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Grammar and the Mobile DJ

October 18, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
Have you ever received feedback from a client that completely caught you off guard? After a steady stream of "he was a great DJ and played great music" comments, you all of a sudden get an email, text, or review from a recent customer you didn't see coming from a mile away. Here is one comment I received after a recent sales call with a potential bride's mother; "Jordan, we would love to get the contract signed ASAP! After my daughter received your email she called to tell me that you were well spoken, and that she could tell from the way you explained your services that you were a professional who knew what he was doing." While I enjoyed the compliment, it was the unusual nature of it that caught me off guard. "Cool pictures" and "great reviews" are remarks we probably all hear often, but "wel... [read more]
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Plan What Action You Need To Implement Right Now To Hit Your 3 Year Financial Goals (2 of 3)

October 18, 2017 by Terry Lewis
In last weeks blog I helped you work out your Why, the reason you do what you do. Today we will get clarity on your financial goals.   Mindmap step 2: What are your financial desires?  List the material things you desire in your life, be as detailed as possible. It is critical that you place a cost besides each desire to give you a precise amount to aim for, for example, you may write over 3 years I will need: 1. £600,000 to become mortgage-free 2. £108,000 for business and personal expenses 3. £72,000 to enjoy life’s pleasures such as holidays, dinners, weekend breaks, provide family assistance, kids school / higher education fees, theatre, club memberships etc 4. £116,000 for property investments. In this example you would need: £896,000 in total over the ... [read more]
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Denon DJ to do hands-on Prime Series Workshops Nationwide

October 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (October 18, 2017)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that they will host a series of exclusive hands-on product workshops featuring their award-winning Prime Series SC5000 Media Player and X1800 Mixer, powered by proprietary Denon Prime software. Sponsored by Guitar Center with support from Serato, Denon DJ product specialists will demonstrate all the exciting features and performance of Denon DJ’s amazing Prime Series equipment in a series of 18 events from coast to coast, running from November 1st through November 19th. The Prime Series is Den... [read more]
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The Curse of Knowledge: How Effectively Are You Communicating?

October 17, 2017 by Justin Reid
I’ve been doing some work to my company’s website recently and I noticed a few places that needed some more detail and explanation. You know, information that I assumed a potential client would know, but didn’t include. Although seemingly obvious, it hit me. Because I eat, sleep, breathe our business and all of the details, I had failed to include certain information that a potential client needed to know. I realized that this was most likely a common problem, but I had no idea that this was a “thing”. It wasn’t until I was reading Alan Berg’s “Shut Up and Sell More” that I realized I was stricken with the “Curse of Knowle... [read more]
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Entrepreneurial Truth Part 2

October 17, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Entrepreneurial Truth Part 2 This is a continuation of the article from last week of Entrepreneurial Truths.  As an entrepreneur there are constant stresses, pressures, the feelings that you have. It's something that I believe that all of us as entrepreneurs go through on a daily, if not certainly weekly basis. Let’s look at a another one of those here. Responsibility. You as an entrepreneur are responsible for charting your own success and vision of your company, but also for those that you employ. Your decisions can often impact the lives of hundreds of people.  It’s an extreme weight to bear when one thinks ... [read more]
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How to Use ‘Transition Stingers’

October 17, 2017 by DJcity
DJ As-One explains the "Transition Stingers" turntable technique. It is great to get some hype on the dancefloor, check it out:  (more…)... [read more]
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Naughty By Nature – Rocks it with Chauvet DJ Lighting!

October 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
PHOENIX – (For Immediate Release) – When an event is billed as an “Old School House Party,” you can’t do much better than to book Naughty By Nature as your headliner.  The New Jersey threesome of Treach, Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee defined hip hop in the 1990s, with some of the earliest crossover hits like O.P.P. and Hip Hop Hooray. Setting an appropriately frenetic tone for The It Factor Ltd event in Arizona, the Grammy-winning trio got the crowd on its feet with their rapid-fire rap. Supporting them every pulsating step of the way was a John Garberson-designed lightshow that featured 12 Rogue R2 Washes from CHAUVET Professional.  &... [read more]
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PRESS RELEASE – DJ Idea Sharing – MBLV Style

October 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Join the original founders of DJ Idea Sharing Mike Fernino and Rob Peters as they reunite and share before the big show kicks up at MBLV. Starting around noon their unique brand of networking and sharing of business ideas, performance tips, gear fixes and more will start the entire week's of educational content out with a smorgasbord of ideas that will make your head spin. It was Ryan Burger, Publisher and President of Mobile Beat that kicked this up, while thoughts of similar were stirring with Mike and Rob. "It's great to get these two guys together who led the charge that became DJ Idea Sharing. Rob has been out of the mix for awhile with DJIS but it's the formula that is the two of them that we wanted when we started talking about this networking and sharing event to kick off MBLV22!" said Ryan.read more]
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Basic Uplighting FAQ – What Type of Fixtures Should I Start With?

October 16, 2017 by Brian S. Redd
So in our third video on basic uplighting, I want to talk about which fixtures you should buy. Before we even get into that, please keep in mind these are only my thoughts, ideas and opinions. You can take it or leave it, it's up to you. So I'm going to break this down into two parts. The first part, I don't want to dwell on it too much, but what brand should you buy? It's my opinion, in this case, especially in this case, you should avoid the generics and go with the good name brand you trust. There are a couple of different reasons for this. The first reason is the build quality is typically better. The reason it's better is because the good name brand stuff comes with warranty. What these companies don't want to do is have you turn anything in for warranty work, because this costs them time and money, shi... [read more]
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5 Simple Song Remixes Any DJ Can Do – Pt 2 of 2

October 14, 2017 by Staci Nichols
To review the first two super simple song remix ideas, check out Part One. Simple Song Remix #3 - Acapella Version + Instrumental Version You'll find that it's not too hard to locate studio acapella versions of songs from singers that can really sing (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, etc). Acapella versions of songs will not have any beats, so matching them up to "the one" on an instrumental version can be tricky. Do your research and use your ear as a guide. Check out the “Rather Be” (Clean Bandit) v. “September” (Earth, Wind, & Fire) mash-up by oneboredjea on YouTube for an example. Simple Song Remix #4 – Cut Out the Boring Parts You know the slow verse in the Isley Brothers' “Shout” (“I want you to know/I said I want you to know right now/You been good to me baby/Bett... [read more]
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What If Tragedy Strikes at Your Gig?

October 13, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Imagine it's 330am and you are sound asleep in your hotel room. Suddenly your phone starts going crazy. You jump out of bed thinking something bad happened back home and your spouse is on the other end yelling "are you OK, are you OK?" over and over. You reassure them that you're fine and notice the million messages on your phone from friends and family. Your spouse informs you that there has been a horrible shooting and you should turn on the news. The scene was utter chaos. The strip was shut down from Mandalay Bay to MGM for several days. This situation happened to myself and the thousands of other wedding professionals attending the Weddin... [read more]