WHat the roundtables are
Michael Paul Ziegfeld was youngest intern hired at NBC after sneaking into the building. He then landed the job at CBS Radio because he was the only person to trudge through the biggest blizzard of the decade for the interview. Years went by with day jobs as a stage tech, to night jobs headlining comedy clubs. He was puppeteering for Jim Henson on a Tuesday and writing jokes for the Letterman show on a Wednesday.
This past year, Post Hill Publishing released, “BREAKING OUT OF SHOW BUSINESS: What I Discovered by Not Being Discovered”, navigating Michael's 25-year career, as a multi-hyphenate, internationally credited entertainer on the verge of packing it in. This critically acclaimed book covers the precariousness of working alongside fame, sustaining a vibrate career and of course, dish on over 30 celebrities.
Assembling a unique round-table discussion hosted by numerous universities, our panel consists of credited, industry professionals in performance, production, literary, marketing and/or finance of all genres.
OUR ROUND TABLE PANELISTS DISCUSS AND TAKE QUESTIONS REGARDING THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, WHILE OUR MODERATOR LEADS DISCUSSION TOPICS FROM THE BOOK AROUND:
- "THE ART OF THE TALK" - How to get people to take your calls, look at materials, respond, commit, speaking with equality and respect without submissive vocabulary.
- CREATING YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES & WHEN AND HOW TO TAKE THEM.
- NOT RUSHING THE PROCESS WITHOUT BECOMING STAGNANT.
- MENTAL HEALTH OF THE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL - A beginner's missteps… the mid-career pressure … the depression … the “time to quit” talk.