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Kirsten and Katie
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Kelly Ripa/TLC Show audition - part 1

I have never wanted to be on TV. Ever. So when our bizzyBee engineer sent us an email about auditioning for a woman inventor’s show, I giggled a little. (“Us” denotes myself, Katie, and Kirsten, the inventors of the bizzyBee. Kirsten is my sister-in-law and business partner.) You want us to audition for what? We researched the link to the show and found very limited information – something like “TLC channel, Kelly Ripa and Milojo Productions are joining forces to present a television series showcasing women inventors”. That’s pretty much all that was told about the show. Kirsten and I agreed that we weren’t TV types, but thought the opportunity was too good to pass up. This could be the chance to introduce the bizzyBee to the entire country! Who knows – maybe we’ll make it! With as much as we believe in the bizzyBee and the support we’ve received from everyone we’ve met so far, why shouldn’t we make it? What the heck, we decided, let’s go for it.

One of the options for applying for the show was a video introducing the invention. Initially we planned on doing this until we realized that the producers recommended auditioning in person. We had missed the first few audition locations and realized our last chance was Chicago only a week away.

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