My partner is something else.

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Let me say my partner is a really great guy. He's an excellent DJ and is great at setting up equipment. He's been doing this longer than me.

I need to vent. As much as I love the guy he pisses me off. He very lazy. The last event we did he didn't find out all the details of the event till the week of. Someone he knows from where he used to live hit him up about doing an event on April 26th. That's on a Friday. He didn't bother to do things how I do them.

When a potential client contacts me, as I get it I'm on it. I like to find out all the details if I can when we first get to talk. If it's on Facebook, they text me or email me I like to get as much details as I can right then and there. If we happen to miss each other I don't wait to hear from you. I get back to the person so we can discuss things.

This one here he's still dragging his feet. He doesn't know hardly anything about the event. He hit the guy up on Facebook and the guy tells him he will get back to him. He didn't as far as I know and that was yesterday. I said to my partner why don't you ask him for his number so you can discuss the details of the event. He tells the he will get back to him meaning the guy will get back to my partner.

My partner is missing it big time. You need him not the other way around. I learned to not look desperate but come on man. What does it hurt when you first talk to them to try to get all the details about the event? Say no I'm not giving you any details about the event? They are considering book you. So why wouldn't they give you some details about the event? I just don't understand his logic. Maybe because in his mind he's a great DJ and if they want him they need to keep up with him. That might be the way he's thinking I don't know. We're both excellent DJs but what does that have to do with getting as much details as you can right away, instead of waiting till the last minute? Just needed to fuss for a moment.

I will see how things go after this big event in the park and weather I want to continue with this business arrangement.

To be fair what do you do when a potential client contacts you about doing an event for them? How do you go about getting information from that potential client? Just venting and thanks for reading.
 

tunes4046

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Let me say my partner is a really great guy. He's an excellent DJ and is great at setting up equipment. He's been doing this longer than me.

I need to vent. As much as I love the guy he pisses me off. He very lazy. The last event we did he didn't find out all the details of the event till the week of. Someone he knows from where he used to live hit him up about doing an event on April 26th. That's on a Friday. He didn't bother to do things how I do them.

When a potential client contacts me, as I get it I'm on it. I like to find out all the details if I can when we first get to talk. If it's on Facebook, they text me or email me I like to get as much details as I can right then and there. If we happen to miss each other I don't wait to hear from you. I get back to the person so we can discuss things.

This one here he's still dragging his feet. He doesn't know hardly anything about the event. He hit the guy up on Facebook and the guy tells him he will get back to him. He didn't as far as I know and that was yesterday. I said to my partner why don't you ask him for his number so you can discuss the details of the event. He tells the he will get back to him meaning the guy will get back to my partner.

My partner is missing it big time. You need him not the other way around. I learned to not look desperate but come on man. What does it hurt when you first talk to them to try to get all the details about the event? Say no I'm not giving you any details about the event? They are considering book you. So why wouldn't they give you some details about the event? I just don't understand his logic. Maybe because in his mind he's a great DJ and if they want him they need to keep up with him. That might be the way he's thinking I don't know. We're both excellent DJs but what does that have to do with getting as much details as you can right away, instead of waiting till the last minute? Just needed to fuss for a moment.

I will see how things go after this big event in the park and weather I want to continue with this business arrangement.

To be fair what do you do when a potential client contacts you about doing an event for them? How do you go about getting information from that potential client? Just venting and thanks for reading.
The first thing I do is get a signed contract that outlines the basic details and legally confirms that both parties agree to the terms discussed
 

DJ Ricky B

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Oooooo....this thread is going to be another long Classic ODJT Mix Thread. I can smell it brewing right now! 😀:dancecool:


What I would do is get the person to tell me when, where, how long, how many guests, and what type of function it is.

Then I would give them a price quote, and what's included at that price. Then I would tell them they need to pay me in full at this point, and sign an agreement because we are less than 3 weeks away. Would they like to pay via PayPal, or are they going to mail me a check right away?

If the response is NOT "Yes I want to book you, send me an agreement, and I will pay you via ____________ <-----Insert how they are going to pay here " ...Then I am assuming they are going to keep hunting around for another DJ, and I will not worry about it and plan to have that particular date off from deejaying.

I don't wait around on last minute potential gigs any more. If I am open on a particular date under 30 days out, then I plan to be off. If a last minute gig comes my way, I don't beat around the bushes. I give them a price, and ask them to book now. If they don't respond with a YES within 24 hours, and let me know how they want to pay, then I just move on. SIMPLE AS THAT! :cool:
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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The first thing I do is get a signed contract that outlines the basic details and legally confirms that both parties agree to the terms discussed
Tunes I love you man but you're missing the big picture. I'm talking about getting basic details of the event the potential client is having and then we can proceed further if I want to do the event. Not just someone saying they want us to come and do an event for the client and you agreeing to do the event without knowing much about the event in the beginning.

All he might find out in the beginning is the type of event it is. Nothing else till later on down the road.
 

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Let me say my partner is a really great guy. He's an excellent DJ and is great at setting up equipment. He's been doing this longer than me.

I need to vent. As much as I love the guy he pisses me off. He very lazy. The last event we did he didn't find out all the details of the event till the week of. Someone he knows from where he used to live hit him up about doing an event on April 26th. That's on a Friday. He didn't bother to do things how I do them.
Being that he uses your account here too, you probably need to be careful with what you post.
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Let your partner handle the bookings , You handle the equipment.
What did I just say? He's lousy at taking care of that side of the business. If you have someone contacting you at least a month before the event you should have all the details of the event long before the event is to take place. Tunes as far as a contract goes you can't do anything with it until you find out the details of the event the client is looking for you to do.
 

Dj Jimmy D

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Oct 5, 2012
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Here is exactly what I do when a client calls. I get the following information.
Name
Address
phone number
email address
Event Type
Date
Times
Location of event
Amount of people

If they cannot or choose not to give me any of those I do not give a quote and wish them luck inter search. If they argue about giving me information they are shopping by price only and most likely cannot afford my prices anyway.

Side note I love how you claim your partner is horrible at the business side. That makes me laugh because you are no better.
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Oct 16, 2011
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Here is exactly what I do when a client calls. I get the following information.
Name
Address
phone number
email address
Event Type
Date
Times
Location of event
Amount of people

If they cannot or choose not to give me any of those I do not give a quote and wish them luck inter search. If they argue about giving me information they are shopping by price only and most likely cannot afford my prices anyway.

Side note I love how you claim your partner is horrible at the business side. That makes me laugh because you are no better.
You almost got me to put a like to your post till you got to the end.

This sir is someone he knows contacting him about doing this event. They didn't contact me. I'm just not into waiting to get details for an event. I like to get as much details as I can so I can decide if I want to do the event and my decision is not always based on price.