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About Michael Genet

Michaels 30 year journey in the competitive world of show business makes him an expert in handling critics, rejection and the ability to comeback no matter how many times you get knocked down. One of the truly great storytellers of our time, Michael is that rare talent who was forged in the streets and carries the voice of the “everyman” in his heart, all the while having the showmanship that can play in any backroom, ballroom, palace or arena. His compelling message of “Defiant Resilience” is uplifting and motivating people across the country to embrace a defiantly resilient lifestyle, so they can endure any failure, recover from any defeat and continue to chase their dreams. Michael is a hit maker, attitude adjuster and expert mentor to anyone with a mountain to climb, crises to overcome or brand to build.

Keynote Topics:

They Must not Know Who I Think I am:

Lessons in Defiant Resilience

Michael’s presentation is a 60 minute tour de force that not only entertains, but teaches you attendees that in order to be resilient, defiance is the crucial element to developing our talent, realizing our purpose, and accomplishing our goals, despite what others may say, think or do to discourage us.

Defiance Trumps Compliance:

The Key to Resilience

In a world filled with endless rules of compliance, what if being “defiant” was not only encouraged by society and those closest to us, but was celebrated?

Media and Press

Broadway World – Wicked – Press Release

Huffington Post – Interview

Philadelphia Inquirer – Review

Sirius Radio – Interview

Jennings Wire – Podcast Interview


  • Jonathan Dorfmam, Co-founder, Stolen Sky Productions

    Michael's inspiration, honesty and integrity of thought resonated with me for days.

  • Keith Gillam, CEO, Envirogreen Materials Corp.

    Michael is a thinking man's speaker. I have never seen anyone do what he does.

  • Yvonna Russell, Huffington Post

    Michael enlightens the struggle to strive and succeed with humor, grit, and truth.

  • Washington Times

    Michael Genet delivers a spell binding performance.

They Must Not Know Who I Think I Am

View Book Info Here

Michael Genet at the Orpheum


What Kind of Fool Am I

Michael Genet Demo Reel

"It's My Life"

NAACP Image Awards "Talk to Me"


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