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Sharing Is Caring Part 3

January 17, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Last week we discussed ways to share your story more effectively, and you may have been introduced to DJ/MC Toastmasters online.  Now we’re going to chat further about how you share in your sales process.When sitting down with a prospective client in the meeting or the lengthy phone call do you just dive into your presentation, spouting facts and figures with a fancy powerpoint?  Or are you more conversational in approach? Do you just discuss them or do you discuss you?   The sales meeting and time leading up to it is just like dating.  Think about it. When you’re getting to ... [read more]
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DJ Tips in under a minute: bring sw and drivers on a separate flash drive.

January 17, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. This is a flash drive. This has music for my event on it as well as on my main hard drive. My wedding last night, the photo booth operator couldn't start for an hour and 15 minutes, because the drivers wouldn't pick up from the printer to their laptop. So an hour and 15 minutes after they were supposed to start, they started. And I said, do you have the drivers? And they said, we have to download them from the Internet. If you use software, if you have drivers for your controller or players, put them on this, I have a control disk for Serato and Traktor on this. Even though I don't use Scratch Live, I have the tone. So if I went to a gig, somebody had forgot their CDs, at least I can plug this in, hopefully CDJs that link and I have a control tone. I also have a copy of ITCH on this and I have any drivers from my controller. So bring this kind of backup, DJ tip ... [read more]
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Review: The New American DJ MyDMX GO Lighting Control App

January 16, 2019 by Jordan Nelson

If you'd like to see a hands-on video review of MyDMX GO, click here.

It's not often that I get so excited about a new DJ product that I make sure I have one in my hands within a week of its release, but when I first heard about the new MyDMX GO lighting control app from American DJ I knew that it was a game-changer. A DMX dongle that connects wirelessly to a tablet app is already making huge strides towards being the most convenient lighting control option for mobile DJs, but one that also requires ZERO programming to use? Even as someone who has writ ... [read more]
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The Last Time Mitch Taylor Taylored Sales

The Last Time Part 1

January 15, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
The Last Time Mitch Taylor Taylored SalesI recently got to be a part of an AMAZING wedding celebration for Kristi and Andrew.  This wasn’t the wedding of a fancy venue or elaborate décor and flowers. The wedding venue was her Father’s trucking garage where he does oil changes on his 18 wheeler.  Kristi and Andrew’s family and friends all pitched in and completely transformed the space, turning it into a beautiful setting for their reception. That’s impressive…but what was more impressive was the fact that they wanted to celebrate with Kristi’s Mom…who has cancer.  Unfortunately, Kristi’s Mom passed away just six months later. Maybe I’m getting more sensitive ... [read more]
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Sharing Is Caring Part 2

January 10, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Last week we talked about why sharing your story is important...this week we’ll begin to discuss how to do it effectively.  It’s imperative that you know HOW to SHARE your story effectively. Words are like balloons and the emotions that you want your audience to feel must be inserted via your intonation, cadence, tone and inflection.  If you are boring, using the same tone and same cadence throughout your audience will tire quickly and will tune you out. BOOM. One more person crossed OFF the list. Yet when you can use the basics of communication and speak educatedly with purpose and meaning…giving the words you choose depth and feeling then you will draw your viewer i ... [read more]
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Reviews Emergency (pt1)

January 10, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A massive welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. It's this time of the year when our Facebook newsfeed turns yellow, and those cute little words start popping up. COUPLES' CHOICE AWARD! We all know that getting this badge is all about collecting good reviews yet so many WeddingWire listed professionals -all around the world-, have no reviews at all or struggle to collect them. I keep getting questions like: "I have requested them for a review. Why have they gone radio silence." "Everybody had fun, so why did I get  just a few words long review?" "Is it so hard to collect reviews?", "What can I do to get better reviews?" This answer ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Wear All Black

January 10, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. We've had some issues in the last week or two with vendors who have spilled stuff. So try this, wear all black, black shirt, black pants, black shoes. I used to wear an all-black ensemble with a black tie, but I switched gears and recently went with the black and white striped thinner tie to be more fashionable, because I am not fashionable. So if you wear gray, white, beige, something like that, you know it looks good, I'm not saying it doesn't and I'm certainly not here to tell you what to do, but I'm just making a suggestion as are all DJ tips in under a minute, the suggestion is try something new. If you haven't tried all black, try all black, black shirt, black pants and whatever tie you would like. I just -- I left the tux scene about 12 years ago and went to all black about 11 and I've beaten it into the ground. So DJ tips in under a minute, try all blac ... [read more]
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Will Apps Be Replaced by High Quality HTML5 Websites?

January 9, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Is the age of the native app / dedicated software coming to a close? Will all software be simply available to use just via Chrome or Firefox some day? If you use Serato, Traktor Pro 3, or even Traktor DJ on your iPhone, you might think “that’s impossible.” However, if you take a look at some of the advanced web apps available through the browser these days in other industries, such as Canva, you might in fact change your opinion - that anything could be possible. With the advent of HTML5, developers have been blessed with greater access to input and output hardware devices, such as through the Web Audio API. What does this mean? Well, it means that web apps can do (almost) any ... [read more]
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Are Building Relationships Really That Important?

January 9, 2019 by Rick Parisi
The importance of building relationships is often underestimated in the Wedding/Private Event industry. If you could book 5 out of every 10 leads you meet with, how would you be doing today? If you booked 6,7 or even 9 out of every 10 leads you received , would that be ok? Well, my team and I know before we even meet with a client, if we are going to book them. Most people in general will not believe any "sales person" when they say, "we will book 9 out of every 10 people we meet with. Last time I checked, we do not have any special superpowers so how is this possible? Imagine hav ... [read more]
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Dont Project Your Views Taylored Sales Mitch Taylor

Don’t Project Your Views Part 2

January 8, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Dont Project Your Views Taylored Sales Mitch TaylorLast week we talked about how to not project your views and how your ego was stopping you from doing just that.  What’s the one thing that can stop your ego? The mirror.  By taking a long look in the mirror and say “What could I do in this moment to not get upset?”  This is not a holier than thou thing. I do this and I need to get better at it. This is simply a self awareness check for me as well. Last night I spent put together a bed for my daughter to get her up and running in her room.  My wife was teasing me about the fact th ... [read more]
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Breaking News: Technics Introduces NEW 1200 SL-1200MK7 Turntable!

January 7, 2019 by Jason Rubio
The king of turntables introduces the long-awaited direct drive turntable SL-1200MK7! (The European model is the SL 1210MK7). Yes, you read this right and this is NOT an old article! Just looking at the turntable will give you the chills! :) The new model looks like the classic model you know and love and is every bit as reliable and durable as the original SL- 1200 that was introduced in 1972. What's the same with the new SL-1200MK7 Reliability Durability Classic Design Same Operating Functions What's New with the SL-1200MK7 A coreless direct drive motor Rotation accuracy More powerful torque Does not require replacement of parts (maintains high reliability over a long period of time) No more rotation irregularity or "cogging," w ... [read more]