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Hi all, Just wanted to start with a testimony from one of my clients the other week (wedding party):

Mike,

 

Hi there, how are you? I just wanted to expend our gratitude towards you for the excellent job you did at our wedding. The guests were most complimentary about the evening’s entertainment, and we certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of a DJ for an event. Apologies we weren’t in touch sooner, it took at little while for the dust to settle after the wedding, honeymoon etc.

 

Is there somewhere we could perhaps share our recommendation such as a web check or directory sort of thing?

 

Thanks again, you capped off an amazing day brilliantly.

 

Regards,

 

Andy and Katy (name witheld)

Anyway, Another great week of gigs this week. Friday was a 13th birthday party in Barnham (nice to get one just down the road!) and they were over the moon with the show. Saturday (wedding party in worthing at the dome) they didn’t want me to leave which was a bit disconcerting as the management were wanting to go home. After playing two “one more songs” they begged me to do another (!) I said no, I have to pack up now,really! So then the groom throws down a not inconsiderable sum of cash to play one more track and I said: OK. but please promise me that this is IT! Shake on it. And he did and honoured it thank god! Oh well I made some extra and the staff at the venue were ok, as they actually couldn’t believe how quickly I managed to pack up afterwards.

Totally unrelated last night I got a call on Skype from a desperate Chinese lady who’s English (Chichester) almost husband had vanished without trace.

I tried to call him without success and even contacted the police here to see if he was on their system (thanks to the helpful bloke at Chichester police station) and he wasn’t, so a least he wasn’t dead or imprisoned!

I phoned him this morning and decided I had nothing to lose if I left him a message pleading with him to contact me so we could clear this up. I didn’t leave a message last night as I thought he would be curious enough to call me back to see who I was. Never mind!

It turns out his business has folded and he is in complete apathy and can’t confront contacting her. I managed to persuade him to put her out of her misery and at least explain it to her whilst I did the same by email which I have done. Then it occured to me that there was more that I could do and it’s copied down below:

Hi Grace,

I forgot to tell both you and Cliff,

If he can do anything at all to save his business, it is to promote promote promote! get his message out there to as many potential customers as possible. It’s one of the rules by which we Scientologists live all the time. I did it earlier this year with my business and almost immmediatly i pulled in another £3000.00 worth of business. But he needs to come out of apathy…He needs to know that it WILL WORK if he just keeps promoting his skills. If he’s a freelance researcher then it might be as simple as just constantly phoning round all his contacts every week to ask if any jobs are going. It will keep him in peoples minds when they are looking for someone. You can use this email if you like and forward it to him. After all he has a choice now. He can either live and fight, or give up and die. There is no other way to go!

go here for more advice: http://www.wise.org

I thought about calling him back and telling him this but I thought it would be better coming from you.

All the best!

Mike.

There you go. Free advice to you too if this is happening to you. If I can, I’ll let you know how it goes.

See you all next week. Do well!

Mike.

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