3 Things I Learned As A Bet On Black Contestant
If you're unfamiliar with Bet On Black, it’s a show that brings black business owners across the US to pitch their brands for a chance to win a grand prize of $200,000. The show premiers on the Revolt TV channel, and is funded by Target. I appeared in their third season.
As you can imagine, I was 38 weeks pregnant when I received the call that I was selected to be on the show - terrified. I’ve never been on television before. Just the thought that millions of people are going to see and hear me was terrifying enough. What if I stutter? What if I go blank? What if I’m so nervous that I just shut down and cry on national television from embarrassment? These thoughts had me in a chokehold…
1. Community is Key.
2. Never forget your story.
3. Think Bigger.
I didn’t feel as though I found many opportunities to tell the judges this. However, I had no idea what they were going to ask me or what my answers were going to be. I was nervous as all hell but spoke from the heart, as gracefully as I could…
Have you had a chance to tune in to Season Three of Bet on Black? What do you think of my pitch??? What points should I have improved on? Haven’t seen it?? It’s on YouTube, the Revolt TV network, and now on Peacock! Would love to get your feedback, let me know what you think!