Our job is to create moments for our couples. The DJ that stays in the background to ‘keep the spotlight on the couple’ is making excuses. Get out from behind the booth, inspire and make something happen.”
It was a Monday morning at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. After a long opening night to DJ Expo 25, DJ Nick and I shuffled into what I thought would be a collegiate-style lecture on the basics of DJing. Searching for an empty space, we slumped down in a couple of seats two-thirds of the way back, far enough away from the front to blend in with the shadows but not close enough to the nosebleeds to appear unconfident.Our indifference didn’t last long, as DJ Mike Walter commanded our attention immediately with the quote at the top of the page. I immediately thought, “Wow, that’s a great way to look at our job. Who is this guy?” Nick told me he’d introduce me.
DJ Expo is a gathering of the greatest minds and products in the club, mobile and wedding DJ industry. It is also a community of caring and passionate individuals who wish to pass along the knowledge and techniques that they have acquired to developing and hungry industry newcomers and veterans. Successful entrepreneurs from across the country attend each year to impart wisdom through seminars, experiential learning and networking activities throughout the week.
Attending DJ Expo did several things for me and the rest of our team:
- It gave us specific and applicable knowledge and advice toward the wedding entertainment sector.
- It introduced me to many of our industry’s leaders and showed me the face of a tight-knit community that has each other’s back.
- It inspired us to be the best performers that we can be and treat every couple and client like a part of our own family.
Many of the elder statesmen of the wedding entertainment community commented throughout the week with some version of the thought, “I can’t believe this is my job.” After several decades in the industry, they still find the joy and excitement in preparing for each couple’s special day.
Whether you are a member of the wedding industry or another field, make it a goal to consistently seek out and solicit networking opportunities and learning experiences and surround yourself with people who are making a difference in your line of work. You will return rejuvenated and inspired to reach your highest potential.[/fusion_text][fusion_text]
By Dj Adam Grobman