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The Phrase That Pays Part Four – Help

July 25, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
This is Part 4 in our Phrase That Pays series and the word from the phrase How Can I Help You for today is Help.   The Beatles said it best. Help. I need somebody help. Not just anybody help.  Helping is what sales is all about.  Your potential client has a problem. They believe they may need whatever it is that you offer. They feel that you might be the best fit for their problem. Otherwise, why would they have contacted you at all? At least they gave you a call or an email right? You have an opportunity before that first contact to make a mental shift.  You can approach them from a mindset of they just want a price, or you can approach it from the mindset of helping them with whatever ... [read more]
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Feeling Comfortable?

July 25, 2017 by Dave Ternier
In August 2011 I attended an “event” that set the stage for what getting uncomfortable felt like. I had travelled to Minneapolis, Minnesota with a colleague and the truth was that neither of us had never felt so incompetent and unsure of ourselves. We nearly left half way through, but in the end, we allowed ourselves the experience of becoming incredibly vulnerable in a space with complete strangers. It was my very first MarBecca workshop…and it was very, very uncomfortable. I don’t recall a single time in my life prior to that point when I felt pushed to become so uncomfortable. It sucked. Plain and simple, it was awful. But yet, since then I have travelled to many more MarBecca workshops for more of that feeling…that unique experience of being made to feel completely, nakedly and uncontrollably, uncomfortable. As a frequent listener of the Tim Ferriss Show, the topic of ... [read more]
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ADJ Release Explosive 4-in-1 Startec “Boom Box” Lighting Effects

July 24, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is pleased to release the latest additions to its affordable Startec Series of effect lighting fixtures, the Boom Box FX 1 and Boom Box FX2. Each offering four separate effects from one compact housing, these innovative fixtures have been designed to make life easier for lighting users and installers as just one unit is required to fill a large area with a variety of distinctly-different impactful effects. The Boom Box FX1 features a party dome moonflower effect that projects countless beams of shimming, swaying, and spinning light from 6 x 3W LEDs (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue, 1 white, 1 amber, and 1 UV). This unique Perspex dome, which protrudes from the front of the unit’s casing, has a myriad of facets which each project a beam of lig ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: How to Easily Choose the Best DJ Speakers

July 22, 2017 by Jason Rubio
As a DJ, one thing is for sure: you need good speakers that will look & sound great and last a while. There are endless choices of speakers to pick from. For new and even seasoned DJs, choosing good speakers can be an overwhelming task. There are many name brands out there. There's: Yamaha, QSC, JBL, Electro Voice (EV), and dozens more. So which is the best choice? The best choice depends on your budget and a few more important details. You definitely need to do your research and know what sets speakers apart. Let's discuss this. Why Not Go Chea ... [read more]
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The Chainsmokers Principle and Building Your Craft

July 21, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
I stand there with my DJ controller in front of me. The buttons flash an array of colors all pulsating as if they are breathing in and out. A small wave of nervous energy comes over me. Today is “Make A Mix” day. “Make A Mix” day is a holiday I celebrate once a month. The day consists of making a DJ mix and posting it to Mixcloud. Like any one showcasing their work, I want the mix to be the best one yet. However I do understand that perfectionism and procrastination go hand in hand so I take a deep breath and hit record.   This past March at Mobile Beat Las Vegas 2017, we had the honor to hear legendary trance DJ Paul Oakenfold perform and speak. The details escape me but while being interviewed he began talking about the success of the DJ duo known as The Chainsmokers. He explained that a reason they have become so popular is their ability to stay “top of mind” fo ... [read more]
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Influencers that get you booked – PASSION

July 21, 2017 by Terry Lewis
  Love what you do and show emotion for it. People buy people who are passionate about their craft and are turned-off by the apathetic - which is why when you go to purchase something, and the assistant appears not to care less, you consider taking your business elsewhere. Passion is contagious. That's why when you watch a romantic movie you sometimes end up with a lump in your throat. The director was able to transfer the emotion from the screen into you; and you must learn to transfer the EMOTION for what you do to inside your bride and groom if you want to influence them into booking you. Let me ask you a question: have you ever fallen in love with and purcha ... [read more]
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Announcing Remixvideo 1.3 — Music generates visuals.

July 20, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Discover Generators, visual content generated in real time. Tweak their shapes with adjustable parameters and let them react to the music to create infinite possibilities. Remixvideo now provides fully controllable visuals at your fingertips, known as Generators: let BPM-synced and audio-reactive Generators intuitively follow the dynamic of the music, or take advantage of infinite parameter combinations to create custom shapes, colors or textures. Generators open new possibilities for existing features: activate Audio Live Input, launch BPM-synced or audio-reactive ones and let the music generate perfect ... [read more]
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Bridal Show Follow Up

July 20, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Bridal Show Follow Up Summertime for some in business means summer bridal shows.  How do you follow up with your potential clients?  With your current clients?  With past clients?  Do you follow up with past clients?  After all the sales process doesn't stop after you make a sale.  It's a continuous cycle that is ever evolving and changing yet the steps have remained the same since the beginning.  The only thing that has truly changed is HOW we communicate to our clientele with our delivery methods. ... [read more]
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Vlogging Tips for DJs

July 20, 2017 by DJcity

In this video, DJCityTV talks about the best ways to use vlogging to keep your followership entertained. And since Mojaxx doesn't vlog himself, he asks Swiftstyle and DJ Stylus what they think about that, as well.

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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: How To Remove The Track Name In Serato Scratch Live

July 20, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute for my Scratch Live guys that have asked me about this. I've got a track playing right here, you see I'm also going to do another tip video on this how to make these horizontal waves bigger, but up here on the top corner, you've got your BPM. On the top bar, you have your track name and you have your artist. What you do is you click on that so it says tap. You type in AM and you hit enter. What happens is the track name disappears. And this is anti-trainspotting mode, but it's also considered to be DJ AM mode where you can't see the track name. To reverse it, you go back to BPM, click on it, type in AM on the keyboard, hit enter and the track name is back. So if you are using Scratch Live and you need to protect the track, remember click on BPM, type in AM and hit enter, DJ tips for you Scratch Live guys, hiding track names in under a minute.   ... [read more]
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Building Your First Light Show Part One (Wash Lighting)

July 19, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
DJ lights; a seemingly never-ending stream of new technology that can both help to fill (and empty) your wallet. With the hundreds and thousands of choices available across dozens of websites, it's easy for anyone (let alone a new DJ) to get confused about where to start. Lux? Watts? Power Linking? LASERS?!? Never fear my friend, because in this series of posts on building an effective light show I plan to (briefly) break down some of the many types of DJ lights, their uses, and how to incorporate them together for maximum impact. Wash Lighting Today's topic of discussion is wash lighting. Whenever a new DJ asks me for a recommendation for their first DJ light, I always steer them in the direction of ... [read more]