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Take control of your day

June 28, 2017 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
“Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed.” Management expert Peter Drucker said this, and I agree. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you probably feel there are rarely enough hours in a day – no matter how hard you work – to get things done. Being distracted doesn’t necessarily mean you’re spending hours watching cat videos or keeping up with friends on Facebook. There are other forces out there that can secretly keep you from being productive. In fact, many of them are work-related: Email Choose two times during the day to read and reply to email, and put those times on your calendar. Other than what’s scheduled, turn off ... [read more]
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Cake Cutting Songs

June 27, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
Sugar, Sugar – The Archies (oldies) Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups (oldies) Sugar – Maroon 5 (pop) Cake by the Ocean – DNCE (pop) Everlasting Love (This Must Be) – Natalie Cole (R&B/soul) L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole (R&B/soul) Theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Ennio Morricone (soundtracks) Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar (80s) I Want Candy – The Bow Wow Wow (80s) Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard (80s rock) Lips Like Sugar – Echo & the Bunnymen (80s/New Wave) Silly Love Songs – Paul McCartney & Wings (pop) I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher (60s) How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) – Marvin Gaye or James Taylor (R&B/soft rock) For Once in My Life ... [read more]
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Bouquet & Garter Ceremony

June 27, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
Single Ladies – Beyonce (Bouquet Toss) Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor (Bouquet Toss) Country Girl, Shake It – Luke Bryan (Bouquet Toss) Little White Church – Little Big Town (Bouquet Toss or Grand Finale) Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble (Bouquet Toss) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper (Bouquet Toss) Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison (Bouquet Toss) Girls, Girls, Girls – Motley Crue (Bouquet Toss) Where Them Girls At – Flo Rida, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj (Bouquet Toss) Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler (Bouquet Toss) American Woman – Lenny Kravitz (Bouquet Toss) Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups (Bouquet Toss) Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani (Bouquet Toss) Theme from Mission Impossibl ... [read more]
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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…But your free gift must move the needle and ad ... [read more]
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I’m Sorry, What’s Your Name?

June 27, 2017 by Dave Ternier
Recently, on my side of the internet, the topic came up about wearing a name tag when working weddings or corporate events as the DJ/MC. I do not wear a name tag when working at events, but am fully aware of many DJs who do…and for some pretty solid reasons I might add. Those reasons haven’t caused me to fully shift my personal choice on the matter, but they’ve certainly provided me some additional food for thought. The purpose of writing about this topic today is to share some equally balanced and useful ideas from both points of view. Seldom is there a “golden rule” that applies to every DJ in the world in every situation, and this issue is no different. Take what you like, and respectfully leave the rest. I’ll share m ... [read more]
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ADJ Road Tour Announces New Summer Dates

June 26, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ Lighting have announced two summertime Road Tour dates to demonstrate their latest lighting and audio technologies that will be available third quarter of 2017. The companies will highlight the latest lighting technologies that debuted at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Florida earlier this June. The first tour stop will be on Wednesday, July 12th at SoundCheck Nashville, 750 Cowan Street, Nashville, TN 37207. The second stop will be on Thursday, July 27th at ADJ Lighting’s global headquarters in Los Angeles located at 6122. S. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90040. “We had such a great response on our new products at InfoComm,” said Alfred Gonzales, National Sales Manager of ADJ USA. “The next natural step is to show our new tec ... [read more]
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North America’s #1 Event for Mobile DJs Collides With World’s Largest Trade Show for Photo Booth Operators

June 23, 2017 by Mobile Beat
The benefits are HUGE for entrepreneurs in the Mobile Entertainment Industry. This coming March, wedding and event entertainers from over 40 countries will gather in Las Vegas with the common goal of learning the secrets to success in operating a DJ Entertainment Service or Photo Booth rental company. Over the last 20+ years, Mobile Beat Las Vegas has been a must-attend event for North America’s most successful DJ service owners. In just three years, the Photo Booth Expo has become the dynamic International focal point for the exploding Photo Booth rental industry. Both trade events offer attendees the coveted opportunity to be among the first to see the latest technology and to talk with the innovators behind it. ... [read more]
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Becoming “Known:” Interview With Best-Selling Author Mark Schaefer

June 22, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
I had the opportunity to hang out with New York Times best-selling author Mark Schaefer over drinks in the hotel lobby bar after Social Media Marketing World last month. I had attended his lecture based on his book “KNOWN” and had a few brain busters for him. But first let me explain what “known” refers to. You have probably heard the term “thought leader.” It's one of today's buzz words. ... [read more]
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Be In The Moment

June 22, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Be in the moment I went thru the McDonald's drive thru early this morning to get a mocha.  I'm greeted by the auto attendant in a cheerful voice saying " welcome to McDonald's would you like to try a hot mocha?".   I respond "Yes, can I have a large mocha please?" and the same voice comes back with "I'm sorry sir our mocha machine is broken".  I was a bit surprised but then again this is McDonalds we are talking about.   This person at the window was ob ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: The DJ And Liability

June 22, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. I have a client I've been doing their party for at the holiday time for about six years and I spoke with my client who is a federal judge the other night and said, should I have a clause in my contract that states if someone falls down and gets hurt while dancing at an event I'm the DJ that I'm not liable? And without missing a beat, the judge said, yes, you should. Then he said, it's not an issue of it's your fault, it's an issue of you can get tied up in the legal proceedings because someone gets hurt and they turn around and they sue you, the DJ, they sue the hall, they sue the bride, they sue everybody. So it's the end of the year, you've made it this far with the contract you have in place. Now might be the time to turn around, get your lawyer or hire a lawyer and just have him review your client for 2013 and beyond to make sure that you're cove ... [read more]
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Keeping Your Dance Floor Packed: The Bride & Groom

June 21, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
There are a lot of factors that go into keeping the dance floor hoppin' at a wedding; the interactivity of the MC, the mixing ability of the DJ, and of course the family dynamics among the relatives of the happy couple. One aspect of keeping the dance floor packed from start to end that is often overlooked, however, is the role that the bride and groom play. If you take the time to learn how to educate your couples in this regard, you can have larger dance floor crowds and greater energy at every wedding. So when does this process start? For me, it begins in the consultation. I always begin by talking to the couple about their impact on the entire evening. Every guests will be watching and observing them, and they can use that to their advantage to ramp up the energy from the start. I encourage them to begin with a strong grand entrance, using an upbeat song and not being afraid to "h ... [read more]