ADVICE AND POINTERS
FROM A DJ'S PERSPECTIVE

Placement of Christmas lights...
When getting setup for your event, always remember you are paying good money for a DJ to come in and put on a light show as well as a sound show. Overuse of Christmas lights around the DJ booth will dull the effects of the lighting. Especially during sets involving blackouts.

Choosing a fog friendly venue...
Along the same advice on lighting, another good thing to know is without the ability to use fog, the impact delivered by professional lighting will be nowhere near the experience as it will be with fog. This more applies to high school dances, parties, etc. All really depends on the vibe you are trying to put out with your event.

A few pointers on using a mic...
When throwing an event and having planned speakers, whether they are giving a toast or a speech, its always good to maintain microphone control. Talk into the mic, keep it close to your mouth but dont eat it, talk clearly and dont let the stress of public speaking lead to a constantly changing mic distance. The DJ is amplifying your voice and when he has to amplify it too much, that is when you find yourself experiencing the horrible sounds of feedback.

Locating your DJ where there is appropriate power...
When picking out the DJ's location in your venue, make sure there are plenty of receptacles near the area. Even if you find yourself not completely enjoying this location, picture miles of extension cords leading out to your favorite spot of electrical isolation. It's also a good idea to verify that the receptacles in that area are in fact on seperate circuits.