Category Archives: Personal Development

DJ Faux Pas

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor”   It goes without saying that the DJ business is brutally competitive, and anything we can do to give ourselves an edge should become a part of our model.  Let’s spend a few minutes here to touch on some of the things DJs do that turn potential customer away.  Although…

Training Wheel Moments Last A Lifetime

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By Doug Sandler, “Nice Guys Finish First” I must have been about six or seven when the training wheels came off my bike. I remember with absolute clarity the feeling of absolute control as my small frame first teetered, wobbled, then zoomed around the neighborhood. What is less clear to me is how many times…

How to Book More Same Sex Weddings – An Interview with DJ Jodi Duston

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By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” On June 26, 2015, the United States became the twenty-first and most populous country to legalize same-sex marriage as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case Obergefell versus Hodges. This ruling follows a trend that began in 2003 and legalized same-sex marriage to some degree in…

Are You Unique or a Copycat?

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By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” This is one of those topics you’ve seen me write about before: your performance. More specifically, what makes up your show and how it differs from any other. As I rebuild my own business from top to bottom, one thing that will be getting a lot of attention…

The Fundamentals of Successful Thinking

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By Ken Sundheim, Guest Writer The simple truth is that our control over our consciousness determines the quality of our lives as well as our ability to reach our full potential. People who have developed the right mental disciplines make more money, stretch their abilities more than their peers, enjoy higher positions at work, command…

10 Tips for Living a Happy Life Starting Right Now

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By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe It doesn’t matter your age, how much money you have in your back account, your marital status or what you do for a living, we all want to be more successful in our lives. Of course, defining success is different for each us, but here are 16 proven…

5 Traits of Great DJ Leaders

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By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe As a DJ business owner with employees, one of your primary goals is most likely to attract and keep motivated talent. So let’s explore the five key traits that will help you become the kind of leader people love working for. Trait #1: You must have a vision….

Being Charismatic Can Lead to Your Success

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By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” I came across this a while ago and it made an impact on me. It is not all mine or original, as I have modified this to reflect my feelings about charisma. I guarantee you this; if you are charismatic it will make success come easier. There are people that…

15 Practices of Outstanding DJ Leaders

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By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe Managing your DJ crew is a serious responsibility. Are your employees enthusiastic about their responsibilities? Do they trust and support your vision? To grow your business, you need to do more than supervise. You need to engage and inspire the people you work with to go above and…

Making a Continuing Education Commitment

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By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” It’s a new year, and a time to make resolutions for 2015. Is one of yours to participate in more continuing education and networking events? I strongly recommend this commitment as there are numerous financial and personal benefits to be gained. Since 2013, I have served as President of the…