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Adjust Yourself By Paul Kida

November 12, 2013 by Paul Kida
We have all heard about the power of positive thinking, and the benefits of having good thoughts to help us achieve different goals and ambitions. Positive thinking groups and seminars have become a multi-million- dollar industry involving books, videos, boot camps, and the more. Each year thousands of people spend their hard-earned money in the hope that the information and skills they receive will be the one thing that they need to make them succeed over all of the others. Many times this information is extremely valuable, and can give someone that extra advantage to overcome various hurdles. However, more often than not, this very expensive information goes unused or is neglected due to various other important aspects of our lives. Simply put, there is a lot of excitement at first in starting something ... [read more]
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Do you appreciate Your Peers? By: Paul Kida

September 15, 2013 by Paul Kida
“Your peers.” When you hear those words spoken, you naturally think of other DJs or those who work alongside you in some other career. Today, however, we will be discussing our peers in a larger context: that of the wedding industry as a whole. These people include all those we may come into personal contact with, as we fulfill our duties as wedding mobile DJs—people like venue managers, caterers, wedding consultants/coordinators, bakers, photographers, videographers, florists, hair and makeup experts, travel agents, limousine drivers—just to name a few. The questions we should all as ourselves are, “Do I truly appreciate the work that each of these vendors do?" and "Do I understand that each vendor has an integral part in making the wedding couple’s day truly special?”read more]
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Sentimental Journey By Paul Kida, The DJ Coach

May 17, 2013 by Paul Kida
Music! It’s what we live for. It’s the mainstay of our profession. It’s what our careers revolve around. Music is really important, but do we realize just how far-reaching the effects of music can be? Do we truly understand the power we wield as DJs? Do we comprehend the lasting impression and influence we can leave with our audience at each and every event? Music is power; and we do well to examine closely the beneficial ways that we can use this mighty tool. MB 149_049 By definition, music is the art of combining instrumental, and often vocal sounds to produce... [read more]
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It’s a DJ’s Life by Paul Kida, The DJ Coach

July 15, 2012 by Paul Kida
The DJ industry is made up of a remarkable group of individuals. Within our trade, we can find people with a wide variety of backgrounds and ethnicities. There is also an extensive range of different ages of our ranks, from those in their late teens moving on up through those in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and even 60s. The one thing that most of us have in common is our love of our work. My wife has been heard saying that I will probably be a DJ in the retirement home our kids put us in! Hopefully, that’s a long way off, but the point is that most of us would probably say, “I’ll DJ ‘till I die!” To some, that may seem like a crazy idea. How is it even possible to do this type of work in your later years? How can you sell yourself to younger clients, for school parties, etc. when you are consid... [read more]
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How Do They Really See Us? – By Paul Kida, The DJ Coach

March 20, 2012 by Paul Kida
EYE-OPENING REVELATIONS FROM FELLOW EVENT PROS As part of the wedding industry, or as entertainment at other events, we work with a variety of other vendors. Wedding consultants, venue managers, caterers, photographers, and videographers are all part of the group of people we work with each week to make an event successful. At times, we look at these various people and pass judgment on them in one way or another. Although the majority of these fellow vendors are quite capable and easy to work with, we have all seen the pushy venue managers, the caterers who think they know best how to run a wedding reception, or the uncaring photographer who removes the bride, groom, and other guests and family off of the dance floor so that they can create some “artistic moment” with little regard for the flow of the ... [read more]
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How do they really see us? BY: PAUL KIDA

March 10, 2012 by Paul Kida
EYE-OPENING REVELATIONS FROM FELLOW EVENT PROS As part of the wedding industry, or as entertainment at other events, we work with a variety of other vendors. Wedding consultants, venue managers, caterers, photographers, and videographers are all part of the group of people we work with each week to make an event successful. At times, we look at these various people and pass judgment on them in one way or another. Although the majority of these fellow vendors are quite capable and easy to work with, we have all seen the pushy venue managers, the caterers who think they know best how to run a wedding reception, or the uncaring photographer who removes the bride, groom, and other guests and family off of the dance floor so that they can create some "artistic moment" with little regard for the flow of the eve... [read more]
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T BY: Paul Kida

January 1, 2012 by Paul Kida
DO YOU SHOW EVERYONE REAL RESPECT? The disc jockey profession is one that requires much of us. This is due to one simple fact: We are constantly in the public eye. We deal with people, not only on an individual basis, but also in an exposed environment at our events. Because we operate in such a ?fish bowl? it is imperative that we are always on our best behavior. There are many different qualities that we should display throughout an entire event, from load-in to load-out; but one of the most important things we should demonstrate at all times is respect. Showing proper respect entails treating others with consideration, holding them in high regard, giving due honor and esteem, as well as showing common courtesy to those that we deal with, both in business and during our performances. CLIENTS The first pe... [read more]
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Turn Your Weakness into Strength – By Paul Kida, The DJ Coach

December 19, 2011 by Paul Kida
What? Weak is weak isn’t it? How could you possibly take a weakness and make it something strong and beneficial? Take a trip back in time to when you were first starting out in your disc jockey career. You were excited and enthusiastic to get out there and make your mark in the DJ industry. You were so confident that you could rock the world! However, do you also remember certain aspects of the job that you felt uncomfortable doing? Maybe some things that sent a shudder down your spine? You had to make a decision: Take the bull by the horns, so to speak, or merely do what felt comfortable and let the uncomfortable details just slide on by, hoping that the rest of your performance would make up for what you were lacking? Let me relate some personal experiences of my own that will help you to understand ju... [read more]
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Pump Up Your Performance – By Paul Kida, The DJ Coach

October 15, 2009 by Paul Kida
Don't settle for just OK; carefully cultivate your skills It's the end of the evening and you mentally look back at how your event went. For the most part you are satisfied that you did your job well. People have come up to you and expressed how they enjoyed the uniqueness of your presentation and how well you incorporated the personalities of the bride and groom. Still, there is that nagging feeling that you could have done a little bit better on some aspects of the night's festivities. "Oh well," you think, "I'll do better next time." You send out a performance evaluation form to the bride and groom and it comes back with Outstanding and Excellent marked, with just a few Goods checked. It looks like you did another bang up job. Maybe those few doubts you had weren't really important anyway...or were they... [read more]
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The Kids Are Alright! – By Paul Kida

May 11, 2009 by Paul Kida
3 keys to success with the younger crowd You smile as you begin speaking to your prospective client, listening closely and thinking about how to draw them in to close the deal. Everything is going smoothly and then it happens. You ask, "Will there be children attending the event?" "Oh yes, there will be lots of kids there!" is the answer, as a shudder runs down your spine. Why is it that the mere mention of children, kids, little ones, rug rats, tweens and teens can make even the most seasoned DJ want to curl up in a ball and stay there? Is working with young ones really that bad? In answer, I say a resounding, "No!" As a matter of fact, I will agree with the legendary Pete Townsend and say, "The kids are alright"! While some of us do have a slight fear of working events where children will be ... [read more]