- Yellow Belt
- Posts: 74
- Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:00 pm
- Location: Austin TX
My 2 cents is that my invention had some extra perks with the design too but with the 2 minute timeline, I concentrated on the major reason it was great. That was on the main pitch to get a, go on pass. I lamented in the waiting room, thinking I should have added all the info, but knew too much is overwhelming for anyone. Luckily they liked it enough put us through. Even with the print outs, I did not cover all on it. One judge said no because he did not hear the rest of the reasons it was great during the filming...but the rest of the panel saw the potential, but said it could be marketed differently than I stated.
On the print out which they kept..all 4 of them, I hoped they would be read more thourougly to see all the design suggestions. So when they took me to the Edison room after we got the Yes from the TV group, I made sure to add most of the extras, so the other store reps would see most of the big picture. I did not even realize we were being filmed there and my daughter said they said 10 more seconds, which I passed with talking more than that. Even handed out the small protypes to the group after I went over. They were liking it, so I guess my faux pas was Ok.
But with that said, maybe getting an assistant to go to help is a good thing to help get you more time for the thinking instead of the doing..I was glad my little girl did the handouts and such.
good luck! Practice is a good idea, but do not psyc yourself into a tizzy.
they want to like your idea..so share your excitement for it.