This is a podcast intended both for families planning bar/bat mitzvahs as well as an outlet for mitzvah industry professionals to speak about trends, topics, and the overall state of the bar/bat mitzvah industry.
As result of the COHVID-19 pandemic, we at Xplosive Entertainment have been learning how to use professional level streaming software. In this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs, we discuss how this technology can be used at events. We also used this episode to announce our virtual mitzvah "showcast" which will be an online and fully interactive bar/bat mitzvah showcase taking place on facebook live Wednesday April 15th at 7pm.
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In this video episode of Mastering Mitzvahs, we spoke with a great friend (who happens to be a past client), Amy Rubel from Rubel event management. Amy is an accomplished event planner with an extensive background in bar/bat mitzvahs. This episode is fun, enlightening, and provides great tips on when to hire a planner. It also helps identify the difference of a planner vs decorator. For more info about Amy, visit: www.RubelEventManagement.com
Still buried in the COHVID-19 crisis, we wanted to provide some tips and ideas for our listeners on how they can most effectively navigate the questions of how and when to consider rescheduling.
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Recorded live with video on Facebook during the COVHID-19 pandemic, Jordan, Mike and Dylan opted to bring some positivity and inspiration to the mitzvah community. In this cast we spoke about various suggestions for WOW factors as well as how to accomplish a variety of wow factors.
Thanks for tuning in.
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In this episode, Mike and Dylan discuss the top items that they hear from families who have have planned mitzvahs. Specifically, this discussion is based on the top items they wish they did differently.
Ok... this was an in-depth conversation! There are so many different factors involved in finding and selecting the right venue. This podcast features Jordan and Mike chatting it up about the factors to consider when selecting the proper venue for your son or daughter's bar/bat mitzvah.
In this episode, Jordan and Mike discuss the topic of "how long should the party be?"
Some areas are well known for 4 hour parties. Other regions typically have 5 hour parties. In this podcast, Mike and Jordan chat about the difference of 4 vs 5 hours, when to lean one direction or the other.
Plenty of great content within this cast. Tune in and enjoy!
Hats, Tees, Glow Items, Blinky Items, Sun Glasses, Hats... It's mitzvah swag. Is there a method, a plan, a reasonable quantity? In this podcast, Jordan and Mike chat it up about give-aways. We hope you enjoy!
In this episode, Mike and Jordan chat it up about some recent difficult and unexpected scenarios each have encountered at recent bar/bat mitzvahs. This is certainly an episode worth listening to if you have an upcoming event you are planning. There are plenty of tips and suggestions within this cast on ways to ensure you are prepared for the big day and any curve balls you may encounter!
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As the party showcase season nears, we wanted to provide some tips and suggestions to maximize your showcase attending experience. We love showcases and hope you take value in joining us.
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To attend the superbowl showcase: www.superbowlshowcase.com
This is our first video recorded podcast. So if you want a peak into the behind the scenes, check out this podcast on our youtube channel, www.youtube.com/XEevents
In this episode, hosts Mike Langsner and Jordan Marshall bring guest MC Joey on the podcast. The conversation revolves around our 2020 New Year's goals and resolutions for Xplosive. Like all of our podcasts, you will find some tips and tricks within adding value for those of you planning your own upcoming simcha.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
What a better way to tie up the end of 2019 than speaking with two of Xplosive's finest. It was a pleasure having MC Mike Schaefer and Dancer/Office Manager Bridgitt on the podcast. This cast discusses some top events, custom built items, showcasing and knowing what's right when it comes to selecting event options. Tune in and enjoy!
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This is a very fun episode full of value for clients. We decided to provide tips and suggestions on how to get more out of your vendors. This goes for photographers, DJs, videographers, venues, etc.
We hope you enjoy and get plenty of value from this episode.
