Event DJ Tips

Articles of Event DJ Tips ranging from holiday parties to bar mitzvahs.

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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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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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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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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]
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8 Minutes – The Difference Between Success and Failure

January 29, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
It's the end of January and I'm wondering how many of you have fallen off the resolution wagon already? Have many of you have abandoned the gym, eating better, practicing more or sticking to those changes you promised yourself that "This year, I'm going to do it"? I'm not here to preach. I'm in the trenches with you. I've already let a few things slide or get moved to the back burner. I've been pretty good at sticking to the top changes I want to make for myself this year. I'm eating better, working out more and sticking to my reading goals. It's been challenging already. Life is constantly throwing curve balls or trying to pull out the rug from under... [read more]
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No New Year New Me Baloney

January 10, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
The other day I went outside to finally start taking down all the Christmas lights I put up. It's no small task. I'm "that guy" in my neighborhood. I have a simple philosophy when putting up the lights each year. If you can't see them from space you need more. I like to think of my house as the Griswolds, but classier. The way I see it is if I can't make my house look spectacular, then why would anyone hire me to do lighting for their event? Taking down the lights gives me plenty of time to think. Of course I do everything the "DJ" way. All light strings get wrapped a certain way. Colors are separated in tubs and all the extension cords get wrapped... [read more]
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2020 The Year of No Resolutions

December 31, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
As the final hours of 2019 count down many of you are preparing to rock in the New Year at a club or private event. God bless ya. For the second time in twenty years I'm actually off. I don't really mind at all. December was crazy and after 29 years in the industry I'm happy to be able to kiss my wife in person at midnight instead of phoning it in from some venue. I'll be comfortably sitting at home in my PJ's enjoying munchies and a nice scotch on the rocks watching the ball drop. That being said, I'm happy 2019 is almost over. Business wise it was a solid year. On a personal level 2019 was challenging to say the least. No love lost whe... [read more]