Weddings

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about how to get more weddings, and then perform at them. This is the location to find such articles.

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The 7 Steps To Successfully Booking Brides At A Wedding Fair

April 26, 2017 by Terry Lewis

The 7 Steps To Successfully Booking Brides At A Wedding Fair

Many wedding suppliers say to me "Terry, I'm giving up on wedding fairs because they just don't work!" But wedding fairs do work... when approached strategically. If you struggle with wedding fairs these 7 steps  will help. 1. Apply the 10 Minute Funnel Condense conversations with brides to 10 minutes. Why? Think of your fair as a conveyor belt of potential new business; every minute you spend engaged in conversation with a bride, is a minute saying goodbye to other brides walking by, because as they pass, they do so having been denied the o... [read more]
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You Can Have A Retail Location Without The Retail Headaches

April 25, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
Many DJ’s are home-based because they feel the overhead is too high to open up a retail store. Even if you’re enjoying success in your home office, you’d probably think twice about opening a retail store because you’ve have to gain a considerable amount of additional bookings and clients to keep up with the expense of rent, insurance, utilities, and staff. And there’s also the problem of opening up in a mall, shopping center, or busy area where you are paying high rent to have exposure to a large audience. Unfortunately, most of this audience won’t have any interest in your service. It makes more sense to open a store or office that is ea... [read more]
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So who is Terry Lewis – The Newest UK Blogger at Mobile Beat

April 24, 2017 by Terry Lewis
In short, I help wedding DJ’s fill their calendars with wedding bookings at 2x, 3x and even 10x their current earnings. And I can help if you:
  1. Have too few bookings
  2. Quote too low
  3. Have too few enquiries
  4. Need inspiration getting to the top
My belief is: To fill your calendar and be booked at the fees you want, you need to help brides and grooms get what they want to get. If you can do this in a remarkable way, achievement is inevitable. Which is why my blogs teach how to become remarkable and invaluable in t... [read more]
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How Much Should You Charge for a Deposit? Part II

April 23, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Last week, I wrote an article about how much you should charge for a deposit. I saw another post, from another Mobile Beat writer named Randy, stating his opinion/feedback, which I always appreciate. I wanted to visit this topic, again, to add a few more details, which I planned on doing, anyway (I post once per week). As I previously stated, our company charges a $100 deposit to book any of our services. We know this is certainly not the norm in the wedding business and we purposely set our rate this low. Again, we make it easy for clients to book with us. I actually just got married, last October, and though we already knew the wedding business well, it was still overwhelming. Even though my wife and I are certified wedding and event planners, it still required a lot of work, time, and... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: The Reception That Didn’t Go Swimmingly

April 19, 2017 by Tony Barthel
While many receptions take place in the surroundings of a hotel or banquet hall, this one was at a very nice house in a very nice neighborhood. The parents of the bride had spent much time sprucing up an already-beautiful place so it became a showpiece for them and a great place for a wedding.WeddingHorror Part of the reception was indoors, and part was out by a fabulous pool. Because there wasn’t the restrictions that some professional venues place on the guests, the open bar was frequented by some guests more than might be expected at a wedding or where the guests would have to pay for their own drinks. Even as the night air became chilly, th... [read more]
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Use Your Computer to Close Face-to-Face Sales

April 18, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
By now, you probably have a set-in-stone sale ritual and strategy that’s worked for you for years. Hopefully, you’re successful at closing sales and can charm your clients. But it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks. And if you’re not closing 100% of your sales, there’s always room for improvement. You can harness the power of the internet as a boost to close your sales. ordinateur-de-bureau-pc-1456070535wehAt one point, you’ve probably heard this from a client: “I want to meet the DJ.” This causes a problem if the client is not directly talking to the DJ that will perform. For example... [read more]
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Second Biggest Motivator Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored Sales

The Second Biggest Motivator

April 18, 2017 by MitchTaylor
Second Biggest Motivator Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored SalesLet's look at the flipside. The flipside of hate is love.  Love can also be a powerful powerful motivator. Think about your wife. Think about your children. I mean my gosh my daughter Kendall has got me wrapped around her little finger. She can do pretty much whatever she wants. (Kendall if you are reading this no, you can't.  :) ). Your parents, your spouse, your kids can be big motivators. Growing up in a town of 450 people in a log cabin in rural Maine, we didn't have much.  I know the struggle my parents went throu... [read more]
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Time the Wedding Planning Switch

April 11, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
Wedding DJ’s have advantages over other industries:

-You don’t have to create the need for your services. -The booking will be made within a finite period of time. -The decision process is often emotional, impulsive, and can be greatly influenced by the right presentation and sales approach. -The first time wedding couple is uneducated consumers and wants guidance.

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20 Non-Traditional Wedding Processional/Recessional Songs Austin's Best DJs

20 Great, Non-Traditional Wedding Processional/Recessional Songs

April 10, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Every year, we have the honor of providing our DJ & photo booth services for hundreds of happy Austin and central Texas couples! We have played numerous, great bride/groom processional and couple recessional songs for many happy couples! More and more, we're seeing less of the traditional wedding march songs and couple recessional songs. We always tell our clients, "it's your special day, make it your own! There's no need to do what everyone else does. Choose the music and the songs that fit you!" The best part of many of these songs is that they can be used for the wedding march, recessional, or even the first dance. Also, many of these songs are gender-neutral. Here are some of the popular non-traditional wedding processional and recessional songs we've played over the last year.
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7 Tips to Grow Your Wedding Business With Outsourcing

April 7, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
  Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran in the wedding business, the word “assistant” can be scary. How can you possibly hire someone to do what you do? I turned to Bob Graham, founder of Event Temple software for wedding pros and the multi-op entertainment business Airwaves Music, for advice. He’s hired and trained hundreds of team members, and... [read more]