Peter Merry’s ideas for creating fun receptions are the best I have ever seen!

Tom Haibeck

Author, Wedding Toasts Made Easy

Peter Merry’s innovative ideas have earned him recognition as the wedding industry expert on creating fun reception celebrations.

Will Hegarty

Chancellor, Wedding MBA

Peter Merry’s ability for single-minded focus helps his brides achieve parties that are indeed The Best…Ever!

Liz Daley

WED®, The FUN Wedding Experts

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Who Is...Peter Merry?
Peter's Birth Details
Peter's Baby Photos

Peter’s Baby Photos

Peter Charles Merry, Jr. was born on January 15th, 1969 in Seattle, Washington to Peter Charles Merry, Sr. and Donna Rae Merry.

Peter's Childhood
Peter's Childhood Photos

Peter’s Childhood Photos

Peter’s early childhood years were spent growing up on Queen Anne Hill just north of downtown Seattle.

His interests included talking, climbing trees, exploring gullies, bike riding, playing soccer and picking on his younger brother, Jesse Floyd Merry.

In 1978, the Merry Family moved to West Seattle so they could assist in the planting of a new church.

Around this same time, Peter and Jesse were both transitioned from public schools to their church’s private Christian School.

Peter's Family
Peter's Family

Peter’s Family

Peter’s Parents, Pete & Donna, are retired and are serving in ministry at a church in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Peter’s Brother, Jesse, lives in Kent, Washington with his Wife, Ramara, and their two Sons, Russell and James. Jesse is a Teacher and hopes to become a Principal someday.

Peter has several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins spread throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the United States.

Peter's Friends
Peter's Friends Photos

Peter’s Friends

Peter has made quite a few friends in his life. Most are from the Mobile DJ Industry and the wider Wedding Industry.

These days, Peter enjoys staying connected with his friends on Facebook.

Conect with Peter on Facebook.

Peter's Travels
Peter's Travels
Peter’s Travels

Whether he was promoting the ADJA or his book, entertaining at a destination wedding, or just taking a well-earned vacation, Peter always enjoys traveling.

In the near future, Peter is looking forward to finally doing some international travel. He’s got his sights set on New Zealand, Europe, and Isreal for starters.

Peter's ADJA Tour
Peter's ADJA Tour

Peter’s ADJA Tour

In January of 2003, Peter was elected to the National Board of Directors for the ADJA where he was selected to serve for the next 2 years as the National ADJA President.

His efforts, along with support from the Board of Directors, resulted in the membership nearly doubling in just 2 years.

In February of 2005, he was given “The Peter Merry Leadership Award” in honor of his tireless service. This award is now given out annually to deserving leaders in the DJ industry.

Peter Founds the WED Guild®
Peter Founds the WED Guild®

Peter Founds the WED Guild®

In May of 2007, Peter launched the WED Guild®, an organization for verifying and promoting the most highly qualified wedding entertainers.

The WED Guild® has created a rigorous application process for earning the prestigious title of Wedding Entertainment Director®.

On February 13th, 2008, Peter hosted the 1st Annual WED Guild® Dinner at Lawry’s Prime Rib in Las Vegas.

Peter presented each of the WED Guild® members with a Membership Certificate and a WED Guild® hat.

Peter's Headshots
Peter's Headshots

Peter’s Headshots

Since he first started entertaining at weddings back in 1992, Peter’s “look” has changed quite noticeably over the years.

Peter is a Goofball
Peter the Goofball
Peter the Goofball

Over the years, Peter has earned a reputation for being a bit of a goofball now and then. At least he’s not known for taking himself too seriously.

Peter is a Star Wars Geek
Peter the Star Wars Geek
Peter the Star Wars Geek

 In May of 2005, Peter finally got to do something he had been looking forward to since 1977…when he had first seen Star Wars IV: A New Hope in the theaters.

He spent a whole week camping out in line to go see the first midnight showing of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith at the Big Newport Theater in Newport Beach.

May 23rd, 2007…continuing with his Star Wars fanaticism, Peter was invited by his friend, Mark Thomas, to attend a special all day Star Wars marathon.

All 6 Episodes were shown in order from I-VI and were presented with digital projection and concert quality sound at the Star Wars Celebration
in the L.A. Convention Center.

Everyone who attended was given a special “I SAW IT!” commemorative button. They also wound up with a very sore butt from sitting for so long.

Peter Merry, the Entertainer

I’ve worked in radio, done stand-up comedy, acted in short films, presented seminars, and roasted CEO’s… but nothing beats the sound of wedding guests laughing during the Grand Entrance!

Peter Merry

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Peter's Stand-Up Comedy Experience
Peter doing Stand-Up Comedy at the Irvine Improv

Peter doing Stand-Up Comedy at the Irvine Improv

In an effort to improve his comedy writing and delivery skills as a Wedding MC, Peter took a 7 week workshop on Stand-Up Comedy at the Irvine Improv in Irvine, CA.

Peter's Debut Stand-Up Comedy Performance

Peter's Last Stand-Up Comedy Performance

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Peter, the Public Speaker

Peter Merry is an exceptional presenter and we can’t wait to have him back next year.

Will Hegarty

Chancellor, Wedding MBA

200+ Seminars Presented
Peter the Public Speaker

Peter the Public Speaker

18 Current Topics Covered in 40+ States along with Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom for Brides, Wedding DJs, and Wedding Professionals.

 

BETTER CONSULTATIONS BRING BETTER BOOKINGS | How To Improve Your Sales Consultations

In his seminar, “Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”, Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will share how developing a purposeful method for his sales consultations resulted in increased booking ratios at ever-increasing price levels. As wedding professionals, we all put in countless hours to prepare for our clients’ weddings and receptions. Yet how many of us will show up to an initial sales call or meeting completely unprepared? In this presentation, you will learn why the first 15 minutes of a sales meeting may be the most important. You will learn how to help your clients uncover their real needs while demonstrating that you offer the best solutions to the challenges they face. And you will learn how to show the real value of your services. You will not learn how to coerce anyone into choosing your services…but instead…you will find out how to develop a relationship with your clients that can lead to years of referrals. This seminar is designed to help all wedding professionals increase their booking percentages and boost their confidence in effectively communicating why their services are the best.

