manager

December 11, 2017 by Mobile Beat
To coincide with the release of its Achromic Series of high quality active loudspeaker cabinets, AVANTE Audio has announced the appointment of Chuck Green as its Sales Manager. Part of the ADJ Group of Companies, AVANTE Audio is a new professional audio brand born from a passion for audio excellence that is already generating worldwide acclaim.  Having spent most of his life playing music, Chuck Green started out as a sound engineer while still in High School. He provided PA services for live bands at a wide variety of venues and developed a love for the industry that eventually developed into a career. During his twenties, he worked in music stores, managing two different PA departments, and building up a wealth of live audio contacts a ... [read more]
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DJ Lighting Ideas – Moving Heads Inside of Your Glow Totems – Warp Totems

December 11, 2017 by Brian S. Redd
Hello everybody. We're down in the dungeon doing some experiments today. If you saw my video last week where I took a glow totem and instead of putting an LED par fixture in it, I went ahead and put an NO pocket wash inside of it, which is a moving head, wash fixture and it turned out pretty cool. So this week, I thought, let's go ahead and set up two of these totems, [inaudible] pocket wash it and see what it looks like. Now, I got a lot of positive feedback on this. Some people said, hey, that's a really cool idea. I want to do it. Some people said, well, congratulations doofus, you put a light inside of a totem. We're not going to worry about those people. Anyway, some people said, hey, wouldn't it be cool if instead of having the NO pocket wash on the bottom of the totem, what if you mounted it to the top? So let's go ahead and give it a try. There are hundreds of ways you can do ... [read more]
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Important work you should NOT spend too much time doing (1 of 2)

December 9, 2017 by Terry Lewis
Last month we looked at the most important three departments every wedding business must focus on to make success inevitable. Marketing Sales Innovation I call this Zone 1 - Thrive. (Z1) This month we are going to dive deeper and identify the other two zones that consume your time. How long you end up in each zone will contribute to how far and fast you can become a thriving wedding professional. Let’s jump into Labour – Zone 2: Office work, delivering your signature wedding experience and Learning View Zone 2 as ‘The Glue’ to your wedding business, the activities responsible for the smooth running of your ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: 5 Essential Tips for Wedding/Event Success

December 7, 2017 by Jason Rubio
As a long-time DJ, I've certainly learned a lot over the years. In the last 6 years, I started to solely focus on private events and got away from bars/clubs. My wife and I own and manage Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths. We are one of the busiest DJ companies in our market and we've definitely learned a lot along the way. So here are some of the top 5 tips that are essential for wedding/private event DJs. Be Prepared - You can never be too prepared. Preparation for your wedding or event is the biggest determining factor of how successful you will be at your events. If it's a wedding, be sure that you have every single detail covered. Key moments, genres of music that they want, lighting, where you'll set up, etc. We usually triple-check our documents. We ask for documents well in advance of events, so we have ... [read more]
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Is your daily routine moving towards, or away from your goal? (3 of 3)

December 7, 2017 by Terry Lewis
Go back to the daily routine you completed in Is your Daily Routine moving towards, or away from your goal? (1 of 3) two weeks ago. Here's a reminder of what it looks like: Exercise: List your daily routine Time Activity 5am 6am 7am 8am ... [read more]
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My Start Tips To Grow On Part Two

December 7, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
I IMMERSED myself in radio and remember having the blind luck of my hometown being granted a license to broadcast at 102.1 on the FM dial and the call letters WGUY-FM.  It was here that I first learned how to splice tape on a reel to reel as well (Yes I'm that old....and for those of you who don't know what this is... :)  look it up.)  This young hungry broadcasting college student darkened the doors of Dan and Jocelynn Priestly owners of said station many times til Dan somehow took a liking to me and brought me on his sales staff.  Looking back I was SO GREEN but Dan saw something (or just decided to appease the young whippersnapper)) and I busted my ass working at his stat ... [read more]
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Tips for Your First DJ Gig, Part 2

December 7, 2017 by DJcity
This is the 2nd Part of DJ TLMs tips for your first gig. Check it out:  (more…) ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Group Dance After The First Dance With A Fast Song.

December 7, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute, this is a group dance. The way I do my group dances, I do them right after the first dance, if I do the first dance up front. So the secret of success with this is simply to have the group invited out on the dance floor about three-quarters of the way through the first dance. So start the first dance, bride and groom come out, they dance. If the song is three minutes long and about 2:30, invite the group out to join them. Once the group comes out, they'll dance to the slow song, then start mixing in your fast song, works about 99.9 percent of the time for me. And you do it early enough so the group leaves thinking, wow, we already danced, we haven't even eaten yet. So it's a great little trick to do at weddings to kind of motivate people, get people going and also make you go into a new class. So group dance, invite them out after the first dance up ... [read more]