Midwest DJs Live XI -
MONDAY APRIL 29TH 9:30AM - CARA LANE
Bridging The Generation Gap
Finally, a program that delivers a positive perspective about ALL generations. Regardless of age, each generation can become a part of integral and successful work teams. Cara teaches you the best communication style for each generation, she offers specific generational insights and facts, and gives you her proven steps to success with the Millennial Project. You will discover the unique advantages of each generation. This program will advance your knowledge of how to work together effectively and how to be a part of a thriving team.
In Cara’s presentation you will learn how to recognize those generational differences and how to overcome the pitfalls. After you are able to recognize the disparities and similarities you will learn to bridge the gap through effective communication, learning to believe—and leading others to believe—you both have value.
MONDAY APRIL 29TH 10:50AM - JOE BUNN
Expand Your Brand
Over the past 5 years, Bunn DJ Company has expanded from one office to five. In addition, at one time they were sought after by one of the largest booking agencies in the Southeast looking for a possible merger or buyout.
This seminar, "Expand Your Brand", will cover:
- Everything you would want to know about how to license or franchise your DJ business
- Options to consider if approached with a buyout
- The pros and cons of each
- How to even reach this level in the first place
Takeaways-Attendees will learn that DJing is a career, a profession, and not just an extra way to make money on the weekends. This is going to be an eye-opener for a lot of DJs that are simply "weekend warriors". Being able to DJ full time to support yourself and your family is a reality!
MONDAY APRIL 29TH 2PM - ROB FERRE
Are you ready to take your DJ game to the next level? Why not gamify your events and gives your events that extra boost that will make you stand out above the rest. By simply adding gamification and game show elements to any show or event with engage your audience and create hashtag worthy events. In this seminar you will learn:
- Gamification Methodology
- Game Creation and Customization
- Software platforms available to you
- Simple Ways to gamify any event
- Plus you might win something!
MONDAY APRIL 29TH 2PM - ALTON OLSON - HARMONY ROOM
In The Music
In the Music
- A musician’s perspective on live DJ performance.
The title of “DJ” inspires a certain image in the minds of our customers. They imagine someone who is behind turntables, CDJs, or some kind of instrument.
Whether you mix on turntables, CDJs, or controllers, these are the instruments DJs play. Learning how to master your instrument will set you apart from the other DJs in your market, and, more importantly, further excite your dance floor to bring your performance to a new level.
In this presentation, Alton, the house DJ for Midwest DJs Live, will guide you through the elements, technique, and theory on creating seamless song transitions.
DJs will learn about the tools and how to use them to create seamless transitions between songs by utilizing the 4 elements of transitions: Preparation, BPM & Key-matching, Phrase-matching, and Inserts/FX. By breaking down the elements into simple-to-understand concepts this will inspire DJs to practice their instruments, and, for those that don’t have them yet, get on some sort of DJ interface and learn!
Attendees of this presentation can expect to take away a better understanding of the theory and form to create song transitions. They will also be introduced to a deeper understanding of what’s happening in their music to be able to listen more critically. DJs will also be introduced to proper musical terms to label & identify the content of their music.
MONDAY APRIL 29TH 4PM - SEAN “BIG DADDY” MCKEE
What’s Your IP?
Most people think of IP in corporate world as intellectual property...Sean Big Daddy McKee will teach you how to make your Interactive Passion YOUR OWN Intellectual Property. This seminar will take you to new levels of YOU. NEVER LOSE YOU. Your IP is yours and yours only. You need to step it up now more than ever by putting your own personal stamp on every event...no matter what the event is. The memories mean more than you know to your client.
MONDAY APRIL 29TH 7:45PM - NICK SPINELLI - HARMONY ROOM
The Anatomy of Mixing
The way we entertain weddings is evolving.
How we entertain is changing...
• Mixing is becoming the most important part of what we do.
• Because of the increasingly short attention spans of our couples, Quick-Mixing
will be a must have skill in the future.
What we play is changing...
• Trap music has taken over the charts and is being requested more and more.
• Line dances are dead.
Learn how to quick-mix.
I’ll breakdown everything from programing and phrasing, to crate organization and everything in between to give beginners* the confidence and understanding to start quick mixing at their next event. I’ll also have a ton of advanced tips for the people who have more experience with it.
*NOT beginner DJs, but people who are new to quick mixing. This can include veterans.
Learn how to play Trap Music at weddings.