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! | Why Referring Great Entertainment Will Make You Look Brilliant

In this seminar, Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will share insights that will help you uncover the real professional entertainers in your market and he will also show you how to avoid the less-than-reputable services that have given the Mobile DJ profession a black eye.

THE BEST WEDDING RECEPTION...EVER! | Your Guide To Creating An Unforgettably Fun Celebration

In his ground breaking book, “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”, Peter Merry shines a light on the subject of creating fun and entertaining wedding receptions. In his seminar, Peter will share: tips for helping wedding professionals to work together as the “cast” of a memorable production, suggestions for a smooth-flowing timeline of events, and creative ideas that will keep the guests thoroughly entertained. You will learn the qualifications to look for in a “director” who can be counted on to make the reception as engaging as possible for all involved. You will also learn how amateur, or even mediocre, entertainment at a reception may be hurting your business, whether you are a location manager, a photographer, or videographer. Peter will share examples from real receptions using audio and video clips that will make you laugh and may even make you shed a tear. Brides around the world are already reading this book. Come learn how every wedding professional can get involved in helping their brides to experience “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”

THE STARBUCKS EFFECT | Servicing Today's Personalized Bride

In his seminar, “The Starbucks Effect…Servicing Today’s Personalized Bride”, Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will explore 5 aspects of the Starbucks® approach towards customer service that have contributed greatly to their explosive growth and overnight demand for a product/service that had not previously existed. Peter will explore these 5 aspects in light of our roles as wedding professionals while giving effective examples of how we can begin implementing them into our own services. When implemented properly, these 5 aspects will bring increased demand from the kind of brides we would prefer to work with the most. You’ll learn why Starbucks chooses to “Think Venti!” instead of the just thinking big. You’ll learn how to turn unexpected challenges into opportunities to shine. And you’ll be reminded why we should always feel lucky to work in the wedding marketplace.

DJs Say The DARNDEST Things!

Every day we say things without really thinking about why we say them. These statements can include: false assumptions, negative self-talk, inflated self-perceptions, catastrophizing, over-generalizations…among others. Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will share examples from his own experience (while also citing sources from within our own industry) about how these kinds of declarative verbalizations are truly stunting our chances at achieving success. You’ll learn: Why the word “never” should never be used when speaking about your goals. How “assuming the worst” may be the worst assumption you can make. Steps for replacing these “motivation killers” with empowering assertions which are proven to help you build a pathway towards fulfilling your dreams.

Make It FUN!

Peter Merry is the author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” (and is also the Founder of the WED Guild®) which has sold over 10,000 copies. His book features over 230 creative ideas for making weddings more FUN. Using stories, photos, and video clips, Peter will share a sneak preview of the latest ideas for creating memorable moments at your receptions. You will learn why personalizing the FUN at your receptions will increase your demand and your earning potential. You will be given some simple methods for developing new ideas into workable interactions. And finally, Peter will reveal his predictions for the future trends and expectations for wedding entertainers.

PLATINUM WEDDINGS | How To Find Your Customer In A Crowded Market

Some wedding professionals have aspirations of making a name for themselves by servicing the ultra high end weddings that are often attended by celebrities, politicians, and billionaires. Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will share some insig hts provided by vendors who have made such dreams into their reality while sharing some simple and effective methods for finding your own dream “platinum wedding” clients. You will learn how to define the target market you want to service and how to attract the right kind of clients…instead of just the most clients. And Peter will share how he has been able to find most of his “platinum weddings” among regular everyday folks who are neither rich nor famous. Learn how to develop outrageous demand for your unique services while creating raving fans who all agree that you truly deliver “platinum weddings” for your couples.

MAKE EVERY BRIDE A CELEBRITY | How To Ensure Your Bride Will Feel Like A Star

Whether it be Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or Reality TV…today’s world is creating too many “celebrities” for even TMZ to follow. Yesterday’s bride dreamed of being a princess on her wedding day. But more and more of today’s brides are looking forward to enjoying the same limelight as a Hollywood star at a red carpet premiere. Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will share some insights about the expected protocols for servicing a celebrity on their wedding day while giving some real-world examples every wedding professional can use to make their brides (and grooms) feel like the A-List Stars they truly are at their own wedding receptions.

IS THERE A FUTURE FOR WEDDING ENTERTAINERS? | Yesterday's Mobile Disc Jockey...Tomorrow's Wedding Entertainer

With the advent of the iPod and “Do-It-Yourself” Genius mixes on iTunes, some have begun to suggest that wedding DJs may be heading towards imminent extinction. Add in the events of 9/11 followed by a tough economy and the viability of choosing one’s career as a wedding DJ has been questioned now more than ever. Peter Merry (Author of “The Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will tackle these issues head-on while laying out clear cut strategies for not only surviving these current challenges, but effectively rising above them. He will discuss why now more than ever your ability to entertain at a wedding will truly set you apart by mixing structure with creativity to achieve outrageous demand. And he will prognosticate about the trends and changes that may soon come knocking on the front door of your wedding business. Will you be ready?

MAKING THE CUT | How To Get On The Preferred Professionals List

Being highly recommended by a fellow wedding professional can play a large role in boosting demand for your services. While wedding locations are often on the top of the “food chain” of professional services selected by brides, it is still very valuable to gain word of mouth recognition from other wedding professionals who may often be commonly ranked below your services. Some brides today will book their photographer before they choose their location. Knowing this makes it very important to be touted by a wide variety of wedding professionals who are eager to recommend your services. In this seminar, Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will share: Some simple yet effective techniques for earning the trust and confidence of your fellow wedding pro team members. Methods to avoid in pursuing a spot on these qualified referral lists. A few basic steps you can take to have other pros rave about your services so you’ll be seen as the top choice on their recommendation lists.

SHOWCASING YOUR V-A-L-U-E | Becoming Your Client's Best And Only Option

The biggest challenge most wedding professionals face is communicating why their products and services are a better choice in an effective yet humble way. We all plan for our couple’s big day. But Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will show you how to plan a sales presentation that will leave your prospects wondering why they should even bother meeting with another wedding professional. If you can show them why you are the best value, they will pay your price and rave about it!

PERSONALIZED INTRODUCTIONS | Putting The GRAND Back Into Your Grand Entrances

In this 10 minute “TED” style talk, Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will explore the difference between “announcements” and proper “introductions” and why it is in your best interests (as well as your clients best interests) to deliver a more personalized, formal introduction for the VIPs at your wedding receptions.

