Welcome to Mark Ferrell.com
During his distinguished career as Southern California’s most sought after Wedding DJ, Mark Ferrell believed the best way to reach people is through love. He loved not only his clients but the Mobile DJ industry as a whole. So, after 13 years of working at weddings he embarked on a new career path: To travel the world and create a community of talented, caring, professional mobile DJs who give their clients the wedding performance their special day deserves. Since then he has helped thousands of Wedding DJs improve their speaking and presentation skills by providing inspiration and information, and conducting MarBecca DJ workshops, seminars and discussions worldwide.
“There is a reason why DJ’s fly from all over the world to train with Mark & Rebecca. It’s because they are THE BEST hands down at what they do.”
Please let us know which city you’d like to attend a workshop by participating in the MarBecca Doodle Poll HERE Your participation is vital as the first 8 will be given preference to attend.
Autumn/Winter 2014 – 15
Online Workshops have been added!
This summer, more than 20 Australian delegates participated in MarBecca’s first series of Online Workhops, which included the Master of Ceremonies – Bronze level and The Love Story – Bronze level workshops! What a convenient way to attend the most acclaimed workshops in the mobile DJ profession! The rave reviews are still coming in!
Hawaiian workshops are on the docket for November and will prove to be very special workshops indeed. The Master of Ceremonies -Bronze and The Love Story -Bronze workshops are filled and the buzz is building. What more romantic place to enjoy a workshop than Hawaii? I know, right? The Aloha spirit will make these workshops as warm as the tropical breeze and as beautiful as a plumeria lei. And, of course, we’ll get in some time at the beach and at a Hawaiian Luau too! Alooooooooha!
Block off your calendars for Mobile Beat Las Vegas 2015! Mark will be speaking Tuesday, February 24, 2015 to help celebrate the beginning of Mobile Beat’s 25th anniversary. Mobile Beat Las Vegas is the original mobile DJ show and this one is going to be epic! It is being hosted by Bill Hermann and Jason Jones and produced by the original co-owner of Mobile Beat Magazine, Mike Buonaccorso, who is creating a new level of mobile DJ show experience. Attend as many DJ shows as you can, but DO NOT miss this one!
The February/March MarBecca Method workshops SOLD OUT, so we’ve added NEW workshops and dates for all the DJs on the waiting lists! Check the Doodle Polls to see if there’s still room for you!
The Spring schedule is up in the air – there’s interest in New England, South Dakota, New York, and California. We’ll most likely be holding workshops in California and we’ll schedule more Online workshops as well. If you’re interested in bringing MarBecca to your neck of the woods, get in touch with Rebecca, of house Ferrell, Winterborn, Queen of MarBecca, Khaleesi of Operations, Breaker of bad habits, Mother of DJs.
On April 23 we strolled down the jet way to board our flight to Great Britain – we spent 30 days trying to understand some very interesting accents and getting to know our British friends a bit better. It was a blast!! A Bronze MC, a Silver MC, a Gold MC and a Bronze Love story were all filled to capacity due to the efforts of one Mr. Alan Marshall. Dates are already posted for a return engagement for 2104!!
Upon our return, we spent a week in the eastern Sierra and then packed up the Dreamer and started a 1,700 mile drive to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Thanks to the efforts of Jeremy Brech who got the ball rolling, we had three full workshops mostly comprised with the four largest DJ companies in the area and they all worked together beautifully. What’s not to love about that?!!!
From Sioux Falls we drove north to Manitoba, Canada. Mr. Dave Ternier and Mr. Bryan Podworny were very instrumental in filling four workshops during the month of July. We met some lovely people in Canada and we hope to see them again soon. 🙂
From Manitoba we drove back to Sioux Falls, SD for another Bronze Master of Ceremonies workshop and then on to Las Vegas for the last three workshops of 2013.
What a year 2012 has been! And 2013 is shaping up to be very exciting, indeed! We begin the year in Las Vegas, NV for four (4) Master of Ceremonies Workshops – Two (2) GOLD Level, One (1) SILVER Level, and One (1) BRONZE Level – ALL SOLD OUT! Delegates are flying in from Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, and Canada to attend these workshops. And we couldn’t be more honored that they’re making that tremendous effort – it’s not something we take lightly or for granted. We are so very pleased with the results our workshop attendees are getting!