For more info, please contact www.XEevents.com
Mike had the opportunity to interview Veronica from Veroluce Photography, an award winning photographer who focuses on bar and bat mitzvahs. Veronica offered plenty of valuable tips and suggestions for those planning mitzvahs. This was a very fun and informative recording. We hope you enjoy! If you want to connect with Veronica directly you can find her at:
or on IG at @verolucephoto
As always, thanks for tuning in!
We had a lot to talk about this week. It's been warp speed the last few days here at Xplosive. This includes some amazing bar and bat mitzvahs as well as an industry conference and a corporate event full of unique activations. This episode also touches on a significant close call where we were faced with a very tough scenario leading to a family's very important day. Tune in and enjoy this episode!
In this episode, Jordan and Mike talk about music at mitzvahs. The discussion circles around proper mixing, playing for the crowd, making play lists, selecting the right tracks, etc. This is a great episode full of useful music planning tips. We hope you enjoy.
In this episode we discuss all the different considerations when planning a timeline for a bar or bat mitzvah. From rushing, to taking too long, Mike and Jordan discuss the pitfalls and accolades associated with different options. We hope you enjoy this episode and look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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As entertainers for Bar and Bat mitzvahs, we see it all! Most often the parties are incredible and the guests are amazing. However, at times, we have difficult kids. In this podcast we discuss some of the tougher experiences we have ran into as well as how we handle the cases. We are also looking for your feedback, so parents.. if you have any ideas, thoughts, or suggestions, please reach out and let us know what you think.
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Mastering Mitzvahs host, Mike Langnser and guest Dylan Weisman chat it up in this episode about the importance of dancers, as well as the many roles the dancers take at bar and bat mitzvahs. This episode is full of tips for clients trying to figure out if they need dancers, how many dancers, how to dress them, and what to expect from them.
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Mastering Mitzvah's hosts, Mike and Jordan took this recording on the road. We visiting Stephanie Schultz at High Exposure, an indoor rock climbing and Ninja Warrior training facility located in North Jersey only minutes from the GW bridge. Stephanie provides her venue's guests with the opportunity to host unique and memorable events in a very fun and exciting venue. Please
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Xplosive Entertainment: www.XEevents.com
High Exposure: https://www.highexposureclimbing.com/ (201) 768-8600
In this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs, Mike and Jordan speak about the taboo topic of pricing. With such vast pricing in the event planning world, we wanted to touch base and provide some valuable education to help our clients and listeners understand where pricing comes from, how it's figured, and where discounts can came into play. We hope you find this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs helpful.
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With some upcoming showcase season, we here at Mastering Mitzvahs wanted to share some tips and advice for showcase attendees. We also are proud to announce two upcoming showcases:
October 2, 2019: The Fuge in Warminster, PA at 6pm
Oct 17, 2019: Industry at Beat Street, Huntington Valley, PA at 7pm.
Dylan and Mike provide some valuable insight for those planning mitzvahs within this podcast. We hope you enjoy and share this content with your friends and family.
This episode of Mastering Mitzvahs is a casual conversation between Jordan and Mike while discussing two very cool, very different and very out of the box events. One was at an airport and the other was a pool party. Both were so unique, fun, and memorable. Tune in to get some ideas and inspiration for your next event.
Xplosive Entertainment is so proud and pumped to announce another BIG change to our team. This podcast announces it officially as well as provides our listeners with some important detail about back to school time and upcoming showcases.
Thank you for the support and continues listening!
With Jordan out of town this week, Mike took advantage of the opportunity to interview two key members to the Xplosive family, Bridgitt and Jaymie. Both young ladies started with Xplosive as dancers. Overtime each have jumped into different roles including photo booth attendants, air brush artists, and event coordinators. Recently Bridgitt started working in the office at Xplosive full-time. Jaymie has been in the office for a few years already. This podcast featured both Jaymie and Bridgitt and included their thoughts and opinions towards bar and bat mitzvahs.
We appreciate you tuning in and following the Mastering Mitzvahs Podcast!