May I Have Your Attention Please?

Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will talk about the importance of “owning the room” before attempting to entertain any audience. He will explore a variety of methods for commanding focus without being either obnoxious or a show stealer. And finally, he will reveal why no MC should EVER have to ask for permission to do their job correctly.

TRAIN WRECK WEDDINGS | What To Do When EVERYTHING Goes Wrong

Valuable lessons can be gleaned from disasters. Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will explore some notable examples of wedding catastrophes by examining what went wrong (via video clips and real-life stories) and what professional wedding professionals can do to prevent such calamities from occurring on their watch.

TIMING IS EVERYTHING | When Preparation Meets Opportunity

One of the most overlooked keys to a successful wedding celebration is creating an agenda that will be smooth-flowing and consistently entertaining. A well decorated reception with a poorly written time-line can result in guests becoming bored, restless, and possibly even leaving earlier than the bride and groom had desired. Forcing a bride and groom to conform to a “standard” (or regional) order of events can leave them feeling frustrated and can short–change their vision for a creating a unique and memorable experience. So how do we help them create something personalized while also ensuring their reception won’t be filled with lulls and awkward pauses? In this session, Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will share: Why the location’s layout may dictate the best order of events. How to build energy and involvement into the agenda. Simple “Plan B” approaches for overcoming unforeseen timeline killers. And suggestions for effectively incorporating the other vendor’s needs into the schedule.

IT WASN'T ME! | Stop The Blame Game. Start Owning Your Success!

 For over 14 years, Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) has been developing and delivering the most creatively fun and uniquely personalized grand entrances in the wedding entertainment industry. In this seminar, he will explore how planning for the best staging, preparing some amazing sweetening options, and personalizing your content will help you put together wedding party intros that are truly fresh each and every time. If you are tired of just doing and saying the same things for your grand entrances, maybe it’s time to take your introductions Ten Layers Deep!

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IT WASN'T ME! | Stop The Blame Game. Start Owning Your Success!

A DJ’s job is to simply play pre-recorded music and occasionally make announcements. Or is it? In this provocative seminar, Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will explore the faulty thinking that infects our role perceptions and leads to value decay. Are you tired of watching others (wedding pros, wedding guests, or even the bride and groom) sabotage your best efforts to make the reception rock? Wouldn’t you love to announce, “We are running late because the caterer forgot to pour the toast!” just once? In this seminar, you will learn:

  • How to identify who’s really to blame! (Here’s a hint, try looking in the mirror.)
  • How to help your teammates and your clients look like rock stars!
  • How to create a “prevent defense” game-plan for your success!
  • How to share this plan with new clients to increase your sales!

It’s time to turn excuses for failure into solutions for winning!

CELEBRITIZING YOUR CLIENTS
Many marketing resources today are espousing the idea of building your own “celebrity” status as the best and most effective way to attract customers and build demand for your unique services. In this seminar, Peter Merry (Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” and Founder of the WED Guild®) will turn that proposition on its head. He will explore the 5 biggest benefits of being a “celebrity” and draw examples from these that we can use to make our clients truly feel like the stars they are in simple ways leading up to and on their big day. This approach will reap clients who are not just satisfied, but are beyond thrilled to the point that they cannot stop raving about how you made them feel. And we all know nothing beats a celebrity endorsement!

Peter Merry's Official Speaker Bio:

Peter Merry has been helping couples create fun and entertaining wedding receptions since 1992. He has presented seminars on wedding entertainment performance techniques, wedding marketing, and sales consultation skills to wedding professionals in over 60 cities across the United States along with Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas. He serves his clients as their Wedding Entertainment Director® and he is currently entertaining at weddings across the United States. He’s the founder of the Wedding Entertainment Director’s Guild®. And he is the author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”…the first guidebook for brides and grooms on creating an unforgettably fun wedding celebration. He has trained over 200 wedding entertainers from around the world through his 2-day workshop called The Professional Process. Finally, he is passionate about helping all wedding professionals to provide better calibers of services to their brides and grooms.

Peter Merry’s Bio (Tweet Form):

Peter Merry is the Author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”, Founder of the WED Guild®, and an International Wedding Industry Speaker.

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2000 Speaking Engagements

“Being What You’re Worth” (with Mark Ferrell)
February 23rd, 2000
2000 Las Vegas Mobile Beat Show
Las Vegas, NV

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“Being What You’re Worth” (with Mark Ferrell)
June 27th, 2000
Cleveland Mobile Beat Summer Show
Cleveland, OH

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“Being What You’re Worth” (with Mark Ferrell)
July 25th, 2000
Complete Music Annual Owner’s Meeting
Omaha, NE

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2001 Speaking Engagments

March 15th, 2001
I present “The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing” for the SoCal ADJA
Crystal Marquis in Whittier, CA

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June 6th, 2001
I present “The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing” for the PADJ
Marina Del Rey, CA

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October 25th, 2001
I present “The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing” for the Puget Sound DJs
Olive Garden in Olympia, WA

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***November 6th, 2001
My first paid Roast!
$500 to do 15 minutes on the President of Mosaic at Dave & Buster’s at the Irvine Spectrum
Irvine, CA***

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2002 Speaking Engagements

“Marketing for Wedding Disc Jockeys:

The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing”

February 20th, 2002 from 9:30 to 10:30am

presented at the Mobile Beat National Mobile D.J. Convention

in Las Vegas, Nevada

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“Planning the Perfect Wedding Reception”

February 27th, 2002 from 7:00 to 9:00pm

presented  at Pacific Hills Banquet Hall

in Laguna Hills, CA

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“Peter Merry’s Premiere Stand-Up Comedy Performance”

March 11th, 2002 from 8:30 to 10:30pm (6 minute set)

hosted  at The Irvine Spectrum Improv

in Irvine, CA

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“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

June 25th, 2002 from 10:30 to 11:30am

presented at the Mobile Beat National Mobile D.J. Convention

in Chicago, Illinois

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“Marketing for Wedding Disc Jockeys:

The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing”

June 25th, 2002 from 4:00 to 5:30pm

presented at the Mobile Beat National Mobile D.J. Convention

in Chicago, Illinois

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SoCal ADJA July Meeting

(Southern California Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association)

