Episode 121: How to Survive the Shark Tank with Kevin Harrington

Today, I interviewed Kevin Harrington who has been an entrepreneur for the last 40 years. He was the original shark from the TV show Shark Tank, has launched over 500 products, and was the inventor of the infomercial. Kevin speaks to us about his journey in becoming a very successful entrepreneur and how he became a shark on Shark Tank. He dives deep into what he looks for when a product or service is pitched to him and how to deal with a curiosity overload. Kevin Harrington also is launching his crowdfunding campaign for his new book Put a Shark in Your Tank, during the Young Entrepreneur Convention. He speaks to us about what he has to offer and how he would like to individually work and meet with young entrepreneurs during the event.

Kevin’s going to Put a Shark in your Tank so you can 10X your business.  Everyone dreams about getting on Shark Tank, but now you have an opportunity to work directly with a shark.  In this show you will learn how.

Questions Asked:

  • What is your story on how entrepreneurship became your career?
  • What is your advice on the curiosity overload? How do you stay focused on one core area?
  • What is your biggest takeaway that you learned from companies? Their downfalls and successes.
  • How did the infomercial business come about?
  • How would you distinguish successful products from unsuccessful ones?
  • What did you learn from launching so many products?
  • How did you get on Shark Tank? What was the experience like?
  • What does it take to get a deal on Shark Tank?
  • What is the book, Put A Shark in Your Tank, going to talk about?
  • What are you going to speak about at the Young Entrepreneur Convention?

Key Topics Discussed:

  • Story on becoming an entrepreneur
  • Original shark from Shark Tank
  • Inventing the infomercial
  • Put A Shark In Your Tank
  • Speaking at Young Entrepreneur Convention
  • 5 Steps in becoming a key person of influence

5 Steps in Becoming a Key Person of Influence

  1. Create a perfect pitch
    1. Short and sweet
    2. Go to competitions, casting calls, trade shows
  2. Create beautiful partnerships
    1. Leverage credibility for you and partner
    2. Not what you know but who you know
  3. Raise your profile
    1. Go outside your comfort zone
    2. Do things that others won’t
  4. Curiosity overload
    1. Explore to learn about yourself
    2. Choose your career path
  5. Expose yourself
    1. Create your brand image
    2. People should know who you are

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten”

– Kevin Harrington

Links

Put A Shark In Your Tank

Young Entrepreneur Convention

I’ve always looked up to Kevin and his work.  It’s an honor to have him Speak at my event and also work with him to launch his newest book on Indiegogo.  I encourage you to join us at Young Entrepreneur Convention.  Meet Kevin and I and get valuable feedback on your product or business.

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Get your Ticket today!

By |2017-03-25T14:13:13+00:00April 14th, 2016|BTA Blog, Podcasts & Posts, Uncategorized|

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