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In our 25th episode, we had the pleasure of bringing two industry friends into our office for a round table discussion about talent and specifically how we use our talents in the mitzvah world. We hope you enjoy this podcast and value the content.
Big thank you to Adam J from AJH Entertainment and Dylan from Flare Event Group for being guests on our weekly podcast.
For more info contact or if you want a topic discussed feel free to hit us up!
In this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs, Jordan and Mike discuss the differences to consider when thinking of a photo booth for your next event. From price, to styles, to trends, and unique considerations, photo booth options vary vastly. Within this podcast, we share some tips and considerations for clients thinking about adding a photo booth to their next celebration!
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In this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs, Mike Langsner interviewed the vastly experienced and highly regarded Barry Korbman of Korbman and Company Photography. In this episode, Barry provides the listener with tips, suggestions and considerations when exploring the world of photography. Barry also provides some great insight on preparing for a photo shoot and how to maximize your photography experience.
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In this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs, Jordan and Mike discuss some reasons why a family should use their Summer months to plan their son or daughter's upcoming mitzvah. We also discuss our summer plans and some new items coming to the table for the 2019 season.
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In today's day and age we find kids diagnosed with special needs more commonly than years back. With that said, as entertainers focusing on bar/bat mitzvahs we are often faced with situations where the guest of honor has varying levels of special needs or considerations. In this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs, we discuss some of the cases we have been involved in as well as some tips and suggestions for families who are planning a bar or bat mitzvah for their son or daughter who has special needs.
For questions or more info please visit www.XEevents.com
Episode 20 of Mastering Mitzvahs is a sensitive topic, yet as firm believers in real-talk, we were asked to chat about this subject that has become a regular norm for us at Xplosive Entertainment. Divorced or separated parents planning a bar or bat mitzvah is a real topic. Sometimes, the parents work together to ensure that their son or daughter has the time of his or her life. Other times, the two adults bicker like children and forgot the reason why they are planning a simcha together. In this episode, we discuss some past experiences with divorced families as well as offer some tips and suggestions to keep the focus on the guest of honor.
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In this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs, Jordan Marshall and Michael Langsner discuss their thoughts on a proper timeline and flow for a mitzvah celebration. Really every minute of a party was discussed from cocktail hour through the very last song of the night. This episode is full of tips and suggestions for those planning a bar or bat mitzvah. For more info about Xplosive Entertainment or to suggest a topic to discuss, be sure to find us!
After missing one week of recording, we are back with episode 17 of Mastering Mitzvahs. In this episode we talk about some epic events and some difficult events and happenings. We specifically touch on a host to drank a little too much at her event and needed to take a little break from the festivities. We hope you continue to enjoy our podcasts. If you have any topics that you would like us to discuss, please let us know!
For more info about Xplosive Entertainment visit: www.XEevents.com or call 732-866-1620
This was an exceptionally fun episode to record. We called upon our original DJ, Cory Minto to provide some insight and ideas including his perspective on DJing, music programming at mitzvahs, and a unique event enhancement we offer called "Personalized Audio."
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After an exceptional weekend of successful events, we like to revisit the "good and the should" on this podcast from time to time. This specific episode has the general theme "DJs have feelings too." Listen to the episode to get the low down.
Xplosive Entertainment's Jordan Marshall and Michael Langsner give listeners tips for planning a mitzvah. Suggested timelines have been discussed. Ultimately, advice is provided to ensure a smooth flowing, picture perfect simcha!
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We are so proud to introduce our newest event host, MC Gio! This podcast is our official announcement that Gio has joined the Xplosive family and will be representing the XE Team. To learn more about MC Gio, check out his bio and page on our website:
Wow... this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs is chock full of really valuable information. Cindi Kaplan is the owner of Simply Invitations and Events. She is a planner, decorator, invitation specialist and friend of Xplosive Entertainment!
