‘Shark Tank’: ‘Horribly nervous’ DynoSafe founder FORGETS entire pitch but Robert Herjavec and Mark Cuban save her
Amid well-practiced pitches and creative presentations on ‘Shark Tank’, we often forget the jitters one can get in front of all the Sharks. DynoSafe founder Rebecca Romanucci reminded everyone of the stage fear when she FORGOT her entire pitch.
It's surprising as she has received numerous accolades and awards for her leadership and is nationally recognized as an expert medical business entrepreneur. Not just that, the official website of DynoSafe also elaborates how Rebecca is a sought-after public speaker, educator, and compassionate philanthropist too. Well, here's what really happened when she stepped onto the stage with her husband Eric Romanucci on the latest episode of the ABC show.
How did Rebecca Romanucci forget her lines?
Once on the stage, she started her pitch but forgot the line midway. She then mocked herself saying, “Line, please...” Immensely supportive, the Sharks laughed and encouraged her to start all over again. She did begin again but got stuck at the same point and kept forgetting lines throughout the pitch. One viewer even dubbed her a “horribly nervous presenter.”
The biggest support came from Lori Greiner who told her to redo it and many fans praised her for the approach. “I love how @LoriGreiner just kept encouraging her when she got so nervous. We've all been there!” one tweet read and another said, “I love that you’re such a calming person with the way you approach people and deliver what you’re going to say... I’m sure this is nerve-wracking and I can’t imagine how she’s feeling but sweet of you the way you helped calm her.”
A third wrote, “So we might get a contingency offer for @dynosafe!”
@LoriGreiner I love that you’re such a calming person with the way you approach people and deliver what you’re going to say💕 I’m sure this is nerve wracking and I can’t imagine how she’s feeling but sweet of you the way you helped calm her🥰 #SharkTank— Callie (@calliejanelle) April 3, 2021
Rebecca is a horribly nervous presenter#SharkTank— It's still NOT Opening Day, Goof™ 😢 (@PhillyGoof) April 3, 2021
Did she strike a deal?
Rebecca and Eric were seeking a $150,000 investment for a 15% stake but all the Sharks gave a thumbs down at first. Devastated after her errors and all the nervousness, Rebecca broke down and tears rolled down her cheeks... Soon after, Robert Herjavec was kind enough to offer $150,000 for 51%. Kevin too jumped in saying he wanted only a 40% stake.
When Rebecca began by saying that she couldn't accept Herjavec's offer as she had built the company for over three years, he changed his offer and asked for a $25% stake along with a board of directors who would have more seats than the two of them. Mark Cuban jumped in saying he would love to be on the board as well. That was when Rebecca quickly said yes.
One fan noted, “She wanted Mark so bad. She was READY as soon as she heard Mark was willing to be involved.” Another posted, “Watching @ABCSharkTank and seeing a woman given her company away, she was so nervous she just didn't listen to a second offer by the same person, which also meant that she can lose everything. Unbelievable. If you go to that show you really need #NervesofSteel...”
She wanted Mark so bad. She was READY as soon as she heard Mark was willing to be involved. #SharkTank— Stayin' A(liv)e (@sophaschi) April 3, 2021
Watching @ABCSharkTank and seeing a woman given her company away, she was so nervous she just didnt listen to a second offer by the same person, which also meant that she can lose everything. Unbelievable. If you go to that show you really need #NervesofSteel #SharkTank— MyOpinionMyRight (@myright2opinion) April 3, 2021
Well, all's well that ends well, isn't it? Wouldn't you wish Rebecca the best? What are your thoughts on that pitch? Share it in the comments below.
‘Shark Tank’ Season 12 Episode 9 returned to ABC after the winter break on January 8, 2021, at 8 pm ET. Catch the latest episode featuring products like Phoozy, DynoSafe, Probiotic Maker and StepNPull on April 2, 2021, from 8 pm ET to 9 pm ET.
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