Category Archives: Personal Development

6 Inspiring Quotes That Have Stood the Test of Time (and my Mom)


By Doug Sandler, “Nice Guys Finish First” A challenging morning can be made less difficult by reading a few inspirational or motivational quotes. Sources for inspiration can be found in the quotes of former presidents, successful business people, inventors or even your parents. A deeper meaning for each quote can be determined by what is…

DJs & Alcohol – Why We Shouldn’t Drink At Gigs

DJ Brian S. Redd’s opinion.

What Are You Grateful For?


By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” “Trade your expectation for appreciation and your life changes instantly.” I get daily emails from “ The Universe” and inspirational quotes. This Tony Robbins quote came on World Gratitude Day, and it has me thinking about Gratitude. You might ask what does gratitude have to do with being a…

Wedding MBA 2015 Rocks Las Vegas

wedding mba

By Keith “K.C.” KoKoruz, “The Science of Marketing” If you weren’t at the Wedding MBA 2015, you need to put it on your calendar for 2016. After attending DJ shows/conferences for the past 20 years, I decided to step outside of the box and attend Wedding MBA for the first time this year. This is…

I Am Enough

I Am Enough

By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” I got hired recently for Alicia’s 14th birthday party and I thought, “I was 14 thirty years ago. What do I know about being a 14-year-old girl?” These thoughts of self-doubt stem from the fact that at 14 I had glasses, braces, was not thin and was not “cool,” and all my…

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

Training Wheels

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

DJ Jodi

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?


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


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…