September 2013 E-Letter

What We Do…
Breaking in as a broadcast performer is a daunting task. Advancing your career once you’re in the business can be just as difficult. The competition is fierce. Prospective employers can be difficult and elusive. And then there are the questions about your demo. How do you produce examples of your work? What do you put out there for people to see?

At www.marczumoff.com, we take care of everything. That’s everything having to do with developing your career as a broadcasting performer. That includes:

Personalized 1-on-1 performance coaching
Demo production
Cultivating employment leads by developing and preserving contacts within the industry
A personal webpage
Telephone, text, email or personal contact any time you need it
No contract time limit-our service is for a lifetime

Contact Marc at www.marczumoff.com or marczumoff@comcast.net. Send samples of your work and get feedback at no obligation. Then, ask all the questions you’d like about our personal, comprehensive, accessible career development for aspiring news and sports broadcast performers. (c)
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Client Profile:
Kristalyn Anderson
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A brief bio on Ms. Anderson:
Growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I have always been an avid Philadelphia fan. That played a huge role in my decision to go to Temple University. At Temple, I studied Broadcasting with a focus on Sports Broadcasting. While in college, I had an internship with the Philadelphia Soul, WBCB Radio 1490 and at Radnor Studio 21 TV station. I was on Temple’s student-run radio station,WHIP , where I was a co-host for a Philadelphia focused sports show, on-air for a weekend football show, and a color commentator for the Temple men’s basketball team. In addition I was an on-air guest for Derrick Gunn and Joe Krause’s Football show where they brought in Eagles players, past as present, for live interviews.

Currently:

Kristalyn is working at Gold’s Gym in Lancaster as a manager in training and working on her certification to become a personal trainer. She is still looking for a job in broadcasting.

Goals:

Kristalyn’s career goals are to be happy with whatever she is doing. The field that she wishes to be in and studied for is a very competitive one. Kristalyn would love to get a job in sports broadcasting and that is her ultimate goal.

A quote that Kristalyn lives by: “When everything seems like an uphill struggle; just think of the view from the top.”

Client News

Buddy Sangalli is finishing up his internship with the Hudson Valley Renegades, the short season Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. (see this month’s blog)

Syracuse grad, Chris Luther, is now a news/sports reporter for KNDU-TV covering Yakima Washington and the Tri-Cities.

Current Temple Student, Daniel Craig, has been an intern at WMMR radio in Philadelphia

Dylan DeSimone (see Final Quote at bottom) is a featured columnist covering the San Francisco 49ers for Bleacher Report

Pete Sousa has re-signed with the Springfield Armor of the NBA’s D-league to be their play-by-play voice for the 2013-14 season.

Marc Zumoff’s Blog
Buddy Sangalli: never too old, never too proud

Click below to read the full blog!

Read More
Coming Fall 2014!

·Sportscasting: Performance, Production and Career Development by Marc Zumoff and Max Negin is set to be published by Focal Press in Spring 2014.

Excerpt from Chapter 17: Career Development

It’s ok to be afraid. It’s ok to fear the competition. It’s ok to be intimidated by a business that can be cutthroat, demoralizing and potentially demeaning.

It’s ok.

Acknowledging your fears is half the battle.

Whether you aspire to perform in front of or behind the camera in sportscasting, the perils in achieving your dream can be fearsome…

Paranoid? Don’t be. But, there is a lot of fear in the unknown. While these fears may be overstated, the ardent desire to achieve a dream can be powerful. Combine that desire with the apparent mysticism that appears to block the doorway to your dream (along with the reality that this is a difficult business to break into) and it can severely play with one’s head.

Because of that, it is extremely important for you to come face to face with these perfectly natural feelings. Dealing straightaway with these emotions is really the first step toward making that dream come true. Give yourself a break, please!

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In Other News…
Congratulations to fellow NBA play-by-play announcer (among many other talents) Ian Eagle and his induction into the WAER Hall of Fame!

Marc’s Schedule

September 7th: Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards dinner at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia

Final Quote-

Client Dylan DeSimone was kind enough to include the following passage in a recent email:

Two things I didn’t get to say outright when we met:

1. I think, together, we are capable of accomplishing great things. And having you working beside me is great, because my goals are now bigger than myself. Ray Lewis once said, if your dreams are not bigger than you, there’s something wrong with your dream. I want to succeed for both of us.

2. Having you in my corner makes it so the hard days are not so bad. I don’t get down on myself as much knowing that you’re there and tomorrow is another day.

Thanks Dylan for those kind words.

One Last Word…

For those of you going back to school this month, all the best. And for all of you, one more note of inspiration:

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

-Neale Donald Walsch

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