Where Were You?

March 24, 2017 by Joe Bunn

It’s been a week now since I’ve been back from Mobile Beat Las Vegas…heck, I’m still trying to catch up from being gone, including cranking out a few blog posts for MB. I hope I got to see you at the conference! Maybe you checked out my new fiberglass DJ booth by Vision DJ Designs on the expo floor? Maybe you saw me selling for Mike Walter after his awesome seminar “Ten Tips to Be Better”? Maybe you saw me partying on the dance floor during the DJ Takeover on Monday night? Or were you at home?

I can’t stress this enough when it comes to owning a DJ business…you MUST attend industry conferences. The folks at Mobile Beat continue to raise the bar year after year with production value, parties, speakers, gear and much more. I get it, sometimes you think the content is too 101…so do I. We all do. But I guarantee you that if you go to the majority of the seminars, you will pick up at least one nugget from each of them. And “nuggets” eventually turn into revenue for your company! Even if they stopped the seminars, I would still go and NOT to see all the new DJ gear. I would go for the networking. Do you know how many DJs I’ve met at Mobile Beat from all over the world? Tons! They are now my friends. We call, chat, text, email about business and the ups and downs all the time. I can’t even tell you how many tidbits and ideas I’ve picked up from DJs I’ve met going to MBLV year after year. That alone is worth the price of admission folks! Take a stack of cards and make it your mission to give every single one of them out! Are they going to book you? Heck no, but you’ll gain a friend or a mentor in the process.

Don’t like Mobile Beat? I don’t know how that’s possible, but there are many other choices for you to get out and go to! Midwest DJs Live is coming up soon! You also have ARM DJs this summer and then Wedding Wire World and The DJ Expo in August. Pick one now, sign up and GO! Learn, network, buy, but just go. These conferences are for US! I hope to see you next year at MBLV. I’ve already booked my room and bought my pass, I wouldn’t miss it for the world! And if you’re heading to any of the other conferences I just mentioned above, I’ll see you there as well. You can never stop learning!

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Joe Bunn started his DJ career at the age of 14 in his hometown of Wilson, NC. He did shows all throughout high school, college at UNC-Chapel Hill, and eventually moved to Raleigh, NC in the late 90s where he started Bunn DJ Company. The company grew from a couple of DJs to 15 of the area’s best mobile DJs. Over the past few years, Bunn DJ Company has expanded to Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC and Richmond, VA. The company performs at over 800 weddings a year and another 400 private, corporate and charity events. Joe has been on the board of both ILEA (International Live Events Assocation) and NACE (National Association of Catering & Events). In addition, he is a writer for many national DJ publications such as Disc Jockey News, Mobile Beat Magazine and DJ Times. Joe still DJs almost every weekend, but in recent years has been helping other DJs across the country grow their businesses. He has given seminars at Mobile Beat Las Vegas, Wedding MBA, DJ Times Expo, local/regional organizations, NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has also been hired by DJs all over the world to help their businesses in every aspect from branding to sales.

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