AMPdj Spring Competition
In February this year, two of the AMPdj team visited Las Vegas for the
highly acclaimed Mobile Beat DJ Conference. During the three days, we were
treated to some inspiring seminars and talks about how to improve, develop and
expand a DJ business.
Three of the speakers who inspired us most also gave
us some goodies to give away to our readers. Four lucky winners will have the
opportunity to win either a book or DVD set. As the prizes are so very
different, four readers who return the correct answer to the competition
question will be picked, and have the opportunity to choose their prize.
Customer Service A to Z by Larry Williams - signed by Larry Williams
(retails at $14.95)
Larry is both a DJ and highly acclaimed author of
business books and articles. Although 'Customer Service A to Z' is aimed at
anyone who works directly with customers/clients it is very relevant to the DJ
This is an easy to read and digest book with the essence of
'Sales is what every business wants - customer service is what makes it
possible!'. Being arranged in short chapters, it lends itself to being used as a
reference book too. Many of the suggestions are common sense, but there are many
more customer service strategies that evoke a 'I hadn't thought of that'
There were a number of chapters that referred to relationships
with employers. While reading, I could easily relate these scenarios to dealing
with managers and function managers of venues and hotels.
interpersonal skills and the way we communicate with clients is paramount to the
success of our disco business. There are numerous helpful hints and strategies
in this book to help you finely tune your interaction such as 'Customers will be
draw to you when you greet them with a smile. This validates that you really
want to help them ...'
This is a truly inspiring, 'must have' manual for
anyone that deals personally with people/clients/customers on a regular basis.
For more information about the author, Larry Williams and his other book titles,
Wedlock presents Bridal Traffic 3x DVD set
This 3 disc DVD is packed full of advice on SEO (Search engine
optimisation). Most DJs have a website as their main form of marketing. Without
effective SEO your site might struggle to get any higher than page three or four
on search engines. This is equivalent to owning a shop in the middle of a field.
To get your 'shop' on the high street where it will be noticed and drive traffic
through your front door, SEO is essential.
The set is 5 hours of 'must
have' information aimed primarily at the wedding market and gaining more
clients. Each of the 11 chapters is packed full of useful tools and methods of
improvement. The motto used throughout is 'Learn, Rank, Book more Brides'.
It takes you on an in-depth journey through both on page SEO (making
alterations to your site to make it search engine friendly) and off page SEO (
things anyone can do on the internet to make their website rank higher). Screen
shots and diagrams are used extensively along with clear, easy to follow
dialogue by the two presenters, Chris Watson and Jason Hennessey.
read many books and watched various DVDs on this subject, but this must be the
first one that is suitable to both the clueless and the clued up. Having put
into practice some of their advice, this really is worth watching if you want to
succeed in getting to the top of search engines and driving more traffic to your
Wedlock is a company that specialises in marketing for wedding
suppliers. More information about them, and their bi-monthly magazine can be
found at www.wedlockmag.com
DJ Crash Course (Volume 1 & 2) x2 copies -
signed by Josh Yawn & 'That Guy'
(retails at $40 each or $70 for both)
We are very lucky to have two sets of this valuable resource to give away.
DJ Crash course is primarily aimed at those DJs who are just starting out in the
industry, but saying that, it's still worthwhile viewing for the more
experienced DJs too.
The videos are presented in a light hearted and
entertaining manner and feature 'That Guy', which translates to the UK as '60
Quid Sid'. 'That Guy' is the person you aspire not to be! Each chapter features
a different element of DJing, summarising with a look at 'That Guy'
demonstrating how not to do it.
Although the American and UK disco
markets are often considered to be very different, there are also numerous
similarities. Apart from a very small section of one chapter which referred to
weddings (our wedding receptions tend to be arranged rather differently to those
in America) the rest was very relevant and could easily be applied to the UK
The presenter and inspiration behind 'DJ Crash Course', Josh Yawn
has a very watchable and highly polished style of delivery that makes this DVD
set a valuable resource for all DJs. To find out more, visit
Competition Question: This
competition is now closed
Competition entries must arrive by 1pm on Monday 31st May 2011. Full rules are
The 4 winners will be notified
immediately. Choice of prize will we be on a first come basis. An announcement
will also be made in the June edition of the Infomail.
The 5th in the
series of "The Trials & Tribulations of a Mobile
DJ" - a light hearted look at the mobile DJ in the 21st
century is now released.
This time DJ Hank is in the office and takes a number of
strange phone calls...
You can watch it on the
MobileDJUK channel. and follow him on
DJ AMP Meetups
West of Scotland DJs ...
Next meeting is on Wednesday 15th June 2011 at:
from 8.00pm (doors open 7.30pm).
ProDJUK - Seminar Day
The ProDJUK seminar day was held on 8th May and
was hailed a great success by all who attended and those who helped to organise
this groundbreaking event.
Some DJs had travelled hundreds of miles to be
there and attend some thought provoking seminars - all designed to help them
increase their value to clients and ultimately charge what they are truely
The day is best summed up in
Ed's blog at ProMobile
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Thought for May
"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to
find the courage to live it"