“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

July 9th, 2002 from 6:30 to 9:00pm

will be held  at the Holiday Inn

in Buena Park, CA

$20 Admission for Non-Members

www.SoCalADJA.org

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PADJ September Meeting

(The Professional Association of Disc Jockeys)

“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

September 4th, 2002 from 11:30 to 2:00pm

will be held  at the Odyssey

in Granada Hills, CA

www.PADJ.org

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“Open Mic Night at the Ontario Mills Improv”

September 17th, 2002 from 8:30 to 10:30pm (6 minute set)

hosted  at The Ontario Mills Improv

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SAMMP September Meeting

(Sacramento Area Mobile Music Professionals)

“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

September 19th, 2002 from 6:00 to 9:00pm

Sacramento, CA

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NPDJA-Puget Sound September Meeting

(Northwest Professional Disc Jockey Association – Puget Sound Chapter)

“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

September 23rd, 2002 from 5:00 to 9:00pm

Seattle, Washington

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Vancouver, B.C. DJ Association September Meeting

“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

September 24th, 2002 from 7:00 to 10:00pm

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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NPDJA-Spokane September Meeting

(Northwest Professional Disc Jockey Association – Spokane Chapter)

“Marketing for Wedding Disc Jockeys:

The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing”

September 25th, 2002 from 6:15 to 9:00pm

Spokane, Washington

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PADJ October Meeting

(The Professional Association of Disc Jockeys)

Stand-Up Comedy and DJ-Related Comedy Sketches

October 2nd, 2002 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

held at The Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge

El Segundo, CA

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PCDJA October Meeting

(The Pacific Coast Disc Jockey Association)

“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

October 9th, 2002 from 6:30 to 9:00pm

Oxnard, CA

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Wisconsin Blowout!  3 Seminars in 1 day!

The 2nd Annual Wisconsin Mobile DJ Seminar Event

“Standards & Ethics:  Your Foundation for Success”

“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

“Marketing for Wedding Disc Jockeys:

The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing”

November 3rd, 2002 from 11:00 to 7:00pm

hosted at the Kalahari Resort

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Minnesota Blowout!  3 Seminars in 1 day!

MAPDJ Sponsored Special Event

(Minnesota Association of Professional Disc Jockeys)

“Standards & Ethics:  Your Foundation for Success”

“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

“Marketing for Wedding Disc Jockeys:

The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing”

November 5th, 2002 from 2:00 to 9:00pm

Mystic Lake Casino

Shakopee, Minnesota

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MC of December’s LifeMates Meeting

December 5th, 2002 7:00 to 9:00pm

hosted at Saddleback Church

Lake Forest, CA

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2003 Speaking Engagements

AZADJA January Meeting

(The Arizona Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association)

“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

January 9th, 2003 from 7:00 to 10:00pm

Phoenix, Arizona

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“Open Mic Night at the Ontario Mills Improv”

February 4th, 2003 from 8:30 to 10:30pm (6 minute set)

hosted  at The Ontario Mills Improv

Ontario, CA

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MC of February’s LifeMates Meeting

February 6th, 2003 7:00 to 9:00pm

hosted at Saddleback Church

Lake Forest, CA

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“Planning the Perfect Wedding Reception”

February 11th, 2003 from 7:00 to 9:00pm

presented  at Pacific Hills Banquet Hall

Laguna Hills, CA

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“Yesterday’s Mobile Disc Jockey…

Tomorrow’s Entertainment Professional”

February 18th, 2003 from 2:00 to 3:30pm

presented at the Mobile Beat National Mobile D.J. Convention

in Las Vegas, Nevada

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2003 ADJA President

February 19th, 2003

Peter Merry was sworn in as the new President

of the American Disc Jockey Association

at the ADJA’s National Membership Meeting

in Las Vegas, Nevada

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“Open Mic Night at the Ontario Mills Improv”

April 1st, 2003 from 8:30 to 10:30pm (5 minute set)

hosted  at The Ontario Mills Improv

Ontario, CA

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May 12th, 2003
Des Moines, Iowa stop of ADJA Local Chapter Development Tour
Grimes AmericInn – 251 Gateway Circle at Hwy 44-141 Intersection

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May 13th, 2003
Bloomington, Illinois stop of ADJA Local Chapter Development Tour
The Interstate Center – 2301 W Market Street, Bloomington, IL 61704

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May 14th, 2003
St. Louis, Missouri stop of ADJA Local Chapter Development Tour
Genesis Banquet Center – 2651 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO

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May 15th, 2003
Kansas City, Missouri stop of ADJA Local Chapter Development Tour
The Doubletree – 1301 Wyandotte in Downtown Kansas City

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May 19th, 2003
I present “That’s Entertainment!’ to the Inland Empire Chapter of the ABC
Falkner Vineyards in Temecula

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???June 4th, 2003???
I present “How To Improve Your Sales Consultations – Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings” for the Salt Lake City DJs
Salt Lake City, ADJA

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???June 5th, 2003???
I present “How To Improve Your Sales Consultations – Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings” for the Denver DJs
Denver, CO

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???June 8th, 2003???
I present “How To Improve Your Sales Consultations – Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings” for the Albuquerque DJs
Albuquerque, NM

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June 10th, 2003
I present “How To Improve Your Sales Consultations – Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings” for the AZADJA
Phoenix, Arizona

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August 18th, 2003
I present “How To Improve Your Sales Consultations – Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings” in Indianapolis, IN

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August 19th, 2003
I present “How To Improve Your Sales Consultations – Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings” in Louisville, KY

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August 20th, 2003
I present “How To Improve Your Sales Consultations – Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings” in Cincinnati, OH

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August 27th, 2003
Served as a judge in the DJ Times “DJ Entertainer of the Year” Competition in Atlantic City, NJ

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September 2nd, 2003
I present “Better Consultations…Better Bookings”
Park Plaza Airport Hotel in San Jose

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September 3rd, 2003
I present “Better Consultations…Better Bookings”
The Sterling Hotel in Sacramento

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???October 20th, 2003???
I present “Better Consultations…Better Bookings” in Seattle, WA

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November 10th, 2003
I present “That’s Entertainment!” for the ABC National Conference
Kansas City, MO

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November 11th, 2003
I present “Better Consultations…” for MAPDJ Conference
Mystic Lake Casino in MN

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2004 Speaking Engagements

January 18th, 2004
2004 Post-Holiday Party & Shtick Night
Kansas City ADJA Chapter
Arcadian Event Site
Overland Park, KS

