Mitch Taylor


Mitch Taylor

Meet Mitch Taylor: A Jeffrey Gitomer Certified Advisor and a member of the National Speakers Association, Mitch has impacted thousands over the course of his career, through interactive workshop instruction, sales mentoring, educational podcasts & personal coaching. Mitch is the author of the book Sales 4 Event Pros, and has written articles for several industry publications including Promo Only, DJNews, and Mobile Beat. Mitch regularly hosts #LiveAt755, your Daily Motivational Kick Start every weekday at 7:55am on his Facebook Feed. To get yours go to Facebook.com/MitchTaylor. Mitch is also one half of the Creating Connections team with Certified Personality Trainer Vickie Musni. Together they have written Creating Connections: 31 Days To Building Stronger & Deeper Relationships and host a weekly podcast entitled Creating Connections.




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The Most Important Gear You Own Part 2

November 16, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Alright….I looked in the mirror….now what???  Well…what do you see?  Be cautious here.  This is the time to reflect.  To really think about where you are at, what you want to be and where you want to go moving forward.  If you see positivity give yourself a pat on the back.  Too often we get caught up in the daily grind of everything and don’t get a chance to even stop and share or soak in our successes.  Be careful here too.  Too much celebrating and some person with more drive and ambition is bound to steal your spot. read more]
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How To Craft Your Story Part 1

November 14, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
How To Craft Your Story Part 1   Building trust is about putting the other person at ease, finding common ground, with laughter and camaraderie thrown in.  Most of us are trained opposite of that, being told to ask the couple about their engagement, their plans, how they met, etc.  However, that may be putting your client on the defensive.  Think about this...when you first meet someone, do you launch into 20 questions with them?  No, of course not....it’s a natural flowing conversation.  Your clients are often searching for event pros for... [read more]
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The Most Important Gear You Own

November 9, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
The Most Important Piece of Gear You Own What’s the most important piece of gear you own?  The speaker manufacturers say you can’t have a party without sound so it’s GOTTA be the thump in the room.  Lighting companies will argue that nothing can transform a room like their products so you NEED to pay for what they offer and create to ultimately sell your client.  Microphone manufacturers will say that nothing compares to their pro... [read more]
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Search Your Past Clients

November 7, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Do you ever search your PAST clients?  You should.  If you don’t know the past, you’re bound to repeat it is a common phrase in our lexicon.  Searching my past clients is something I have done in the past and something I will continue to do in the future.  I believe this is of great importance to the success of your business.  In going through your past client list, ask yourself “Who did I love working with?”  Do you share some of the same characteristics and personality traits as your past clients?  Is your ideal client completely opposite from you?  How can you understand if you have... [read more]
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Ego and Advancement Part Two

November 2, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Ego and Advancement Part 2 Our industry has made great strides in the last decade with the advent of workshops to improve our skills and having those workshops tied to conferences and seminars to improve the 5 main areas of our business.  Those 5 areas are:  Planning, Production, Performance, Sales & Marketing.  There's a sixth area as well that you don't want to miss and that is Operations.  This includes your business plan and where you plan to be in a certain amount of time,staffing, training, scheduling, pay structure and incentiv... [read more]
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Ego and Advancement Part 1

October 26, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Ego and Advancement Part 1 Are you letting your ego get in the way of advancing in your DJ career or business? Are you struggling in a certain area of your business?  Every professional that I know from athletes to business moguls have had a coach or mentor at some point in their life who has helped them get to a certain goal.  Our industry is permeated with people who feel they don't need... [read more]
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Entrepreneurial Truths Part 3

October 24, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Entrepreneurial Truths Part 3 This is a continuation of the article from last week of Entrepreneurial Truths.  As an entrepreneur there are constant stresses, pressures, the feelings that you have. It's something that I believe that all of us as entrepreneurs go through on a daily, if not certainly weekly basis. Let’s look at a couple more of those here. Budget As an entrepreneur, you HAVE to be focused on the money.  Many people get into this crazy business because they enjoyed that split s... [read more]
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Perspective

October 19, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Perspective (One Step Back) I'm a firm believer in the motto "Work Hard...Play Hard" and would also advise one more two word phrase to follow that.  "Live Hard"  To me the epitome of the phrase "Live Hard" is my good friend Sean "Big Daddy" McKee.  If you haven't met this man PLEASE do yourself a favor, reach out on Facebook and get to know the inspiration that is Big Daddy.  Big Daddy is a two time cancer survivor and a man who does more events in a week than I sometimes do in a month.  His de... [read more]
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Entrepreneurial Truth Part 2

October 17, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Entrepreneurial Truth Part 2 This is a continuation of the article from last week of Entrepreneurial Truths.  As an entrepreneur there are constant stresses, pressures, the feelings that you have. It's something that I believe that all of us as entrepreneurs go through on a daily, if not certainly weekly basis. Let’s look at a another one of those here. Responsibility. You as an entrepreneur are responsible for charting your own success and vision of your company, but also for those that you employ. Your deci... [read more]
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A Tale Of Two Brides Part Two

October 12, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
This is the continuation of last week’s article discussing A Tale Of Two Brides.  Or are they?     There had been a recent debate in a group of wedding entertainers I belong to on Facebook  stating “You can’t turn a $500 bride into a $2000 bride”.  Do you believe you can transition a bride from wanting to spend only $500 to spending 4 times that amount?  I’ve proven that it can be done, not always, but yes it can be done.  You won’t do anything if you don’t take the swing.   I began think... [read more]