Full Details of Tomorrow’s NADJ AGM & Conference
Tomorrow the National Association of DJs (NADJ) is hosting its AGM and Conference in Bradford. The event is open to members free of charge and all other DJs are also welcome to attend for an entry fee of just £5. The day will feature four 45 minute educational sessions, as well as some great networking opportunities and of course the formal business of the AGM.
Last year the NADJ announced that its AGM will move around the country to areas where the association has well established branches, so this year’s AGM and Conference will take place in Bradford as the NADJ’s Yorkshire is well established and strongly supported. The venue is the New Bradford Playhouse, which is located in the centre of the city. Doors will open for the event at 11am for networking and coffee, while the formal content will kick off at 11:30am with an introduction from the current NADJ chairman, Paul Arnett. The seminars will then run throughout the day, with breaks in between for networking. The AGM will come after the seminars and is due to finish at 5:15pm. Attendees are then invited to continue networking with drinks followed by a curry afterwards. Full details of the seminar sessions are as follows:
Sales Styles by Isla Wilson
Following her popular session at last year’s NADJ AGM event, the lovely Isla Wilson from Ruby Star Associates will return to present a seminar on the sometimes tricky process of selling a DJ service. DJs aren’t all salespeople, but in the current market, it’s essential to get across to customers why you’re the best fit for your client’s events. Isla will present an interesting and entertaining seminar regarding ‘Sales Styles’, which is one of the modules from the popular Accidental Business School course that Ruby Star Associates has been having great success with training businesses across the UK. The session will cover the full range of sales behaviours and discuss which styles of selling make customers most comfortable, and also which are most profitable. Find out how many of the styles you are using…
The Funny Thing About DJing by Kerry Leigh
With over ten years of experience Kerry Leigh is an experienced stand up performer, compere, writer, actress and cognitive laughter and humour consultant. She completed a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing and Theatre Arts in Western Australia in 1999, returning to settle in the UK soon after and began performing stand-up comedy in 2002. Soon after she performed at Channel 4’s ‘So you think you’re funny’ semi-finals and the City Life Comedian of the year finals. Kerry’s seminar, ‘The Funny Thing about DJ-ing!’ will cover topics including: the secrets of a confident compere, transferable comedy skills and how to boost your confidence to connect with your customers.
7 Ways To Drive More Bookings, Without Working Any Harder! by Al Elliot
We all like something for nothing and Al Elliot will be sharing techniques for guerrilla marketing that cost nothing, or very little, and take next to no effort to implement. Al is one of the team from Ruby Star Associates and also runs a specialist Relationship Marketing agency in Manchester. Al’s seminar will cover: techniques for guerrilla marketing, useful tools to remind and assist you, social media tools, replying to emails, customer management and rules of warfare!
It’s All About The Flow (Not The Mix)! by Mark van den Berg
Mark van den Berg has been DJing for over 30 years; starting off as a mobile DJ whilst still at school in the late 70s. He then progressed to clubs and as Mark Luvdup was voted in to the top 25 DJs in the world, gaining gold discs on the way for his Fantazia mix CDs. Coming full circle, Mark now runs one of the South East’s most successful mobile DJ companies, which recently scooped the award for being the ‘Best Wedding DJs in the UK’ at the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards. In his seminar, Mark will be drawing from his vast history and experience to give an insight into why music programming and mixing is so important in creating that perfect atmosphere and flow at your events. Mark will show why mixing, flow and continuity in programming the perfect soundtrack can be the key to successful events and the different styles that can be employed for different situations.