How to gain a competitive edge - MC

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BBBuffalo

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You can attend the Marbecca Method MC workshop.

There are just a couple of seats left for the Atlanta workshop (maybe)

For the DJs in TN, AL, SC, NC, FL come on over.
Want to fly in? Even better.

Mon - Tues 4/14 & 4/15 (tax day)

Get your taxes done ahead of time and use your refund to pay for your class!!!
 

bb

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MC lessons why? It's just a matter of getting over the jitters, develope your own personal style and be confident when you speak. Practice is the key.
 

mojoworkin

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Getting over the jitters (I still freak out *every* time before I greet guests) working it out at toastmasters are great ways to add to the skills, but I found Mark's two-day workshop has been one of the best jump-starts to improving my performance. Even more so than the Love Story. It helped me instantly identify some things that could stand some improving, and also showed me some things that I was doing right and helped re-focus my understanding of my role as MC.

So much is riding on your first impression with that group, and if you NAIL it, they are yours for the rest of the night.

I guarantee that if you go to the MFMC Workshop with an open mind, you will come away reeking of nervous sweat, tired, humbled, challenged and greatly improved.

As for competitive edge - It's always tough selling something a client can't see, but when you do an amazing job - and I believe that MC'ing is a part of the equation that makes a huge difference - then you have other people doing the selling for you. Photographers refer you, coordinators share your name with other coordinators, venues circle your name as they hand out the preferred vendor list, prospective clients seek you out.
 

Robbie Britton

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bb said:
MC lessons why? It's just a matter of getting over the jitters, develope your own personal style and be confident when you speak. Practice is the key.
Now that sounds like somebody that doesn't know what he doesn't know.

Most amateurs make that mistake. ;)
 

Embassy

New Member
"Come on, MC-ing is just like Karate, you just have to lose the fear of getting beat up, the rest is just finding your own style."

Wake up!!!! The greatest actors in the world (Oscar winners even) still got to acting workshops.

Yes you may have a natural talent or charisma, good for you, but being a Master of Ceremonies is still a skill, and you can always benefit from training.
 

musicbydj

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I just sit here shaking my head.....

If you don't think that being a great MC is important at your events you are either a complete idiot or you are or should be just a middle school DJ. If you took offense to this....good, wake up and do something to make yourself better. Quit sucking scum off the bottom of the tank.

You may have clients that want very little interaction. You may have clients have very few announcements, but come on.....are you going to tell me you can entertain for hundreds of people and not do at the very least limited MC work? In 15 years and 750 weddings, I have never seen such a thing. Not being a great MC at a wedding....you are doing your clients a dis-service regardless of how much or how little you talk. CAN YOU SAY BOTTOM FEEDER!
 

djfatman

Marketing Moderator
Lee, tell us how you REALLY feel. :evil:

BTW, I agree with you. Those who are oppose to workshops, seminars and instructional videos are those who have not taken workshops, sit in on seminars, nor watched instructional videos.
 

bb

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No MC workshop ever taken. But why so many vendors around the NW tell me I'm the Best MC and DJ too (yikes) they have ever seen is beyond me. Maybe using my own style has been noticed, instead of the cookie cutter same old sounding DJ approach. DJRob or others may need the Workshop, did I hear amateurs? Better yet create your own style and be recognized for what you truly are.

So Tom, did you take the course yet. Or are you above the crop too?
 
FYI BB, DJRobB is one of the most talented and skilled BUSINESSMEN and ENTERTAINER that you will ever speak to. He truly has a knack for this business.

I wouldn't speak to him however...you might learn something. :wink:
 

djfatman

Marketing Moderator
Robert, do you ever listen to yourself? Out of all the posters on this site, you have got to be the most self-gloating and egotistical person I've ever read. What amazes most is the fact that I truly believe you don't see it.

To say that there are "so many vendors who say you're the best?" Give me a break! And, to call out DJRob like that, and insinuate he's an amateur? You've got a lot of nerve. I could care less what you say to me, because I consider the source. Frankly, your welcome is becoming thin, at this point.
 

bb

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Fatman, his post suggested me being an amateur first.

