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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Influencers to get you booked – 
Social Proof.

August 8, 2017 by Terry Lewis
Prospects expect you to say you are the best because they know you want their business, so your affirmations of awesomeness will always fall on partially sceptical ears... at least initially. It is much more powerful to have hoards of past clients rave about you because they have no vested interest in their testimonials declaring your brilliance and therein lies the power of a testimonial. The more prospects discover your wedding business being positively talked about by scores of brides, grooms, guests and wedding suppliers both on and offline, the better. So do everything you can to ignite thi... [read more]
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The Wedding Coordinator: A DJ’s Best Friend?

August 8, 2017 by Justin Reid
I was recently at a regional DJ conference and was quickly reminded of how much a lot of DJ’s can’t stand wedding planners and coordinators. One of the speakers made a quip about the wedding planner and there was a collective groan. I always find this disdain very puzzling. “One of the best referral sources, you can’t stand” I thought to myself. Look, I’ve worked with some coordinators and planners in the past that I didn’t care for, but I’ve always tried very hard to make them feel like we are on their team and that we want, what they want. After all, our job is to provide the best service to our couples. Maybe you’re think... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Suggest A Great Idea To Your Brides And Grooms.

August 3, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. These are digital picture frames. And a few years ago I suggested to a bride and groom, how about you take some photos, put them on an SD card, get a digital frame and then put it on the guest book tables so that people have pictures of you that they can watch. And I hadn't suggested it for a while, because people kind of moved away from it and they just didn't seem like they were quite as popular. I met with a couple yesterday and they're doing a memorial table for their grandparents. So I suggested it to them and they thought it was a really great idea and I realized, you know what, this is an idea that maybe shouldn't have gone away. So when you meet with your clients, if you want to add a little something, and as a DJ, I think we, especially with weddings, need to ad... [read more]
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Building Your First Light Show Part Three (Moving Heads)

August 2, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
This article is part three in the author's mini series on building your first light show. Week one covered using wash lighting and week two covered effect lighting. Make sure to give those a read! Alright, so by now you've started to build up an effective and professional looking light show. You began by creating your rig around a solid base of wash/flood lighting and followed that up with an effect light or two to add some movement and excitement. For many DJs, this is the extent of the lighting they need or want. But what if you want more? Where do you go after  you've added wash and effect lighting to your light show? One way to greatly expand the capabilities and options available to you and your clients is to add moving head lights. Moving heads are, as their name implies, made up of some type of ... [read more]
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ADJ Introduces Flexible New Range Of Battery-Powered, Long Distance Wireless DMX Up-lighting Fixtures

August 2, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is proud to introduce the Element Series, a new collection of elegantly-designed battery powered, long distance wireless DMX (2,500ft/700M line of sight) par fixtures specifically created for up-lighting. Featuring models that utilize both quad color and hex color LEDs, as well as options with IP-rated weather-resistant construction, the Element Series covers every situation where up-lighting may be required. Vibrant output, advanced features, and a sleek design, not to mention affordable price tags, make the Element Series fixtures ideal for use by lighting professionals and mobile entertainers. Each sporting a stylish black finish, they will discre... [read more]
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Galaxy’s TQ8 – Affordable, Portable All-In-One PA – Perfect for Wedding Ceremonies?

August 1, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Galaxy’s new TQ8 packs 150-watts of high-performance audio into a light-weight, portable package with versatile mixing, wireless options and extended battery life – all at an unmatched price. With a powerful 8-inch woofer and a wide-dispersion HF horn with 1-inch compression driver, the TQ8 offers professional-level audio performance with plenty of level and clarity for a wide variety of uses. Two wired mic/line inputs complement a highly versatile music system with an SD card slot, USB connector, left/right audio connections and Bluetooth compatibility for use with a phone or iPod source. One or two optional wireless mic receivers work with Galaxy’... [read more]
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Influencers to get you booked – EXPERT STATUS

July 27, 2017 by Terry Lewis
Imagine you find yourself on the airstrip of a private runway. You urgently need to fly home, and an aeroplane is almost ready for takeoff. It’s a small jet, and the unkempt pilot and co-pilot seem quite unsure about the instruments, regularly referring to flight manuals for instructions. The cockpit looks shabby, and in need of mechanical attention, some of the dials show small but noticeable cracks unnerving you. 20 minutes before takeoff, the captain eventually ignites the engine, and a random clanking noise amplifies your concern. You have the opportunity to disembark or fly. Will you “sit back and en... [read more]
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The Art of the Pre-Gig Pump Up

July 26, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
I have played countless songs in my career as a mobile DJ. I have had gigs that have been dead and I have had gigs that in my mind, have shook the world. Yes there are plenty of factors that play into the success of the gig but I want to focus on you, the DJ who is playing the songs. If your energy is not up, then you have no right to complain about a dead gig. In the world of self-improvement, the first hour of being awake is often called “The Golden Hour” This is the hour they say to work towards your dreams and be inspired to set your day in motion. Well as a DJ, I say the time we have before our gig is “The Golden Song”. The time with ourselves that can put us in the best mindset before arriving to a venue. The difficult aspect of a Pre-Gig Pump Up is that everyone’s pump up will look d... [read more]
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Influencers that get you booked – PASSION

July 21, 2017 by Terry Lewis
  Love what you do and show emotion for it. People buy people who are passionate about their craft and are turned-off by the apathetic - which is why when you go to purchase something, and the assistant appears not to care less, you consider taking your business elsewhere. Passion is contagious. That's why when you watch a romantic movie you sometimes end up with a lump in your throat. The director was able to transfer the emotion from the screen into you; and you must learn to transfer the EMOTION for what you do to inside your bride and groom if you want to influence them into booking you. Let me a... [read more]
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Bridal Show Follow Up

July 20, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Bridal Show Follow Up Summertime for some in business means summer bridal shows.  How do you follow up with your potential clients?  With your current clients?  With past clients?  Do you follow up with past clients?  After all the sales process doesn't stop after you make a sale.  It's a continuous cycle that is ever evolving and changing yet the steps have remained the same since the beginning.  The only thing that has truly changed is HOW we communicate to our clientele with our delivery methods. I was recently introduced to a newcomer to our industry over social media and how refreshing it was for him to reach ... [read more]