Friday, January 29, 2010

Wait and See

Let's play a little game called Wait and See.

In the red corner is: HSN, Milojo, Casting Agent for Pitchmen, Pitchmen Crew, Kevin Harrington, TV Host

In the blue corner is: Tracy

HSN: "You have been hired as a On Air Guest. Now we just wait for product to come in to pair you up with".
Tracy: "Wonderful"!

Milojo: We love The Everything Marinator! Here's a green card!
Tracy: "Hi, welcome to Chicago! My name is Tracy and I invented The Everything Marinator"!
Milojo: Between you and I, you and The Everything Marinator has been selected to move to the next round!

Tracy: "So put away you dust pan and broom forever and get the swivel sweeper G2"!
Pitchmen Crew: "You are unique and fresh! I love it"!
Casting Agent for Pitchmen: "I want you to know that you did not waste your time or your money coming out here"!

Pitchmen Crew: "You did great! You love to pitch and it shows"!

Tracy: "Have any decisions been made for the team of three to work with Anthony on Pitchmen"?
Casting Agent for Pitchmen: "Let me assure you, you did not waste your time or your money and you should be hearing something at the end of October".

Tracy: "The Everything Marinator is going to revolutionize the way people marinate today".
Kevin Harrington: "This is a perfect item for a shopping channel. I can see my wife using it to marinate chicken wings in it".

Tracy: "Touching base to see if any new product has come in".
HSN: "The 4th quarter is slow. We are hoping in January, things will pick up and new product will be arriving. I'll keep you posted".

Tracy: "Congratulations on your new show! If you are holding auditions, I would love to work with you"!
TV Host: "I would love to work with you as well! You have the beauty and brains to do anything and I hope we can work together soon"!

Tracy: "I would like to be the official blogger for Mom, Inc."
Milojo: "I will pass your info along to TLC".

Pitchmen Crew: "Call the Pitchmen office. We may need you to pitch for us".

Tracy: "Have any finial decisions been made for the team of three to work with Anthony Sullivan for Pitchmen"?
Casting Agent for Pitchmen: "Yes, they have been chosen. You certainly made a lasting impression".

Kevin Harrington: "We are holding a contest for inventors".
Tracy: "Try try again".


That's the game folks! It's not the end of the game but I wanted to share this with you so you can know that if you are playing the game as well, you are not alone!

*Note: This game began Feb. of last year.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Here we go again! Good Luck!

Ok Women Inventors, get your self moving and check out to find out how to pitch your product to Anthony "Sully" Sullivan!

Pitchmen is still looking for product for Season 2 so don't miss this once in a life time opportunity!

Any additional info I find, I will post here!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hope this helps

For Christmas my Mom gave me a book ~ "How to Soar Like An Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys" by Robert Stevenson and I really recommend it. It's funny, informative, encouraging and honest.

Here is some facts taken from the chapter Achievement - Failure. When I get really, really frustrated and think "If I get one more "no", I'm going to scream" I can read this chapter, breathe through my nose and press on.

Hope this helps you during those frustrating moments as well.

*A recording company that turned down the Beatles in 1962 stated: "We don't think they will do anything in their market. Guitar groups are on their way out."

*In the mid 1800's the head of the Patent Office in Washington recommended the Patent Office should be closed, because everything that could have been invented had already been invented.

*Beethoven's teacher called him a hopeless composer.

*Albert Einstein's teacher described him as "mentally slow, unsociable and adrift in foolish dreams."

*R.H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York caught on.

*Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but also hit 714 home runs. (my personal favorite)

*Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor for lack of ideas.

*An expert once said of Vince Lombardi: "He possesses minimal football knowledge and lacks motivation."

*The testing director for MGM in 1933 wrote the following memo about Fred Astaire's first screen test: "Can't act! Slightly bald! Can dance a little." Mr. Astaire kept the memo over the fireplace in his home.

Have a great day pressing on!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New to Pitchmen

As the clock ticks down to the much anticipated premier of Pitchmen Season Two it has been announced that the very talented Jennifer Crawford has joined the team!

Jennifer's resume is a mile long with exciting TV experience such as being a spokeswoman for no! no! hair removal, working on HSN, seen on Fox 13, a seasoned interviewer, a powerful force of Maven Management and a heart of gold working with several charities around the world.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

When I auditioned for Pitchmen in Las Vegas, I had the privilege of seeing Jennifer work her magic, interviewing inventors at the Pitch To The Pro's livemercial booth.

