How to check out your a DJ?
A great DJ can make or break an event, you only get one chance at a great wedding. Here are some strategies to find the perfect DJ.
- Testimonials on a website are nice, but everyone knows that only positive remarks will be displayed – assuming that the content is even legitimate. Check their reviews on independent websites such as Google maps, Facebook, Wedding Wire and the Better Business Bureau. We like to do a search with the services name and the word “review.” Read the review for quality of the reviews and the timing of those reviews – are they being left in a natural fashion or did 30 reviews occur in two days? Major review websites have a number of systems in place to keep the process honest. If the company has an internal review process you could ask to see some of those results. For example we are very proud of our 97% customer satisfaction results from Survey Monkey – just ask and we are happy to show those off anytime.
- Meet with the DJ in person who will actually work your event. Does the DJ have the right personality for your event? Are they easy to work with? Do they know their business, can they provide intelligent answers to your questions? Can they offer useful expertise? You can learn allot from reading people. You should be comfortable with the person working your event. At 1st In Entertainment DJ we don’t believe in high pressure sales tactics – why reward the behavior? We may not be the right service for everyone, instead we encourage our clients to find the best DJ for job – even if that isn’t 1st In Entertainment DJ. We respect our clients and we don’t believe in lecturing on the pitfalls of a cheap DJ, up-selling and so forth.
- Most DJ and entertainment services post lots of content on social channels. Social media can act as a kind of digital resume. Most website have social media icons, even if you don’t have an account of your own you can usually look at their pages. Social media tells the story of the business. You can learn allot about what you are actually buying. What type of events do they specialize in? Are they working regularly, are they industry professionals? Is their equipment professional? Do they post interesting, fun or engaging content? What’s their style? It can be a snap shot of their DJ experience and what you can expect from them. Different companies may engage more with different platforms, 1st In Entertainment DJ is most active on Instagram and FB currently.
- Not to say you couldn’t be a good DJ with a bad website but good businesses tend to have good websites. Is the site well constructed with lots of helpful content?
- Internet based DJ question are readily available but we recommend targeting questions that suit your event and your needs. We believe events are personal things, no two Christmas parties are exactly the same. For example their isn’t much point asking technical questions about speaker specs if you don’t know the first thing about speakers. Try to ask questions that speak to your event and your needs.