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January 19th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Atlanta’s DJs
Atlanta, GA

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January 20th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Tampa Bay’s DJs
Tampa Bay, FL

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February 2nd, 2004
“That’s Entertainment!”
California ABC Conference
Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort
Santa Barbara, CA

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February 11th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
PCDJA
Oxnard Radisson Hotel
Oxnard, CA

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February 17th, 2004
ADJA National Member’s Meeting
Mobile Beat Conference
Tropicana Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

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ADJA East Coast Tour March 7th–17th

March 8th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
New Jersey DJs
Newark, NJ

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March 9th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
New York DJs
Long Island, NY

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March 10th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Connecticut DJs
Connecticut

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March 11th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Boston DJs
Boston, MA

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March 14th, 2004
“That’s Entertainment!”
ISES NorthEast Regional Educational Conference ’04
Syracuse Sheraton
Syracuse, NY

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March 14th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Syracuse DJs
Syracuse, NY

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March 15th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Pittsburgh DJs
Pittsburgh, PA

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March 16th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Baltimore DJs
Baltimore, MD

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March 17th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Philadelphia DJs
Philadelphia, PA

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April 4th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Bloomington DJs
Bloomington, IL

____________________

April 5th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Columbus DJs
Columbus, OH

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April 6th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Cleveland DJs
Cleveland, OH

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April 8th
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Chicago DJs
Chicago, IL

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April 19th, 2004
“That’s Entertainment!”
AfWPI Conference
The Westin Hotel San Francisco Airport
San Francisco, CA

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May 3rd, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Albuquerque ADJA Chapter
Marriott Pyramid Hotel
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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May 5th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
PADJ Meeting
Marriott Sherman Oaks
Sharman Oaks, CA

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May 17th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
DFW ADJA Chapter
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

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May 18th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Lubbock DJs
Lubbock, TX

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May 19th, 2004
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
GHAMMA DJs
Houston, TX

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???June 13th, 2004???
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Seattle DJs
Seattle, WA

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June 29th, 2004
“Why Should I Consider Joining The ADJA?”
Orlando Mobile Beat Summer Show
Orlando, FL

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September 1st, 2004
“Why Should I Consider Joining The ADJA?”
DJ Times Conference
Atlantic City, NJ

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September 13th, 2004
“Make It Grand! Personalizing Your Introductions”
San Jose DJs
San Jose, CA

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September 14th, 2004
“Make It Grand! Personalizing Your Introductions”
Sacramento DJs
Sacramento, CA

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???December 14th, 2004???
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Hawaii DJs
Oahu, HI

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2005 Speaking Engagements

January 18th, 2005
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
SoCal ADJA Chapter
Buena Park Holiday Inn
Buena Park, CA

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January 23rd, 2005
“???”
Kansas City Wedding Professionals
Kansas City, MO

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January 24th, 2005
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Wichita DJs
Wichita, KS

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February 22nd, 2005
ADJA National Member’s Meeting
Mobile Beat Conference
Stardust Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

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February 23rd, 2005
“Hail Merry”
The DJA Roast & Toast of Peter Merry
Mobile Beat Conference
Stardust Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

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May 9th, 2005
“That’s Entertainment”
Boston Chapter of NACE
Double Tree Guest Suites Cambridge
Boston, MA

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July 11th, 2005
“That’s Entertainment!”
NACE’s National Conference
The Gaylord Hotel
Orlando, FL

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October 11th, 2005
“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
San Diego ADJA Chapter
Murphy Canyon Holiday Inn
San Diego, CA

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2006 Speaking Engagements

“That’s Entertainment!”
April 10th, 2006
San Francisco NACE
San Francisco, CA

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“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”™
April 11th, 2006

San Jose DJs
San Jose, CA

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“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”™
June 7th, 2006
PADJ June Meeting
Lamplighter Restaurant
Sherman Oaks, CA

____________________

“That’s Entertainment!”
June 19th, 2006
Seattle ABC Chapter
Seattle, WA

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June 28th, 2006
“The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing”
MBSX.06 Crown Room in CT

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July 18th, 2006
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”™
SoCal ADJA July Chapter Meeting
Buena Park Holiday Inn
Buena Park, CA

____________________

September 12th, 2006
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”™
Atlanta DJs
Atlanta, GA

____________________

1-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
September 13th, 2006
Atlanta DJs
Atlanta, GA

____________________

October 21st, 2006
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”™
???Kansas City Bridal Show???
Kansas City, MO

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October 24th, 2006
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”™
Northern DJ Conference
Minneapolis, MN

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2007 Speaking Engagements

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Valencia Wedding Professionals Bridal Showcase
October 30th, 2007 7:00pm (PST)
Valencia, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
ACPWC Speaker’s Day in Long Beach
October 26th, 2007 2:00pm (PST)
Long Beach, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
2007 ISES Indiana Education Conference
October 17th, 2007 9:45am-10:45am (CST)
Indianapolis, IN

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Valencia Wedding Professionals
September 6th, 2007 7:30am-9:00am (PST)
Santa Clarita, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing

WEVA Expo 2007
August 16th, 2007 11:15am-12:15pm (PST)
Bally’s/Paris Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing

The MERRY MIXER
July 18th, 2007 6:30pm (CST)
Old Red Courthouse
Dallas, TX

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“Make It Grand!”
DFW ADJA July Meeting
July 16th, 2007 6:00pm (CST)
Holiday Inn Select-Dallas North
Dallas, TX

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing

The Dallas Bridal Show
July 14th, 2007 2:00pm (CST)
July 15th, 2007 3:00pm (CST)
Dallas Market Hall
Dallas, TX

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“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing

WEVA’s “Power of Video” Los Angeles Event
hosted by
Los Angeles Professional Videographers Association
July 10th, 2007 6:30pm (PST)
Embassy Suites Hotel LA International Airport South
El Segundo, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing

Camp Mobile Beat
June 26th-28th, 2007 6:30pm (EST)
Sturbridge Host Hotel
Sturbridge, MA