Cindi guides listeners with tips on decor, theming, branding, invitations, and much more! This is a fun and detailed episode. We hope you enjoy. For more information or to contact Cindi:
Episode 11 is a really fun one! We examined all the funny things that, we as event professionals, see at events and call them out. Basically... we explore how can you be a better guest at a party. Did you RSVP on-time? Are you dressed properly? Are you getting in the way of the photographer? These and many more topics are discussed by Jordan Marshall and Michael Langsner on this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs.
We appreciate all of our listeners so far and encourage you to share this podcast with others planning events.
For more info contact: www.XEevents.com
Or find our new Mastering Mitzvahs Facebook Group.
Jordan and Mike visit the world of Event Enhancements... Photo Booths, Live Talents, Games, Atmospheric Effects, Food Stations and more all discussed. If you are planning a mitzvah or really any party, there are some great ideas discussed on this podcast as well as some very important logistical tips.
For more info, contact www.XEevents.com or specifically www.xeevents.com/enhancements
Magic is an incredible enhancement to any party. Guests old and young all seem to enjoy magic. In this episode of Mastering Mitzvahs, we interview a guest and good friend of ours at Xplosive, David Carsaro. David is an very accomplished magician who has performed for many celebrities. He also is a regular host at an off-Broadway weekly magic show and David also teaches magic. This interview is very informative about how a client can incorporate magic (properly) into their next event.
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Mastering Mitzvahs, episode 8 brings another industry pro to the cast. In this case, our guest is Johnny Kelly (better known as Johnny K) from Boston's Pure Energy Entertainment. Johnny is widely known as one of the best MC/hosts in the mitzvah game. Johnny tells some of his story within this podcast as well as shares some really valuable information for our listeners.
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Mastering Mitzvahs episode 7 is full of incredible information. We have the honor of interviewing the one-and-only, industry veteran Jazmine, owner and founder of Hype Productions of Loft 21. Hype is a high energy and nationally recognized DJ firm specializing in bar & bat mitzvahs. Loft 21 is a 31,000 square foot venue in Lincolnshire, Il. Jazmine gives the listeners a TON of valuable information when considering planning a bar/bat mitzvah (or really any event for that matter). We hope you enjoy the episode, find a sense of inspiration from the content and continue listening/sharing our podcast.
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This is a very fun and informative session where our hosts, Michael Langsner and Jordan Marshall have the opportunity to interview a very special guest, Jessica Schwartz. Not only is Jessica the Sales and Marketing Director for iPlay America, but she is also a client of ours at Xplosive. This podcast features her real-life experience and advice in planning two mitzvahs for her own children, but also gives her insight as a venue manager. For more information about the incredible Event Center at iPlay America, please visit: https://www.theeventcenteratipa.com/
Mastering Mitzvah's hosts Michael Langsner and Jordan Marshall recap a busy weekend with 6 mitzvahs. Here's an unscripted open conversation recapping the weekend. For more info contact: www.XEevents.com
Mastering Mitzvahs episode 4 is our first "on location" episode where we visited one of our favorite venues, a place we like to call home away from home, Aurum. This chic new event space is located in Freehold, NJ and is the brain child of owner, Dave Esquanazi. This podcast shares some insight about Aurum and Dave and the incredible background that he has. For more information about Aurum, visit: www.Aurum.events
Tune into episode three of "Mastering Mitzvahs" to find out some incredible exciting news. This is the official announcement that we've been very excited to share with the world! This is our first episode with a guest. Tune in to hear who it is!
Jordan Marshall and Michael Langsner recap the past weekend, specifically three of the mitzvahs handled by Xplosive Entertainment. Three entirely different mitzvahs with unique themes and timelines each at different venues.
The first official episode of MASTERING MITZVAHS, a podcast featuring Xplosive Entertainment's Jordan Marshall and Michael Langsner. Weekly discussions and guest interviews regarding all things mitzvahs including trends, tips, and talent! For more information or if you have a topic you would like us to chat about, message us at info@XEevents.com or find us on www.facebook.com/xeevents or www.instagram.com/xeevents