We’d love to give you some love… you can add yourself to the list or review all available workshops on the poll here: HOW TO REGISTER.
John Moore arranged two sold out workshops in little old Zanesville, Ohio in August – a Bronze and a Gold Master of Ceremonies workshop – so we headed east. Our first ever GOLD MC Workshop was so much fun! From Ohio we drove to Syracuse, NY for a Bronze MC and then to Buffalo, NY for a Bronze and Silver Master of Ceremonies workshop. We’ve been in Minneapolis for two weeks and successfully wrapped up a Bronze MC and our second Gold Master of Ceremonies workshop. WHEW!!! it’s been quite a ride – for everyone. LOL
June and July found us back in California for some personal time and before we knew it we were headed east! It was a sizzling hot drive across the United States, but we were bound and determined to keep cool.
Texas! Dallas and Houston for two Bronze Level MC workshops and a Silver Level MC workshop, y’all. Here are some recent Facebook posts by CPDJA President, Dave Hastings – a very accomplished performer and Tony Axtell – a popular multi-system owner who both just finished the Bronze Level Master of Ceremonies workshop in Houston:
Dave Hastings 9:42pm May 23
I’m sitting here in my hotel room in Houston Texas trying to get my head around all of the incredible information and guidance I have just received over the last two days from Mark & Rebecca Ferrell. It’s both a humbling – and rewarding experience to have them go through what you do, step by step, and help you polish your art form to a lustre. I highly recommend that you make the investment in your career and take the time to do this. If you’re interested in being part of this revolutionary process, you can either come to the U.S. or – let me know you’re interested and I’ll try and get them to come to Canada. This workshop seriously “up’s” your game. This workshop creates industry leaders…
My upcoming President’ message will describe what this has done for me Darryl, but this workshop is tailored to the exact needs of each individual in the room. This is why this works. I was in the same room, but I received very different assistance than the brand new DJ with only two months of experience. It was amazing to see how every person in the workshop grew exponentially. This is also why the MarBecca Entertainment workshops are limited to a maximum of 8 people at any one time. This brings you back to the fundamentals – and helps you re-train your brain to avoid long term mistakes. Mark and Rebecca’s guidance is why this works. This is really an incredible experience and value.
Tony Axtell 9:15pm May 23
WOW – what a truly amazing workshop! I personally watched these two transform one of my new employees in a matter of 48 hrs! Anyone looking for the next step . . . This is it!!! BIG THANK YOU to Mark & Rebecca Ferrell !
Gerald Hood 10:33pm May 24
There is a reason why DJ’s travel literally from all over the world for a chance to train with Mark & Rebecca Ferrell. The two days I spent taking the Bronze MC Workshop this past Feb in Vegas is the single greatest thing I could have done to improve my business. No matter what it costs you to attend, it is worth it. In fact, this is not a cost, it’s an Investment! I’m not just a spokesman, I’m a client too! I’m headed to Houston Monday to take my 2nd MC Workshop with Mark & Rebecca!
We are so EXCITED! Two SOLD OUT Bronze Level MC workshops and a SOLD OUT Silver Level Master of Ceremonies workshop in April 2012! Mark Walsh had this to say: “Wow – I have just had the privilege of sharing the last two days as I start to learn how to be a true Master of Ceremonies with Mark Ferrell & Rebecca Ferrell. This is now the start of a new journey, new standards and a new realisation as to the importance of my role on clients wedding days. Next week I will be back for two more days of inspiration and I can’t wait…”
Steve Mitchell wrote: “Had an amazing time in the hands of one of the best in our business, Mr Mark Ferrell. It’s back to reality now and it’s time to put my new skills in practice.”
Mark’s presentation of “Getting What You’re Worth 2.0 U.K. was a huge hit and has British DJs buzzing! Spotted on Facebook: “…a momentous seminar given by the renowned US Master of Ceremonies and mentor for a great many DJs, Mark Ferrell. There are significant signs that this may have paved the way for a major shift in mindset of many forward thinking UK DJs, in terms of increasing their earnings and respect.”
