Emcee Skills

Be Unique, Like Everybody Else!

Back in the ‘70s, I had a button that read, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”  That sprang to mind recently when I was viewing some online discussion boards.  As much as I write in this newsletter, in…

Featured DJ: Jack Bermeo

By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” For this article, I caught up with Jack Bermeo, the recently crowned 2016 “DJ of the Year” at the DJ Times International DJ Expo held this past August in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For Jack,…

Find the Fire in Your Belly!

By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” In my last installment, I spoke about a great performance winning out over even severe technical difficulties and other shortcomings. But what about that great performance? Where might that come from? By The…

An Open Letter to Aspiring Female DJs

By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” Dear Aspiring Female DJs, You may have heard that the DJ industry is a male-dominated field and that your chances of success are slim to none.  Well, I’m here to advise you otherwise. Who am…

Putting Your Performance First

By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” This past July I was spinning tunes at a city parade, on a street corner where the City Hall is located. I had my sound gear all up under a tent, and had…

5 Simple Ways to Get Over That First Crack of the Mic

By Anna-Jeannine Herman, “Performance Professional” So many entertainers fear those first few words, those first few moments that can make or break your credibility with a room full of wedding guests.  “Owning the room” from your first words can certainly…