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“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Book Signing & Event MC
The Wedding Studio
June 10th, 2007 11:00am to 3:00pm (PST)
The Balboa Bay Club & Resort
Newport Beach, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
AfWPi Regional Conference
June 5th, 2007 9:00am (PST)
Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa
Sacramento, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Ventura NACE May Meeting
May 22nd, 2007 5:30pm (PST)
Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club
Channel Islands Harbor, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Pacific Coast Disc Jockey Association (PCDJA) May Meeting
May 9th, 2007 6:00pm (PST)
Marie Calendar’s in Ventura, CA
Ventura, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
AfWPi Annual Conference
April 24th, 2007 3:00pm (PST)
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
Ventura, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Kansas City Perfect Wedding Guide Spring Bridal Show
April 1st, 2007 10:00am-5:00pm (CST)
Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, KS

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Book Signing
Bridal Extraordinaire
March 31st, 2007 1:00pm-3:00pm (CST)
Shawnee
, KS

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Starbucks in Overland Park
, KS
March 31st, 2007 10:00am-11:00am (CST)
Overland Park, KS

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Kansas City NACE March Meeting
March 29th, 2007 6:30pm-9:00pm (CST)
Hotel Phillips
Kansas City, MO

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing for Brides
March 23rd, 2007 6:00pm-9:00pm (PST)
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Bellevue
Bellevue, WA

____________________

Full Day DJ/MC Training Workshop
March 22nd, 2007 9:00am-4:00pm (PST)
Bellevue, WA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Seattle ISES March Meeting
March 21st, 2007 6:00pm (PST)
W Hotel Seattle
Seattle, WA

____________________

“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
March 19th at 3:30pm (PST)
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
March 20th at 11:45am (PST)
ABC Western Region Conference
March 18th-20th, 2007
The Hall at Fauntleroy
Seattle, WA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Book Signing

Dream Wedding Show
March 11th, 2007 10:15am-4:00pm (PST)
Cal Expo
Sacramento, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Book Release, Seminar, & Book Signing

Las Vegas Mobile Beat Show
February 21st, 2007 2:30pm-3:330pm (PST)
South Pointe Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Wedding MBA Conference in Phoenix
January 8th, 2007 10:00am-11:00am (MST)
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Disc Jockey News Conference
October 24th, 2006 4:40pm-6:00pm (CST)
Mystic Lake Casino
Shakopee, MN

____________________

2008 Speaking Engagements

“The Professional Process”
Houston DJ GHAMMA DJ Symposium
November 2nd, 2008 5:30pm-8:00pm (CST)
Holiday Inn Houston-Hobby Airport

Houston, TX

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
for Minneapolis/St. Paul Brides and DJs
October 21st, 2008 7:30pm-9:00pm (CST)
aloft Hotel Minneapolis
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
NAWP Upstate New York Chapter
October 6th, 2008 6:30pm-9:00pm (EST)
The Owego Treadway Inn & Conference Center
Owego, NY

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Book Signing
Fall Bridal Show
October 5th, 2008 2:00pm-5:00pm (EST)
The McKinley at Huron
Endicott, NY

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Wedding MBA All Industry Banquet & Ball
Peter Merry served as the Master of Ceremonies
and provided the DJ Entertainment
September 24th, 2008 & 7:00pm-10:00pm (PST)
Wyndham Phoenix Hotel
Phoenix, AZ

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
Wedding MBA Conference in Phoenix
September 24th, 2008 11:00am-12:00pm (PST)
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

____________________

“DJs Say The DARNDEST Things!”
Wedding MBA Conference in Phoenix
September 23rd, 2008 4:00pm-5:00pm (PST)
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

____________________

3 Seminar Blowout
“Blogging: The Future of Marketing”,
“Make It Grand”, and “The Starbucks Effect”
North Texas Entertainers Conference
Hosted by: The D/FW Chapter of the ADJA
August 25th, 2008
9:00am-10:00pm (CST)
Ruthe Jackson Center
Grand Prairie, TX

____________________

“The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing”
Webinar for New England Chapter of ADJA
June 16th, 2008 7:00pm (EST)

____________________

“DJs Say The DARNDEST Things!”
ADJA Los Angeles Chapter
March 5th, 2008 11:30am-1:00pm (PST)
Encino, CA

____________________

“1st Annual W.E.D.Guild™ Dinner”
Lawry’s Prime Rib
February 13th, 2008 7:00-10:00pm (PST)
Las Vegas, NV

____________________

“DJs Say The DARNDEST Things!”
(with Lisa Merry)
Las Vegas Mobile Beat Show
February 12th, 2008
Riviera Hotel & Casino2:15pm (PST)
Las Vegas, NV

____________________

“DJs Say The DARNDEST Things!”
D/FW ADJA January Meeting
January 28th, 2008 7:00pm (CST)
Ruthe Jackson Center
Grand Prairie, TX

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
The Dallas Bridal Show
January 26th & 27th, 2008 10:00am-5:00pm (CST)
Dallas Market Hall
Dallas, TX

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2009 Speaking Engagements

2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
November 18th, 2009 9:00am-6:30pm (CST)
November 19th, 2009 9:00am-6:30pm (CST)
Double Tree Guest Suites & Conference Center Downers Grove
Downers Grove, IL

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
Chicago ADJA Chapter November Meeting
November 17th, 2009 6:30-8:00pm (CST)
Double Tree Guest Suites & Conference Center Downers Grove
Downers Grove, IL

____________________

2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
November 11th, 2009 9:00am-6:30pm (CST)
November 12th, 2009 9:00am-6:30pm (CST)
Historic Mankin Mansion
Richmond, VA

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2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
November 8th, 2009 9:00am-6:30pm (CST)
November 9th, 2009 9:00am-6:30pm (CST)
Hilton Garden Inn Addison
Addison, TX

____________________

“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
September 21st, 2009 11:00am (PST)
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
September 22nd, 2009 4:00pm (PST)
Seminar & Book Signing
Wedding MBA Conference in Las Vegas
September 21st-24th, 2009
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
ABC Knoxville Chapter
June 17th, 2009 5:30-7:30pm (EST)
Knoxville, TN

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
ARMDJ Symposium
June 15th, 2009 2:45pm (EST)
General Morgan Inn
Greeneville, TN

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
Houston ADJA Chapter June Meeting
June 10th, 2009 6:30pm-9:00pm (CST)
InterContinental Hotel Houston
Houston, TX

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Houston Chapter of NACE June Meeting
June 10th, 2009 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
InterContinental Hotel Houston
Houston, TX