Special THANKS to Alan Marshall, chairman of the NADJ South Central for making our stay just BRILLIANT!
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FEBRUARY 7, 2012
The 2012 Mobile Beat DJ Show and Conference was successful and people are talking! Spotted on Facebook: “Listening to the Yoda-Grand-Master and legendary Mark Ferrell. Refreshing – well said once again!” – Matt M.
And Gerald H. said: “A lot of people come to Vegas for Mobile Beat and then “add on” some workshops. I came to Vegas For Mark & Rebecca’s Bronze MC Workshop, and then added on Mobile Beat! I love Mobile Beat, but with or without it, I was coming to learn from Mark & Rebecca! What an amazing experience. I can’t wait to take my next workshops with them.”
Thank you both for your kind words and support. We truly appreciate it!
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We’ll be near your city in 2012!
Our last year touring and a new incentive program for MarBecca Workshops
If you build it, we will come. What does that mean? It means if you gather together 5 DJ’s in your city, all ready to commit to taking a MarBecca Workshop, we will come there in 2012 (as our schedule allows). To sweeten the deal we’ve created a new incentive program. But we need your help!
Please visit our Doodle Polls listed HERE and let us know if you’re interested in having a MarBecca Workshop in your city. We need to ensure there is a minimum of 5 DJ’s for each workshop and that it works with our route and timeline before we can add it to our 2012 schedule.
Current locations on our 2012 calendar are: Arizona, California (Northern), London (England), Texas (Dallas and Houston), Utah, Ohio, New York, Minnesota, Washington and Oregon.
Want to add your city? Let Rebecca know.
We are also announcing this will be the last year that we will be traveling to you – future workshops in 2013 will be in Southern California or Nevada. Please take advantage of this final opportunity to have us, come to you 🙂
The Workshop Prices. . . CLICK HERE to visit the Pricing Page
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The Best of the Best Mobile DJs
For brides, grooms and event planners it is my honor to introduce you to some of the wedding industry’s finest Mobile DJs and MCs we have had the privilege of working with since launching the MarBecca Method workshops in 2005. Through their talent and dedication they have risen to become recognized as many of the most successful and highly respected professionals in the Mobile DJ industry.
Bill Hermann: “It’s affected me more deeply than I expected. It’s caused me to look at not only what I’m doing, but my motives for what I’m doing. I thought I was always highly prepared but…” (read more)
Jim Cerone: “Who taught you how to do that? For many of us, the answer is “no one.” We became DJs with no formal training, coaching or instruction…” (read more)
Peter Merry: “If it weren’t for Mark Ferrell, I’d probably still be homeless and I’d probably still be a DJ-whore. I used to get only $400 for 4 hours until I met this man! He taught me a lot! He taught me a lot about how to improve my professionalism and how to charge a professional rate. And thanks to him I’m actually making a living these days. Thank you, Mark. I wouldn’t be able to call myself a professional mobile DJ and making a living if it wasn’t for you.” (read more)
Randy Bartlett: “The problem has been finding basic and beginner level training for Mobile DJs is pretty easy these days. Finding upper level training by someone who is genuinely qualified to teach it is difficult – almost impossible.” (read more)
Larry Williams: “Mark Ferrell has re-defined “advanced education” for the disc jockey industry. The MarBecca Workshops offer an intense hand-on study into the important talent aspects of our profession.” (read more)
Elisabeth Daley: “Mark isn’t creating “clones”. He encourages every attendee to be the “best” them. Isn’t that what a good teacher does?” (read more)
Mitch Taylor: Anybody on the fence on ANY workshop you are foolish if you don’t take it. Take it from me… (read more)
Matt Graumann: What did I learn? I learned a whole new way of approaching and performing at a wedding, or at any event, for that matter. I learned that I didn’t have a clue about some things that I thought I had a clue about. (read more)
Michael Buonaccorso: “I feel a greater accountability to produce quality shows.
I actually remember the watershed moment when I knew that. In 2000, at the very first seminar by Mark Ferrell, I was watching the reaction of the crowd…” (read more)
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