Weddings are so personal. And in business, we have the choice to focus on the transaction of booking clients or the relationship we’re building and experiences we’re creating. In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with a DJ who has made a shift from playing a numbers game to an experience and relationship game. Listen in as we hear how making that shift has given him more job satisfaction than ever before.
About our guest:
Dan is a Dallas-based DJ, Musician & Educator who specializes in weddings and creating very personal entertainment experiences for clients.
With a background in engineering and international sales, Dan left his tech career in 2014 to throw himself 100% into music and events, and has since found himself doing things he hadn’t thought of at the time.
In addition to helping produce 40-50 weddings and a handful of other events each year, Dan is a Pro Educator for The Knot Worldwide, a Columnist for DJ Times Magazine, has been an invited speaker and performer at The NAMM Show and Wedding MBA, and in 2016, founded OontzKids DJ Academy- an initiative focused on summer camps and after school programs that teaches kids, teens, and even adults how to DJ and Produce Music.
He lives in the Dallas suburbs with his wife, 4 kids, 2 dogs, a cat, and a backyard full of wildlife. He can always be found cooking family dinner by late afternoon, even while dialed into a TWIW Book Club Zoom Call.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- How Dan got started in the wedding industry
- How shifting from a numbers game to a people game changed Dan’s business, including his own job satisfaction
- How Dan builds relationships with his clients leading up to the wedding day
- Dan’s use of social media as a marketing tool with clients and potential clients
- How Dan continues the client relationship after the wedding day is over
- The next TWIW Book Club: Get Rich Lucky Bitch
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