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
AfWPi Regional Conference
June 2nd, 2009 10:00am-4:00pm (PST)
Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa
Sacramento, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Omaha Chapter of NACE April Meeting
April 21st, 2009 5:00pm-8:00pm (CST)
Omaha Marriott
Omaha, NE

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
Sacramento ADJA Chapter April Meeting
April 8th, 2009 6:30pm-9:00pm (PST)
Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa
Sacramento, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Premier Bride Showcase
April 3rd, 2009 5:00pm-9:00pm (PST)
April 4th, 2009 11:00am-4:00pm (PST)
Reno/Sparks Convention Center
Reno, NV

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“The Starbucks Effect”
Seminar & Book Signing Sponsored by:
Weddings of the West
Nevada Wedding Network
Reno/Lake Tahoe ADJA Chapter
April 2nd, 2009 6:00pm-9:00pm (PST)
Peppermill Resort Casino
Reno, NV

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Premier Bride Mixer for Wedding Pros
March 29th, 2009 2:00pm-4:00pm (EST)
Carnegie Hotel
Johnson City, TN

____________________

2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
March 27th, 2009 9:00am-6:30pm (EST)
March 28th, 2009 9:00am-6:30pm (EST)
Marriott Courtyard Perimeter Center
Atlanta, GA

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The Merry Mixer
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing for Brides & Wedding Pros
March 26th, 2009 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST)
1420 Room
Atlanta, GA

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
Atlanta ADJA Chapter March Meeting
March 25th, 2009 6:30pm-9:00pm (EST)
WSB TV Conference Room
Atlanta, GA

____________________

“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Charlotte ADJA Chapter March Meeting
March 24th, 2009 6:30pm-9:15pm (EST)
Sports Connection (Ballantyne Location)
Charlotte, NC

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Virginia MPI March Meeting
March 24th, 2009 7:30am-9:00am (EST)
Crowne Plaza Wiliiamsburg at Fort Magruder
Williamsburg, VA

____________________

“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
Seminar & Book Signing
SE Virginia ADJA Chapter March Meeting
March 23rd, 2009 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST)
The Alumni Center at The College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA

____________________

1-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
March 17th, 2009 11:00am-7:00pm (PST)
Abernathy Center in Oregon City
Oregon City, OR

____________________

“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
ABC Western Region Conference
March 15th-16th, 2009 (PST)
Tulalip Resport Casino
Tulalip, WA

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect” &
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”

Seminar & Book Signing
An Affair with the Mafia
hosted by Wedding Mafia
February 5th, 2009 6:30pm-9:00pm (EST)
Cincinnati Marriott Northeast
Mason, OH

____________________

“The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing”
June Weddings, Inc. January Meeting
January 27th, 2009 11:00am-1:30pm (CST)
Hyatt Regency DFW
Dallas, TX

____________________

“The Professional Process”
D/FW ADJA January Meeting
January 26th, 2009
Dallas, TX

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing

The Dallas Bridal Show
January 24th, 2009 3:30pm (CST)
January 25th, 2009 3:30pm (CST)

Dallas Market Hall
Dallas, TX

____________________

2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
January 21st, 2009 9:00am-6:30pm (PST)
January 22nd, 2009 9:00am-6:30pm (PST)
Fairfield Inn Mission Viejo Orange County
Mission Viejo, CA
This Event was SOLD OUT!

____________________

2010 Speaking Engagements

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
December 1st, 2010
Book Signing
Asian American Wedding Professionals Association
6:00-9:00pm (PST)
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Fullerton, CA

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
November 22nd, 2010
Seminar & Book Signing
Vendor Blender
6:00-9:00pm (EST)
Delaney House
Holyoke, MA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
November 21st, 2010
Seminar & Book Signing
Western New England Fall Bridal Show
11:00am-4:00pm (EST)
Mass Mutual Center
Springfield, MA

____________________

2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
November 16th, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (EST)
November 17th, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (EST)
Holiday Inn Hurstbourne I-64 East
Louisville, KY

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
November 15th, 2010 7:00pm (EST)
Seminar & Book Signing
Wedding Loft
Cincinnati, OH

____________________

“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
November 15th, 2010 1:00pm (EST)
Seminar & Book Signing
Wedding Loft
Cincinnati, OH

____________________

H.O.T.T. Annual Conference
(Peter Merry was just an attendee at this conference)
November 7th-9th, 2010

Association of Bridal Consultants
“Business Of Brides” Annual Conference 2010
Phoenix, AZ
_________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
November 3rd, 2010 8:00am (EST)
Seminar & Book Signing
Wedding Professionals Conference
Nassau, The Bahamas
Produced by:
Wedding Planners Institute of Canada

___________________

“Make It FUN!”
October 12th, 2010 6:30pm (PST)
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
Orange County ADJA Chapter October Meeting
Fuddruckers in Buena Park
Buena Park, CA

____________________

“Make It FUN!”
October 5th, 2010 6:00pm (PST)
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
LIMITED SNEAK PREVIEW RELEASE!!!
(Books will be available at the meetingwhile supplies last!)

Seminar & Book Signing
Ventura ADJA Chapter October Meeting
Ventura, CA

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
LIMITED SNEAK PREVIEW RELEASE!!!
(Books will be available at the meetingwhile supplies last!)
September 28th, 2010
Seminar & Book Signing
Inland Empire ABC
6:00pm-9:00pm (PST)
Sheraton Fairlex Hotel in Pomona

____________________

“Platinum Weddings”
(How To Find Your Customer In A Crowded Market)
September 21st, 2010 11:00am (PST)
“Make Every Bride A Celebrity”
(How To Ensure Your Bride Will Feel Like A Star)
September 22nd, 2010 3:00pm (PST)
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
LIMITED SNEAK PREVIEW RELEASE!!!
(Books will be available at the meetingwhile supplies last!)

Seminars & Book Signing
Wedding MBA Conference
September 21st-23rd, 2010
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
LIMITED SNEAK PREVIEW RELEASE!!!
(Books will be available at the show while supplies last!)
September 19th, 2010
Seminar & Book Signing
Perfect Wedding Guide Fall 2010 Bridal Show
10:00am-5:00pm (CST)
6000 College Blvd,
Overland Park, KS

____________________

“Make It FUN!”
September 16th, 2010 6:00pm-8:00pm (CST)
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
LIMITED SNEAK PREVIEW RELEASE!!!
(Books will be available at the meetingwhile supplies last!)

