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The impact of music on restaurants customers?

The sight of smoke lingering from the fajitas. The sound of vegetables sizzling. The smell of the meat and the taste of it with the onions and peppers together in a tortilla. All of our senses govern how we experience the world and enhance the food and ambiance of a restaurant.
Music and sound in a restaurant is an afterthought to many — and yet, sounds can affect the dining experience almost as much as the taste of the food. Sounds can make us anxious, relaxed, excited or upset.
Restaurants have a seasoning of sounds — music, talking, kitchen bustle, all contained in the general acoustics of the space. And every restaurant has a different recipe.

Restaurants Atmosphere

Volume has an impact, whether it’s a shrill, shrieking female voice versus ambient sounds. It all affects your mood and psychology and translates into how you see and taste. It’s all part of a bigger picture.


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Tim has helped restaurants and venues match their atmosphere, food and ambiance with the right music.
At Brew Bistro, which is a restaurant by day and one of the leading Night Clubs by night in Nairobi, music was significant to the owners — customers during the day noticed the effort:
I had quite a few people during the day mention, specifically, that the music was really fitting the atmosphere well, and they’ve never thought about the music, really, when they’re eating,” she said.
Music and sound can trigger physical and emotional responses. With the dining experience, the ambiance on a Friday night at a bar varies drastically from a Tuesday lunch at a diner.

Music is going to make people do something, likely, but it will be very different, depending on who the person is and what their experiences have been with music,” Jason Bowers said, a professor of music education at Louisiana State University, teaching music psychology.

Just like music affects different people in different ways, so does sound.
These and many more studies are constantly in the back of Tim mind when choosing which music to play or what the next song shall be. This on the basis of what the targeted crowd is and what goals the venue wants to achieve – let it be increasing the conversion rate.

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5 Reasons why to hire a Professional DJ for your corporate event

When it comes to professional corporate events, only the very best will do. It’s essential that all of the elements come together to create a perfect evening. The food, the location, and especially the atmosphere all must work together in order to create an event that will both be enjoyable and professionally impressive.

In order to create the ideal atmosphere for your corporate event, perhaps nothing is more important than the music. Music is a universal language that everyone responds to. It can literally make or break your corporate event, so it’s extremely important to ensure that you’re going about it in the right way.

One of the best ways to ensure that you have appropriate music which sets the mood for your corporate event is by hiring a professional DJ. DJ Nekliw specializes in providing professional DJs for various events, including corporate gatherings. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of hiring a professional to handle the music at your next corporate event and will cover the most significant ways that doing so can elevate both the event itself and your company as a whole.

  • Professional DJs Set the Atmosphere
  • Professional DJs Play Appropriate Music
  • Professional DJs Will Provide Their Own High-Quality Equipment
  • Professional DJs Can Make the Event Less Stressful
  • A Professional DJ Will Make Your Company Look Good

What Do Professional DJs Do?

Professional DJs do so much more than just play music. They work to set the tone for the entire corporate event by elevating the mood and making sure that things run smoothly. They can help to coordinate the flow of the evening and will also ensure that people remain engaged in the activities at hand. This is why it’s so important to hire a DJ with enough experience to handle such large responsibilities. Continue reading to see the many ways in which professional DJs can elevate your corporate event and your company in general. 

What Are The Benefits of Hiring a Professional DJ for Your Corporate Event?

1. Professional DJs Set the Atmosphere

When people think of DJs, they typically only think of music. However, DJs can also serve to set the entire atmosphere of your corporate event. A professional DJ has the experience required to “read the room” when it comes to what songs to play and when. 

Amateur DJs may make the common mistake of thinking that the crowd simply isn’t a lively one when people aren’t gathering on the dance floor. However, a professional will customize the experience to each specific crowd and will know when it’s time to ramp things up or slow them down. In addition, they can cater the music to each specific crowd depending on the ways in which people are responding to their selections. 


