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C.J.: I think we need to start another thread here...Sounds like an open can of worms to me.DJStuCrew wrote:Thanks, guys!
As for tips, I don't ask for 'em or expect them. In fact, one of the things I advertise is that I'm a professional, so no tipping is required. After all, you don't tip the other professionals in your life, do you? Your doctor? Your lawyer? No, tipping is something associated with low paying jobs, like waitressing, valet service and bellboys. I just charge what I need and happily accept applause as my tip. Still, every once in a while I get one anyway!
You're quite welcome!DJStuCrew wrote:Lastly, one of the ways I get feedback from my clients is to send out an after-the-gig survey. I include it in my follow-up packet with an SASE. (I also include a thank you note, business cards and a fridge magnet, so they can refer me to all their friends!) The survey goes point-by-point, asking them what they liked and what they didn't. There's also a section for comments and suggestions.
Even when they love your show, they might sometimes notice something that you can improve. I've gotten some great ideas from the surveys! It's also easier for a client to critique you in a note than face to face. Good or bad, I want to hear it. (It helps to have a thick skin.) I'm often surprised by how different perceptions can be; there are nights when I thought I totally sucked and the clients were totally happy, and other nights where I thought I really shined, and the clients weren't all that impressed. It can sometimes be humbling, but always informative.
Thanks again for the kind words!
Jem-star wrote:All of my clients get a link to my DJ Intelligence Survey, and I get nothing but 'Excellent' comments across the board (99.9% respond). But what makes me paranoid (again, C.J.,) is after all of their 'checks' straight down upon the 'Excellent' line, when it comes time for their "Any Comments" block, I'm usually left with more to be desired when it comes to anything I can use for my web site...It's always positive, but it always seems to be mindless, uninspired short sentences, like: "Good job!" or "Excellent", or "Did everything he was told" or the usual "I will definately refer you to everyone!"
Of course!CJ Greiner wrote:Make sure you post here when you actually book for one of those conventions or cruises -- that way we'll all know about it and maybe even meet you there!
I'd love to see you hop on a plane and get down to one of these cruise conventions coming up (You, TOO, C.J.)! Besides...you Michigan boys could probably use the tan!
I'd love to chew more of the fat with you!
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