Jeff Heidelberg


Jeff Heidelberg

Jeff Heidelberg currently lives in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH. From an early age, he enjoyed entertaining his family members with jokes, dance moves and whatever he thought was funny. This passion for entertainment carried on as he began working as a costumed character at Kings Island, an amusement park located north of Cincinnati. His love for DJing began after buying a Numark Mixtrack off of his friend in college. Mesmerized by the plethora of special effects and "scratching" aka Jeff moving his hand furiously on a live deck he began playing at local parties and charity events. Jeff is currently a Sales Rep, DJ and Master of Ceremonies for Party Pleasers Services in Cincinnati, OH.




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Death By Inbox: How Keep Your Email Organized

September 6, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
I was sitting in a lecture hall in college. For extra points, students could volunteer and give a small presentation of their final paper as a preview to the professor and as an opportunity to get feedback before submitting the assignment. A student volunteers and asks if he can pull up his presentation off of his email. The professor gladly gives him the keyboard so he can sign into his email. What happens next still shocks me to this day. No it was not a juicy email from a Not Safe for School website, nor was it the answers to the next exam. Next to his inbox were the numbers 3,514. He had three thousand five hundred and fourteen unread emails in his inbox. My skin crawled, my blood curdled, my ancestors arose from the dead as I sat there in disbelief that someone could let their emails pile up like t... [read more]
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You Are Not Who You Think You Are

August 24, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
You are not a DJ. You are not defined by your suit or tuxedo. You are not your DJ name. You are not your business. Throughout life we become attached to certain identities and labels. They give us a sense of belonging and meaning however they are simply labels, not who you are. Think back to when you were 5 years old. In one afternoon you could be a doctor, a superhero, an animal and an athlete, all before your mom called you in for dinner. In these imagination filled afternoons, we were filled with levity and joy experiencing all the different options available to us. So why is it that when we become professionals with a career, we hold onto our identities and traits with an iron grip? I want you to think about your DJ business. What are your secret sauces? What are your homerun songs? What are your... [read more]
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Marathon Days: How To Survive A Bridal Show

August 9, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
Booths and brochures as far as the eye can see. A once empty convention center hall is now adorned with flowers, cake samples and men in suits. It’s quiet but anticipation lingers in the air for the first rush. It’s bridal show day. A day that can boost business but can have a toll on feet and the mind. Last year I was part of over a dozen bridal shows. Some had thousands of attendees while others barely scratched 20. Here is my comprehensive guide on surviving a bridal show. Note this guide does not include anything about selling since everyone has their own unique secret sauce of doing that.   Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun Dress shoes are notorious for being uncomfortable. New leather shoes cut into your feet harder than an angry girlfriend cutting into soul with her eyes. ... [read more]
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The Art of the Pre-Gig Pump Up

July 26, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
I have played countless songs in my career as a mobile DJ. I have had gigs that have been dead and I have had gigs that in my mind, have shook the world. Yes there are plenty of factors that play into the success of the gig but I want to focus on you, the DJ who is playing the songs. If your energy is not up, then you have no right to complain about a dead gig. In the world of self-improvement, the first hour of being awake is often called “The Golden Hour” This is the hour they say to work towards your dreams and be inspired to set your day in motion. Well as a DJ, I say the time we have before our gig is “The Golden Song”. The time with ourselves that can put us in the best mindset before arriving to a venue. The difficult aspect of a Pre-Gig Pump Up is that everyone’s pump up will look d... [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 the... [read more]
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The Zen DJ

July 12, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
Air traffic controllers, Super Bowl Referees, DJs. What do these have in common? They are some of the coolest jobs in the world but they all carry stress. Strangers and friends often comment that I have the best job in the world as a mobile DJ. Yes without a doubt I can say I am very fortunate to play in some of the most beautiful venues and work with some of the most inspiring people in the city but these friends and strangers don’t see the stress that comes with our profession. Hopefully most of you have some way of relieving stress. Whether it is fitness, vacations or just yelling into a pillow, a simple action can help us gain clarity and calm ourselves down. Although I am not a psychic, I have a feeling that some of us have unhealthy forms of stress relief. Alcohol, cigarettes, social media or ev... [read more]
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Do Not Customize Everything!

July 5, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
As a man who has been in the sales and customer service field for a few years, I do believe in the principle that we, as business owners, need to adapt ourselves to the customer’s taste. This provides a customized feeling. That feeling that their event is truly unique and is breaking ground on the next big trend. I believe customer input is important however you have to know where you stand in the market. If we all base ourselves around the customer, are any of us different?   I remember a few years ago I stumbled upon a product video that got me ready to buy in a heartbeat. It was for Phonebloks, a customizable, modular phone. The customer would purchase the basic set up of the phone then choose what custom pieces would snap to the phones hardware. Take a lot photos for your photography blog? Bo... [read more]
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Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Voice

June 30, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
Mixer- $800 Serato software- $95 Powered Speaker- $400 Wireless Microphone- $500   Losing your voice before a gig and sounding like a 80-year-old piece of sandpaper…priceless. There are some things money can’t buy, for everything else there’s vocal health.   As mobile entertainers it can be hard to think of us as athletes. Yes lifting subwoofers and hanging lights can cause a sweat but it’s far from an intense workout or sport. However I believe we are vocal athletes. So why is it that we invest so much money on new microphones but we treat what goes into the microphone like crap? Have no fear; you can uncover your strong and natural voice with a simple set of warm-ups and health habits.   #1 Know thy voice and accept your range. When I say range I a... [read more]