Seminar & Book Signing
Kansas City DJ’s First Tuesday
Hilton Garden Inn
Independence, MO

____________________

1-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
September 16th, 2009 9:00am-5:00pm (CST)
Hilton Garden Inn
Independence, MO

____________________

“The Starbucks Effect”
September 15th, 2010 5:30pm-7:30pm (CST)
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
LIMITED SNEAK PREVIEW RELEASE!!!
(Books will be available at the meetingwhile supplies last!)

Seminar & Book Signing
Kansas City NACE August Meeting
Adams Point Conference Center
Blue Springs, MO

____________________

“Make It FUN!”
September 14th, 2010 6:30pm (CST)
“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
LIMITED SNEAK PREVIEW RELEASE!!!
(Books will be available at the meetingwhile supplies last!)

Seminar & Book Signing
Central Kansas ADJA Chapter August Meeting
Two Brothers BBQ West
Wichita, KS

____________________

“Make It FUN!”
August 17th, 2010 4:30pm (EST)
Seminar & Book Signing
DJ Times Expo
August 16th-19th, 2010
Trump Taj Mahal
Atlantic City, NJ
Peter Merry’s appearance is sponsored by
New Jersey Disc Jockey Network

____________________

2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
August 2nd, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (PST)
August 3rd, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (PST)
Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods
Laguna Woods, CA

____________________

2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
June 28th, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (EST)
June 29th, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (EST)
Hampton Inn & Suites Newark Riverwalk
Newark, NJ

____________________

2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
June 23rd, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (EST)
June 24th, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (EST)
General Morgan Inn
Greeneville, TN

____________________

“Make It FUN!”
Seminar & Book Signing
ARMDJ Symposium
June 22nd, 2010 6:00pm (EST)
General Morgan Inn
Greeneville, TN

____________________

2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
May 26th, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (EST)
May 27th, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (EST)
Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

____________________

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Seminar & Book Signing
WPI Arlington Class Guest Speaker
May 24th, 2009 7:00-10:00pm (CST)
University of Texas-Arlington
Arlington, TX

____________________

“The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing”
CPDJA Toronto and WPIC Toronto combined March Meeting
March 30th, 2010 6:30-8:00pm (EST)
Cosmo Music
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

____________________

2-Day Marathon of Seminars & Training
“The Professional Process”
January 11th, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (PST)
January 12th, 2010 9:00am-6:00pm (PST)
Ayres Hotel & Spa Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA

____________________

2011 Speaking Engagements

“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
January 8th & 9th, 2011 9:00am-3:00pm (MST)
Seminar & Book Signing
Bridal Fashion Debut
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

____________________

“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
January 10th, 2011 6:00-9:00pm (MST)
Seminar & Book Signing
ABC Arizona Chapter
Double Tree Paradise Valley Resort
5401 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ

___________________

“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
January 11th, 2011 5:30-8:00pm (CST)
Seminar & Book Signing
NACE Chicago Chapter
(Location TBD)
Chicago, IL

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“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
January 15th & 16th, 2011 10:00am-4:00pm (CST)
Seminar & Book Signing
Windy City Bridal Show
InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Chicago, IL

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“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
January 22nd & 23rd, 2011 11:00am-4:30pm (EST)
Seminar & Book Signing
Cavanaugh’s BrideShow
Pittsburgh Hilton & Towers
Pittsburgh, PA

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“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
January 29th & 30th, 2011 10:00am-6:00pm (CST)
Seminar & Book Signing
Dallas Bridal Show
Dallas Market Hall
Dallas, TX

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“Make It FUN!”
February 2nd, 2011
Seminar & Book Signing
W.E.D.Guild Open House
2:15-4:15pm
Capri Room 102
Riveria Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

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“Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings”
February 23rd, 2011
Seminar & Book Signing
Rhode Island Chapter of ISES

Foxwood Casino, CT

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“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
February 27th, 2011
Seminar & Book Signing
Simply the Best Wedding Showcase of Santa Barbara
11:00am-3:00pm (PST)
Santa Barbara Women’s Club
670 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA

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“The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
March 6th, 2011
Seminar & Book Signing
Western New England Spring Bridal Show
11:00am-4:00pm (EST)
Mass Mutual Center
Springfield, MA

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“Make It FUN!”
March 7th, 2011
Seminar & Book Signing
Washington, D.C. Chapter of ADJA
6:30pm-9:00pm (EST)
(Location TBD)
Washington, D.C.

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“Make It FUN!”
March 8th, 2011
Seminar & Book Signing
Richmond Chapter of ADJA
6:30pm-9:00pm (EST)
(Location TBD)
Richmond, VA

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2012 Speaking Engagements
2013 Speaking Engagements
2014 Speaking Engagements
2015 Speaking Engagements
Peter Merry, the Author
If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then…you must write it.

Toni Morrison

Author

The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!
Mobile Beat Magazine Cover Issue 108
The Genesis of The Best Wedding Reception...Ever! (Part I)

The Genesis of The Best Wedding Reception...Ever! (Part II)

Chapter Titles from The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!

Couple Profiles from The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!

Peter Merry, the Advocate
Peter Merry has done more media interviews, presented more seminars for the greater wedding industry, and educated more brides at bridal shows as a true advocate for professional wedding entertainers than anyone else I know by far.

Hugo Drax

President, American Disc Jockey Association

Peter's 1st TV Interview on KMAX n Sacramento, CA
Peter on KSHB in Kansas City, MO
Peter on KCTV in Kansas City, MO
Peter on WFAA in Dallas, TX (1st Appearance)
Peter on KARE in Minneapolis, MN
Peter on WFAA in Dallas, TX (3rd Appearance)
Peter on WTVR on Richmond, VA
Peter on WJHL in Johnson, City, TN
Peter on KOLO in Reno, NV
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Peter on KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA
Peter on WSFB in Hartsford, CT
Peter Merry, the Consultant
The Professional Process was worth every penny. The detailed forms and binder you provided us with was so chock full of information, I’m still going through and finding new nuggets of information.

Ron Michaels

DJ, Ron Michaels Weddings

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His posts are often creative, thought-provoking, challenging, and sometimes even infuriating…but he’s always honest and his passion is unmistakeable.

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