Category Archives: Networking

Mobile Beat 2017 – Year 21

Ryan Burger with several of Mobile beat 21 speaker
Ryan Burger with several of Mobile beat 21 speaker

By Jake Klein This year Mobile Beat Expo celebrated 21 years of being a must-attend source of information, networking, vendors, and products convention in Las Vegas drawing thousands of musically passionate DJs from around the world. Driven by the desire to continue to bring this great Expo to those who need it, love it, and…

Midwest DJs Live – DJ Conference


Guest Post by Gene Neri – Midwest DJs Live Midwest DJs Live, which is being held on May 1st and 2nd 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport,  started in January 2008 as a one-off get-together in Milwaukee called Practice and NJoy, changed to YouTubeDJs Live the following year, and 2013 – the 5th anniversary!…

Networking, Style, and Appearance Will Win More Business

Jerry Bazata
Jerry Bazata

By Jerry Bazata – “The Money Answer Man” You get up from your desk and prepare to attend a late afternoon networking event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, a wedding association or better yet The Knot. Quickly you gather up a stack of business cards, rehearse your elevator speech and set out on a…

Create a Secret Facebook Group for Your DJ Company

Secret Facebook Group

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 “The Mobile DJ Handbook,” “The DJ Sales & Marketing Handbook,” “The Mobile DJ MBA” and “The Mobile DJ Entrepreneur” are also available on

The Benefits of Volunteering


By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” (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

Barter background concept glowing

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

Team Player 2

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


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

DJ Expo 2015

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…