Dr. Hugo Drax ADJA

Dr Hugo Drax, President of the American DJ Association joins the podcasts. They talk about the lifestyle of being a professional DJ, practical examples on making a living in this industry and more.

A great DJ will not only read the room based on age, ethnicity, and other determining factors to pick the correct selection of music to fill the dance floor, but they will lead the room pushing the energy of the reception so that everyone in attendance has every opportunity to get up and dance the night away. They will mix the music in such a way that one song flows into another seamlessly. They create an energy in the room that allows everyone to be excited so that even the non-dancers enjoy the evening. This is done by an experienced professional DJ using their years of education and knowledge to create a once in a lifetime experience for a wedding couple who truly wants their guests to have an amazing time at their wedding reception.

Show Notes

Conversation Highlights

[03:23] Ways to set up the right workflow as a DJ

[06:12] How competitors can turn out to be your colleagues with the right mindset

[07:58] Developing relationships with other professionals out of the industry

[08:13] Importance in providing value in networking

[09:13] Methods to network effectively to gain more leads

[10:47] Staying motivated to humble to learn about the trade and achieve success

[11:45] How to avoid pricing yourself out of success

[12:47] Why it is important to impress both the host and the guests of the event

[14:29] Advice for young DJs on making a living in this business


Remarkable Quotes from Dr Hugo Drax

[07:12] As soon as you first break down that humility barrier, now you’re going to be in the position to learn then, because if you’re a disc jockey, you should hopefully have a little bit of an extrovert in your personality.

[08:25] One of the challenges for people making a living is I think sometimes people price point themselves out of success. And what I mean by that is they raised their prices in the hopes of earning a living.

[10:45] Learn the selling process at whatever price points you’re at when you, cause when you learn to sell it well, and then you create raving fans out of the attendees that everybody that’s a guest at the party goes.

[11:23] Making the client satisfied, it’s a perception of, for your business, you want to make everyone satisfied crazy fan, if you make the guests crazy, raving fans and happy and thrilled and excited and with the decor, with the beauty, with the entertainment, everything you do, they’re going to tell the host

[12:16] Notice how to sell, when you’re raising your rates, you’re getting better fees, and then you are making a living. I mean, for an example, what good is it to charge $10,000 for videography, but only be able to sell that twice a year? It’s not a living,

[15:15] If somebody runs into an emergency and they have hired somebody who is unfortunately unqualified and they maybe went based on price and they went into an emergency

Get in Contact with Dr. Hugo Drax

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Glendale, Arizona 85308
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Mark Scharenbroich Nice Bike: Making Connections That Move People

This episode of Wedding Talk Radio features Mark Scharenbroich, an award-winning writer, film-maker, and a motivational keynote speaker. He believes that connection is everything and that it fuels one’s passion for success despite the COVID-19 pandemic. He highlights that making connections is essential in the wedding industry, and that he is the man behind Nice Bike

Hall of Fame motivational speaker, Emmy award winner, award winning author, PLUS:  Ordained minister (Online…) with seven weddings under my belt.  6 out of 7 still married Mark Scharenbroich will be joining us next Tuesday at 1:30 pm pst.

Mix thousands and thousands of black leather, bandana-wearing, tattoo
bearing Harley-Davidson riders with a 100th Anniversary and one beige
rental car and the end result will be the perfect metaphor for connecting with others: “Nice Bike.”

Nice Bike acts as a powerful catalyst to help build stronger, more unified
teams. The message inspires audience members to be more engaged and
passionate about connecting with others.

Join Emmy award-winning speaker, Mark Scharenbroich as he takes you for a fun ride on how to be effective at making meaningful connections in both your professional and personal life. His Nice Bike principle is supported by three strong actions: Acknowledge, honor and connect.

Mark has spent his career working in both industry and education
discovering how some of the best organizations and team leaders build a
culture that encourages people to perform at a higher level through greater

Part motivational speaker, part thought-provoker and pure comedic
entertainer – Mark Scharenbroich will inspire, teach and engage you with
Nice Bike.

Credentials: Award-Winning Author, Emmy Award® winner for an ABC
TV special, National Speakers Association Hall of Fame Inductee, Golden
Apple and Silver Screen Film award for his movie, The Greatest Days of your Life…(so far), International film festival award winner. Twitter: NiceBikeMark

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Show Notes

Conversation Highlights

[01:37] Kyle and Mark talk about the adjustments during the COVID-19 lockdown

[04:45] Mark shares his place as a great wedding site 

[06:12] How do they stay connected this time of the pandemic

[07:44] Mark narrates his best memories with his dad and their trip to the Vietnam war memorial wall.

