Mobile DJ Career Development

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

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MB #216 – ONLINE NOW

April 3, 2020 by Dan Walsh
Making Connections Believe it or not, the theme of this issue was determined before the coronavirus crisis amped up. When that happened, my first reaction was "Oh no, articles on 'touching' people are not a good idea. Back to the drawing board." But then I realized that most of the content we had in the hopper already could apply just as much to connecting with people in a non-physical way. So, hopefully some of these articles will help you weather the storm of self-isolation that is battering your business, while others will help you prepare for the days after the sky clears and business (maybe not "as usual"--but that might be a good thing) will retu... [read more]
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Mobile Technology – Past and Future Trends

March 25, 2020 by Mobile Beat
Without a doubt, one of the biggest changes in the world of tech is that of mobile technology. We have come a long way from the days of city slickers carrying around large, retro mobile phone packs in the 80s and early 90s. Today, not only has the design changed but they have more uses than people who had one of these original mobile phone kits could ever have imagined. On most modern mobile phones, they are so much more than just a means of communication and you can handle all aspects of your life all on one device. Whether that be playing games at top mobile casino sites, managing your finances, creating masterpieces and much more. The Origins Of course, in the beginning, mobile phones were merely a means of making calls while on the go. At first, they weren’t the most convenient objects and were very l... [read more]
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Dealing With Criticism

March 6, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
No one wants it. Nobody likes it. We all dread it but everyone needs it now and then. Criticism. Is it a litany of stinging words that knock you right off your pedestal of awesomeness or just a dose of reality? That depends mainly on you and your tolerance for hard truth. Many of us send out those cute little performance sheets after an event because we want some "real feedback". Seriously though, do you actually ever think you're going to recieve anything back other than a "nice" review? I'm sure more than a few of you read that last paragraph and thought,"Well, I value constructive criticism. That's why I send out those forms." The big pr... [read more]
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ADJ Debuts Their Smallest Uplight Yet: Element ST HEX Wireless LED

March 3, 2020 by Dan Walsh
ADJ is pleased to announce the availability of its most compact wireless LED uplighter to date, the new Element ST HEX. Building on the success of ADJ’s popular Element Hex, the new model features powerful output, an extremely compact design as well as a full color touch screen display for extremely easy setup and DMX addressing. Featuring four 6-Watt HEX (Red, Green, Blue, Amber, White + UV) LEDs the fixture offers smooth color mixing with an almost limitless palette. The inclusion of both amber and (cool) white LED elements means that it can be used to create white light with a wide variety of color temperatures. Me... [read more]
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MB #215 – ONLINE NOW

February 29, 2020 by Dan Walsh
Wedding Receptions: A Variety of Views It's actually been a while since we've focused on the key mobile DJ area of wedding receptions. In this issue we look at a bunch of different aspects of this topic, and our writers offer some unique perspectives that are really worth considering, as you build your own reception business. ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief CLICK HERE OR ON THE COVER TO THE RIGHT TO READ NOW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: MBLV24 The Mad Stuntman - Mike Cordeiro Rick Parisi: Generating Connections - Dan Walsh WEDDING RECEPTIONS: A VARIETY OF VIEWS 10 Ways to Be a Better Wedding MC - Michael Walter Best of Times o... [read more]
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What Is Your Role At Events?

February 28, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
Imagine your in charge of an event with over 800 people. The event is outdoors and you have multiple things happening at once. You need 200 people to play their part on cue and the other 600 to cheer them on enthusiastically at the right moment. Suddenly one of your 200 forgets what they're doing and throws everything off. What do you do? Can you reset? I was in this exact situation last weekend while working on a new Disney movie in Boston. I've been doing back ground work for almost ten years now. This particular scene was a holiday parade. We were shooting over night on a few shutdown streets in the middle of Boston. We started rehearsing the sc... [read more]
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Is Your Inbox Your Real Boss?

You Work For Yourself But Is Your Inbox Your Real Boss?

February 28, 2020 by Terry Lewis
Is Your Inbox Your Real Boss? Before bookings became a certainty in my business, I was often distracted from achieving goals by my inbox, and I didn't even know it! I'd wake, check emails and instantly react to messages that had nothing to do with motivating engaged couples to book me, the next thing I knew, the morning was gone and sometimes part of the afternoon too! I was being bossed around by other peoples messages that were not helping me to fill the booking gaps in my calendar - can you relate to that? If you do, do you think you need to fire yourself and re-hire a more business-focused version of ... [read more]
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Taking In Vegas At MBLV24

February 20, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
MBLV24 is less than 30 days away. Time to double check your plane, hotel and car reservations. Make sure you have your show passes ordered and air out your suitcase. Besides having a ton of networking and learning opportunities jammed into four and a half days (Sunday night pool party), the after hours scene is off the hook this year. Not only does your badge get you into the big show on Tuesday night, it gets you access to some of the hottest clubs and shows on the strip (Including Steve Aoki at Hakkasan on Thursday night). If you're not a big night club person or you are bringing family along, here are my reccommendations for some fun alter... [read more]
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MB #214 – ONLINE NOW

February 3, 2020 by Dan Walsh
In It for the Long Haul After the obligatory look into the future offered in the previous issue, we pause to consider what it means to have "staying power." We'll look at how to develop stamina in business, how to make your gear last longer, and much more! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief CLICK HERE OR ON THE COVER TO THE RIGHT TO READ NOW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: TECHNOLOGY Protecting Your Tech - Stu Chisholm Music Tech Extravaganza: NAMM 2020 - Staci Nichols NAMM 2020: Back to the Future? - Mike Buonaccorso PEOPLE AROCK and BPM Supreme - Mike Cordeiro Reflecting on a Decade - Mike “Dr. Frankenstand” Ryan BUSINESS ... [read more]
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How to Throw Parties with Mobile Entertainment

February 3, 2020 by Mobile Beat
The great thing about mobile entertainment is that you can plan an affordable party with it instead of investing in expensive equipment you may not need afterwards. Then again, you might have a need to make such an investment, especially if you want to run a business that provides mobile services for parties. Some ideas to consider for a mobile entertainment business are mobile sound, photography, videography and special services for unique events. Choosing Mobile Entertainment If you're planning one big party, a good way to save money is to invite everyone to bring their own mobile devices and then connect with a guide to cloud services such as IndiaSlots, which is a one-stop-shop for an online casinos. It connects with 10,000 casino games to choose from. There are many other things you do with a bri... [read more]