Personal Development

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Passionate Pro by Bryan Foley

January 20, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
What drives people, the very successful people in the public eye? What made Cal Ripken play 2,632 games over 16 years without taking a day off? What drove Steve Jobs to bring his vision of a phone with only one button to life? Passion. What is your passion? To many it is the drive, ambition or love of what you do and who you serve. Providing you with a special view of the world that others often can not see. What is your true passion? What makes you excited about what you are doing? Passion is the difference between those who push through difficult times and those who do not. How can you maximize your passion’s impact on your business, life and re... [read more]
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Toast Health! by Tom Haibeck

January 19, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
M obile Entertainers face some unique occupational hazards in doing their jobs. From the physical demands of loading in sound equipment and being “on” all night to the mental challenges of dealing with drunken buffoons and crazed Bridezillas, it’s a tough gig. But perhaps the biggest risk of all is the stress that accrues through the nature of the work itself. Think about this: In order to do your job, you have to combine the skill sets of two of the most stressful career cat- egories on the planet: Special Event Coordinator (ranked at #5 on the “CareerCast.com List of Most Stressful Jobs”) and “Public Speaker” (ranked as the greatest f... [read more]
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Todd Mitchem Workshop at MBLV21

January 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat
REGISTRATION DISCOUNTED FOR ALL #MBLV21 ATTENDEES! It's time for you to stop making excuses about your lack of audience control and get control....of YOU! WHEN: MARCH 12, 2017 - 10am - 6pm WHERE: Tropicana, Las Vegas room T-4 SEATING IS LIMITED.  Register today: www.HeyDJFocus.com - REGISTER NOW HEY DJ…RE-FOCUS! - RESPECTED SPEAKER, AUTHOR, BUSINESS EXPERT, AND LEADERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE GURU, TODD MITCHEM, IS COMING BACK TO MOBILE BEAT LAS VEGAS 2017! But before the fun begins, Todd is offering a huge learning workshop opportunity, on Sunday, March 13, 2017 from 10am - 6pm ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Great DJ website and article for new DJs

December 11, 2016 by DJJay
DJ tips in under a minute, DoAndroidsDance. This is a website I just stumbled upon today, because another DJ said I needed to read this article right here, 10 Tips for New DJs. It's a little abrasive, but you know what, it has some really good points and I mean, really good points on being a hard worker, marketing, practicing, knowing your music, being quick to respond, being nice in the industry, dealing with promoters, all sorts of stuff, whether you're doing weddings or clubs. It's actually a really good read. I'll put a link down here, but it's a cool site too. Goes over DJs to follow on Twitter, acts to see at WMC and Ultra Fest. Just it seems like an overall good source for info for DJs that are into music and being DJs, got charts. So I'm definitely going to be checking this out a little more. So DJ ti... [read more]
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Have Fun While Working for Yourself and Your Family

December 8, 2016 by DigiGames
Iam writing this article from the Carnival Conquest. My wife and I sail today for the next eight 175-10-11days. I have had a lot of conversations with my friends who have “real jobs” lately about holiday travel, vacation, days off, kids off from school, and all of the FUN things associated with the next few months. There is a common theme: Many of my friends are stressed out. They don’t have enough time off. They can’t visit all their family. They don’t have anyone to watch their kids during break. They don’t have enough money for the extra things that come with the holidays. No bonus this year and times are tough. You get the point. As we boarded the... [read more]
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Get Ready to Grow

November 29, 2016 by JasonWeldon
I was driving to work the other day and while pulling into the local Wawa convenience store, I was pondering the growth of companies; why one company might grow over another. This was particularly on my mind because my company seems to be in another growth phase. Actually, it seems like we are consistently in one these growth phases every other year. Certainly not a bad thing.175-32 During that day, I took some time to talk to some of the other larger companies in the area, as well as just thinking about the companies that haven’t grown over the years that I have been in business. I did not talk to the non-growing companies, only speculating from the few conversat... [read more]
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Product Review – “Marketing the Music” – An Educational DVD by Joe Bunn

November 19, 2016 by GreggHollmann
Several years ago, DJ Joe Bunn, a successful DJ company owner based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, began speaking at national DJ conferences.  From the first how-to-promote-your-dj-companytime that I heard Joe speak, I realized that he was a savvy marketer with great ideas. His polished marketing and branding have helped Bunn DJ Company to become a market leader.  Joe and his staff DJs perform at over 500 weddings annually, supplemented by another 200+ private, corporate and charity events. I was excited to learn that Joe was producing an educational DVD focused on marketing and branding.  The DVD was released in March 2016 and is titled ... [read more]
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An Open Letter to Aspiring Female DJs by Gregg Hollmann

November 5, 2016 by GreggHollmann
You may have heard that the DJ industry is a male-dominated 20150419-ambient-photoshoot-18field, and that your chances for success are slim to none.  Well I’m here to advise you otherwise. Who am I?  I am a DJ company owner based in Central New Jersey and a former President of the New Jersey Disc Jockey Network (2013-2015), our state’s professional disc jockey association.  As an active participant at national DJ conventions, I am familiar with many of the DJ industry’s success stories – both male and female. I’ve always been vexed by the scarcity of female DJs. Perhaps just 5% of DJs are female.  While the job i... [read more]
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Positive Change

October 18, 2016 by JasonWeldon
“Life isn’t static.” For the life of me, I don’t know why people think about this statement more. Or wait; people do think about this statement, but only from a negative point of view.174-30 Let me give you an example. Say I told you that you needed to move out of your home office and get an office in a complex somewhere. A place that had more warehouse space for your gear. A place that could better hold employees. A place that would speak just a little bit more professionally to your prospects/customers than your home can. For a lot of people, the typical first response would be “Yeah, that would be great...but what if I can’t afford it?” ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Last night a DJ saved my life

October 17, 2016 by DJJay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute, it's about a book this time and the book is Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disk Jockey. This is a very cool book. Brian S. Redd turned me onto this, had not read it and now I have and it's really cool. It goes over the history of DJing starting back in the day back in Germany in the discotechs underground and the effects that DJs had on music, and dancing, and bands, and everything going on in America on the radio and it's just really cool. It gives you a sense of history for the job you do. Quick read, not too bad, but really lays out a lot of answers for questions that you may or may not have had at some point about what it is you do. So if you get a chance, Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, I believe, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of th... [read more]