How to Become the Best Disc Jockey You Can Be
Is there a magic formula or a simple solution to ensure that you can become one of the best DJs in your area? Not really… but there are many ways to point yourself in the right direction. Below are a few guidelines to follow that prove beneficial to many top disc jockeys.
Always exceed expectations
To exceed a client’s expectations is simply to provide more than a client is hoping for. It could be an early call to them, performing more activities or playing all of their requests. It may even be a DJ who is accommodating and polite. Although the expectations vary from client to client, your best performance at each party will ensure you have exceeded their expectations. The better you perform, the more noticed you will become which means the more referrals you will get.
Your sales pitch is 100%
Eighty percent of your sales pitch for new referrals depends on the quality of your performance. Make a party fun and memorable and people will be invested in having you for their party. The other 20 percent is your sales ability. Don’t be afraid to ask a potential client to fill out information that you can follow up with them later. Most will say yes! Also, be sure to distribute plenty of business cards and/or literature. These actions will help convince many clients to book you.
Invest when you can
If there is one piece of equipment you can invest in to improve your performance as a disc jockey, it is a nice wireless microphone. A wireless mic enables you to go places with a mic where no DJ has gone before with a wire. You will be able to stay on the dance floor with the guests for activities, teaching line dances and for introductions. A wireless mic forces you to move from behind the equipment and enjoy the fun with the guests.
Do the “little things”
In sports, the difference between an athlete’s success or failure is usually determined by the little extras each player does more than the other. This jockeying is no different. Those DJs cognizant of the little things that make a difference make sure they call their clients early, arrive with plenty of time to set up and get organized, add interesting and fun twist to the activities, and always perform to the best of their ability.
See limitless possibilities
Some believe the only disc jockeys that are the best because they have an excellent voice, they can beat mix real well or they can scratch and cut records. The truth is that it doesn’t always take years to get there. There’s a bunch of talent who are top DJs today that started only a few years ago. Work hard and commit yourself to be the best you can be, and you will see results!