New Workshop for Wedding DJs
The first round of dates have just been released for a series of one day workshops designed to assist mobile disc jockeys who wish to specialise as wedding professionals. These workshops are designed to offer valuable insights into what motivates brides & grooms when booking wedding entertainment.
Emotional sales techniques and understanding the importance of the DJ’s contribution to the success of the event while creating fun, unique and memorable moments will be the foundation of this opportunity.
Up until now there have been very few opportunities for DJs to learn new skills or practise ideas they may have other than by trial and error in live situations. Derek Pengelly understands how difficult it can be to obtain valuable guidance and tuition in what is predominantly a self-taught industry. DJs often copy others and add their own slant to a routine or activity but these are seldom critiqued or fine-tuned by another DJ. These workshops will allow a group of no more than twelve DJs to work together as a team and share ideas as well as offering constructive criticism and inspiration to those brave enough to leave their egos at the door.
The whole day is based around the adage, “It’s not WHAT you do, it’s the WAY that you do it”.
Most wedding DJs do the same things, make announcements, introduce toasts, cutting of the cake, invite brides & grooms onto the dance-floor for their first dance and then have some tricks up their sleeves to encourage dancing way on into the night. However what makes for a great wedding DJ and one who can earn many times the local fee is his ability to guarantee a success. Such DJs get involved with the planning of the event, meet the family ahead of time and contribute original and creative ideas that will help to produce memories the likes of which guests will be recalling for many months and years to come.
Most DJ already know the “WHAT”, now they can learn the importance of the “HOW”.
Derek Pengelly, the host of this workshop, has been a mobile DJ for over thirty years. Ten years ago he formed a successful DJ company, David Summers Discos, and together with his wife Carol they have specialised in wedding entertainment. Derek has travelled extensively both home and abroad in order to gain knowledge and new skills which have established him as a leading wedding DJ in the North West of England. He is a founding member and past chairman of the National Association of Disc Jockeys and has developed links with trade associations and forum leaders around the world.
Derek is passionate about professionalism among mobile DJs and has written articles published in Pro Mobile magazine and he has also presented seminars at the BPM DJ Show.
Locations are being added as demand grows.
First dates are:
Chester, Holiday Inn - November 7th & 8th
Newport, Gwent, Holiday Inn - November 21st & 22nd
Birmingham, M6 Jct7, Holiday Inn - November 28th & 29th