Mobile DJ Misc

Articles on miscellaneous mobile DJ topics ranging from DJ attire to contracts.

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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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DJs Vs Phone & Mobile Device Charging For Clients – A Vlog

April 2, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
I did a video probably right after mobile beat about cell phone charging stations for mobile DJs. And I wanted to talk about this a little bit because there had been a lot of articles and things that have popped up in the last few days on Facebook about the liability of this. A lot of bartenders are trying to be cool by charging people's phones. But the problem is, if something happens to that phone while they're charging it, they're legally liable for it. So if it gets lost, damaged, or stolen, the bartender or the establishment itself may be at fault and have to pay up for this stuff. So it's a liability that they don't want and I totally get that. For DJs, I've noticed the same thing. When I suggested the charging station, a lot of DJs wanted to watch people's phones and I thought that was probably a mist... [read more]
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Safely Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

March 28, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
At the risk of labeling our performances "stale," I'm probably safe in assuming that most of us have developed a formula or routine for our events that we often use week after week. We know it, are comfortable with it, and are confident that it works. We obviously customize and personalize this routine for each individual client, but it's core is often the same; similar songs, style of MCing, and audio/lighting packages. There isn't anything inherently wrong with this! Figuring out where we excel and building our brand around it allows us to hone our skills. Sometimes, however, a client will come along that wants to deviate greatly from our chosen success formula. Do you take the client or pass them on to someone else? Perhaps the most common request to deviate we encounter is in the music department. Most... [read more]
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Getting the Most out of Mobile Beat Las Vegas

February 28, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
With the Mobile Beat Las Vegas conference quickly approaching, I thought I would take a few minutes to chat about how I plan to use my time at the conference effectively to improve my business. Educational conferences (especially those targeted directly at our industry, like MBLV) are amazing opportunities for us to gather information, identify weak points in our business, and set goals for improvement. While these meetings can be both fun and relaxing, too many DJs treat them as mere vacations and fail to extract the wealth of advice available. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your conference visit this year. Take Notes Above all else, if you are going to take the time to travel to Las Vegas and sit in a seminar room for hours at a time you should be documenting your learning! Take a notebook... [read more]
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Champ or Trash Talker – Which Are You?

February 5, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
It's the day after the Super Bowl and Facebook is full of victory memes, trash talk and "what if" quarterbacking. Many folks in New England are playing the blame game; poor defense, the refs, etc. I saw a few Pat's fans actually congratulating the Eagles on a game well played. Yes, I'm a Pats fan since 1985. Back when we went against the Bears and I say good for the Eagles. Why? They earned it. Both teams played hard and in the end the Eagles fought harder. What does this have to do with our profession? A lot. When you're at a large banquet venue with several events happening do you go around and introduce yourself (like a champ)? Do you extend your... [read more]
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How I Use My Price Sheet to Close More Sales

January 24, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
So much of the sales process is both psychological and subliminal. I've learned that the way we act, speak, present information, and ask questions all play into our effectiveness as salespeople. There is a lot more to a successful sales call or meeting than the words we physically say. We develop techniques that we utilize to help us more effectively present information about ourselves and our companies, and one of my favorite methods I have implemented as of late is the use of a price sheet during my sales calls. Many of us have some sort of price sheet, whether physical or digital, that we use to detail our services and packages. How powerfully we use that price sheet, however, is another matter. Some post it to a specific page on their website, others send it in an email whenever they get an inquiry, an... [read more]
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Making Smart DJ Purchases

January 17, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
The season of new products is upon us. Manufacturers are already rolling out new product announcements for the latest and greatest gear that will hit the shelves in 2018. NAMM, the largest trade show for the music business, is taking place in under 2 weeks. While many DJs rush to purchase needed gear in December to take advantage of available tax breaks, many wait until the new year in hopes of new products that will make our jobs easier, more efficient, and dare I say more fun. If you're anything like me and the scores of other DJs I know, you have an addiction (whether large or small) to the gear aspect of our job. Crystal clear loudspeakers, bright LEDs, and wireless microphones are all tempting toys (I mean tools) that are equally useful and enjoyable. I'm just as eager as the next guy to empty my wall... [read more]
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GoPro or not to GoPro

January 10, 2018 by Trevor West
What is so great about GoPro's? First, they are small and easy to hide, and depending on the model, all it takes is one button to start filming. Attach them to your speaker stands for some good shots of the dance floor—perfect for your marketing videos or YouTube channel. Aim one at your DJ position and get that great shot as well. Second, you can setup different types of shots, such as, time lapse for when your doing your setup. During the ceremony you can get a wide shot. The downside is the audio quality isn't always the best, especially if you're trying to record people talking. The best software for editing videos is either Microsoft DVD Maker or (the one I use) Filmora by Wondershare. It's fairly inexpensive with lots of features and you can upload to You Tube, facebook, or save it to y... [read more]
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Care For Your Gear: Winter Cleaning & Organizing

January 3, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
I have an odd obsession with organizing, rearranging, and sorting just about everything in my life. Whether I'm alphabetizing my vinyl or moving my studio furniture I feel some sort of peculiar comfort from changing things up. With the start of the new year, this strange habit becomes helpful as I participate in one of my yearly rituals; a complete gear cleanup and reorganization that gets me ready for a successful year of DJ events. Over the course of a year of gigs, our gear can get used and abused. Spilled drinks, crumbs of food, scuffs and scratches, dust, and a host of other things can make our gear look less than stellar. On top of that, in our hurry to get home to our beds after a long event our cable boxes, road cases, and bags can become a rats nest of cables, adapters, and clamps that become incr... [read more]
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6 Silly rock and roll music themed games that you can play online

December 22, 2017 by Mobile Beat
We got together with friends and fans who enjoy rock ‘n roll-style games to share their favourite music-themed online games. Here are some of the amazing responses we received. The music-themed online games we are recommending are but a small sampling of the many exciting attractions that are currently available. This selection listed below has won praise from a swath of players across the board, and we are proud to present these top titles to you. Take a look around, and enjoy these rock ‘n roll themed games with some of the most iconic superstars ever. We’re counting down from #6 to #1. Get ready to rock out like never before with the ultimate compilation of music-themed online games. #6 - Rock ‘n Roll Racing (Sega Genesis) Online  read more]