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Secrets From The Tank

5 June 2012 4 CommentsBy Sarah Shaw

Ok, so like me, you are probably totally obsessed with Shark Tank, wonder what it takes to get on, how it feels to be on, and what the outcome might bring………investor or none. Perhaps (again like myself) each week is like a full on swooping roller coaster of emotions. I am literally on the edge of my seat, and often find myself yelling at the contestants to say this or that, or cringing when they give the wrong info……..or feeling sorry for them when it's clear they tried really hard but really just don't have what it takes to be successful. And those sharks can be brutal at times.

So I am watching a few weeks ago when I suddenly perk up as I actually KNOW the person in front of me……walking down that long red carpet and my heart starts racing – nervous and excited for her. I know she has an awesome product and deserves to be seen on national TV! 

Meet Barbara Lampugnale of Duality Cosmetics!  I called Barbara after seeing her land a deal with QVC Queen Lori Greiner on Shark Tank.  Within days of the episode airing, Laurie had the product on QVC selling out of 14,000 units in moments.  Amazing!!

Listen to my tell all interview with Barbara about her experience getting on and being on Shark Tank and what her next moves are.

Keep up with Barbara on Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest and see what's next!



  • Shannon Anello said:

    I want to thank you so much for sharing this interview. It was so helpful and inspiring. It was nice to get some inside on the process. I received a call from the casting director, submitted my products, video, etc and am now waiting to see if I get called to film. I can’t explain enough how helpful this interview was. Thank you so much! I will keep you posted if I hear anything.

  • Lill said:

    When I auditioned, we went 4 at a time and had 40 seconds to present. (I didn’t make it) The contract appears to state that Shark Tank gets a cut on top of what the Sharks take. However, I think it is a great opportunity.

    I thought this interview was FANTASTIC!!! Thanks so much for sharing this Sarah–such helpful information. So thrilled for her!

  • Nicole Bienfang said:

    Great interview Sarah tons of really amazing content was shared.
    I think the most important take-ways were:
    -Necessity is the mother of invention: pay attention to your everyday life and the things you do, you never know when it will be a source of inspiration.

    -Tap into your network: your connections and pre-existing relationships can help you get closer to making your dreams a reality just ask around.

    -Have an exit strategy: Barbara had a number in mind of how much money she was willing to spend on this project (something a lot of other Entrepreneurs don’t do on Shark Tank) so she knew she was comfortable to drop it or move on.

    -Don’t stress over what you can’t control: Getting upset over things you have no ability to fix or resolve only causes unnecessary aggravation and blocks you from doing the things you could be doing to move forward.

    I had my own “I actually KNOW the person in front of me” moment as well with my inventor friend Jared Joyce. His show is going to re-air on July 5th. I will be doing an interview with him for my blog that will be released on the air date so check it out when you have a chance!

    Thanks for this fantastic interview!

  • Anya said:

    Wow, what an interesting look at the whole process. I have been watching the show and never realized how involved it is! Thank you so much for sharing!

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