Eric’s Techniques for Ensuring Success
Events should be momentous occasions filled with memories; Good memories and….sometimes some major obstacles. This is a diary of the Event Experiences I have played a part in creating as a performer or director..
It contains many of my techniques to ensure success, and how I have prevented or mitigated failure. And of course it also features client testimonials about their event experiences. Every event has a story and learning lesson. Enjoy!
It’s 3am. I’ve just completed another very successful performance for a office holiday party. While I should be getting ready for sleep, there is an important experience I need to share – “My audiences continually remind me that what I do, is not trivial. When a DJ really focuses on the needs of his audience, the results can be life changing. Music unlocks the power of memories and rawest of emotions. It provides clarity or a temporary escape.” Last Saturday I was performing at the Fairmont Banff Springs....read more
What do you do, to keep yourself amused while waiting for your flight after 24 hours? Videotape balloon puppet sketches! This is a small preview of the Florida Orange Experience Video Megamix starring Eric Electric and Tristan Court. On March 31, 2014 the full video will be the first video episode of the Melodic Mysteries DJ Mixshow Podcast series. Check back soon to see all the fun hijinx, and challenges that Eric and Tristan encounter throughout their journey. Featuring highlights from Disney World, Universal Islands of Adventure, and plenty...read more
Calgary Halloween DJ, Eric Electric Dares to Enter Haunted House Website – www.ericelectric.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/eric1electric Mixcloud – www.mixcloud.com/ericelectric Youtube – www.youtube.com/ericelectrictv My DJ buddy, Daniel McNeil asked me for take a peek at a “small project” of his. It turns out he wanted to give me a private tour of AIRScares 2013 in Airdrie before opening night. This is what happened. If you like haunted houses, you should definitely check this one out. But its definitely...read more
This video was shot immediately after Wes and Karen’s daughter, Kim, was celebrating her wedding on April 27, 2013. They hired me exclusively as the Master of Ceremonies for the reception, at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary. What was said in this video, is still the exact same way Wes and Karen feel today. How do I know this? Well we have definitely become friends through the process, and have seen each other a couple of times since the wedding. Everytime I see them, they say the same thing. “Eric you made Kim and Chris’...read more
“Did I mention that he is AWESOME!!!!” – Bob Shaw. Married August 24, 2013. In my career as an entertainer, I’ve been asked help in many emergency type situations. Trina and Bob’s Wedding is one of these. They were married on August 24, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta. They had hired their wedding DJ months before through an established Calgary DJ company. However, both their original DJ and the designated back up DJ were no longer able to carry out the contract 1 day before the wedding. To correct the situation, I was...read more
Imagine – You’re attending the Life Celebration of a close friend’s grandmother. A few weeks ago, your friend’s grandmother was diagnosed with cancer and is about to commence chemotherapy treatment. However, her chances of recovery are very low. So the family decides to throw 1 last big party for Grandma. They would rather celebrate her life, instead of grieve her likely departure. And so 1 evening, 4 generations of Grandma’s family come together from across North America, 1 more time. 200 relatives in all. They...read more
“The party was a blast! We were all wowed by Eric. Thanks for all your help. Keep doing what you’re doing!” -Rena. Follow Up E-mail Response from Ben’s Mom. March 12, 2013 One week ago, I was trudging my way across the Canadian prairies back home to Calgary. “The Road to Ben’s Bar Mitzvah” in Winnipeg had come to an end. Trying to pack everything that happened into a short article is quite tough! Strangely, I can do it in one word – Surreal. The Back Story I am good friends with Barry Kay, the...read more
“Eric, you are a class act every time! Thank you for everything that you do.” -Chad. Dec 21 Guest and 2011 Wedding Client. WOW! Its 3am and I’ve just finished my work day, and my last event of 2012! But sleep will have to wait because I have a few learning lessons to record. While these lessons, are not “epiphanies” they certainly reinforce the new direction I’ve been following since the start of 2012. I’ve been working hard to polish my skills all around, learn continually, and be a better...read more
“Everyone had an incredible time. Thank you Eric for being so easy to work with and doing an amazing job.” The Back Story A peer of mine referred me to the RE/MAX Calgary group to assist with their annual Christmas party. He had Deejayed their party for close to a decade, but was unavailable to do their 2012 party. As always, I arranged a phone call (If you are like me, e-mail is so impersonal?) to discuss the details and arrange a time to meet. Kathy and Doug were in charge of organizing the party, on behalf of all RE/MAX realtors...read more