Monthly Archives: September 2016

Two Ways & Two Words to be More “Able”

By Mitch Taylor:

“Are you able?” When one hears that question, they may wonder immediately if they are “able-bodied.”  Or they may think of someone asking them to do something and if they can fit it into their busy schedule or not.  Those are good thoughts, but I would encourage you to start thinking of “able” in a different context.


Are you personable?  Do your actions or words resonate with people?  How do you move people emotionally?  How can you ensure you are more personable with those you come into contact with on a daily basis?

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of how to connect with someone and be more personable.

What are the 2 most important words in connecting?  What might you say to become more personable? What words you can use to draw out what is most important to someone?


People love to share stories.  When you use the 2 most important words in connecting you genuinely become interested.  You want to know more.  You gain a deeper level of connection because the person speaking feels engaged and they will go on with their story in greater detail, sharing more intimate details of the situation and providing you with a greater opportunity to connect on a different subject matter or in a different way.


Empathy equals excellence.  You create connection when you create an emotional experience for your potential client.  How do you that?  How can you ensure that you’ll stay memorable with that person?  How can you guarantee that they think about you long after you part ways?

Here’s one idea: Hand a card to your clients at end of the sales meeting. This card is good for FREE (insert low cost/high value offer here) when you use the hashtag #InsertYourCompanyHashtagHere and post about your wedding on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.  Third party advertising is huge and a great way to boost your reach in a market.

Remember: People respond best to a unique advantage.  In order to capitalize on your unique advantage you must be personable and memorable in every point of contact you may have with someone.  The better prepared you are the more effective and enjoyable the experience can be.

Mitch Taylor has worked in the Mobile Disc Jockey industry for over two decades, first cutting his teeth as an on-board club DJ for Carnival Cruise Lines. In addition to owning and operating Taylored Weddings in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, he is a sought-after speaker and Gitomer Certified Advisor whose sales training, books, coaching and workshops are in high demand all over the country. 

The New Pioneer DJM-450 2 Channel Mixer


With features and design inherited from the DJM-900NXS2, this 2-channel mixer is ideal to partner with any of our multiplayers or turntables. The Magvel fader combined with smooth EQ and channel fader curves give an assured feel to mixing. Sound Colour FX and Beat FX with parameter control open up new creative possibilities. And thanks to the 64-bit digital signal processer you’ll enjoy warm, high-quality audio from both analogue and digital sound sources.

The DJM-450 also comes bundled with licence keys for rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs, so you can DJ with tracks stored on your PC/Mac when using turntables and our control vinyl (available separately).



    Mixing on the DJM-450 feels instinctive thanks to the layout design, which inherits traits from the DJM-900NXS2 professional mixer.


    The EQ lets you balance the high, mid and low frequencies on every channel. Choose your preferred EQ level or use the isolator to totally eliminate each EQ band for the perfect mix.


    Our robust Magvel Faders ensure smooth control over long-term use. Two metal shafts support the fader knobs, while the contact-free magnetic system is designed to endure millions of performances.


    You get a free rekordbox dj licence key bundled with this mixer. Simply activate your licence key for our DJ software, connect to your computer via USB, and start DJing.

  • High-quality sound

    Whether you’re playing from digital or analogue sound sources, a warm, high-quality sound is created by the 64-bit digital signal processor using dithering technology.

  • Independent Send/Return

    Use built-in FX and external FX from mobile apps at the same time. Simply connect your smartphone or tablet via USB to engage instrument and FX apps.

  • Flexible connectivity

    The XLR terminal and gold-plated RCAs deliver premium sound quality on all connections. And the signal GND terminal easily attaches ground wires from analogue turntables.

  • Independent MIC section

    Use a microphone and the AUX input at the same time.

    Main Features

    DVS Control

    rekordbox dvs

    Included Software



    9.06 in


    4.25 in


    12.6 in

    Frequency Range

    20 – 20,000 Hz

    Sampling Rate

    48 kHz

    A/D Converter

    24 bit

    D/A Converter

    24 bit

    S/N Ratio Line

    94 dB


    < 0.005 % (LINE)



    3 band

    EQ/ISO Range

    Built-in, switchable 3-band equaliser: -26 dB ~ +6 dB / 3-band isolator: -∞ ~ +6 dB

    Performance Control



    Sound Color FX

    • Dub Echo
    • Sweep
    • Noise
    • Filter

    Beat FX

    • Delay
    • Echo
    • Spiral
    • Reverb
    • Trans
    • Flanger
    • Pitch
    • Roll


    Crossfader Type

    Magvel Fader


    Mic Connection

    1/4-inch TRS Jack



    • 3 LINE (RCA)
    • 2 PHONO (RCA)
    • 1 MIC (1/4 inch Jack)


    • 1 MASTER (XLR)
    • 1 MASTER (RCA)
    • 2 HEADPHONE MONITOR (1/4 inch Jack, mini-jack)


    • 1 USB B port
    • 1 USB A port

    Got more questions? Hit Pioneer up at