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The Rise And Fall Part 1

September 4, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Ryan Leaf was a prodigy quarterback back in the late 90s. The second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft by the (at the time) San Diego Chargers. He’s often labeled as the biggest NFL draft bust of all time. He hit the lowest of lows charged in the spring of 2013 with breaking and entering into houses, stealing prescription painkillers. He spent 32 months in prison. Now, he’s a recovering addict, has risen from prison and tours the country speaking to different organizations about his past transgressions and how to avoid them.   This story is not unique to Ryan Leaf. Todd Marinovich was also a highly touted pro... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #196 – JULY 2018

July 31, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #196 - JULY 2018 ENTERTAINING YOUTH This sleak summer issue of MB is laser-focused on the youth event market. Inside you'll find a ton of great ideas and good advice for successfully entertaining the younger crowd. Get ready to rock... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ENTERTAINING YOUTH Kid Rock - Stu Chisholm Oontz Oontz: Kids’ DJ School Is In Session - Staci Nichols Musical Prudence for Youth Events - Jay Maxwell Successful Trivia Shows with Teens - Rob Johnson Bubbling Up the Fun at Kids’ Events - Matt Martindale Party Pumpers! - Mike “Dr Frankenstand” Ryan PLUS: Pittsburgh’s DJ Jess - Mike Cordeiro Does Today’s... [read more]
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Jump Right into Mixing with the NS6ii – By Seth Leopold

July 27, 2018 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Numark went back to the drawing board and have returned with a much-improved DJ controller in the NS6ii. It is smaller than its recently-released companion, the NS7iii, but with similar strong construction and ingenuity. Where to start with such a strong, intuitive, and flat-out fun board? I used the board extensively over the last few weeks. I have had a great time, especially with the available DVS support. I performed last night at a show with it; in fact, flawless. Numark brings a full package in regards to features on the NS6ii, including built-in jogwheel screens, twin sound cards, touch-sensitive knobs with multiple modes, left and righ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #195 – JUNE 2018

June 30, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #195 - JUNE 2018 DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES This issue ended up as a bit of a smorgasbord (translation: an unexpected mix of goodies), but the articles all share something in common: a certain unique angle on the DJ business or other areas of entertainment interest. Along the way we offer some interestingly relevant ideas from some truly unique characters. Served up for your summer-time enjoyment... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES Beginning the Cruise DJ Adventure - DJ Dayna Hiring the Right People - Daniel Fullard Branding with Gene Simmons - Mike Cordeiro Carrot Top: Working Hard for the Laughs - Mike Cordeiro... [read more]
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K Plus T Equals C Part 3

June 19, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
  K plus T equals C Part 3   Last week I shared a true story of how to handle an alcoholic Father of the Bride wanting to take the mic at his daughter’s wedding when the bride didn’t want him to speak. Why was I able to achieve an appropriate outcome during a stressful time? Answer: I followed the formula – Knowledge Plus Trust equals Connection. I asked my client in advance what was most important about her day. We discussed a plan A (him not speaking), plan B (what would happen if he did), plan C (how to handle that). She trusted me throughout the process to always put her bes... [read more]
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K Plus T Equals C Part 1

June 5, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
K plus T equals C. Knowledge plus Trust equals Connection.  This is a formula I have followed often in my life and have had great success with it.  I share it with you here. If you have Knowledge about someone, something going on in their life, and they confide in you then that builds Trust.  When you have Trust in a situation that deepens the Connection between you and them. Let me share an example. We recently had a situation here at Taylored Weddings where a client confided in us in a situation that they were concerned about for their reception.  My prior experience and knowledge of how I have h... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #195 – JUNE 2018

May 26, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #195 - JUNE 2018 DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES This issue ended up as a bit of a smorgasbord (translation: an unexpected mix of goodies), but the articles all share something in common: a certain unique angle on the DJ business or other areas of entertainment interest. Along the way we offer some interestingly relevant ideas from some truly unique characters. Served up for your summer-time enjoyment... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES Beginning the Cruise DJ Adventure - DJ Dayna Hiring the Right People - Daniel Fullard Branding with Gene Simmons - Mike Cordeiro Carrot Top: Working Hard for the Laughs - Mike Cordeiro... [read more]
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The Mirror Part 2

May 22, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Last week we talked about the mirror and challenged you with “How often are you looking in the mirror?”  Do you regularly review sales and performance sessions? Here’s a couple more tips and suggestions to help you look in the mirror.  First, you need to ask your client for permission. Know the laws in your state but always get permission first. It could be as simple as “Hey...maybe you or your fiance might say something that we could use later on for your wedding.  :)” More than likely they will forget about the recording during your full conversation with them and when they talk about their first dance or their danc... [read more]
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No Scrubs, Mitch Taylor, Taylored Sales, what's in a name, name,

No Scrubs

April 26, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
No Scrubs, Mitch Taylor, Taylored Sales, what's in a name, name, No Scrubs So I'm sitting in the Chicago OHare airport when I see one of the cleaning ladies come by.  On her shirt in red letters is one word...one word that struck me funny and odd at the same time. I actually couldn't believe what I saw.  That one word was "scrub" Scrub.  Now seriously, what company in their right mind would have an employee wear that on the front of their uniform.  What person with any sense of self-worth would want to wear that? I'm sure she's a woman like everyone else with her own set of problems, struggles and everyday challenges.  I wo... [read more]
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Like Attracts Like, Customer Service, Business, Mitch Taylor, Taylored Sales, #LiveAt755

Like Attracts Like

April 17, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
Like Attracts Like Like Attracts Like, Customer Service, Business, Mitch Taylor, Taylored Sales, #LiveAt755Recently I was having dinner with a good friend of mine.  We had a younger waiter and it was a very nice establishment with a 1940s Speakeasy kind of vibe if you will. While the waiter did a good job he didn't necessarily do it in a way that spoke to what that business was going for with their marketing.  Like attracts like. Think about your business. Are you delivering high-end, middle of the road, or budget? If you’ve got a DJ business where you’re going after clubs and bars, then all of your staff better know the st... [read more]