MMJ Blvd Showcase: FREE OFFER

"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." Today's #mondaymotivation quote comes from Brené Brown and I believe that being seen is fundamental to great networking and ultimately finding your next gig. It's TalentBlvd's mission to focus on underserved markets and the young pros working as MMJ's are definitely underserved. Imagine making only $35k year and paying an agent $300/month, it's ridiculous. I founded the MMJ Blvd page to highlight up and coming MMJ's from all markets and abilities, including recent college grads. Although TalentBlvd functions as a full service talent Management agency, we also provide MMJ's with a free platform and listing for their headshot,

They Don't See Sunrises, They Wear Them

They don't see sunrises, they wear them. It's probably the most unnatural act ever. They intentionally set an alarm at 1:30 am to go stand in the dark waiting for the rest of the world to catch up. Although they have bills to pay like everyone else, they don't do it for the money (much less $$ than you think). It's passion and ambition that drive a new breed of reporter call MMJ's (multimedia journalist). They write, shoot, and edit their work, alone, in the dark, while we are all hitting the snooze button. As the business of News is changing and going more and more local to compete with digital content coming from virtually every mobile phone on the street, this role is where many of th

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."

quote from Jim Valvano is so appropriate on the Father's Day weekend. So many times over my career I gave my Dad reason to question my wanderlust approach to explore new and bold territory in a professional career. I managed my career in a way completely different than he did. Different than nearly all post-Depression, pre-WWII "Silent Generation" men. He managed his career with certainty and focus. I lived mine with reckless abandon by comparison. So many times I knew he was shaking his head in disbelief on the other end of the phone. I was the cause of his sleepless nights although he never spoke about them. He believed in me. This story is a flashback, actually two flashbacks. This Father

"It doesn't take an agent. It takes a partner"

Great careers take courage, not ego. Sometimes when you are trying to successfully navigate difficult times, it doesn't take an agent. It takes a partner. Here is a unique offer for MMJ's only. TalentBlvd will take applications for a FREE talent listing on the brand new MMJ Blvd page at TalentBlvd.com. This site is frequented by hundreds of industry hiring professionals looking to connect with new up-and-coming multimedia talent or catch our latest blog post/podcast. In order to give you the right visibility and opportunity, there are some requirements. They are: 1. You have a current reel that is open to public and you share that link. (YouTube or Vimeo only) 2. You have at least 1-2

"my TV career be like ...."

If you are in your 20's, it's likely you won't retire from TV broadcast news business. Bold statement. So the industry might not be headed for extinction but external forces are changing it forever. The demos of the consuming audience and the devices used to deliver their news is creating huge channel shift. No one is waiting for 5, 6, and 11 to get their news. The push model is dead, extinct. The ease and speed to market for content creators using social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook and now IGTV, has fragmented the audience. For example, at the first inkling of breaking news do you head for your TV remote or your phone, tablet, and computer? None of this is news to you, right? The

FREE OFFER: MMJ's Only!

How about a focus on something positive today and we explore new opportunities together? Here is a unique offer for MMJ's only from founder Mike McNamara and for a very limited time. Until eod Sunday, June 7th, we will take applications for a FREE listing on the brand new MMJ Blvd page at TalentBlvd.com. This site is frequented by hundreds of industry hiring professionals looking to connect with new up-and-coming multimedia talent or catch our latest blog post/podcast. In order to give you the right visibility and opportunity, there are some requirements which must be met. They are: 1. You have a current reel that is open to public and you share that link. (YouTube or Vimeo only) 2.

Great Careers Take Courage, Not Ego!

Great careers take courage, not ego. Sometimes when you are trying to successfully navigate during difficult times, the best and maybe the only next step might be moving laterally, maybe even moving down market. It may seem like a step back or a career 'time out' but it can have significant benefits. 1. There are times when you just need clean air because of a toxic culture or poor management at a local or business unit level. Moving out from under what feels oppressive and holding you back can be like being born again. 2. Another lane is moving faster than the one you are in. It might be technology or industry or structure. Some organizations have more resource and opportunity because

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