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Daily, I`m asked for advice on all sorts of event and entertainment related questions. Here are some answers to the most common topics.

10 Tips for Hiring a Corporate DJ – By a Caring Calgary DJ

Posted by on 7:21 am in Corporate Event Tips, Event Tips, Frequently Asked Questions, Pricing, Uncategorized, Values | 2 comments

10 Tips for Hiring a Corporate DJ – By a Caring Calgary DJ

Suggestions for maximum success with your Corporate Event Calgary DJ These same tips apply with MCs, bands, musicians and any kind of live entertainment. I love performing for corporate audiences because there is always a way to justify having a party! In the winter and early spring it’s Staff Retreats and Conference season. In the summer you have Stampede parties. In the fall, more team building events, and come November and December there are lots of holiday and Christmas parties! I get a kick everytime I speak with a corporate...

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Top 5 Recommendations for Better Kids and School Dances

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Top 5 Recommendations for Better Kids and School Dances

Eric was not just a DJ but an entertainer….With 14 and 15 year old kids a mixture of entertainment is essential to keep them engaged. Eric did that so well. Eric’s skills at marketing and design proved to be the biggest help in our event as far as saving us money. We could not have been as financially successful without his contribution to the design of our tickets and invitations. -Susanne Van Roessel. Feedback survey from Blessed Cardinal Newman Grade 9 Farewell Party Organizer. June 15, 2014 Over the past 2 years, I’ve...

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The Value of a Good DJ – The Experiment

Posted by on 12:50 am in DJ, Event Tips, Fun and Miscellaneous Videos, Videos | 0 comments

The Value of a Good DJ – The Experiment

Dance More. Drink Less. One of my favorite all time DJs, Armin Van Buuren proves a very important point in this very intelligent Heineken commercial. Good DJs make for a better party!. The more fun guests have at a party, the less they need to drink to distract themselves. Paying more for a better quality DJ, ensures a better outcome for all (except maybe for a bar that doesn’t charge cover!) Website – www.ericelectric.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/eric1electric Mixcloud – www.mixcloud.com/ericelectric Youtube –...

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Meet Your Event Team Before Hiring Them. Particularly Your DJ.

Posted by on 11:43 pm in Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Event Tips, Jewish Celebrations, Wedding Tips | 0 comments

Meet Your Event Team Before Hiring Them. Particularly Your DJ.

Get the Most Out of Your Investment The clients I work with (particularly wedding couples) often have event budgets of $15,000-50,000. The average cost of a Canadian wedding in 2012 was $21,000. And from my personal experience, I would say the average cost of a Corporate Holiday party would be similar. It continually blows my mind at how often clients will hire a photographer, caterer, decorator, DJ, etc without first meeting them. Most vendors in the event business are providing a service, which is usually linked to their personal...

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IDEA – The Most Incredible Wedding Speech. Ever!

Posted by on 6:39 pm in Capturing the Couple, Wedding Tips | 0 comments

IDEA – The Most Incredible Wedding Speech. Ever!

So many people struggle with stage fright when giving a wedding speech. This groom overcame this problem using a very special talent of his. While this video is not mine, its a great example of the “Capturing the Couple” concept I encourage couples to follow. Tom’s approach to his wedding speech is so delightfully personal and fitting. I hope it helps inspire you to make use of your own talents to make your wedding lots of fun! And don’t forget to check out Tom’s Youtube channel! -Eric

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Book Your 2013 Wedding Now!

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Book Your 2013 Wedding Now!

Congratulations!!!So you must be getting married and looking for a DJ or other entertainment options? I’d love to hear more about your and your fiance! Call me and let’s talk further. Also, until February 15, 2013 I am offering bonus cocktail hour Strolling Magic with all my DJ packages. Magic is a great conversation starter for weddings! I work primarily in Calgary and Southern Alberta. But am always interested in inquiries for destination weddings in Canada and beyond! I look forward to learning more about you. Eric...

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What is Capturing the Couple? TM

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What is Capturing the Couple? TM

Written by: Eric “Electric” Fairlie December 5, 2012 In the wedding industry there is a peculiar term that is frequently used by photographers. That term happens to be “Capture the Couple”. I’ve adapted it to describe a couple’s desire to greatly personalize their wedding. I LOVE how in 3 words it sums up my philosophy on performing at weddings. So simple! Over the years I’ve been fine tuning the concept of “Capturing the Couple”TM into a proven process. It’s what makes my approach...

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IDEA – The Redneck Saskatchewan Wedding Reception

Posted by on 9:00 am in Capturing the Couple, Reception Ideas, Wedding Tips | 2 comments

IDEA – The Redneck Saskatchewan Wedding Reception

I meet with dozens of couples every year. And all too often I hear things like, “Aren’t you supposed to always play YMCA at a wedding?”. My response is always something along the line of, “You aren’t supposed to supposedly do anything. Its your wedding.” It Comes Back to “Capturing the Couple”TM What I mean is that your wedding is an incredible opportunity to be…YOU!!! Make it to reflect who you are, even down to wearing Batman Converse Sneakers (true story from 2012). I understand that...

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Visit Venue Before Event. Always.

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Visit Venue Before Event. Always.

1 week ago – “Oh, honey I’m sure it will be fine. We can just use the kitchen oven at the community hall to heat up Grandma’s Lasagna for your birthday party.” Present moment – “Uh, darling…guests are coming for my birthday in 60 minutes. Where is the oven? I don’t see one.” ALWAYS, ALWAYS, do a site visit of the venue or outdoor site where you will be holding your event. This tip deserves a whole series of articles! But here’s a quick run-through.   Visit the venue. Take...

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The Event Budget Trickle Down Effect

Posted by on 10:12 pm in Corporate Event Tips, Event Tips, Wedding, Wedding Tips | 0 comments

The Event Budget Trickle Down Effect

Written by: Eric Electric Calgary, Alberta, Canada Originally posted on June 14, 2012 on Eric’s Personal Blog. I’m no Economist… …In fact, even after completing a business degree, I never took an economics class. But 7 years of event industry experience leads me to believe that us, entertainers nibble at the crumbs that fall from the event table. “WHOA! Don’t be such a pessimist! What about all the Brad Pitts’ in Hollywood making $30 million a film. There’s money in showbiz!” I answer in a somewhat Occupy Walstreet-esque...

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