‘Those Who Choose To Make A Difference’- The Sunshine Club Salutes Randy Bartlett and The ADJA

Earlier this year, I featured my good friend, Randy Bartlett, here on the MMP Blog to promote his latest DVD release, “Behind The Scenes.”

He is already well-known by the mobile entertainment industry and his clients as an extremely talented Master of Ceremonies, Wedding Entertainment Director and Keynote Speaker; but the fact that he has a serious philanthropic side to complement the wit and wisdom he shares with the world might be news to many.

Last month, Bartlett, who serves as the President of the Sacramento Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association, raised over $20,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children in a collaborative effort with his team and the Granite Bay Golf Club. Shriners provides world class medical care for children, at no charge.  Many of these children are burn victims, have orthopedic & spinal cord injuries or cleft lip and palate.

Randy shared a few of his thoughts…

J.D Firestone- ADJA chapter Secretary, Brad Cady- Golf Pro at Granite Bay Golf Club, Dr. Lerman, & Randy Bartlett

“We are all lucky to work in a profession that we love so much, where we earn a living celebrating with people on some of the greatest days of their lives.  From simple birthday parties, to Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, school dances and holiday parties, we provide the entertainment that allows us to help others forget their worries and just enjoy life.

While we’re doing this, life goes on for others and unfortunately, it isn’t always happiness and joy.  There are countless organizations out there whose sole purpose is to raise much needed funds to deal with everything from stray cats to cancer, all worthy causes that touch each of us in different ways.

It’s said that “with great fortune comes great responsibility” and I feel very fortunate to have a profession that allows me to experience such joy with my clients.  With some other great like-minded people in the Sacramento Chapter of the ADJA, we’ve produced fund raising events in four out the last five years that have allowed us to give back some of our great fortune.

From our first effort in 2007, when we raised $2,600 for a local animal rescue facility called Happy Tails, to our latest effort, just completed on October 23-24, 2011, for Shriners Hospitals for Children, we have doubled our funds raised each year, this year reaching the $20,000 mark!”

Bartlett hopes the actions of the Sacramento Chapter will inspire other ADJA chapters and like-minded individuals to pay it forward.  

If you’d like to find out more information or inquire about making a donation, please visit www.golf4shriners.com.

Kudos for choosing to make a difference Randy.  Good on you my friend.



small changes, BIG RESULTS – Marcello Recommends: Randy Bartlett’s ‘Behind the Scenes’

In a recent article featuring one of MMP’s signature events, I wrote about “stacking the deck.”  In Randy Bartlett’s latest DVD release of the 1% Solution series called Behind the Scenes, Bartlett demonstrates how a mobile entertainer can “decrease the probability of bad things happening… and increase the probability of good things happening.” The words are a bit different, but the desired intentions and dramatically different results are the same.

If you consider yourself a potential professional or a seasoned veteran who thrives on continuing performance education & training, Bartlett’s new DVD will be a worthy investment of your time and money.

When I checked my notes after viewing, Behind the Scenes covered several topics that are paramount for any professional Master of Ceremonies or Wedding Entertainment Director.  A few of the highlights you might also find beneficial were tips and techniques for prepping the room, creating believability, managing live toasts by the guests, letting a moment breathe,  facilitating a production agenda, and challenging yourself.

Like Peter Merry’s book, The Best Wedding Reception Ever!, which should be required reading– Randy’s new video, Behind the Scenes, should be required watching for all wedding professionals. -mp

To order Behind the Scenes, click here.

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