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What's Next? | The Art of Personal Branding

On this episode of What’s Next?, we hear how one Buffalonian took her passion for storytelling and animation and turned it into a Hollywood career. Mia Kai Simonne Moody joins Jay Moran to detail the lessons she learned and skills she honed to land a dream job working on one of television’s longest-running animated shows – “Family Guy”.

More from Mia Simone Moody

After the episode, we continued our conversation with Mia Kai Simonne Moody to find out what she's reading, listening
to, and more.


"Girls and Their Horses" by Eliza Jane Brazier

"Creating Blockbusters! How to Generate and Market Hit Entertainment for TV, Movies, Video Games, and Books" by Gene Del Vecchio


"What's Next?"

What people aren't talking enough about:

"I think a lot of people are not talking about what they want to do in their lives. It's always easy to talk about things going on in the world, I would like to see people water their own gardens as well. In my own life, I've seen magic happen when I started focusing more on myself, where I want to go, what are the resources I have available, and what do I need to do to position myself to get where I'm trying to go. I hope one of the things that you start talking about is yourself. And elevators! Elevator pitches are real! I can't tell you how many times I've had a 25-second conversation that changed my life. And it starts with being able to pitch yourself in 25 seconds."

Final thoughts:

"Be a light in the world and remember that lighting someone else's candle does not take away from your light."

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