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ADJA Annouces Major benefit with CUE

The ADJA is super stoked to announce an exclusive member only benefit with Cue for Event Professionals.  Look for the coming email for details and the webinar announcement.

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ADJA Announces Major New Beneift with CUE

The ADJA is super stoked to announce an exclusive member only benefit with Cue for Event Professionals.  Look for the coming email for details and the webinar announcement.

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Bridal Lists and Wedding Dates for DJs

You are getting married when?  So you purchased a bridal list, or you have a list from a bridal show. You receive regular leads via an online service such as Respond, Perfect Wedding Guide, WedAlert and the wedding date is 5 days away (HURRY)? Or 5 years from today (wait Confused? Do not worry. I am here to explain the truth about brides and their wedding dates. Bottom line, few wedding dates from a bridal show \ list, or an online service, are correct.Respectfully submitted.  They are getting married someday, but do not know when.  When they confirm their venue, the date changes. They want to buy a house first, then get married.  The boyfriend has not proposed yet. Not the bride Vendor at the show Photo, Video, Planner, Parents of the bride \ groom, Relative of the bride \ groom, Friend helping the bride, In the wedding party.  Postponed, for a variety of reasons. Canceled, Eloped, and the list of reasons the date is not correct go on and on.  Also some lists are peppered with phony names to protect the list owners. These names report back to the list owner to make sure services who use the list have paid for it. But, do not be discouraged. This is just part of the wedding game. Having a good campaign in place will help you remedy this (possibly) incorrect date issue. For example many of my letters\Emails include what I think is their date. Congratulations on your upcoming Wednesday February 18, 2015 wedding! This can be a flag for the bride interested in your services, prompting her to reply, Oh, not that date, our date is ….  Notice the above proposed date includes the day, in this case Wednesday. I have another notice that asks, is Wednesday February 18, 2015 really your date? Because if you are truly getting married on a weekday we offer mid-week specials.

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DJs Put It In The Corner

<p class=”MsoNormal”><strong><em><span style=”color: purple;”>Put it in the corner</span></em></strong></p> <p class=”MsoNormal”><span>Recently I received pictures to scan for a photo montage. The images included </span><span>photos from a previous event, a Bar Mitzvah, that also had a Disc Jockey, from </span><span>another company.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormal”><span>This DJ did what most DJs do, he set up center, next to the dance floor. This </span><span>Bar Mitzvah included a candle lighting service, popular for such events, and </span><span>the candles were placed on a table centered on the dance floor.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormal”><span>Which means every picture of the candle lighting service included the DJ in the </span><span>background. No way to crop him out of the image. Every picture of this special </span><span>moment included the DJ – Cuing music, taking a drink (of water I hope), </span><span>equipment cables and cords, and brown boxes of props with the logo of </span><span>Oriental Trading in plain view. Can anyone say UGLY?</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormal”><span>When it was my turn to perform for this client, another Bar Mitzvah, in the same </span><span>venue\room, I set up off to the side, and provided a video screen as the center </span><span>piece for the dance floor and the candle lighting service. Projecting a big </span><span>picture of the Bar Mitzvah boy in a baseball uniform to match his sports </span><span>theme.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormal”><span>I was still plenty visible off to the side, just not in the way of the audience and </span><span>cameras enjoying special dances and activities. A wireless microphone and </span><span>a few steps to the center of the dance floor made me the center of attention </span><span>when needed, and out of sight when not.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormal”><span>Respectfully, prove that it truly is all about your client, and put it in the corner!</span></p>

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Ceremony at sunset

Couples get married in all four seasons – Winter, Autumn, Spring and Summer. Many want to have their ceremony at sunset. Or capture a romantic photo just as the sun is going down and the sky is alight with beautiful colors.This (free) site:http://www.sunrisesunset.Com/calendar.asp can tell you what time the sun rises and sets in your area on your wedding date. Too, if you are into a moonlit night sky, it also shows the rise and size of the moon on the day of your celebration.

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DJ’s Got Game? Need Inspiration? Got a Minute?

Got Game? Need Inspiration? Got a Minute?   Minute to win it is the solution. This show is filled with fun, easy to play games using simple household items as the props. Great for youth events and the like.

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Bar \ Bat Mitzvah Theme

<p>Selecting the right theme for your Bar \ Bat Mitzvah early<br />can put your celebration on the path to success. While a<br />theme is not necessary, it can make choosing a venue<br />and entertainment easier.</p> <p>Here are some questions to ask your son \ daughter that<br />will get you started. What is their favorite…</p> <p>Color, Food, Movie, Actor\Actress, Model, Singer, Band,<br />Song, Teacher, Subject, Sport, Team, Player, TV Show,<br />Cartoon, Hobby, and so on.</p> <p>The answers may surprise you. Now armed with a theme<br />you are ready to select a place and entertainment that<br />will support your plans.</p> <p>ADJA entertainers who specialize in Bar \ Bat Mitzvah<br />can help you with more theme ideas to personalize<br />your celebration.</p>

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Ceremony Fun

<p>Fun at your ceremony</p> <p>Many couples have pets at home. They are part of the family.<br />And may participate in your ceremony and \ or reception.<br />There are plenty of options.</p> <p><span style=”color: #0000ff”>Walk down the aisle</span><br /><span style=”color: #0000ff”>Bring the wedding ring</span><br /><span style=”color: #0000ff”>Pull a wagon with the ring bearer</span><br /><span style=”color: #0000ff”>Fetch the bouquet</span><br /><span style=”color: #0000ff”>Share the ring pillow at the front</span><br /><span style=”color: #0000ff”>Have your bird friend whistle a song or</span><br /><span style=”color: #0000ff”>say something at the appropriate time</span></p> <p>Next, who will take care of your best friend after the ceremony,<br />while you are enjoying the reception, or gone on your<br />honeymoon?</p> <p>A good pet sitting and training service can help you with all the<br />above. Many professional entertainers are also consummate<br />networkers and can offer a referral to a pet professional in<br />your area.</p>

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Team Building Tip

<p>Companies across the nation are currently looking forward to the better weather months ahead and are planning now their employee appreciation events, team building activities, and C.A.P.’s (Client Appreciation Parties).<br /><br />Tried and true games and activities can be fun. But the results are short lived.<br /><br />For a memorable experience with benefits that are long lasting, and offer improved performance, increased team spirit, heightened productivity, and an attitude of gratitude amongst your employees look to ADJA members who offer Game Master and Team Building services to put your team on the track to true success!</p>

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Last Dance

<p>Last dance for the queen of disco, Donna Summer, she died today at 63 from lung cancer. A five time Grammy winner, in the 70’s and 80’s she topped the charts with hits like Hot Stuff, Bad Girls, and Last Dance, from the 1978 movie, Thank God It’s Friday, which won an Oscar for best original song.</p> <p>Other hits included Enough is Enough, No More Tears, her duet with Barbra Streisand, and MacArthur Park Suite, an 18 minute disco classic from her Live and More album that made her the first female artist to have a #1 single and #1 album on the Billboard charts at the same time.</p> <p>For years DJ’s across the United States closed their clubs and shows with Last Dance. Maybe it’s time to start that tradition again.</p>