Mobile DJ Career Development

Articles on Mobile DJ career development topics ranging from self-improvement to employee motivation.

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What makes an MC?

April 25, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
"I am also a very good host and MC. That way you don't have to worry about making announcements over the mic." This sentence finished off a recent post by a local DJ in one of the countless wedding facebook groups that I receive far too many notifications from. His haughtiness aside, does this DJ's statement really portray all of the roles of an MC? Does being master of ceremonies simply require the confidence to speak on a microphone in front of people? I would enthusiastically say no, and you would most likely agree with me. So what really makes an MC? Here are 2 key components. Training and Education First and foremost, I believe... [read more]
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ADJ Design Series Video Panels

April 25, 2018 by Mobile Beat
When ADJ first launched the AV Series it disrupted the LED Video panel market by introducing a product that had the brightness and resolution to make a serious impact at a price point that made LED video wall technology accessible for users and applications where it had previously been cost prohibitive. Now, ADJ is ready to push the boundaries of the market once again by introducing an innovative new range of LED video panels, the Design Series, that brings a whole new level of creativity to video and production designers. Based on the same foundations as the AV Series – quality, reliability and affordability – the Design Series comprises four modular pane... [read more]
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Recently Released Wedding Songs and Past Hits 4/22/18

April 23, 2018 by Matthew Campbell
wedding songs past present 2 Here is a list of recently released wedding songs to consider adding to wedding playlists: List of 10 recently released wedding songs Leon Bridges - Beyond April 20, 2018 Rej Archi - Sincerely Love April 20, 2018 Michael Ray - Fan Girl April 20, 2018 Jason Nelson - Forever April 20, 2018 Jeffrey Osborne - Worth It All April 13, 2018 Derran Day - My Word April 13, 2018 Clay Walker - Working on Me April 12, 2018 ZAYN - Let Me April 12, 2018 Peabo Bryson - Love Like Yours And Mine April 6, 2018 Drake - Nice For What April 6, 2018 View all selected recently release... [read more]
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Working in The Background

April 18, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
A lot of the work and development we do for our businesses is directly in the client's view. New gear, clothes, marketing materials, and performance techniques are all things that are directly seen by the guests at our events. At my event last night, however, I learned about the importance of the things we do in the background in creating an unforgettable experience. For as long as I've been in business, I've always used a single wireless microphone during the reception for announcements and toasts. Whether I was too cheap to buy a second or just didn't see the need I'm not sure, but a few weeks ago I finally invested in a dual microphone unit. In the past, I was forced to run between my DJ booth and wherever else someone was speaking to hand off the microphone at multiple points during the night. It work... [read more]
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CSNL Video Projector Mount System – Easy Speaker Stand / Tripod Mount

April 16, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
My friend, Art, had a problem a couple of weeks ago. He was trying to mount a projector, but he was limited on space and the system he had wasn't working out real well for him. So I showed him this. This is the video projector mount system from Colorado Sound and Light or CSNL.com. Now, this allows you to mount virtually any projector on top of a tripod and it's completely adjustable. It comes with this base that allows you to do up to a 4 point projector mount. We only need three points on this one. It also has all the hardware you need to mount it, such as spacers, screws, and washers. Now, all you have to do is take this color and screw it on to the projector base. And then put it on top of your tripod. Lock the clamp down, and you're good to go. And as you can see, it's fully adjustable. Art:  I didn't... [read more]
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Keeping the Heat on When Wedding Season Goes Cold – By Robert Lindquist

April 12, 2018 by Robert Lindquist
T here’s no way around it. For most DJs, wedding are the holy grail. The rub is, most wedding couples prefer to have and to hold their ceremony when it’s sunny and nice—so they can follow their Pinterest inspired exchange of vows with a friendly game of cocktail hour Cornhole. That’s fine if you live in an area where it’s all good news when you turn on the Weather Channel. Unfortunately, the vast majority of North Americans experience four seasons, and at least one of those involves ice scrapers and snow shovels. Now, just because the temperature drops below zero doesn’t mean the number of weddings follows suit. Some couples a... [read more]
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Recent Released Wedding Songs and Past Hits 4/7/18

April 12, 2018 by Matthew Campbell
new wedding song updates Here is a list of recently released wedding songs to consider adding to wedding playlists: List of 10 recently released wedding songs John Legend feat. BloodPop® - A Good Night April 6, 2018 Jake Owen - Made For You April 6, 2018 Florence + The Machine - Tiny Dancer April 6, 2018 Chanté Moore feat. Lewis Sky - One Love April 5, 2018 Lady Gaga - Your Song March 30, 2018 SafetySuit - Victory March 30, 2018 Kylie Minogue - Raining Glitter March 30, 2018 Ryan Hurd - Diamonds or Twine March 23, 2018 Josh Groban - Symphony March 23, 2018 Jesse McCartney - Better With You March... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute Syncing Your Drives For Gigs.

April 12, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is what I use, a free program called Allway Sync and I believe it is allwaysync.com and this is what I use to match up my drives. Right now I am syncing up two drives. So I have all the information, the files that I've deleted from this drive to this drive. As you can see, it says, does not exist. And then down here I have what files are moving into where. So I have two drives that I use. One is a standard drive and the other one is my backup. And actually, you've seen the one with the wide cord, that's the white cord and then right here, that's the backup. So I just want everything to be the same. So what I'll do is sync it all up and then go through and clean. I'm sure I can set this to clean, I just haven't figured out yet. So if you're looking for a sync program... [read more]
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Qualify Your Potentials

April 11, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
According to the sales funnel model, we are going to have a large number of people who are aware of our company, a smaller amount that become potential clients, and an even smaller amount that translate into sales. Each lead can require a substantial amount of time to educate and inform about our services before we actually seal the deal, and how much time you have to spend to convince a potential client that you're the right company for them can vary wildly. While a few golden leads come in that are ready to sign a contract the second you pick up a phone, many more start their inquiries with "How much do you charge?" For beginning DJ companies, you may have plenty of time to devote to answering the price question and having long, detailed conversations about the benefits of professional entertainment. As... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Dressing Appropriately For Every Event

April 11, 2018 by Jason Rubio
Dress codes are everywhere. Every job has a dress code; schools have dress codes, even businesses such as a restaurant or bar, have a dress code - door guys love to be the enforcers of the dress code. :) So the question is, should DJs or DJ companies have a dress code, too? As a DJ & Photo Booth company owner (Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths) my answer is yes, absolutely! We have a company dress code policy, but our dress code depends on the event. Every staff member should dress appropriately. We don't want our DJs or photo booth staff showing up to a formal event, dressed like a bar/club DJ. No jeans, no baseball cap, no t-shirts, etc. I know our staff may not completely agree with it, but they get it, and, they have a choice. They don't have to follow our dress code at all, but they also won't ... [read more]