Behind the Scenes with Klass Universal Entertainment

Sup Party People?! Klass is about to enter into its busy season and I thought I would share how some of the process works from an initial inquiry to a satisfied client/new friend. Hope you enjoy a little ‘behind the scenes’ with Kupah!

First, a gig will come in from EVERYwhere and I mean EVERYWHERE: Facebook messages, e-mails, phone calls, texts or third party friends. Gigs will also frequently come from clients providing leads or from actual gigs where we pass along business cards and mix CDs (and of course if we are dj’ing at the time then our services have spoken for themselves.) As if that isn’t enough, we also get inquiries through our website as well!

Where ever the lead comes from it is then sent directly to the office for a “first look”. “First look” is where our Dj/Talent manager, office sales team and I discuss what the client/friend is looking for, based on the initial information provided. It’s good to have this take place before speaking to the client because if they are pretty straight forward with what they are looking for, our office can move forward with personnel, creative and proposal portion of the process. : )

The Dj/Talent Manager is in charge of reaching out to one of our 15 entertainers for availability and basic details of the event proposed. While this is happening our office is working on other contracts and client needs. Once we have personnel, our office then begins the “Creative Process”…

The Creative Process can take awhile as there can be negotiations and multiple conversations regarding what exactly is needed for the event once the Dj/Emcee has been announced. We provide novelty items like Pop-a-Shot, Wii Stations, Photo booths and even more lux level items like high end lounge decor or music-video style videography! Tell me about it Ha! Alas we have figured out the perfect package for our client and their party! We then can send over a proposed contract for their review. 

Depending on how effective the Creative Process goes the proposal process can be quick and #EZ. 

Once contracted it gets sent over to our Client Liaison who will then contact the party 60 days or so prior to their event and begin the Moments Process. Here we work alongside each one of our clients to ensure we capture the vision they have for the party. This is usually through emails and a few calls between our office and the client. Information is gathered and organized during this process and then sent to each of the entertainers 14 days or so before the event. Dj’s then begin looking for songs requested and motivators make sure they know songs as well, as they may have dances associated with them. Emcee’s will familiarize themselves with names and special guests from out of town or relatives of the guest of honor. Sometimes there are is a site visit between Kupah and the client to arrange placement of up lighting or furniture etc. 

Then Ladies and Gentlemen… It’s time to get Klassy We arrive to each event 90 minutes before the event time and set up. We quickly go over information as a team and then #MakeMoves and #GetWidIt providing top of the line Entertainment for our clients/friends…. the rest is History…

Below are some testimonials of just this year alone. Hope you enjoyed my little tour of Klass Entertainment, behind the scenes. 

 Testimonials:

“Thank you all so much for a fabulous night!! You guys were awesome from start to finish:) please send our thanks to Razz and Kupah, too!”

 “Kupah – Thanks so much! We can’t wait to see it and relive a fantastic night. So many guests commented on how great you were thank you!! I have referred you to anyone that even mentions “wedding”.”

 “Hello my friend!

I hope you are recovered from your marathon day of dj’ing on Friday! Just wanted to drop a note and thank you for everything you did to make the event at Collective such a success. Everyone was thrilled…and as always, you were perfect! Loved having you and dj Kazz as a team…he is awesome too :) Totally serious about the dance lessons with Klass Motivator-Definitely call me! Serious about my b-day too… I will call Ms. *** for some dates. Talk soon!**LOVING the mix….Thank you!!!

 “A big big thanks to Kupah (and Kevin) for Friday night – music was great and the client was thrilled! Looking forward to working together again”

Have a great weekend!

I see many of you on a weekly basis or I might see you at a party, in the club somewhere or, we were high school buddies. Regardless of how I know you, I wanted to share this profile with you and let you know that whether big or small you all play a role in who I am. I thank you for that. I learn every day and I have big ideas, dreams and goals and I won’t be able to reach them without your love and support. I wish you all the best and as always #MakeMoves
 
 

Spring into New Beginnings

Now that Easter has passed and it’s officially Spring, I wanted to talk about something you should all make a point to try out…. Day Dating!