2. Professional DJs Play Appropriate Music

In addition to setting the mood, a professional DJ will ensure that the best and most current music is being played at your corporate event. There are certain songs that provide nostalgia or are classically easy to dance to. These timeless songs are in every DJs roster and can be an excellent part of their arsenal. However, a professional DJ will ensure that they are also delving into current hits and even deep tracks that they know a specific crowd will respond to. 

3. Professional DJs Will Provide Their Own High-Quality Equipment

The last thing you want to worry about when planning a corporate event is providing your own equipment for entertainment. Professional DJs will take care of that for you, and not only will they bring their own equipment, but they will also ensure that it is the best possible quality. This includes things such as a microphone, speakers, mixing equipment, turntables, and so forth. This attention to detail will ensure that your event has the best possible sound in order to create a lively but still professional atmosphere. 


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4. Professional DJs Can Make the Event Less Stressful

Furthermore, a professional DJ can help to make the entire event run much more smoothly, which removes stress for staff members and others in charge of organizing the event. DJs can make announcements, such as when it is time for certain tables to go up and receive their food. In addition, they can help the staff with things such as handing out career awards or announcing certain recognitions. A professional DJ will have plenty of experience interacting with a large or intimate crowd–a skill that people from your company may not naturally possess. Thus, their ability to help coordinate activities and keep the event moving helps to reduce the stress for everyone involved.

In addition, a professional DJ’s keen ability to read the crowd and adjust their music accordingly can reduce the stress for everyone in attendance. Even though corporate events are often intended to be fun, they are still linked to work, so they can be somewhat stressful regardless of the intention of the event. A study published by the National Institutes of Health found that “Music listening impacted the psychobiological stress system, [and] listening to music prior to a standardized stressor predominantly affected the autonomic nervous system.” Therefore, hiring a professional DJ who selects the correct music for the crowd and the tone of the event can help to ensure that everyone is enjoying themselves and feeling less stressed overall.

5. A Professional DJ Will Make Your Company Look Good

Finally, utilizing the expertise of a professional DJ will help with your company’s image. Because professional DJs come with their own high-quality equipment, their set-up will not only sound professional, but it will look professional as well.

Furthermore, an experienced DJ will avoid common mistakes, such as mispronouncing names or having an awkward silence in between songs, which can seriously impact the perception of your company. Finally, an expert DJ will ensure that the music they’re playing is appropriate for your event, which will help your company to come across as both fun and professional.

Conclusion: Why to Hire a Professional DJ for Your Corporate Event

Hiring a professional DJ is one of the most important decisions you can make when throwing a corporate event. They can make the event flow more smoothly, lower the stress of everyone involved, and ensure that the sound quality and aesthetic of the set-up are optimal. For more information about hiring professional DJ services from DJ Nekliw for your next corporate event, reach out to me at today by visiting my Bookings page or by calling or emailing us at +49 (0) 163 973 77 05 or info@djnekliw.com.

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7 Reasons to Hire a Professional DJ for your Event

Many party hosts want to save money on their wedding, and as a result, they often settle for their “friend who’s good at making playlists,” to be the evening’s entertainment. However, many people don’t realize that saving money by using an amateur DJ actually comes with a high price tag.

If you’re planning a special event, the question begs to be asked: why spend any money at all on services if you are not happy at the end of the day? It makes more sense financially and emotionally to invest in the areas that will go a long way to making your event one that you treasure forever.

Here are a few reasons why you need to hire a professional DJ for your event:

  • Professional Experience
  • Third-Party Perspective
  • Peace of Mind
  • Professional Contracts and Reliability
  • The Right Equipment
  • Professional Etiquette All Night Long
  • Unbeatable Variety

Professional Experience

It goes without saying that your friend who likes music and makes good playlists does not have the expertise at playing for an entire room full of guests of various ages and ensuring everyone is having a good time. Many DJs are asked to make announcements to the guests, including the entrance of the wedding party, the entrance of the bride and groom, the cutting of the cake, special dances, and more.

Professional DJs have training not only to choose and curate playlists that naturally flow with the evening and crowd, but they also are trained to have amazing public speaking skills. The DJ is often the person that leads the entire evening, and hiring a professional is crucial to ensuring everything runs smoothly.