Jennifer's energy is as contagious as her smile but don't just take my word for it! Just Google her name and a laundry list of appearances and accomplishments is right there on the front page!

Also, You Tube has her demo reel and more information about Maven Management. If you are a twitter fan, you can follow Jennifer on

Jennifer Crawford...a name and a face we will be seeing much more of!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Attention WI!

Late last night I came across something very exciting for all of us WI...Kevin Harrington (Shark Tank) is holding quite the contest!

Read below and act quickly so you do not miss this awesome opportunity! I submitted my EM!

Good luck everyone!

Do you have an innovative product idea that might be the next national best seller? Could you benefit from expert advice from product launch experts? Would you like to win a FREE Infomercial from the Infomercial King, Kevin Harrington? Then enter The Pitch Maker Contest, submit your idea for FREE and win the chance to have your product launched on TV!

Twenty finalists will be chosen and invited to pitch our expert panel LIVE at The Pitch Maker Contest and 2010 Professional Athletes Business Summit held at Trump Hollywood, February 1st from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Network with professional athletes, stars and other business executives at this exclusive one of a kind event!

Go to to submit your invention.

*keep me updated*

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Grandpa's Plant

8 years ago my Grandfather died and after his funeral I brought home one of the Peace Lillys that was up on the podium at the funeral home.

Now taking care of a plant is quite a task for me because I can not, no matter what, keep a plant alive and I was absolutely terrified of killing my Grandpa's plant. I felt that if I kept this Peace Lilly alive, a part of him would be with me, here on earth.

I have been know for spending quite a bit of money on house plants over the years with the high hopes of keeping them beautiful (I love the look of live plants in a home) only to drag them out to the end of the drive way a month later.

So I have resigned myself to plastic plants convincing myself that they DO look real, don't they?!

But my Grandpas's still alive eight years later and this has taught me something very important.

If you want something bad enough, even though you have failed time and time again, if you work for what you want, have confidence that you are competent, you CAN make it happen.

I like to think of this as a little life lesson from my Grandpa.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tune in later today

I love posting on Monday morning. It makes me feel creative and productive and I get to correspond with all of you.


I have a post I am hoping, praying, jumping up and down excited to put up today so I'm going to just sit here and drink my coffee...

Check in later today...hopefully I'll be posting something wonderful!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

There's a new Pitchwoman in town

Let me paint the picture for you...

A crowd of women in Chicago fill a conference room waiting to audition for a new reality show. They are all inventors. They are all dreamers. And they are all driven.

I am first in line and while I am sitting with my Husband waiting to pitch my Everything Marinator I see this adorable woman dragging a stationary bike with her.

My Husband and I play a quick game of "what is her invention".

At that point I get called in to pitch my EM and I never see the adorable woman or her bike again.

When I return home, my blog is frequented by another WI. A pretty blond who posts under the name Jen C.

Over time Jen C. takes us on the journey of Womentorz. A website created by....that adorable woman I saw dragging her bike. A website that specializes in selling Woman's Inventions. A website that is ahead of it's time and right on time!

Like so many things in life, things happen for a reason but I never would have guessed that 7 months later I would be working with these two wonderful women, Jen and Melinda.

I am so happy to announce that I am the official Pitchwoman for Womentorz!

I will be outlining exactly what I will be offering soon but in the meantime, I have already exercised my pitching chops! Today I brought Womentorz a multi-million dollar company that will be selling their product on their site! Melinda and Jen will be announcing the company shortly.

I feel so blessed to be a part Womentorz and to be working with these two wonderful Ladies!

To read Womentorz blog, you can find it here on blogger and to follow them on twitter, go to To purchase and/or sell visit and of course, if you need a Pitchwoman, I've got the pitch you've been looking for!

Monday, January 4, 2010


Turns out that another Mom Inc hopeful lives right here in Tampa!

I am sure most of you remember Luv-a-cuva - a very unique blanket for two that Kelly and Mark raved about!

To read their story in the St. Pete Times, just google luv-a-cuva and you will find it!

Good luck Evan and Haris - sounds to me like things are getting pretty cozy for you and Mom Inc! Please keep us posted!