Category Archives: GROWTH

Saying “Goodbye” to a Technology Legend

by Ben Stowe, CTS On November 11th, Professor Gertrude Neumark Rothschild left us at 83 years young. Who is Gertrude and what does she mean to our industry or to us as individuals? A Professor of Science and Engineering She was a professor of science and engineering at Columbia University, and her work on semiconductors…

Inappropriate Student Dancing at School Events

by Matt Ryan This subject is an increasing problem for school administrators, who are anxious to find ways to curb it. Some schools take drastic measures and cancel dances altogether. When this happens, students may rebel by deciding to host their own function. Personally, I would much rather see students at school, in a safe,…

Giving Thanks

by Ray Martinez Over the course of the last few years, I have become dismayed by how politics has played a role in dividing our industry based on whether you are a member of NAME or ADJA, East Coast DJs vs. West Coast DJs, Mobile Beat vs. DJ Times, Full Time vs. Part Time DJs….

Diversification for the Maturing Wedding DJ

by Alan Dodson Back in the 1970’s, I did live remote broadcasts for a 5000 watt AM radio station. I hauled a “portable” mixing board, cases of 33 1/3 vinyl albums and 45’s to car dealerships, malls, store grand openings, etc. When I began to work as a party and event DJ, I still had…

Act Now for Tax Breaks & Buying Incentives

by Jerry Bazata GREAT news for DJs! President Obama signed into law a “2010 Small Business Jobs Act” that provides a wide assortment of tax breaks and incentives for small businesses. Although the bounty on the buffet table is plentiful, there are four main dishes you need to focus on BEFORE year’s end: Enhanced Small…

Success Begins with You

by Ray Martinez As I frequently travel across the country to speak to fellow colleagues I generally get my inspiration while on a long flight. Although I am vacationing, I am writing this installment while good thoughts come to mind. I am currently reading my monthly issue of Success Magazine with Usher on the cover….

What Kind of “Smart” Are You?

by Stacy Zemon You may or may not be smarter than a 5th grader depending upon what type of “smart” both you and the youngster are. To understand what I mean, let’s take a look at the different between IQ and EQ. For decades, the United States educational system has placed tremendous emphasis on certain…

What If Tomorrow Never Comes?

by Ray Martinez This is a post about the importance of expressing gratitude to all of the people who have made a difference in our lives. It’s also about taking stock and making changes when they are necessary. Here’s my inspiration. One of my favorite songs of all time is Garth Brooks’ “If Tomorrow Never…

Dare to be Different!

by Stu Chisholm As a mobile DJ business owner, you must strive to stand out from your competitors – to be different in a good way. This translates into everything from your business card to your website, brochures, planners and promotional materials. And, they all should scream “FUN!” Don’t be afraid to break norms and…

Sennheiser SKM 5200-II Wireless Mic System

With the 2nd generation of its top-of-the-line wireless handheld transmitter, Sennheiser announces the SKM 5200-II with a switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz. A familiar sight on stage and TV, the SKM 5200-II provides sound engineers with expanded switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz along with Sennheiser’s renowned transmission reliability. A further highlight…