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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Wedding Wire’s Sonny Ganguly

May 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Mobile Beat president and publisher Ryan Burger met with Sonny Ganguly, another featured presenter for the Mobile Beat Las Vegas event, happening in March. Here is some of their conversation, about his company, Wedding Wire, social media and marketing in general, and some specifics on his MBLV21 keynote. Ryan Burger: Sonny, tell us a little bit about yourself, how you joined Wedding Wire and your history before that. Sonny Ganguly: Yep. So we’ve been doing Wedding Wire now for 10 years; we’ve hit thatmilestone. I think all of us on the founding team of Wedding Wire, we came from different paths and technology and corporate America and somehow ... [read more]
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Impact Mitch Taylor Taylored Sales

Impact

May 9, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Impact Mitch Taylor Taylored SalesImpact. Yes the word impact’s definition is to have an impact. It’s often used with or to impinge or make contact especially forcefully. How are you having an impact on someone else's life?  What impact do you have on people?   Here's the funny thing.  The average number of people at a wedding reception is about 200.  What's the average number of people at a funeral?  200.  The number for two of the biggest life celebrations is about the same...200. The reality is you have the same number of people at the start of your life as you begin to mature into adulthood and becoming married as you do at the close o... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Monday get back to vendors from over the weekend

May 6, 2017 by DJJay
Hey, DJ tips in under a minute. It's Monday marketing day, I've decided, which means that I'm going to get in touch with vendors, get in touch with people I worked with over the weekend that had a good event with and see if they can help me out with getting business in the future and I can help them out by providing a great service. But I've also decided that I know so many vendors who I can see at an event, I haven't seen in a year and say, it's great seeing you again, I loved working with you last time, but nothing comes of it. So I think you've really got to stay on people's radar. So I've decided to start emailing people once a week, once every couple of weeks and if they get back to me and they're like, yeah, I've got a client coming up, great. If they don't, onto the next one, because I think we're g... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Dealing With “Fake” Inquiries

May 3, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you've been in business for a while, you may have already received a "suspicious" inquiry for booking your services. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'm talking about those emails or calls you get from a "client who wants to book your services," but it is really a competitor, trying to find out more about your business. It's a super competitive business, so competitors always want to know what you're up to. We've gotten so used to these inquiries that they're easy to spot. Here is what we've noticed along the way, that helps us spot a fake inquiry from a mile away. (Of course now our competitors will read this and try to change their techniques) :) Email Address  The email addresses for these fake inquiries are almost always from Yahoo or from a less popular email provider. Why? It's easie... [read more]
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Wedding Articles Are Often a Fountain of Misinformation

May 2, 2017 by Brian Lawrence
The internet allows everyone to be educated consumers. Before meeting you, your prospect is armed with questions to ask, has researched your competitors, and is likely to be influenced by articles they’ve read on wedding websites, blogs and in wedding magazines. 3978938250_9cb51c28dc_bUnfortunately, most wedding articles are a fountain of misinformation. The best authorities in the wedding industry are wedding professionals, boasting hands-on experience with the services they provide, as well as understand the real needs that wedding couples have on the day of their wedding (rather than what they think their needs are going to be). Oft... [read more]
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Copy vs Artistry Mitch Taylor Taylored Sales

I Wrote That

May 2, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Copy vs Artistry Mitch Taylor Taylored SalesI wrote that.  Lately I have seen more people complaining about not getting "credit" due for concepts that have been in the public space or business sector for YEARS prior to their usage of them.  Someone, somewhere along the way also inspired you to share it.  Your take on something may be uniquely your own.  If you can trademark that and protect your intellectual property then you absolutely should.  However, do we SERIOUSLY believe that EVERYTHING we have ever done has original roots?  I for one say NO.  Some, yes. Let's look at a recent example.  I believe that interpretation lea... [read more]
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“Visualize” New Income Streams

April 30, 2017 by Michael Anderson
It wasn’t long ago when only the high end, most progressive entertainment and A/V companies offered expensive, cutting-edge upgrades like video screens and projection at their events. But just a quick look at Facebook on any given day shows that even modestly priced, single-operator DJs in every market are doing this now and providing these services at their typical weekly events. If you haven’t jumped into this lucrative and easy upsell, it’s probably because you haven’t realized just how simple and inexpensive it has become. But where to begin? What kind of projector should you buy? How much should you spend? What should you look for in a... [read more]
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Tips for Success: Know WHY Clients Should Book You!

April 28, 2017 by Jason Rubio
As you already know, the DJ industry is becoming more competitive, every year. When I first started DJing, in the early 90s (I was 13), the DJ business was far less competitive. There was literally a handful of DJs for the entire town I lived in and we were a community of DJs. We gave each other gigs, when we were overbooked. You had to have turntables (CDs/CD mixers weren't mainstream, yet), no laptops and all your equipment was super-heavy! We simply had to have business cards and you were booked! Then, along came the internet, laptops, DJ software, YouTube, social media, etc. This changed everything! It's now easier (and cheaper) to become a DJ, which means competition is strong. While competition is good, especially for clients, it presents a challenge to DJs, DJ companies, photo booth companies and any ... [read more]
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4 Tips For Booking Budget Shoppers Without Selling Out

April 28, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
In this article for Book More Brides, a wedding videographer and analytics-obsessed business owner, Mika R., discusses Tips For Booking Budget Shoppers. I’m a couple of years into my own wedding business and the type of inquiries I now get are quite different to the ones I was fielding in the early days. When I was starting out, almost every inquiry came from a “price shopper.” They had found me through Google ads, while shopping around online for a bunch of quotes to compare. These couples were highly price sensitive. They didn’t know who I was, and they didn’t have anything to... [read more]
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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 opportunity of di... [read more]