Category Archives: Networking

Create a Secret Facebook Group for Your DJ Company

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By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” As the owner of a multi-system DJ company, it’s important to stay in close communication with my staff of twenty performers. In the past I’ve found that sending group emails was not particularly effective. Because people’s email inboxes were clogged (I receive about 200 of them every day), few of…

“The Mobile DJ Handbook” Author Stacy Zemon

DJ Brian S. Redd interviews Stacy Zemon outside the Mobile Beat Show about her professional background and books. For autographed copies visit promobiledj.com. “The Mobile DJ Handbook,” “The DJ Sales & Marketing Handbook,” “The Mobile DJ MBA” and “The Mobile DJ Entrepreneur” are also available on amazon.com.

The Benefits of Volunteering

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By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” Vol.un.teer.ing (n.) is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote good or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity produces a feeling of self-worth and respect; however, there is no financial gain. For the bulk of my DJ business, I have allotted one event…

The Pros and Cons of Barter Networks

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By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” In this article, I discuss my experiences with bartering. Bartering refers to the trading of goods or services in lieu of a cash exchange. For example, I once entered into a barter agreement with my good friend who is a professional website designer. In exchange for him re-designing my business…

Become a Proactive Team Player

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By Dave Ternier, Guest Writer Your willingness to be an amazing team player plays a bigger role in the success and longevity of your DJ career than you might realize. Part of what defines some of the most successful and sought after mobile DJs is their willingness to be an amazing team player (even if…

Four Changes In Social Media Marketing You Need To Know

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By Tony Schwartz, “The Social Media DJ” Social media is constantly changing, and as the most popular marketing medium out there, you need to stay on top of these changes. Yes, it can be overwhelming, but who said running a mobile DJ business was easy. And fortunately, you have me Here’s four things you need…

Networking at Trade Shows

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By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe Attendance at trade shows is essential for DJs who want to keep on top of the rapid changes that continually shape the scope of our business. Disc Jockey conventions are action-packed and fun-filled opportunities to grow as a professional. There are workshops and seminars on a variety of…

8 Toxic Types of People You Should Avoid

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By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe Toxic individuals are completely exhausting to be around and they can have a negative impact on your forward momentum. DJs need to remain laser focused — the distractions and stress that toxic people bring into your life act as unnecessary obstacles, so it is best to avoid them….

How DJs Can Work Together to Share Venue Information

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By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” Imagine that you were about to DJ your first event at a particular venue. Wouldn’t you want to know the answers to these questions: How difficult is the load-in? What are the insurance requirements? Is the management professional and easy to work with? Does the venue allow special effects like…

Communicating Effectively

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By Andy Ebon, “Wedding Marketing Expert” Communicating effectively, with customers, and within your company is a critical aspect of wedding business marketing and operations. In an Olympic relay, the 4-person team involves 3 attempts to pass-the-baton, and finish the race. Drop-the-baton and the race is over. It is the ultimate critical error. Train, Role Play,…