To provide a high quality service can be hard work. Learning about “best practices”, new technology or even some upcoming tunes means working with others.
I also like to help others. Some of the technology I use is difficult for some DJs to understand, so like to give advice where asked.
For a DJ, there are many opportunities for development, so I’ll cover what I do to keep up to date:
Mobile DJ Network (MDJN)
This is a commercial organisation, providing member benefits (I get my £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance from them).
The business also supports a Facebook group for mobile DJs, I am one of the administrators who help ensure the group runs smoothly.
This is a major 2-day conference, usually held in Oxford. It is an intense 2 day of workshops, discussions and networking. The speakers are varied, and topics such as Marketing, Branding, Meetings, Scripting, Interaction are covered. I also enjoy catching up with my DJ friends from other areas of the UK.
I’m a regular for this annual DJ Tradeshow. All the major manufacturers are present, so lots of new equipment to check, but also fantastic learning zones for production, lighting, and ways to improve the service we offer.
I was asked to take part in a panel discussion in 2017, which was great fun. As with the ProMobile Conference, I leave the show buzzing with ideas and plans.
And… a common trend is catching up with my DJ friends (ok, I’ll come clean, this does involve late night alcohol!).
I strongly adhere to the “every day is a school day” train of thought.
Every high-end DJ I know is continually learning, no-one can possibly be a guru in all areas, but to invest in learning and networking is a good route and raises our service levels and future client expectations.