Name a surprising skill you need to be a DJ
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    Default Name a surprising skill you need to be a DJ

    http://www.digitaldjtips.com/forum/t...-be-a-dj.1873/

    A great article that i figured id repost and continue on this forum so lets hear it ... what are some suprisingly great skills to have as a dj (besides the obvious)?

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    networking with club owners/people
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanBlake View Post
    The patience of a Saint.
    This cannot be stated enough. It's so important to be patient while you hone your skills and network to get gigs. In a world of instant gratification fewer and fewer people are willing to put the time and effort in in order to get what they want.
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    realistically, if your goal is to get booked, all you need to do is be the most social guy and kiss everybody's ass. Not just other industry people, but the actual randoms at events. Half the DJs I see get booked, get booked because they are friends with all the people at the event, so they'll show up for their set, and the DJ looks like they're killing it because they've got the crowd.

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    ability to get ones wang sucked while still concentrating on the mix.

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