[14:00] How Nice Bike came about?

[19:05] The importance of connecting families together 

[19:20] How Mark met his wife

[20:00] Dave recalls his experiences with his father and expresses how important connection with people is.

[25:41] Mark and Dave shares a funny wedding experience 

[27:09] Barbara Jordan’s quote:  It’s more important to be interested than interesting.

[33:25] Every wedding is different and unique.

[36:00] Mark mentions that he does use PowerPoint

[41:50] How did Mark start offering welcome drinks during weddings

[42:52] Mark’s plan in going back to California

[48:05] Kyle shares his unique strategy, the Marriage Dance

The Remarkable Quotes from Mark

[04:15] “It’s learning how to deal with the situation…move forward and in the meantime, do something that’s meaningful…”

[04:15] “… We now realize how important these human connections are…”

[14:13] “Nice Bike is a metaphor about how we are with others by acknowledging and honoring and connecting with them.”

[22:09] Confidence without compassion is arrogance and confidence with compassion is a connection.”

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The next episode of Wedding Talk Radio features Cedric Crawford, an author, and a  motivational speaker. His inspirational and encouraging words coupled with his lively vibe would make you keep going in this COVID world. He’ll give you a lot of takeaways which can help you reflect on how you live your life.

Join Kyle and the rest in the group as they get motivated by Cedric’s words

Cedric’s mission is to leverage his real-life stories and experiences to show others how to overcome adversity and fear to reach their full potential and become the leader that others want to enthusiastically follow.  His “Successipe to Great Leadership” is a hit with companies and audiences around the world and he’s committed to continuing in his efforts to make “In the Box” thinking about Leadership, Teamwork and Overcoming Adversity taboo and to expose the masses to the amazing possibility that’s already inside of them.  Also, his mission is to Inspire, Motivate, Empower and Educate others and encourage them to live a life pushing and reaching for “GREAT” instead of “Average” and to also pursue creating a life of significance and a legacy worth duplicating.

Cedric’s primary goal is to ultimately let his best message be the one that he delivers with the life that he lives.  “There’s nothing special about me, but there’s plenty special about the ‘Process’ that’s gotten me from ‘A’ to where I want to ‘B’ in life and you can too with the right tools and techniques.” He says.  “Let me show you how...”

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Show Notes

Conversation Highlights

[01:35] Kyle introduces the show to Cedric with some set of expectations for the episode

[03:20] Cedric expresses his desire to inspire, encourage, motivate, and educate people.

[05:10] He mentions the COVID crisis confronting the wedding industry today, and how he wishes to contribute.

[06:25] Cedric’s research reveals that something great is being discovered when under quarantine.

[11:34] How did Cedric grow his audience for the past weeks? The 3Fs: Feed Your Followers Frequently

[13:08] Cedric’s third book is about to be released—52 Ingredients To The Success of P of Great Leadership.

[15:55] Cedric shares his 8Ds formula.

[22:51] The S-formula: Situations that uncover Fear, Faith, Frustration, or Failure

[24:40] Assets without proper mindset will leave you upset.

[25:24] Brenda airs her concern on age discrimination

[31:48] Cedric recalls the story of Antonio, a boy in a group home.

[35:10] How to stay motivated in times of the pandemic?

[37:05] Takeaway: True wealth is attractive. The more people that you can source and serve and create value in the marketplace of this world, the more wealth you attract.

[40:15] Shelly expresses her discomfort in dealing with people who are unmotivated.

[49:10] Takeaway: The profound answers to our profound questions are coming from within.

[49:53] Cedric wants to hug his friends after the quarantine order was lifted.

[56:48] Colleen asks for the next time Cedric will go live streaming.

The Remarkable Quotes from Cedric

[08:10] “Let me tune out so I can tune in to what I can do to equip,  empower, retool myself .”

[10:30] “Look for the things that we can use to redefine what it is that we are or maybe reorganize or reframe certain things so we can make ourselves even better.”

[15:37] “What you’re doing daily will determine who you are?

[11:54] “It’s okay to be selfish for selfless reasons.”

[36:46] “We’re light and our light should be cast on other people.”