Personal Development

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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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The Qualities of a Successful DJ

March 28, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
At one point or another, you’ve probably looked back over the past year and measured your success. Sometimes success is built in self-reflection. With that in mind, here are the top qualities of a successful DJ. 15274715978_64a13be9ee_b Patience – Having patience shows a client that you care. Spending time builds rapport. Rapport makes your client comfortable and encourages them to ask questions, which earns your trust. And trust closes sales. Empathy – When you try to feel what your client feels, a connection is built. Telling your own personal story or a third-party story that relates to your clie... [read more]
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Pause

Pause

March 23, 2017 by MitchTaylor
[caption id="attachment_103630" align="alignleft" width="200"]Pause II Pause II[/caption] Pause 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 first of a three part series where we unveil the first 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. Why pause?  Pause gives you time to do the next action step, which will be re... [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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Find Your Mentors' Mentor, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mitch Taylor, Charlie Tremendous Jones,

Find Your Mentors’ Mentor

March 14, 2017 by MitchTaylor
Find Your Mentors' Mentor   [caption id="attachment_103609" align="alignleft" width="560"]Find Your Mentors' Mentor, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mitch Taylor, Charlie Tremendous Jones, Find Your Mentors' Mentor[/caption] I had the pleasure of interviewing Jeffrey Gitomer for the Creating Connections For Event Pros 100th Episode podcast.  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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Is There Really No Place Like Home?

March 7, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
If you’re operating your DJ business out of your home, it’s probably because of convenience and low overhead. Showcasing a modern and sleek website and having good online visibility and strong reviews can make a home-based business look just as reputable and credible as an office or storefront location. 3088798472_afe99be01f_z But there is a downside. It’s difficult to juggle the different roles as a businessperson, spouse, and parent. And it’s challenging to mentally leave work when you are not physically leaving work. Leaving a physical location after a full day of work and driving home creates a psychological shut d... [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]
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Your Reputation Is Everything Part 1

March 6, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome to Part 1 of “Your Reputation Is Everything!” Series. In this series we are going to cover the basics of reputation, why it’s important, and how to make a good reputation eventually lead to authentic, long lasting relationships with your clients. Business is essentially about building valuable relationships.  More often than not, people like to do business with people that they like. This may be because you share a common interest, goal or achievement. Client retention is one of the intricate parts of any business. When a DJ is moving into the event production world this can be magnified. Which is why having a rela... [read more]