Category Archives: Personal Development

How to Inspire Love and Gain More Business

business love

By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe I think that there are two fundamental approaches to generating more business: The first is to focus on making your existing clients insanely happy, so that they want to tell others about how much they love you; the second is to simply be a resource, or be helpful,…

5 Tips for Highly Productive DJs

5 tips

By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe This is probably an understatement, but DJs are some of the busiest people around. A day in the life of an DJ is chock-full of business decisions, client meetings, networking and event preparation. Because there’s so much to do and so little time to do so, mobiles can…

ADJA Acquires The WED Guild®

WED Guild

By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe We are in an industry that is always changing and we look at how we can improve what we do as entertainers. Maybe it is new lighting, new equipment, or training opportunities. Maybe it is setting a goal in your performance and taking the next steps at being…

Why Minimizing Distractions is Good for Your DJ Business

Distractions

By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” Isn’t it ironic that in today’s technologically advanced world that we seem to have less free time than ever? Emails, texts and social media place a huge burden on our daily schedule. Moreover, distractions cause us to lose focus on important tasks. Research indicates that it takes 14 minutes to…

The Importance of Education to Your Bottom Line

DJ Education

By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe I’ll bet you didn’t know that you could spend nearly every month of the year attending a different industry trade show if you wanted to. Of course then you wouldn’t be working and making money, so it wouldn’t be very realistic to spend your time trolloping around the…

Are You Too Old To DJ?

Check out this video and an article on the subject – http://promobiledj.com/2014/07/is-being-a-dj-a-young-mans-game

Practice Your Craft to Become Good at It

Practice Makes Perfect

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I heard an interesting story a few days ago about the famous artist, Pablo Picasso. Picasso was approached by an admirer who proffered a piece of paper and asked him to do a drawing for her. With a smile, the master quickly drew a small piece of art and handed…

Nothing Can Be Taken For Granted

Ben Stowe On The Job

By Ben Stowe, “Sound & Lighting Guru” This past week I was mixing sound for a nationally touring act at a fairgrounds grandstand. After supervising the load-in and setting of the arrays I set about tuning the rig and putting settings into the mixing board. I’ve found that little things like the way I soft-patch…

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…