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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: How To Find Your Next Phrase Point To Mix.

May 24, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute, mixing. I'm going to link a video from Bobby [sic] Blends, Blends Gone Wild that I just watched. In the description on this one, that's the one you really want to watch. This is just getting you into it. If you're new to mixing, you've got to deal with 32 beats, 8 bars equal 1 phrase and you mix on phrases or begin your mixes on phrases. So what I did was I set cue points. I simply got to the very beginning of the song, set a cue point and then in Serato, ITCH or Scratch Live, I hit this button that says 32. That's a 32-beat loop. At the end of it, I set another cue point and it's just so I could listen through and see what it sounds like in each phrase. So if you're new and you can't find the phrase, can't find the spot to mix on, try this as a trick, start setting 32-be... [read more]
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Top Tips on How to Get On Venue Preferred Lists

May 23, 2018 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Getting on a local venue preferred list can be like gold to many wedding providers. Because the venue is often one of the first major wedding-related purchases a couples makes, if not the first, it’s also where many couples turn for recommendations on other local vendors to consider. When your name is on that list, you can get a stream of new prospects effortlessly coming to your business without any advertising costs. So, as a venue owner, it’s probably not surprising that a question I am often asked by vendors is how to get on our venue’s preferred vendor list.  Since every wedding supplier we recommend reflects on us, we are very particular about who we refer and have often built up relationships for years before adding someone to our list. Still, there is always room for a new supplier. As ne... [read more]
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ADJ Now Distribute Compu Show DMX Lighting Control Software

May 23, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ Products LLC is pleased to announce, effective immediately, that they will now take over the development, support and sales for the Compu Show lighting control software previously offered by Elation Professional for the past 10 years.  As the need for more DMX universes on shows with larger fixture and pixel counts continue to grow, this powerful, proven and stable software control system is ideal to fill those demands and support ADJ’s growing professional caliber lighting portfolio. ADJ USA’s National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales, explains: “As ADJ’s fixtures have evolved, we felt it was important to grow our DMX software line as well. Our existing myDMX control software has been a very successful product worldwide for ten years, but we felt we needed to offer something with more power ... [read more]
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Connecting With Your Clients is The Key to Referrals

May 23, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
In the mobile DJ industry (especially when DJing weddings), we often walk the line between a professional relationship and a friendship. While above all we are providing a service and thus interact with people through a business mindset, we are also intimately close to a couple and their family as they prepare for one of life's biggest moments. It goes without saying that we should strive to always keep our dealings with clients professional and courteous, we often can't help from becoming close to people as we repeatedly meet and learn more about their lives and their families. This is a good thing. The more we connect with people, the more we can personalize our service for them and the more they will be an asset to our company down the road. But while being friendly with a client before their event can... [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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How to get listed at 4 and 5 star venues (3 of 3)

May 21, 2018 by Terry Lewis
Over the last two weeks we’ve focused on ways to get listed at luxury venues. Here’s your final instalment.   New builds  Keep an eye out for new builds going up in the areas you want to work in. Then make a point of reaching out to the person responsible for weddings and events before the paint goes on the walls. Ask for the meeting and let them know your USPs, but don’t just go in with your want to be listed. Think what do they need? Their goal is to secure bookings, so think like the event team would. Help them achieve their goals. Their number one priority will be to get new bookings, and yo... [read more]
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Mobile DJ – What If My Client Wants An All Dave Matthews Band Wedding?

May 21, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
I did a video yesterday talking about giving clients what they want and what they asked for and avoiding giving them things that they don't want and haven't asked for. I talked about Sears a little bit, how they didn't really do that. They didn't give the clients what they wanted and asked for, they gave them a bunch of stuff they never wanted and didn't ask for like financial services and insurance and stuff like that. The example I gave as a DJ is, during dinner, what I don't do is make it the "me" show. I don't go in there and make big announcements and make it all about me during dinner, because the client doesn't want that and they've never asked for that. In fact, they've asked for the complete opposite. They want it to be about them. They want a grand entrance, cake cutting, first dance, speeches for ... [read more]
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The Detailed Process

May 17, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
I recently saw an advertisement advertising an artist to come play at a local venue.  The problem was is that they misspelled the last name of the artist.    It has now been a reminder to me for a couple of weeks to have "attention to detail".   Common mistake but what does this say about their business?  What do simple mistakes of spelling, punctuation or worse yet communication say about your business?

 Every error is not always found by using spell check, as witnessed above.  T... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Get A Wedding Wire Account For Your Reviews.

May 17, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is my WeddingWire account. You see right up here WeddingWire and you see Picture Me, you see my information and you see my rating. And what I do at the end of every event is I ask clients if I can forward them a review. Then they go in and they write up a review for me. So I have these reviews and it's a place that clients can then go and see reviews from other brides. I happen to have the free WeddingWire account. There are, I believe, two or three levels above mine that you can pay for and they're rather expensive. The DJs that pay for them tell me they're well worth it. So I might look into that, but if you don't have a WeddingWire free account, get one and then at every one of your events, write a review. It's a great source for brides looking for reviews on you ... [read more]
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INTERACTIVE GAMES IN 90 SECONDS – LIPSYNC BATTLE

May 15, 2018 by Barry and Jordan Dot Com
Here is a great idea to get guests excited and ready to have fun.  This is a cool icebreaker for Corporate Events, Weddings and Mitzvah Parties.  This is from a popular game called "LIPSYNC BATTLE"  Enjoy the video and have fun engaging your guests. As always please contact us if you have questions or would like some help creating an unforgettable experience at your events. https://youtu.be/1kUz9US7UpE Join our Facebook group today!  Interactive Games In 90 Seconds Contact us anytime fun@barryandjordan.com We hope you enjoy! ... [read more]
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Getting the Story or Travel Nightmares in NYC

May 15, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
 Writing for Mobile Beat has been a great experience. Sometimes to get a great story I travel for an interview. This past weekend I headed to NYC with my wife and daughter to do an interview with the guys from The Funktion House in Brooklyn (look for the article in a few months). I thought it would be great to bring my wife and take her out to dinner in Manhattan and let her and my daughter do some shopping. The trip went well except for the hotel. I like to use Booking.com and most of the time I get some really good deals. Not this time. We stayed at the hotel Pennsylvania. This absolutely, hands down, was the flipping worst hot... [read more]