Tips for Choosing the Right DJ for Your Corporate Event

Posted on: 26 September 2018

Planning a corporate event is no easy task. Unlike other parties and events, you might not know much about the people attending, and doing your best to ensure everyone has a good time is difficult. Music plays a big part in creating the right atmosphere, and it can make or break your corporate event. To get it right with minimal hassle, you need to hire the right DJ to handle the soundtrack for you. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect corporate DJ for you.

1. Find out what sort of music they can play

Everyone has their own taste in music, and with something so personal, it's impossible to cater to everyone. What you can do, however, is take a good guess about what will have the most appeal to those at your event. If you're a company with a young workforce, modern music and recent hits usually work well, while those with a mix of ages should go for a mix of music from different periods. Whatever you choose, make sure your DJ is comfortable playing it. And remember, the reason you're hiring a DJ is so they can adapt to what people are enjoying, so don't worry if your guesswork was off.

2. Make sure they understand the nature of your business

The type of company you represent and the guests at your event can make a big difference to the sort of entertainment they'll expect. This isn't just about the styles of music – it's how the DJ presents it. A young crowd might appreciate an enthusiastic DJ who works hard to get the party going, but that's not as appropriate for some corporate audiences. Talk to potential corporate DJs for hire about your business and the people at your event to make sure they understand.

3. Ask what equipment they can provide

There's a good chance your event will involve speeches, and you'll need a microphone to ensure everyone can be heard. A DJ may be able to provide this for you, and it's worth asking before you book. At the very least, your venue may not come with any sort of sound system, so find out if the DJ can provide their own for the music.

4. Check what experience they have

Playing music at weddings and casual parties is a whole different experience to DJing a corporate event, so it's a good idea to check your DJ has done it before. While it doesn't necessarily rule someone out if they haven't, it can give you greater peace of mind that everything will work smoothly.

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