Category Archives: Guest Writers

The Photo Booth Expo 2017

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PB Expo (10)

By Jake Klein The first known really working photographic machine was a product of the French inventor T. E. Enjalbert (March 1889). It was shown at the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. Through the years photo booths have proven themselves as a fun thing to do as well as a great way to capture moments…

Higher Protection Insurance Offers for N.A.M.E. Members

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By: Colin McDonald Last month’s article touched upon the very attractive insurance plan Philadelphia Insurance Companies put together exclusively for NAME members.  The basic policy offers general liability coverage which protects the insured from third-party claims arising out of bodily injury or property damage.  The minimum premium is $175 but how much coverage does that…

The Benefits of Offering Financing To Wedding Clients

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By Patrick Milligan, Guest Writer Picture this: You’re at the end of a meeting with potential wedding clients that’s gone really well. Then you quote your price for everything they want. Your prospects have the look of sticker shock in their eyes and tell you “That’s more than we can afford within our budget,” or…

Become a Proactive Team Player

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By Dave Ternier, Guest Writer Your willingness to be an amazing team player plays a bigger role in the success and longevity of your DJ career than you might realize. Part of what defines some of the most successful and sought after mobile DJs is their willingness to be an amazing team player (even if…

Do You Work For or With Your Clients?

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By Dave Ternier, Guest Writer Do you work FOR or WITH your clients? It’s an important question and one that I believe, deserves careful consideration. Do you patiently wait for all of the answers to the questions you’ve put to your clients? Or do you try to collaboratively discover the solutions to the questions you’ve…

NAMM 2016 – A Review

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By Jake Klein, Guest Writer The Namm Show, which is held every year in Anaheim California, celebrated their 115th show   from January 21-24, 2016. This show takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center and is put on by the NAMM foundation – a not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and…

Why Waiting For Motivation Is Futile

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By Ann Sheybani, Guest Writer Do you need to be motivated to take action? Nope. In fact, there are lots of times you’ll absolutely NOT feel like taking action when you promised yourself you would sit down and write. These very moments, I’m here to tell you, are the moments you’ll need to take action…

Choose Your Own Path Up The Mountain Of Life

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By Guest Writer, Ann Sheybani I climb high mountains. I’d like to offer you three lessons I’ve learned: climbing lessons, if you will. I’ve discovered over the years that there are many “mountains” in life. These lessons can be applied liberally. Lesson 1: There are many paths that lead to the top As you set…

How to Sell Without Being Sleazy

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By Michael Port, Guest Writer We’ve all been bullied into buying something we have no need for. This leaves us with a bad taste and turns “sales” into a sleazy word. So when it comes to your small business trying to sell more, do you find yourself tiptoeing around closing the sale? The thing is…

The Benefits of Doing Site Visits

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By Canute J. Chiverton, Guest Writer For mobile DJs, site visits to venues to check out room layouts are very beneficial in many ways. When you do one prior to an event, you are being proactive, so that on the day of the event, you will know exactly where you have to set up. You…