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Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about Djs improving their performances and techniques to do such. This is the location to find such articles.

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DJ Challenges: How To Up Your Game

September 25, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
I recently listened to the audiobook Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. One of the principles discussed is the coexistence of stress and rest. Stress wears down the body and mind however when balanced with rest, we come back stronger given that we have recovered from stress. I feel like most of us know how to rest and relax pretty well so I want to talk about stress. Let’s call the stress I’ll suggest to you “Intended Stress”. In no way shape or form am I suggesting we all start showing up later than normal to gigs with less than needed equipment or jeopardizing the satisfaction of us customers. Here are some DJ Challenges you can do or implement with your staff in order to help your business grow to ... [read more]
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Going Through the Motions or Emotions?

September 21, 2017 by Trevor West
Are you going through the motions or are you going through the emotions at your events? Does it feel like your events are just another gig or do you feel that each event is spectacular and the best you've ever done? What's the difference you ask? Well I'm glad you did, going through the motions would feel like you've done this before, can't wait for it to end and collect your check and be gone. Going through the emotions would be more like, being at a concert, everyone ha... [read more]
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Improving Your Mobile DJ Business with Themed Nights

September 21, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Every professional mobile DJ needs to understand that they are running a business. Treating your DJ life as a hobby might make it more fun, but it won’t get you the clients that you need to stay afloat and make a living in the long run. The goal is to make money while doing what you enjoy, right? The problem that many mobile DJs are experiencing first-hand is that the market is pretty saturated now. There’s a lot of competition out there, and because of this, it’s becoming increasingly important to stand out from the crowd and offer potential clients a different kind of experience. A lot ha... [read more]
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Stop Collaborate Listen

September 21, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Stop, Collaborate and Listen! If you grew up during the late 80s early 90s you no doubt recognize the words above as the lyric from that great philospher Vanilla Ice from his hit "Ice Ice Baby".  On the surface these lyrics seem rather unpretentious...unassuming and totally lack depth...right?  While I wouldn't always be the one to take business advice from Vanilla...let's kick it one time...BOY! STOP TAKE NOTE:  When YOU STOP, it allows you to get out of the rat race that you are in...where you've gotta answer that next phone call, return that email, create that playlist and focus on working ON your business instead of wor... [read more]
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How to Live Stream a DJ Set, Part 2

September 21, 2017 by DJcity
Live streaming a DJ set is easy, but making it visually appealing and professional-looking is not. Mojaxx tells you how to do it right: (more…)... [read more]
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Mastering The Basics

September 19, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Mastering The Basics.  Mark Ferrell talked about this on a DJA Radio podcast back in the day I believe 2006 that he spoke about that and for me this something that goes even beyond that. You need to master the basics of whatever task you are trying to master before ever trying to coach someone else on it. In the Marbecca Method workshops, Mark Ferrell taught me the basics of a welcome. The basics of an announcement. The basics of transition.  If you are reading these and are unsure of what they are, then I strongly encourage you to go to MarkFerrell.com and get yourself signed up for a workshop.  It is only when we break down the basi... [read more]
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The Naked Truth With The Naked Cowboy

September 15, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
  Sometimes the craziest ideas can make us the most money. If I told you that you could become a millionaire by standing in Times Square wearing a speedo, cowboy hat, boots and strumming a guitar; would you believe me? Robert Burck did just that 18 years ago. He took one crazy idea and turned it into a worldwide company with several different corporate divisions. Robert had humble beginnings in Cincinnati Ohio. He attended Parochial school and earned a college degree in political science. Robert moved to the west coast for a few years then found himself in The Big Apple. He was working an unfulfilling day job and got ... [read more]
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How to Live Stream a DJ Set, Part 1

September 14, 2017 by DJcity
Did you ever watch one of those cool DJ set livestreams? Mojaxx tells you how to broadcast your own one: (more…)... [read more]
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“Will you play my favorite song?!” – Handling Requests 101

September 13, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
We've all been there; a drunk bridesmaid proclaiming to be the bride's best friend stumbles over to your DJ booth, flops her hand on your shoulder, and slurs something like "Hey, can you play Call Me Maybe now? It's the bride's favorite song and we really wanna hear it." You search your mind for a response as she stares intently awaiting your answer. You're now faced with a conundrum that most likely occurs at every event you work; how do you respond to requests in a way that pleases the clients, keeps the crowd happy, doesn't ruin the flow of the event, and doesn't send away the requester away in a huff? Here are my go-to responses for handling requests: 1) "What a great song! I'll definitely get that in as soon as I can!" I use this response whenever the request is a song already on the playlist, a... [read more]
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Back to School: Part 1 – Podcasts and Audiobooks

September 12, 2017 by Justin Reid
Just like that, summer is winding down and it’s back to school time. In our society we focus so much on “getting a good education” which got me thinking. Why do we expect our children and youth to learn about so many different facts, formulas, and equations, but how often do adults take the opportunity to further their education? How often do we, as DJ’s and event professionals, seek more knowledge to better our service and abilities. In our line of work, we have a wide range of areas which we can learn about i.e. sales, performance, business skills, networking, and more. We live in a time where we have so many sources of education... [read more]