Third-Party Perspective

A DJ does so much more than play songs; they are the ones who use the microphone the most. Most people, especially couples at weddings, have the DJ announce toasts and other special moments throughout the evening. So just take a moment to pretend that you gave your college friend or your quirky uncle the role of the DJ and authority over the mic. Do you really want to have your buddy who just finished a six pack of beer and who was fighting with his girlfriend that morning to lead toasts and be in control of keeping the night’s moments on track?

Or, do you feel comfortable putting faith in your uncle not to tell embarrassing stories about you as his way of entertaining the guests? A professional DJ is there to do his job, be cordial, and not make any embarrassing moves because, chances are, he or she doesn’t know you personally.

Peace of Mind

Hiring a professional DJ for your wedding allows you to sit back and actually enjoy the special day you have planned. Weddings especially are jam packed full of special moments and can be difficult to keep track of yourself. A DJ can signal the caterer to pour the toasting champagne, announce the cutting of the cake to alert the photographer, and remind you of when your special dances are happening and when it is time to throw the bouquet.

A bride and groom shouldn’t have to worry about making sure everything is on schedule during their reception. A DJ can handle that for you and provide invaluable peace of mind.


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Professional Contracts and Reliability

When you book a DJ for an event, they usually will have you sign a contract that includes all of the details regarding your event. A contract is beneficial for the client and the DJ because it holds you both accountable and ensures you are on the same page. A professional DJ who is held to a contract will be reliable and punctual. They will have backup plans ready ahead of time should they fall too ill to work on the day of the event, and will have backup equipment if something malfunctions at the last minute.

A friend or family member DJ will not come with this reliability. If they are sick, their equipment breaks or they have car troubles on the day of, you are most likely out of luck and will have to resort to playing your own music from your phone or iPod.

Professional DJs will make sure you aren’t left without music if something should go array. Many of them work with assistants who can take over to ensure your evening is amazing.

The Right Equipment

Having the right equipment is just as important as having all the right songs. If you and your guests can’t hear the music or the sound system you are considering using can’t play music loud enough without static in the background, then it won’t matter what is being played. You also need to think about having microphones for toasts and other announcements. These factors may get overlooked if you put a friend or family member in charge of the entertainment. A professional DJ will have the high-quality equipment you need for crisp, clear music and will ensure you have all the extra accessories you need. Whether your event is at an intimate restaurant, a large ballroom, or outside beneath a tent, a professional DJ will have the right equipment.

Professional Etiquette All Night Long

Sure, a family member or friend DJ may do a decent job at the beginning of the event at greeting people and even announcing toasts and other events, but as the night wears on, alcohol is poured, and excitement grows, your “must play” list may be thrown out the window, and you may also find yourself listening to songs from your “do not play” list. Non-professional music players do not have the discipline or experience in adhering to the requests of the guests of honor. They often get carried away and play music they like as well as accept song requests from guests without first looking at the different playlists. A professional DJ makes your happiness their top priority. They will make sure to follow the specific lists you provide and can accept or politely decline requests from guests depending on what you prefer. And as far as etiquette is concerned, a professional DJ will arrive on time, set up during the appropriate time frame, and will arrive wearing professional attire.

Unbeatable Variety

A professional DJ has a database of music that is rarely rivaled by an amateur music lover and playlist maker. They will have older classics, new music from the radio, and will most likely have all of your favorite songs and special requests available. They may also have access to new songs that have yet to be released to the public. An amateur DJ simply will not have the number of songs or variety that a professional DJ does. When you’re at your event dancing with friends, and you ask the amateur DJ to play a song you and your friends are dying to hear, don’t be surprised if they don’t have it or can’t find it. A professional DJ, on the other hand, will be able to accept on-the-spot requests, and have you dancing the night away without any lag time.
Before you make the mistake at believing an amateur DJ will save you money, consider all these reasons why hiring a professional DJ is so beneficial and will ensure your event is exactly as you had dreamed.
A great DJ is not complete without a great venue.