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FEEDBACK AMERICA’S FIRST MAGAZINE FOR PROFESSIONAL DJs ESTABLISHED 1988

MIAMI MUSIC WEEK ISSUE

VOLUME 32 NUMBER 2

1988 2018

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This is Feedback, a monthly feature that fields questions from you, our readers, and funnels them out to in‑ dustry professionals. If you have any questions about DJing – marketing, mixing, equipment or insurance, any at all – drop us a letter at DJ Times, 25 Willowdale Ave, Port Washington, NY 11050, fax us at (516) 944‑8372 or e‑mail us at djtimes@testa.com. If we do use your question, you’ll receive a free DJ Times T‑shirt. And remember, the only dumb question is the ques‑ tion that is not asked. DJ Expo ’19: Seminar Updates Atlantic City, N.J. – DJ Expo – pre‑ sented by DJ Times and Testa Commu‑ nications – is set to run August 12-15 at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Now in its 30th year, DJ Expo will present its popular slate of DJ-related exhibitions, educational seminars/story-filled key‑ notes, and sponsored evening events. As America’s longest-running and mostsuccessful DJ conference/exhibition, DJ Expo draws more than 5,000 attendees. Just-announced new Expo sessions for the mobile entertainer include: NJDJA presents The Art of the Personal Brand. For its annual session, the New Jersey DJ Association will present recent DJ-industry/social-media sensa‑ tions Nick Spinelli and Rachel Lynch, who will highlight the social-media and marketing strategies that have catapult‑ ed their personal brands to new heights. How the Three R’s Can Improve Your Business. Rob Peters, owner of Rob Peters Entertainment in Franklin, Mass., will explain to DJs how to “Review, Re‑ model & Rehearse” – concepts that apply to improving your performance skills, as well as your marketing. Why People Dance & What DJs Can Do to Maximize Their Experience. The DJ’s No. 1 job is to get people dancing – but people dance for different reasons and understanding them goes a long way towards getting the most out of a crowd. In this in-depth seminar, New Jersey’s Mike Walter will break it down for you. He’ll explain the three main

categories of dancers and why each one gets on the floor. He’ll offer suggestions for getting more people up, ways to make your dancefloor a “judgment-free” zone and strategies that can take your event to a higher level. New Strategies: How to Increase Leads & Sales at Bridal Shows. Are you maximizing your opportunities at bridal shows? Is there anything worse than spending big bucks to advertise at a bridal show, then only getting a handful

of leads? Pittsburgh-area entertainer Eric Wenning will offer insights that actually work at these still-vital gatherings – he’ll reveal five social-media tactics that will change the way you do business. Party Games with Jake. Looking to re‑ ally stand out from other entertainers in your market? Look no further. In this allnew, high-energy session, Atlanta-area mobile Jake Jacobsen will showcase the best and freshest party-starting games that’ll be sure to help you win big busi‑

ness in your market. Be Prepared: How Your DJ Business Can Survive an Economic Downturn. Looking to secure smooth sailing for your DJ business, no matter the eco‑ nomic climate? DJ Times’ Money An‑ swer Man, Jerry Bazata, a banker by day and a 20-year DJ veteran, has your back. The Maine-based Bazata will present planning tools and tips that will prepare you for a potential bear market and a slowing economy.

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