Category Archives: Emcee Skills

Featured DJ: Jack Bermeo

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, this was his third time winning DJ of the Year. Bermeo won his initial title…

Find the Fire in Your Belly!

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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 Numbers Many DJs learn their craft by playing “follow the leader”; going to seminars and…

An Open Letter to Aspiring Female DJs

DJ Randi Rae

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 for success are slim to none.  Well I’m here to advise you otherwise. Who am I?  I am a DJ company owner based in Central New Jersey and a former…

Putting Your Performance First

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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 several microphones available for a co-announcer from the city’s Parks & Rec department as well…

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

Man on Microphone

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 make a world of difference in the successfulness of your performance. Earlier this month, Graham…

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Being a Female DJ

Have you thought about hiring a female DJ for your multi-op? Do you already have female DJs working for your company and are wondering what issues they have to contend with? Then check out this video featuring prominent female DJs from across America and the UK and learn!

Mike Walter on Shadowing Another DJ

In his video of the week Mike talks about the practice of shadowing another MC. He also mentions his newest product for the DJ Industry. For more information head to http://www.trainingyournextgreatdj.com/aweddingwith

DJ Education What Prince Can Teach Us

When they questioned him about performing songs that he wrote and recorded, Prince told The Time “make it better live.” What can we do as DJs and MCs to make the songs better live? That’s this week’s message.

Are You a “Cheesy” DJ?

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By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” These past few weeks, I have been discussing “Cheese” with a number of mobile DJs from all across the world and what is considered cheesy in different parts of the USA and the UK. I can tell you without reservation that the main thing I have learned is that every…

DJ Training Performance Tip Mike Walter Talks About Being in the Moment as an MC

In this clip I talk about the most impactful thing I heard at Mobile Beat 20 and how it’ll help me be in the moment at my events.