Day dating is usually cheaper than night dating, but can be more rewarding. Today it can be very difficult meeting someone of a similar nature with common interests and personalities. So if and when you do, a Day date may be the best route. It allows you to see the person and interact, talk, share, listen, laugh and of course ASSESS and Analyze. Trust me, as a Male I analyze with the best of them.

Day dating gives you an opportunity to COMMUNICATE! Get to KNOW the other person, get to ENJOY the other person, and get to RECONNECT with the other person. These are all really important things to achieve and maintain. Relationships aren’t always easy so you should enter them with an honest impression and understanding of each other and then, it’s equally important to keep things fresh and exciting! In other words, keep it #Authentic!

Do an activity that allows the opportunity to talk, discuss, share, eat and LAUGH. Try to ask questions that really allow you to get to know the person and see if there’s a real connection. Be honest with them and with yourself. Then, definitely go for it 😉

………Hold their hand! (What’d you think I meant?) Ha! KJ #CoSigned

If you’re already a couple, go on day dates to keeps things interesting! Don’t maintain a routine. Make a real EFFORT to try something new. To try something you DON’T want to do (you may surprise yourself.) Ask your person about a topic you don’t know about and LEARN FROM them. Tell them something THEY don’t know. Encourage each other. Give yourselves opportunities to grow!

I’d first recommend that you DON’T go to the movies. But, if going to the movies is completely your thing, switch it up. Go to a movie that you’d never see, or let them pick one, and then you pick one. You may find you’ve enjoyed something different, or you can make fun of the experience later and laugh over the idea that you actually watched them. Just talk about it afterwards and stick it between an activity and a meal before or after that allows you to COMMUNICATE! 

As always, I would LOVE to hear what you all think and any fun day date ideas you may have?!

#KupahJames Recap from the Past Month

On looking back at the past month I realize how much FUN I’ve had! It can be crazy running a business and it can be exciting and creative and challenging and #motivating and (yes this could be about 10 blogs! So, I digress HA!) But, I’ve really been having a BLAST and trying out a lot of new or different things and looking at life in different and fun ways! SO I thought I’d share some of that and give you all a look into this past month at things you may not normally hear about from me!
 
In the past month:
 
My Favorite:
-Movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
-Song: Somebody that I used to know by Gotye f/Kimbra
-Creative Talent: “Walking Off the Earth”
-Venue: The New Revere Hotel
-New Grown & Sexy Spot: Minibar on Monday’s “Unplugged”
-New Equipment: Beats by Dre Pro headphones and IPAD 3! Phenomenal
-New EXPERIENCE: HONEY WHISKEY!!! What?! TRUE FAN FOR LIFE
 
Funniest Moment: A new friend wore my Jordan Concords at Bond on Sat night (They were more comfortable than her heels.)
 
New Thing I Learned: That my fire is not everyone elses and I’m trying to learn how to deal with that concept. #NotEZ
 
New Thing I Got Into or, I am Interested in: I’m in interested in a new book I put down months ago but recently picked back up. Emotional Intelligence #YES
 
New Challenge (We all face ’em!): My Challenge is my gift; that is to assist in spreading the contagion of smiling and laughter to everyone that I come in contact with.
 
Best Moment: Easy! Having a conversation with a complete stranger recently. Which was also the best part of that night. Expect the UnExpected… 😉
 
Sidenote from the Past Month: Had the most mature argument with a Close Friend and nobody stormed off or got offended! Can you believe it? Both of us were objective and stayed on task to come to an understanding about our differences of opinion. Both of us listened to the other, both were open minded to other possibilities, and both are even closer now because of it! I think it’s because both of us entered into it with NO EGO. 
 
-TIP for the next time you get in an argument: try to lose the ego and understand that someone you care about is not attacking you, nor are they attempting to insult you by expressing a thought, or a concern. Perhaps w/o the ego one might be able to see the real issue and begin to efficiently solve the problem. #JuSayn
 
As always, I’d love to hear what new or fun things YOU all have been up to or experienced lately!! #Share