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A moment with the Sparkle Factor–Mitzvahs

March 1, 2017 by Sparkle Factor
A moment with the Sparkle Factor…Intro to “Mitzvahs” Part 2 In today’s blog we are going to talk about finding the balance between interacting with the kids and the adults. What does that mean? Unlike a wedding or corporate event, the main difference is the 60 plus kids that you have to entertain. Sometimes there could be as many as 100 plus kids at a Mitzvah party or more. There are certain parts of a mitzvah celebration that is perfect for playing with the kids and then incorporating the adults to take the event to the next level. Step 1:Kicking off the party before dinner offers a wonderful opportunity to have everyone involved while creating a super high energy grand entrance. The fun part is the set up, getting all of the guests on the dance floor in a circle before you even introduce the ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT 179 – FEB 2017 ONLINE NOW

February 25, 2017 by DanWalsh

MOBILE BEAT #179 - FEBRUARY 2017

 

Find YOUR Way to Weekday Success

This issue features a bunch of ways to approach the challenge of filling those weekdays with "midweek money"... CLICK HERE TO READ THE ISSUE     WINNING WEEKDAYS Full Time: Key to Unlocking Weekday Gigs? - Rob Johnson The Singing Thing - Steve Sharp Time on Your Side - Staci Nichols MBLV21 read more]
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Discovering And Executing Your Brand To an Audience (Part Two)

February 23, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome to Part 2 of "Discovering And Executing Your Brand To an Audience!" Be sure to check out Part 1 before reading on. If you have already read Part 1, let's get to it! Now, we'll get more in depth with being clear about what your brand is and keeping consistency. Keep your social profiles in line with your brand. For example, a business card is how you are presented to potential clients upon first glance. If your instagram profile or your website doesn’t represent you in a clear manner, they are going to pass you up. When clients are looking for DJ’s, they want to know that they’re hiring someone who is consistent in ... [read more]
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Should I Separate Out Same-Sex Weddings on My Website?

February 16, 2017 by 14stories
erica-hayleyI've seen some questions come up from mainstream (that is, non-LGBT) wedding bloggers and vendors about whether or not they should have a separate section on their blog, image gallery or services for LGBT weddings. This is a great question because now that there is nationwide marriage equality, a wedding truly is a wedding and same-sex couples should not get special treatment, only equal treatment. That said, I do believe that same-sex couples are actively looking to see images of other same-sex couples. They want to be inspired by people like them. They want to feel represented in your business... [read more]
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5 Ways for DJ’s to Supplement Their Income

January 31, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Want to learn how you can make your equipment work for you? How you can supplement your income and work during the weekdays, not just weekends? Here are 5 ways to supplement your income!
  1. Diversify your rental inventory. Photo booths and LED lights are just two pieces of equipment that you can rent out to clients during the week.
  2. Expand your customer base by reaching out to corporate clients, medical, real estate, college and professional groups for weekday meetings. Weekday sales meeting, corporate team building activities and weekday networking events are all events that you can rent your equipment out for use.
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All About Bluetooth Range and Reliability

January 25, 2017 by Robert Lindquist
It started with a whisper—initially as the technology that made it possible for millions to wander around in public appearing to be talking to themselves as if they had lost their minds. As we know now, these great hordes of apparent nit-wits were simply communicating with their BFFs by way of a Bluetooth wireless earpiece paired to the their mobile phones. Over the last half-dozen years, Bluetooth enabled products have begun showing up everywhere—including pro audio. First, there was Bluetooth equipped loud speaker, which touted the ability to receive audio wirelessly from a laptop. But there’s a problem with this. Most DJs use some type of processing gear (such as a multi-band EQ or Compressor/Limiter) or at least have a mixer between their computer and the speakers. Unless the mixer is equipped to... [read more]
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Boom, Boom, Pow! ADJ Spotlights Three New Products at NAMM 2017

January 24, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Following an incredible year of innovative product releases in 2016, ADJ is set to continue the momentum throughout 2017. The company will launch three brand new products at the NAMM trade show (Booth #5774) in Anaheim, CA, this month, setting a precedent for another year of innovation. Each of the new products exemplify ADJ’s commitment to offering reliable and affordable products that precisely meet the needs of lighting users at all levels. NAMM 2017 will be the first time that ADJ’s distinctive new POW-R BAR65 is showcased anywhere in the world. It is a forward-thinking tool for mobile entertainers, gi... [read more]
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Going For It Early

January 21, 2017 by mikewalter
I’ve been on a campaign lately to raise everyone’s performances in our industry and to throw better parties. There are a number of people speaking and hosting workshops to improve your MCing skills and I think those are essential and very important, so I’ve taken a different angle of late, and focused on the dance floor: namely, rockin’ it! That’s why I’m so excited to be presenting a seminar in Las Vegas at MBLV21 called “10 Things You Can Do To Throw a Better Party.” The title is self-explanatory and my presentation will be loaded with great tips and suggestions along with video footage to back them all up. One of the things I’ll ... [read more]
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January 9, 2017 by Mobile Beat
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LGBT Inclusive Tips for a Wedding Show

January 3, 2017 by 14stories
deidre-kitty-kkIt's wedding show season (or as you may call it, "bridal show"). As you prepare to advertise at these shows, remember that attendees might not all be straight couples. There might be some same-sex couples who are perusing the booths looking to book their wedding DJ. It's important to win their trust! Here are some tips to ensure wedding show success: If you have a form that couples fill out at your booth, make sure it is inclusive of same-sex couples. Use terms like "name of couple" instead of "bride's name" and "groom's name". Use imagery of same-sex weddings in their promotional materials, even if it's just one photo... [read more]