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Four Top Tips for Filling Your Schedule

January 19, 2019 by Mobile Beat
For those looking in from the outside, DJing has the same glamor and sense of otherness as acting or singing. There’s something fantastical about it, and it can often seem that those at the top of their game achieve success as if by magic. Of course, those actually employed in the industry know there’s a whole lot more going on behind the scenes. Success isn’t given, it’s earned, and, as in any profession, you really have to graft to get where you want to be. So, fancy learning how to fill up your diary and boost your bank balance? Then, here are four top tips from those in the know. Use your weekly downtime wisely  Although we understand that there are plenty of DJs who have a day job, there are also those who do it full time and, if you’re among them, we suggest making the most of your ... [read more]
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Reviews Emergency (pt2) – Get More & Better Reviews

January 19, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Last week we've talked about the three possible service outcomes that may affect your reviews. In this post, we will see what we can do to avoid a bad review and help our business get more and better ones. STEP ONE: TEST THE WATERS Our first step after the wedding -no matter how well we think we did- is to get feedback from our clients, either by calling them or sending a small feedback/service evaluation form. If their feedback is not good, we have an excellent opportunity to fix things and make them right, before this ends up to our review... [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?"... [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) anything dedicated software can do. How do people use their apps? You have your apps that you always use, reliable ones that yo... [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 having just 1 Venue Owner or 1 Venue Sales Team that exclusively refers y... [read more]
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Read Your Way To Success

January 4, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Business -simply put- is any activity or enterprise entered into for profit. It does not mean it is a company, a corporation, partnership, or have any such formal organization, but it can range from a street peddler to General Motors." (Wikipedia) The moment a mobile DJ starts asking money for his (her) art, he stops being “just a DJ” and becomes a businessperson. He (she) is becoming the owner, marketer, salesperson and “the product” of his (her) business. Having at least a basic knowledge and training ... [read more]
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DJs Should Be “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

December 22, 2018 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Just a few days before leaving 2018 behind, you could pause for a few seconds and consider about yourself and those you aim to serve... ★Are they looking for You or just a DJ? ★Do they desire to do business with you or do they kind of "have to"? ★Do you care or are you just "interested in"? ★Are you "You" or someone else's copycat? ★Are you "your Worth" or "your Cost"? ★Are you an investment or an expense? ★Are you the entertainer or the guy managing their playlist? ★Are you a "perfect match... [read more]
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How To Make Better Posts

December 19, 2018 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. I love watching my DJ friends posting photos & videos on Facebook and Instagram. Seeing them succeed, raising the bar and being creative is something that really excites me. Thing is, there is too much noise out there so what can you do to stand out? For all of you posting your outstanding work on social media, I have some tips to share. Who is it for - What is it for - What success looks like? Every post we do on our business profiles should have 3 things. 1. A specific recipient (Who is it for) ... [read more]
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5 Tips to help you get the Ideal Speaker Set

December 6, 2018 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. EVERY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT WE OWN IS A TOOL. Αs professionals, we have to fully understand (especially those who are new into buying Dj equipment), that every piece of tech we buy is a tool. And each tool has a specific use. I see quite often DJs asking on Facebook groups: "What speakers should I get?", "Can you suggest some lighting fixtures?", and so many group members start suggesting without having the slightest idea about the purpose/use the indicated items will have to this particular DJ. // Different events may... [read more]
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Your contact form matters. A lot!

November 30, 2018 by Christos Nikas
  Hey Mr. DJ, This is Christos. A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You’re amazing. Your website has a primary goal. Make the couple resonate with your story and care for you & your services enough, to go to your contact page and send you a message. What happens when the bride gets there? Have you taken care of the last page she visits before leaving your site? Or is there just a “Name/Tel/email/subject” boring and generic form? I'm sure your website isn't dull and generic. I'm even more confident that your services and outcome aren't average and boring. So... [read more]