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About Your Hotel Room… for MBLV22 or even this past MBLV21

April 20, 2017 by DanWalsh
At Mobile Beat, we try to provide you, our conference attendee, with as much information as possible when it comes to deciding where to spend your trade show dollars. While certain aspects of the show attract the most attention -- keynote speakers, party entertainment, etc. -- one other important element of your show experience is often overlooked: your hotel room. If you aren’t already aware of how it works, here’s the nutshell version: In order to hold an event in a hotel’s conference space, an organization like Mobile Beat has to agree to fill a certain number of hotel rooms for the duration of the event. This is k... [read more]
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Should I Go Full Time? Pt. 3

April 13, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome back to Part 3 of “Should I Go Full Time?” series. If you haven’t read Part 1 or 2, make sure you’re caught up before proceeding to Part 3! In Part 1, we asked ourselves the question “Is THIS the right time? How do I know if this is the right time?” and in Part 2 we went through 4 questions that should help you determine whether you have the necessary equipment and consistent gigs to help you make the decision to go full time. Now, we will talk about how to keep your full time status, and tips to prevent you from having to retreat back to part time to supplement your income.
  1. Staying visible. Be open to smaller jobs! Smaller jobs more often than not lead to bigger jobs. This will prove that you’re willing to go above and beyond to work with your client, and that it... [read more]
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Should I Go Full Time? Pt. 2

April 5, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome back "Should I Go Full Time?" The series. Last week we talked about the "feeling" you get when you start to desire going full time. In this post we'll ask 5 questions that you will help you determine if it's "time" to go full time DJ. Obviously making the move from part time to full time DJ has a lot to do with your mindset, to begin. Are you mentally ready to take on full financial responsibility working for yourself? My basketball coach, John Masi at UC Riverside used to say, “you can’t be Mental Midgets”.  You have to be tough enough in your minds to overcome the obstacles in front of you. If you already have dou... [read more]
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Should I Go Full Time? Pt. 1

March 30, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome to Part 1 of "Should I Go Full Time?" The Series. In this series, we'll ask the necessary questions to really know if you are ready to invest in your business full time! Making the leap from part timer to a full time profession as a DJ can be the scariest decision of your life. So when is the right “time”? So many people ask me this and ask when is it that you knew you could leave your full time job?  My answer was this……. I was always a full timer.  To be honest, I had 4 full time jobs.  Husband/Father, school to get my Master’s Degree, teacher and entrepreneur.  I say that all are full time because my... [read more]
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Pause Think

March 30, 2017 by MitchTaylor
  [caption id="attachment_103637" align="alignleft" width="300"]Pause.  Think.  Gitomer Licensed Trainer Mitch Taylor from Taylored Sales Pause. Think.[/caption] There are three words that should be heeded in business and in life.  These three words will help you go far in ANY situation.  This is the second of a three part series where we unveil the second of the three words for business and life success.  The first word is something you should do before you speak a SINGLE word with your potential client...PAUSE. The second word is explained below.   I got an o... [read more]
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In a Fog About Which Haze Machine To Buy???

March 23, 2017 by Randy Lehrman
Remember way back when (and sometimes now) all we saw were the $39 fogger specials?  Halloween, carnivals, and Bar-Mitzvahs...That was the only effect we had to enhance our lighting.  The giant fog cloud that enveloped our room also made old people cranky, asthmatics cough to death, and photographers mad with boggy photos.  Then the movie studios created haze machines to alleviate the smoke and create something of an atmosphere changer...and now we have these in our business to enhance all of our amazing lighting and create a whole "Club Vibe" wherever we go. As I use a ton of lighting on my events, I decided to test a few haze machines and then run a finalists test with the two top haze machines that are both $400 and below.  The final battle is between the Chauvet Hurricane Haze 4 and the American ... [read more]
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Putting Sauce on those MBLV21 Nuggets

March 21, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
It's hard to believe another amazing week of Mobile Beat Madness has come to an end. A week crammed with learning, celebrating, making new friends and more celebrating. Definitely a lot of celebrating. The big question is how many "nuggets" did you take home with you and are you ready to apply them? The big focus this year at MBLV21 was on motivation and sales, or "The business of running a DJ business". Both are key topics in our industry. The principles, methods and ideas discussed this year will have a major impact on your business and personal life if you apply them. Wasted knowledge is simply a waste. The motivational speeches, ... [read more]
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Your Reputation Is Everything Part 3

March 20, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome to the 3rd and final part of “Your Reputation is Everything!” Series! So far we have covered some of the basics on why having a good reputation is important, and how to set the foundation for a long lasting client relationship from the very beginning. Now we will discuss out of the box ways to to maintain client relationships! Yes, an email follow up after the event you worked is always a good idea. But let’s go deeper! There are so many different kinds of activities and fun gestures you can do for your clients that will make sure you are always first in their mind when it comes to their next event.
  1. Open House BBQ! If you just got new equipment that you’re dying to show off, consider throwing a BBQ and inviting current and past clients. It will encourage networking and you’l... [read more]
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Your Reputation is Everything Part 2

March 13, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome to Part 2 of "Your Reputation is Everything!" Series. Part 1 covered why it's important to have strong client relationships, now we'll discuss how to take your client relationship from ordinary to extraordinary. Our first topic of discussion will be: Building Client Relationships. You must first get clients, but after obtaining clients you want to keep them! You need to have a good reputation in order to keep them coming to you for future needs. Start with your first impression. Believe it or not, you make your first impression before you meet your client in person. Your first impression is actually made when they visit your... [read more]
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Gitomer Licensed Trainer Mitch Taylor with tips you can immediately use to extend the knowledge you get at Mobile Beat Las Vegas

Extend – How To MBLV Part 3

March 7, 2017 by MitchTaylor
[caption id="attachment_103599" align="alignleft" width="300"]Gitomer Licensed Trainer Mitch Taylor with tips you can immediately use to extend the knowledge you get at Mobile Beat Las Vegas Extend - How To MBLV Part 3[/caption] I have been traveling to conferences for the last decade plus.  In fact, this year marks my 10th year of going to the largest conference in the Mobile DJ industry, Mobile Beat Las Vegas.  If you have never attended and you LOVE this business of being a DJ, you owe it to yourself to attend.  This is the third part of a three part ser... [read more]