- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
There are a lot of variables. Here is some current, base pricing which includes consultations, music, speakers, microphones, dance-floor lighting, setup, and breakdown: Non-wedding events (lighting, fog machines, etc. would be an additional fee): Starting at 2 hours $400 Weddings (this is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT days of your life... there is a LOT that goes into making a wedding ceremony and reception as perfect as possible, thus the higher pricing. There are no do-overs for a wedding and reception, so it better be done correctly the first time): We will offer different packages for weddings & receptions, starting with basic audio and MC services with dance-floor lighting for just your reception for just $1,200, and going up from there, with options for ceremony, up-lighting, and all sorts of other extras you could add-on. Extras like audio for rehearsal, a separate "cocktail hour" set-up, up-lighting, additional dance-floor lighting, fog machines, projector and screen for slideshows or videos, dancing on the clouds effect, bubble generators, confetti cannon blast, and custom monogram projection. Let's set up a call or meeting to see if we're a good fit!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I generally start by sending a link to your event in my music planning app, that usually gets you thinking about the details of the event... sometimes it brings up things that you haven't thought of yet. After that, maybe a phone call, video chat, and/or meeting in person. I provide a unique, free app for music planning for your event. You can even invite guests and family members to your event in the free app to have input on the song selection. I love to get to know you a little & get together to discuss all the details of the planned event... The venue, the plans of the other professionals involved in the event (photographers, caterers, etc.), the atmosphere that is desired with music & lighting, different possible elements during the event that require special attention from DJ/MC, etc. I'd like to meet with you once, twice, or even more times if needed, to ensure there are no questions left unanswered before the day of the event.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have attended numerous conferences with breakout sessions & classes on live audio and DJ'ing, & studied online & with others in person. I am constantly listening to podcasts, watching videos, and reading articles online to learn & stay ahead of the technology that is available and the trends in the industry. I have a LOT more knowledge about the physics of sound & audio equipment than most DJ's. I have also spent over 10 years running audio every week for a Church, including putting on elaborate Christmas shows. I am an active member of Toastmasters International, always working on my speaking & Master of Ceremonies skills.