From Phil Black, founder FitDeck
Of all of the nerve-wracking things I’ve done in my life, pitching my business on ABC’s Shark Tank probably ranks in the Top 5. What an experience!
For those not familiar with the show, Shark Tank is a reality TV show that offers entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their business ideas to five multimillionaire investors (Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, and Robert Herjavec). The entrepreneur has five minutes to convince any or all of the Sharks to invest in their business. Within 15 minutes, the Sharks must decide to invest or pass on the opportunity.
My episode airs on Friday, January 24th on ABC (9-10pm). The lead up to this experience was as intense as it gets. I put in a lot of time, self-reflection, and practice. In a word – I over-prepared. Over-preparation has served me well in the past and I was banking on its magical powers again.
I’m slammed right now with press, media interviews, etc. If you want some interesting content for your audiences, they might like to see what it was like to get selected for Shark Tank, what the lead up was like, and the day of taping. You can find 2 installments of the Shark Tank Chronicles at my blog with the 3rd installment posting tomorrow morning.