Category Archives: GROWTH

THE PROBLEM WITH SALES

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Rickbrewer

By: Rick Brewer According to the Sandler Sales Institute, the average sales person has less than 6 hours per week of actual face time (sales) with potential clients. With industries turning over clients as high as 90% year to year, this statistic shows why sales based organizations fail and fail hard. As you know, the…

Giving Back

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Stu Chisholm 3

So you’ve got a successful DJ company.  You’re at the top of your game and growing.  Now what? by Stu Chisholm At a long ago Mobile Beat show, Mark Ferrell once uttered a twist on the old Peter Marshall quote: “If you don’t stand for something, then nothing is what you stand for.”  This got…

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!…

The Miracle Man: A Story of Hope, Love & Inspiration

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John-and-Lisa-Murphy-and-Ray-Disbrow

By John Murphy, “Make 100 Healthy” Pictured left to right: John and Lisa Murphy with Ray Disbrow Never Give Up In the following article, I share the amazing story of my friend and colleague Ray Disbrow, who suffered a serious stroke five years ago, and against all odds, survived and fully recovered, living a healthy…

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…

Setting and Achieving Goals for Your DJ Business

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By Stu Chisholm – The Complete Disc Jockey A lot of people confuse goals with wishes. We can wish for whatever we want, but those wishes will forever remain dreams unless we work to achieve them. Not only that, but the journey to a goal is a lot like a journey to anywhere else: you…

Making the Right Decisions: Passionate vs. Practical

Julie Oshins
Julie Oshins

By Julie Oshins – Play It Forward I recently had to make a pretty big choice. It involves being out of the country for an entire month! And I thought, what is your process when making choices? Particularly when one of the choices is something that might be considered the practical or “responsible” choice, or…

Sound System Setup Tips: Speakers, Subwoofers, and More

Chase Jewell
Chase Jewell

By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor In this article, I discuss the proper setup of your PA system, as well as recommendations of what types of equipment you should use or look into purchasing. A lot goes into designing your PA system, and making sure everything runs and sounds perfect can be a…

DJ Ethics: What Are the Copyright Laws of Purchased Music?

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by Stu Chisholm – The Complete Disc Jockey Last November, I discussed some of the ethical challenges that we encounter as DJs. Today I want to address another aspect of ethics that is legally blurry around the edges and–as evidenced in many DJ forums–completely misunderstood by all sides: the ethics of copyright. “Some will rob…

New Year, New Editors!

By Debra Maurer – Web Editor Happy 2017 from PMDJ! Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Debra Maurer and I am the new Web Editor for ProMobileDJ.com. I’m honored to take on this role and work with our dedicated and growing team of contributing writers. In addition, our long-time contributing writer and savvy DJ business expert…