Profiles

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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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Do You Need Social Media For Your Business?

March 3, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Social media is everywhere. You can't go one day, perhaps even one hour, without hearing someone talk about something they saw on Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, or any other social media. It goes without saying that social media is a huge part of our lives! So this brings me to the title and question, do you need social media for your business? The short, easy answer is yes and the good news is, it's not too difficult! Whether you're a DJ, a photographer, run a photo booth, or any business that provides services for public and private events, social media is a must. Social media provides social proof. Social proof is basically a way to "ease the minds" of your current and potential clients about your business. First, establish social media accounts for your business. Be sure to update <... [read more]
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5 Ways To Get That Production Bid

February 27, 2017 by StephenJClayton
How Do I Get That Production Bid?! Let's say your clients who have hired you in the past to perform at their 200 person holiday party, are now considering companies who can produce a corporate sales meeting.  Only now it is for their 1500 staff and their 4 offices across the west coast.  As we know, you can’t attempt to produce the job unless you get the job.  How can you compete for a chance to bid on this next big project? Here are 5 introductory ways to start early on transitioning from getting the traditional DJ jobs you’ve always gotten to the production bids you want. Part A.  Little Things Matter
  1. Just Say Yes.  Take on any new challenges, projects and small jobs as they come.  Your world is full of resources.  Reach out.  Utilize your network that you’ve built.  read more]
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Sunlight: Party Killer or Money Maker

January 17, 2017 by Randy Lehrman
Ever dreaded the idea of a day party???  People draggin' at that 12 noon Bar-Mitzvah; 1000 windows in the room, streaming in sunlight, and you're working your butt off to get people up...Why?  Sunlight. Proven by science, people are less likely to dance or lose their inhibitions in the daytime, sometimes turning a party into a luncheon. Mobile DJs want to CREATE A PARTY!  Not have a bunch of people staring out a window at the duck filled pond.  I've figured out the solution...and you can make money off of it. If your clients DO pick a daytime venue with windows (especially for a Bar/Bat-Mitzvah) and they want a dance party but LOVE their outside view, you can do a few things do make everyone happy and your wallet a little thicker. #1. Black out the windows.  Lose the sunlight in the room.  I... [read more]
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N.A.M.E. Acquires ProMobileDJ.com to Bring More Resources to Your Business

December 6, 2016 by Mobile Beat
unnamed-20The National Association of Mobile Entertainers (N.A.M.E.) has proudly acquired ProMobileDJ.com. N.A.M.E.'s recent acquisition of ProMobileDJ.com means increased online resources for our members. Over the past seven years, founder, publisher, editor, and esteemed author Stacy Zemon has turned ProMobileDJ.com into the #1 source for free DJ education in the world. Going forward, N.A.M.E. will continue to work with Stacy Zemon's team of expert contributing writers and video-makers to provide weekly articles and videos for mobile entertainers around the globe. In addition, we will cultivate new content sources to address our wider mobil... [read more]
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DJ with Double Vision

December 2, 2016 by Mike Ryan
Using top-of-the-line sound equipment won’t automatically make you a great DJ...but it sure would be fun. Tom Capo of KPODJ literally gets his pick of the best pro audio products our industry has to offer. But don’t be jealous; it wasn’t just handed to him on a silver record platter. He’s been working hard building his screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-12-51-26-pmMobile DJ and retail businesses since he was 14-year- old. Capo shares his unique insight into our industry. Mike Ryan: You started your Mobile DJ business as a teenager. That’s not that unusual these days but before you were an adult you actually had a thriving ret... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Stories: Get Personal

August 31, 2016 by Randy Lehrman
Just when you thought it was safe to DJ a wedding...You hear about the horror stories, the crazy Youtube moments, and of course..."He said WHAT???!!!!!!" Now, we'll get to the 'He said, she said' in a moment.  First, I wanted to address how adding a little bit of extra detective work can avoid problems down the road. You've probably asked a million questions of brides and grooms; mostly you've asked about music, timing, food, bouquet, etc.  But have you ever asked a wedding couple if everyone gets along???  Have you ever asked about who is toasting as opposed to just the names???  It might help to alleviate crazy things happening at an event if you get a little bit personal and get to know a couple and their wedding party more than just who is coming u... [read more]
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Todd Mitchem’s Journey to Leadership

August 20, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Todd Mitchem has been part of the national DJ industry for over 15 years, with a club and mobile DJ career even before that. He made his big return to the industry at MBLV20 this past March and has now been announced as the week-long MC for MBLV21, coming up next March (mobilebeatlasvegas.com). “I wanted to get into DJing back when I was probably about 16 or 17 years old back in the ‘80s,” says Todd, “but it was a much different time than it is now. Of course, when I started in ‘89, right before I graduated high school, it was a different world. You were carrying records and cassettes and it was a different universe with big speakers and equipment.172-1213read more]
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Worlds Fastest Man from Olympics also a DJ?

August 19, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Last night in Rio, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt made history when he became the first person to win the 100-meter title three Olympics in a row. Since then, the world has been experiencing peak Boltmania, with the athlete's mid-stride smile already the subject of countless memes. While various publications are taking the opportunity to delve deep into Bolt's various athletic accolades, some have overlooked another important part of his usain-bolt-dj-set-youtube-retrospective-olympics-rio-body-image-1471296906legendary lineage—the guy absolutely loves to DJ, and has so for many years. THU... [read more]