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The NSA is Listening Are You?

January 15, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
I've made it one of my goals for 2018 to really invest in some diverse training and learning. This past Saturday I took some time to attend a seminar hosted by the NSA (not the spying one) in Boston. The National Speakers Association is for persons who have a career in public speaking. Most of it's members tour nationally, are keynote speakers at conventions and are authors. The seminar I attended focused on developing your message, getting published and growing your speaking business. The keynote speaker (Mark Lindquist) had taken his business from $10K per year to $250K per year in just three years. Many of the concepts, strategies and ideas ... [read more]
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Creative Lighting Ideas – A Disco Christmas Tree For DJs

January 15, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
Hello, everybody. Today, we're going to build a Christmas tree out of a light stand and micro Scrims and some cool lights to put underneath it. This is a silly lighting video. If you don't like my silly lighting videos, please turn this off right now and go -- I don't know -- watch something else. Watch some Star Wars trailers or something. Anyway, this was inspired by my daughter. Our tree that we have over here is about six and a half feet tall. And the reason we have a tree that tall is because that's about how tall our picture window was and we like the tree to be visible from the picture window the whole thing. But we do have nine foot ceilings in here and my daughter's, like, "What would a nine foot tree look like?" Let's see. Let's make a tree out of this 10 foot tall light stand, which really going t... [read more]
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How to Navigate Politically Charged And Controversial Weddings

January 11, 2018 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Controversial Weddings Recently, 80 zillion men and women who just OMG love the royals got something new to squee about: the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. I expect Twitter and Instagram to explode during the actual ceremony. I mean that literally. Your computer, if you have the misfortune to be logged on to Twitter or Insta at the time, will blow up in fire and I hope you don’t get injured. But already, this engagement has caused a spot of controversy, when it was reported that Donald Trump was not invited to the wedding because he’s a “serious threat to human rights,” per Harry. According to P... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Check Out Brian S Redd On YouTube.

January 11, 2018 by DJ Jay
I don't know that I've ever done this one, but this is a very good friend of mine, Mr. Brian S. Redd, the BSR. Most of you that subscribe to my channel or watch my channel probably came from his channel or have seen it, but if you have not, you need to check him out. Brian's whole point is that he puts up videos to help you, me, him, everyone in the industry. It's about bettering the DJ, it's about improving the perception, the skills and the talent. So if you are not subscribed to Brian's channel, please head over there and subscribe. So DJ tips in under a minute, get onboard the BSR train. Thank you. ... [read more]
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GoPro or not to GoPro

January 10, 2018 by Trevor West
What is so great about GoPro's? First, they are small and easy to hide, and depending on the model, all it takes is one button to start filming. Attach them to your speaker stands for some good shots of the dance floor—perfect for your marketing videos or YouTube channel. Aim one at your DJ position and get that great shot as well. Second, you can setup different types of shots, such as, time lapse for when your doing your setup. During the ceremony you can get a wide shot. The downside is the audio quality isn't always the best, especially if you're trying to record people talking. The best software for editing videos is either Microsoft DVD Maker or (the one I use) Filmora by Wondershare. It's fairly inexpensive with lots of features and you can upload to You Tube, facebook, or save it to y... [read more]
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Always Performing at 100%

January 10, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
The events we perform at can vary wildly—from the amount of preparation required to the level of excitement among to the guests. Many variables are out of our control, such as whether or not alcohol will be served or if the family is full of introverts. Forming a preconceived notion of how an event will go is a common side effect of discovering details about an gig like those mentioned above. The danger in making these assumptions is letting them affect the level of performance you deliver. "Oh, there's no alcohol, there probably won't be much dancing." "The venue is a super stuffy joint, the host will probably be on me all night." While there are easy assumptions to make, things are almost never entirely what they seem. While I've made plenty of similar predictions about my events, I've been wron... [read more]
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4 Reasons Wedding Suppliers Websites Fail To Book Brides And How To Turn Them Into Your Biggest Opportunity (1 of 4)

January 10, 2018 by Terry Lewis
The wedding industry is a highly competitive marketplace worth billions globally each year. Most of us have set-up in business and created a fantastic wedding experience in the hope of getting get our share of the market only to struggle to get bookings. And when the bookings eventually come, they're from clients wanting a discount, and sometimes it's our own fault! What you'll discover in this lesson: 1. Marketing mistakes that attract 'Price Shoppers' to your business and repel better-paying clients. 2. By viewing your site through the eyes of a bride, not a wedding supplier, you’ll discover how to ge... [read more]
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How F.A.S.T. Will You Get Ahead in 2018?

January 9, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
The first week of 2018 is done. Have you already broken your New Year's Resolutions? Did you even make any? Don't feel bad if you didn't. Most people find them useless and counterproductive. What you do need is a plan of action with measurable goals and markers. Much of where you go in 2018 depends on how you ended 2017. Have you analyzed your sales data from 2017? Did you hit your business and personal goals? Now is the time to decide which new goals you want to set and the direction you want your life and business to move in. I like the acronym "F.A.S.T." which can be used a few different ways. F- Family and focus. In 2018 make time for family. Li... [read more]
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DJ Help – Slipping Light Clamp Fix

January 8, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
Here's a quick tip video for any of you who have problems with slipping clamps, especially when you have a clamp on some kind of overhead truss, be it a single pipe, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, ladder truss painted aluminum, doesn't matter. If you're hooking a light onto a truss, you put it in the position you want and it starts to slip because of movement or whatever, how do you fix that? Had a DJ with that problem today. They contacted me with an Inno Pocket Spot clamp problem. Everything hooks up fine. They kind of put it at an angle coming off of the truss, but after the light starts moving around, the clamp starts slipping a little bit. And this can happen depending on what kind of trussing you're using and how much your light weighs. There's a quick way around this. All you need is some black electric tape; the ... [read more]
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What Is the Best Turntable, Controller, Mixer, Etc?

January 4, 2018 by DJcity
What is the best turntable, controller, mixer, etc? DJ TLM discusses in the first episode of "Share the Knowledge" on DJcityTV. Check it out: (more…)... [read more]