Mobile Beat Staff Writer


This is the general editors account for Mobile Beat Magazine and Website. Who reads Mobile Beat online and in print and attends Mobile Beat events? DJs, VJs and KJs to start with, especially those who own and operate mobile entertainment services. They provide music, video, lighting and a myriad other entertainment choices for corporate events, wedding receptions, dances and innumerable other gatherings.




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It All Starts with a Conversation

July 26, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
The audience is ready, you have the microphone, and now you are about to open your mouth to address everyone. The question is, will your comments uplift the audience or prove to be utterly useless? This one tip could actually determine your success right from the start.
I have been a speaker now for over seventeen years. From keynote presentations to workshops, I have been in front of every type of audience you can imagine. Each time, I have used one simple tool that changes how I am received and perceived by the audience. Before I reveal it to you, so you too can also... [read more]
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Getting Focus

July 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
What is focus? More importantly: At your events, do you always have focus? At my recent workshop for DJs, I taught a group of dedicated professionals like you the art of controlling the focus at any event. This month, I will explore with you how you too can get control of any audience simply by understanding and controlling the focus.   The first step to getting control of the focus in any room is to identify what I mean by focus. In every moment, and every interaction with the audience there is focus. For example, if I am sitting at a table at a wedding talking to my Uncle Charlie, and the DJ starts to talk on the microphone, I am already fo... [read more]
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New MB210 Compact Subwoofer from Bose Professional

June 15, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
At InfoComm (Orlando, FL, June 14, 2017), Bose Professional introduced the new MB210 compact subwoofer, designed for background/foreground music and small sound-reinforcement systems that require low-frequency extension down to 37 Hz. The MB210 subwoofer features two 10-inch high-excursion woofers, derived from the award-winning Bose Professional F1 portable powered subwoofer, in a compact Baltic-birch plywood enclosure optimized for fixed-installations. Featuring outstanding performance-to-size ratio, the MB210 is designed to complement Bose Professional FreeSpace®, Panaray®, and RoomMatch® Utility loudspeaker models with additional ba... [read more]
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The Mobile Beat Top 200 Powered By DJ Intelligence

June 14, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Compiled by analyzing millions of actual client requests made through the DJ Intelligence music request system for weddings and parties around the world, you will not nd a more accurate representation of what songs are actually being requested by audiences and played by mobile entertainers at live events. Want to include your requests in next year’s tally? Add the DJ Intelligence music request system to your website at www. djintelligence.com and gain access to an entire suite of online event booking, planning, and management tools. And make sure to download the Fun Wedding app for iOS or Android, to have up-to-the-minute versions of these charts at y... [read more]
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Inexpensive ways to get a professional website for DJs

June 9, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
There are lots of inexpensive ways to get a professional website for DJs. Many people feel as if they need to have excellent webpage design skills in their own right in order to have great professional websites. However, there's no reason for individuals to do all the work themselves when it comes to self-promotion of all kinds. It's a good idea to use all available tools. People who don't have a lot of personal experience with webpage design don't need to learn it all themselves in order to do what they need to do for self-promotion.   It is true that almost all professionals should have professional websites these days. In fact, it's almost considered a red flag if they don't at this point in time. DJs are people who need to be good at customer service on a lot of different levels, and that means... [read more]
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Breaking DJ Complacency

June 9, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
When I entered the Mobile DJ world, I had one thing on my mind: to make a mark. It was not within me to simply settle for being average or basic in my approach to the craft of DJing. I remember the most creative time in my young life back in the early nineties. DJs of the nineties had to be agile, creative and entertaining. We could only rely on our skills in interaction, mixing, and properly designing music playlists that took the audience on a journey. A DJ, either in a club or at a private event, had to be smart and there were many ways to differentiate oneself from the others in our field.
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The Risky Six

June 3, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Like all the knowledge and skills that people learn, fear of failure is also learned. And as you age, you gain more and more mental constraints. Those mental constraints remove creativity and replace it with yet more fear. Fear is perceived risk; it is learned, and it can be unlearned through practice. The ability to overcome fear—to combat fear—is like a muscle. It can be trained and can get stronger through exercise. Through deliberate practice, you can become courageous, and harness your fear to take informed, intelligent, and potentially lucrative professional risks. 1. HARNESS FEAR’S POSITIVE POWER Fear is an extremely pow... [read more]
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Wedding Wire’s Sonny Ganguly

May 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Mobile Beat president and publisher Ryan Burger met with Sonny Ganguly, another featured presenter for the Mobile Beat Las Vegas event, happening in March. Here is some of their conversation, about his company, Wedding Wire, social media and marketing in general, and some specifics on his MBLV21 keynote.
Ryan Burger: Sonny, tell us a little bit about yourself, how you joined Wedding Wire and your history before that.
Sonny Ganguly: Yep. So we’ve been doing Wedding Wire now for 10 years; we’ve hit thatread more]
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Celebrate Life by Marcello Pedalino

January 26, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
If your body were a car, energy would be the fuel. We all know how well a car performs when it has a full tank and is properly maintained. Your body is the same. Hopefully by now, you’ve come to appreciate that sleep, diet, and exercise are key sources of energy and should be non- negotiable priorities for daily living. The more energy you have, the more you can enjoy the best that life has to offer. That said, the best way to maintain optimum energy levels for your body is to focus on removing unproductive influences and inefficient lifestyle habits from your day-to-day routine. Keep Good Company: If you’ve never heard the expres- sion, “You are who yo... [read more]
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Mastering Mitzvahs by Howard Wallach

January 24, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
T here is a big, lucrative market for your services out there—and many of you are under represented in the action. Curious, overwhelmed, unsure about “the hows” to providing your services to Mitzvah Parties in a way that ignites the word of mouth network within your reach? Well, Mazel Tov (congratulations/good luck)... Welcome to the party! The energy and excitement at these events, and the opportunities for scale are real. The good news: You don’t have to be Jewish! You do need to appreciate the context these events have for the families planning them. These celebrations are a pinnacle of Jewish life. Bar/bat mitzvah (Son/daughter of the command- ment) commemorates this religious and spiritual rite of passage connecting one generation to another. The event date is often chosen based on their birth... [read more]