1. Ask your prospect as many questions as you can, there are no stupid questions-ever!
If this DJ is not inspiring your confidence, do not go.
You might feel like this DJ and his or her company might not meet your expectations. So ask questions before getting his services.
2. Ask DJ if he has a thumb drive with music.
Some DJs have this on hand. If it is not, his performance will not meet your expectations.
The real DJ researches for good music 24/7, and not once a month. This is not the rule, but it tells you about his skills.
3. Ask how often it is in training. If he does not get any, he is not interested in improving his skill's level to entertain.
Many DJs learned over the practice and by themselves, so not everyone is that good.
Sometimes, they have learned under the wrong concepts or wrong performance's concepts (Not everyone is in that way).
As a professional, in the regular jobs, there is always training and for DJs it is not the exception. So run away from whoever doesn't care about the formal training.
4. Ask about the music. The music for the musicians is also a business and these royalties have to be paid to make these singers and composers stay into the industry.
As DJs, we do have special places to get the music from with a decent quality, it is like when the Restaurants vendors.
5. Ask how often you rehearse. The Professional DJ rehearses every day.
6. Ask how many genres he is familiar with. A Professional DJ has proficiency in every single known genre, regardless of his cultural background. If he can play only two or three, look for someone else.
The DJ satisfies the Customer's genres needs. If he doesn't have this repertory, ask if he can get in.
The DJ asks this Customer in advance about it and then researches over the genres requested.
7. Ask about drinking alcohol during his performance. If the Accountant or SAssistant do not drink in the office, why do the DJs have to drink in 'their' office?
8. Ask him about the dress code along with his performance. When you go to the Doctor's, you are expecting he is wearing clean and neat clothes in a proper attire. The Lawyer or the Accountant's attire is proper according to their activities. The Party and YOUR guests deserve respect, so the DJ must wear proper attire: nice, clean and neat.
9. Ask about the contract. We know, after the event, how explicit the Contract must be. If there is no such thing, you could experience misunderstandings. Ask for the contract, in this way, everyone will be happy at the end of the event, and the business' relationship with the DJ will be really friendly and......it will help to avoid bad surprises.