Category Archives: Personal Development

The Power of Practice and Training

Training

By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” “Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.”- Unknown I am sure that I am like many people. I study, learn, practice and so something until I develop a confidence that I have it as perfect as it can be. Regardless of if that…

Start-up DJ Entrepreneurs vs. Bottom-Feeder DJs

Bad DJ Set-Up

By Jerry Bazata, “Money Answer Man” In a recent article I provided some insight into the costs of starting a DJ business in today’s market, which created a great deal of discussion and debate on Facebook. In reading most of the comments, there appeared to be a fair amount of confusion about the difference between…

7 Motivational Navy SEAL Sayings

Navy Seals

Here are seven Navy SEAL sayings to keep in mind while moving toward achieving your personal and professional goals as a mobile DJ. 1. The only easy day was yesterday. This is one of the more well-known sayings of the SEALs. When constantly pushing yourself to excel, there will be challenges that make every day…

Do you have Drive and Determination?

Drive and Determination

By Jerry Bazata, “Money Answer Man” As DJ business owners we all face the highs and lows of closing new clients, taking its toll on us both mentally and physically. Each day we are challenged to meet new obstacles, defend our brand and reputation and meet the competition head on, sometimes resulting in defeat. A…

Reflections About Leadership

Leadership

Leading isn’t easy. In fact, there’s a reason why they say, “it’s lonely at the top.” Leaders must make decisions that serve the greater purpose of the company, thereby removing emotion and self-interest from the equation. People often have their own vision of what a leader does and how he or she is supposed to…

The Importance of just “One” Moment

2014 Winter Olympics

By Liz Daley, WED®, ABC™ “A Passion for Performance” In the past I have likened weddings to live television awards shows, in the sense that there is only one chance to get it right, and if something goes awry, you have to make it work. At least with a Broadway show, there is always the…

Be a more interactive DJ with Shani Barnett

There are a 1000+ ways that Shani is more interactive than most DJs. For more from DJ Jay Brannan, visit www.ProDJTV.com

Effective Emceeing Tips

Emcee

By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe Here are my Top 15 suggestions for effective emceeing: 1. Open with a surprise, a shock…an interaction, something that makes connection, entertains, exposes, etc. 2. Use palm up instead of finger for pointing. Sometimes the finger looks like a gun and is rude in some cultures. Palm up…

Make a Goal Then Let Go!

Set Goals

By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe Over the years I’ve come to realize that goals may in fact get us to some predetermined destination, but at what cost? Now, before you write this off as some rationalization for lack of proper ambition, understand that I’m not talking about simply drifting along either. Get Clear…

When It Looks Easy…

Saving Mr. Banks

By Elisabeth Scott Daley, WED®, ABC™ “A Passion for Performance” The best compliment we as performers can receive is often a double-edged sword. If we do our jobs correctly, it seems effortless. To those observing, it will appear that there is no “art” involved, but that is an illusion. That is when we are truly…