MOBILE BEAT September 2010 – #130 – Performance Power

September 6, 2010 by Mobile Beat

Performance Power

MOBILE BEAT September 2010 – #130

The NEW ISSUE OF MOBILE BEAT (#130) is now available electronically to subscribers online, and the print edition will hit mailboxes soon. (Subscribers can log in at to access the online version.)



Performance Power

DJs—especially those specializing in weddings, mitzvahs, quinces, etc.—need the power to lift clients and their guests out of the everyday and into a moment that may become a treasured memory. When you stop and think about it, that’s really quite a responsibility to have, weekend after weekend.

So, as a true professional, you need to have what it takes to bring a powerful experience to your audiences. And as your “power authority” we come to you this month with some high-octane material to help you drive to high and higher levels of performance.

Specifically, in this issue we provide you with a fine selection of power tools:

Jay Maxwell helps you tune up your grand entrances, while Stu Chisholm walks you through overall wedding reception planning; DJ Coach Paul Kida takes a step back to look at the bigger picture and talks about how to prep for your gigs, mentally and physically. And Mike Ficher finds the power in making the best of bad situations.

To deal more with the physical aspects of performing, we welcome DJ Rude (Paul Pervano Sr.) with a new column on DJ fitness.

One event that is guaranteed to give you workout is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration. DJ DAYna connected with a number of experts in the field to get some inside knowledge on how to take your Mitzvahs to the next level.

We talk with Ric Hansen of the School Dance Network about taking a more proactive approach to solving the problems of youth events, and we introduce an exclusive MB version of SDN’s youth music lists—all to strengthen your school dance chops.

To help you energize your business and build up your bottom line, John Stiernberg reveals more about how to use the concept of “leverage” from individual referrals; Rob Johnson talks upselling techniques with games; and John Hubela shows how accepting credit cards can help you capture more business.

We catch up with Felipe Rose, a founding member of a group that helped spread the energy of disco music and interactive dancing across the globe: The Village People. Guess which character Felipe plays…

We also talk with some DJs: DJ Kraft, a focused teenager from Canada who is poised to go far; and Steve Cie, a veteran from the early days of mobile DJing, who also has a great product, the FaCIEd, to help DJs brighten up their gear setups.

Other products reviewed include: ZXA1 powered speakers from E-V; the Control SL keyboard and VSS mobile screen from Odyssey; a lighting how-to DVD from the DJ ProAcademy; and more.

And if all that wasn’t enough, there are tips on maximizing online communication; dealing with the reality of Sweet Sixteens; and even more. With so much packed into one issue, Mobile Beat is ready to make sure you’ve got the power you need!

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This is the general editors account for Mobile Beat Magazine and Website. Who reads Mobile Beat online and in print and attends Mobile Beat events? DJs, VJs and KJs to start with, especially those who own and operate mobile entertainment services. They provide music, video, lighting and a myriad other entertainment choices for corporate events, wedding receptions, dances and innumerable other gatherings.

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