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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Trigger the Law of Reciprocity by Giving Away Something Valuable Free

June 27, 2017 by Terry Lewis
Imagine it’s Christmastime and you meet up with a friend and they unexpectedly present you with a beautiful gift, but because it came as a surprise you were caught short and had nothing to give back in return… how would that act of kindness make you feel? Genuinely thankful? A little awkward because you had nothing to give back in return? A sincere wish that you had something to give back? Probably all of the above, and this inner drive to want to give back that’s called reciprocity. And it can contribute to getting you booked. So give something away to your bride and groom that they were not expecting…Bu... [read more]
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In order to influence brides to book your premium offer, you must first be influenced you are worth it

June 20, 2017 by Terry Lewis
Success happens in your mind long before it materialises in side your business. Believe in yourself even when others tell you to let go of your dream. It will be those closest to you who will tell you “It can’t be done.” Quite often these are the people who care about you the most and want to protect you from the pain of possible failure but have ironically never stood in the shoes of failure nor success in your pursuit, and whenever your naysayers vocalise unqualified advice you should ask the same question I silently ask myself whenever others try to derail my dreams and that is “Does your life experience and trac... [read more]
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Common flaws in wedding DJ websites – Why MORE price shoppers THAN high spending brides contact you (Part 2 of 2)

June 13, 2017 by Terry Lewis
In last weeks blog I promised to reveal the winning formula to an effective website, here it is: A good wedding website is as easy as ABC3D: Attract higher spending brides. Be ‘sticky’ so brides hang around and revisit. Contain value driven solutions your avatar will love. Capture leads. Convert prospects to the next step. Designed beautifully. The way you articulate and design your online message is of paramount importance because brides will form an opinion about your website in 20 seconds or less! That’s right you've just 20 seconds to impress. It’s possible that right now your perfect br... [read more]
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No More Bad Wedding Toasts

June 13, 2017 by Dave Ternier
Ever witnessed a bad wedding speech? A toast to the bride that kind of flopped? A toast to the groom that quickly descended into jokes that should have stayed with “the boys”? A welcome to the family speech that just…wouldn’t…end? Any DJ that has spent any time at all working with weddings has witnessed a few of the above (if not all of them). For many people speaking at weddings, this is the first time they’ve had to write a speech or toast like this. Remember that surveys commonly show fear of public speaking, also known as “glossophobia,” sitting at the top of list of worst fears. It’s no wonder that weddings play host to so many bad speeches, but fear not (see what I did there?!), you can play a massive role in changing that. Before I present you what I am about to share, rea... [read more]
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NETWORKING, STYLE AND APPEARANCE WILL WIN MORE BUSINESS.

June 12, 2017 by Jerry Bazata
You get up from your desk and prepare to attend a late afternoon networking event hosted by the chamber of commerce,  a wedding association or business after hours meeting.    Quickly you gather up a stack of business cards,  rehearse you elevator speech and set out on a mission to meet as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time.      This basic 101 approach to business development as been taught to many of us for years and the topic of countless books,   the mantra of sales consultants and motivational speakers.    Today,  developing networking techniques that yield tangible results involve less of quantity and more of quality.  Meaning,  just as you take the patience and time to plan an event for a client,  you need to take the same path in planning your networking and business ... [read more]
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Social Network Marketing: Your Image

June 6, 2017 by Jesse Swanson
Social media, more specifically Facebook, can be the best thing and the worst that ever happened to the DJ industry depending on how you look at it. It’s given a platform for anyone to call themselves a business owner or professional over night. It’s also given us as wedding entertainers a very direct way to interact with our clients and build relationships. There are two sides to the coin and I know the opinions are all over the place. In this article I would just like to give some insight into how to embrace the technology and make it work for you. Facebook isn’t going anywhere so we might as well take advantage of what it has to offer.   The first things we look at when we visit someones Facebook page, read more]
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Common flaws in wedding DJ websites – Why MORE price shoppers THAN high spending brides contact you (Part 1 of 2)

June 6, 2017 by Terry Lewis
If you have not read my previous blog, please go back and take a look because this lesson builds on that training… If you are currently getting more price shoppers than value buyers, the miscommunication is most likely in your marketing message, your personal letter to your avatar. And because the greatest chance of someone forming an opinion of you is via your website, I would suggest your problem stems from there. You see, the reason price shoppers are attracted to you at the moment is because you are ‘inadvertently’ appealing to them. And if you are attracting price shoppers, you are less likely to appeal to t... [read more]
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Top 25 Fun Wedding Reception Songs

May 31, 2017 by Jason Rubio
There are many great DJ song lists out there. Every DJ has his/her own preferred "go-to" songs, and the top songs that are played may also vary by region. Our company, Austin's Best DJs, is based out of Austin, Texas, and we provide DJs and photo booths for about 250 events per year. Around 80% of our events are weddings. We tend to play many of the same songs at many of the weddings we do. We don't play them because we're too lazy to make a new playlist; we play them because they work! A hit is a hit and people want to hear and dance to songs they know and love. Your job, as a DJ, is to ensure that your clients and their guests have a great time! We know there are literally millions of songs out there and there may be some great songs that we left out, but these are the well know songs that we frequently ... [read more]
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Final Wedding Prep Checklist

May 30, 2017 by Dave Ternier
Managing event preparation time ahead of weddings has always been a challenge for mobile DJs & MCs. Many of us have experienced the struggle of working late nights on the week of events, running our deadlines to the max, getting things done just-in-time. I won’t say I have the perfect solution for you, but I might have a tool that that could help. Managing WHAT has to be done, is half of the battle and was solved for me a few years ago through the creation of a simple checklist. What follows is a copy of my “Final Wedding Prep Checklist”. This list includes the items I generally start with when it comes to finalizing my prep for a wedding. This list is just a template file of course and is duplicated into every wedding event folder during the final few weeks leading up to that specific wedding. ... [read more]
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Go Far With The Right PR

May 25, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
Word of mouth is arguably the most powerful marketing tool. A referred customer is more likely to book your services. Even better, most will book your services without even comparing you to the competition. The main reason? Trust was established from the start. 10888776353_9c71574e19_bPublic relations can oftentimes be a proactive art, but you must create the positive word of mouth about your business. If you’re the subject of a magazine, blog, or newspaper article, that subconsciously implies endorsement to readers by a reputable source. In a sales situation, this will often give the client the same level of respect and trust they would feel if ... [read more]