Category Archives: EVENTS

The Photo Booth Expo 2017

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PB Expo (10)

By Jake Klein The first known really working photographic machine was a product of the French inventor T. E. Enjalbert (March 1889). It was shown at the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. Through the years photo booths have proven themselves as a fun thing to do as well as a great way to capture moments…

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

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MW1A

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!…

How Wedding DJs Can Exceed Client Expectations

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PMDJ Logo

By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” As wedding DJs and professionals, our clients often come to us with unknown expectations. This happens mainly because they have little or no experience buying what we sell. You know what to expect when you go into your favorite restaurant because you probably do it on a regular…

How a DJ Should Prepare for Wedding Day Emergencies

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By Alan Dodson – “Wedding Wizard” Many people grew up watching Mighty Mouse morning cartoons and remember his catch phrase: “Here I come to save the day!” In the wedding business, professionals need to be prepared to deal with emergencies that inevitably arise. If well-prepared, the vendor team can save the day. A good wedding…

3 Reasons Why a Bride Asks About Wedding DJ Costs

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getmorebrides

By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” There are typically three reasons why a bride will ask a wedding DJ or other wedding professional about their pricing. While this question can be a frustrating thing, let me assure you it is A) not personal, and B) actually a good thing because you have at the…

The Winter 2017 NAMM Show: Overview & Photos

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NAMM-winter-2017-Jake_Klein_IMG_9795

Photo credit: Jake Klein By Jake Klein – Guest Writer The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) did it again with this year’s 2017 Winter NAMM show, which took place January 19 – 22, in Anaheim, CA. Recognized as one of the largest musical trade shows and most important music industry conventions, the NAMM show…

Top 3 Tips for Generating DJ Business at Wedding/Bridal Shows

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By Rick Brewer – “Get More Brides” I get this question from DJs all the time: “Rick, do bridal shows still work?” The answer is easy for me: Sometimes… or maybe. There are many variables as to why a wedding show will or will not work for a DJ, but let me share the top…

Selling to Wedding Clients

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By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” First, understand this: PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO BE SOLD; THEY LIKE TO BUY. Most event professionals suck at sales, so take the word “selling” out of your vocabulary now. Ask questions. Let potential clients be part of the process instead of your just making presentation. Allow them feel your passion…

Sound-Activated vs. Intelligent Lighting

Chase Jewell Light Show

By Chase Jewell, “Sound & Lighting Tutor” The biggest question I get asked a lot by mobile DJs just starting out is, “What dance floor lighting do you recommend I get for my DJ setup?” Well, that is a very simple question that has a very VERY complex answer. Why? Because the answer depends largely…