Mixing Trap Music at weddings is an art. I will break down in detail how and when to mix it so you don’t lose your dance floor and you don’t scare grandma.
Learn how to have the best wedding ever -
with minimal interaction.
I’ll share my personal tips and secrets on how to prepare, and how to pack your dance floor without using any line dances, or ice breakers etc.
Tips & Tricks on...
• How I prepare for weddings (especially the ones with TONS of requests) • Cue point placement and uses
• Record pools and where to find the best wedding-friendly edits
TUESDAY APRIL 30TH 9AM - STACI NICHOLS
Pinterest is the #1 most-overlooked & misunderstood marketing tool in our industry! Staci Nichols will teach you how she gets 500 visitors a day to her single-op DJ website (with Pinterest being her #2 source of traffic). See her most popular pins & learn her formula for massive traffic. It's easier than you think--Staci will even teach you how to get your Pinterest strategy on auto-pilot.
TUESDAY APRIL 30TH 9:45AM - MIKE PETRITIS
How To Make Real Money Using Facebook Ads
“Facebook ads don’t work!” Find out why this statement is COMPLETELY WRONG in this value packed presentation! Learn how to craft a successful Facebook and Instagram campaign that delivers real leads to you every single day. Collect names, phone numbers, and emails of potential brides and other clients and get them delivered to you via text, email, and spreadsheet for the cost of only a cup of coffee. These tactics previously cost thousands of dollars to learn and hundreds of hours to perfect, but in this 1 hour seminar you will learn why your previous ads never worked, and how you will never waste money on ads again!
TUESDAY APRIL 30TH 11:30AM - GLENN ROUSH
Stop Wasting Time and Start Making Money
Have you ever done your taxes and felt like there should be more money leftover? You are not alone. Millions of entrepreneurs are killing themselves chasing the next sale just hoping to keep their bills current. It’s time to stop blindly making sales and start actually making PROFIT! Glenn Roush is going to show you how to change your business mindset, make more money and build the life you earned.
TUESDAY APRIL 30TH 2PM - CHRIS HINTZ
Chris Hintz, founder of Pinnacle Productions of Sioux Falls South Dakota, has expanded from karaoke and nightlife to a market leader in the bridal industry and an emerging presence in the Corporate AV and Production Sector. His company produces over 1500 events a year with bridal, corporate and celebrity clients. They have provided touring production for the EDM scene, most notably the North American leg of the San Holo Tour. Chris and his business partner have tripled sales in less than 5 years by utilizing tactics we’ll explain during the presentation.
Major Takeaways - Utilizing these techniques, and following through with some basic homework, you can create a sustainable full-time income for a single op or create an additional (and profitable) revenue stream for multi-ops
2 things people can expect
- 3-5 Ways to cultivate referrals through your existing network (5 is Aggressive but doable) to Triple your business.
- A scalable way to start small and expand while maintaining sizable margins for your business.
- 2.5 years we can double the income stream
- Tripled my business in 4 years.
TUESDAY APRIL 30TH 2PM - NATE NELSON - HARMONY ROOM
How F Words Changed My Life
Ever tried to stand on one leg for a long period of time? Hard, right? Possible, but hard. Most of us find ourselves focusing 100% of our energy on one area of our life. In this seminar, I am going to give you the four simple foundations that will help you create a well rounded, happier, energetic version of yourself! By focusing on VITAL FOUR F words, you can start to live a 4 dimensional lifestyle instead of a one dimensional. By following four simple steps everyday, and being consistent, you can see dramatic changes in your health, family life, and business in just a few short weeks.
What are you waiting for? Make the lifestyle change like I did and start really crushing this game called Life. I now tackle the world on four legs, rather that one. Let’s get it.
TUESDAY APRIL 30TH 3:45PM - PHIL GERBYSHAK
Get Dressed Before You Get Busy - What’s Your Weird For DJs
Admit it: You're special - just like everyone else. Except you're not. You really ARE different. You're WEIRD! And that is awesome!
But does the world know that? From the looks of most DJs websites, and social media, unfortunately they do NOT! You look just like every other DJ, which means you're getting paid less than you'd ... just like every other DJ.
If you want to find and unleash your weird on the world, join Phil Gerbyshak as he answers all these questions and more in “Get Dressed Before You Get Busy.” Phil has been using the internet for personal branding and to make sales since before social media was a thing, and he trains people from around the world on how to leverage leads, earn referrals, and grow their business.