I am only reporting what others have said routinely to me, I did not say I said or feel that way about me. My clients do the talking.

Clearly you are jealous of me for some reason. I do feel you have a very arrogrant, snubby attitude towards me and others here, it shows often. If you ever met me you'd probably think gee that bb is a very nice, smart and sensible person. He's not a great typer but in person, nice man. (Little gloating there.)

So Tom gloat back, I would like to know more about you.

Good day!
 

Bryan Durio

Music and Videos Moderator
bb: Does your arm get very tired from constantly patting yourself on the back? You remind me so much of DJMC. A piece of work in both instances.
 

bb

Well-Known Member
So when people say good things about you does it make you feel good or do you ignore it. Nothing wrong with sharing someone elses perspective. Its never my viewpoint, its others. Confidence and a sense of believe shines through I suppose. Even though, I've always stated I'm 2nd best since all others think they are #1. So I sulk down to last position 2nd that is.

Tom, in all reality I would like to know more about you, you seem like a very interesting person.

Bryan, get your hand off my back. Hee, hee!
 

djfatman

Marketing Moderator
bb said:
Fatman, his post suggested me being an amateur first.

I am only reporting what others have said routinely to me, I did not say I said or feel that way about me. My clients do the talking.

Clearly you are jealous of me for some reason. I do feel you have a very arrogrant, snubby attitude towards me and others here, it shows often. If you ever met me you'd probably think gee that bb is a very nice, smart and sensible person. He's not a great typer but in person, nice man. (Little gloating there.)

So Tom gloat back, I would like to know more about you.

Good day!
You're right, Robert, I'm jealous of you. How in the heck am I suppose to be jealous of you? All I know is what you tell us. Every single post you make is all about YOU, and how great you are. You don't see that? Everyone else does.

It isn't in me to "gloat," as you put it. A person who continuously says how great they are, usually isn't.
 

djfatman

Marketing Moderator
I've given this some thought, and this is what I've come up with.

(In the voice and mannerism of Simon Cowell): Here's the problem, if I'm to be completely honest. Robert, let's suppose that everything you say is true. IF this is the case, why do you feel the need to continuously tell us about it. I've never met anyone who does this.

As for me, I just assume that most of the DJs/entertainers here are much more talented than me. That means I have a whole lot to learn, even though I've been in this game longer than I care to remember. There are some areas that sure could use improvement, while other areas I feel are fairly strong. This goes for my business and for my performance. I have yet to meet anyone who is great at everything - there is always room for improvement.

I want to hear about those things that has worked for people, and has not, whether it's about the performance or the business. What I don't want, is to have someone continuously tell me how great they are - there is just no credibility in that. I also don't want to hear how bad others are in comparison to you - that's a perception that's self-induced, not reality.
 

Jes Webb

Jes88
well yet another chime....

I have never been to these seminars....but I have attended Dj conferences, Toastmasters, acting classes, and Public Information classes (for dealing with the press in my part time life as a PIO). Far less in the last ten years however.

I would argue anybody might learn something from a good seminar. I would too. But I am happy with what I am doing here and now.

I am reffered by a great many coordinators as well. I am fortunate. Coordinators are a pretty good judge of your abilities if they have been around a while. But they also refer some people that puzzle me sometimes.

A non critical teacher, or another proffesional in the audience is a great judge of your abilities. I had a seasoned stand up comic complement me on my performance recently then he gave me some pointers. It was nice. And he was right.

I tell my guys often to not believe what their friends tell them because freinds only say the things that the dj wants to hear. Maybe some of us here are good freinds with the coordinators.

Seriously, You never stop learning. Some don't see the need anymore. For the most part I don't really spend much time around people that tell me everything they know. A post that doesn't offer any tidbit of information other than why they don't need to contribute to the community at large gets hardly a look.

Some of the people I sense are the ones we should look up too on this site tend to be more reserved in their postings than others.

My LITOM meter is blinking.
 
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