PrepWell Podcast


Ep. 26 | Going Back on Shark Tank

An announcement and the behind-the-scenes story of how Phil Black got a second chance to go on Shark Tank to pitch PrepWell Academy. Phil also provides one of his private mentoring students with a roadmap for how to make the most of her downtime during the coronavirus quarantine.

Show Notes:

In today’s episode, I announce the airing of my second appearance on Shark Tank where I pitch PrepWell Academy to the Sharks. The episode airs this Friday, 4/3/2020 8pm on ABC. I hope you’ll tune-in to join the fun. I also share the story of when I decided to re-apply to Shark Tank, what the casting call was like, and what I thought of my chances.  The second half of the episode focuses on a private 1:1 mentoring student of mine whom I call “Sarah”. I help Sarah build a comprehensive semester-at-home course curriculum to help her demonstrate her initiative, curiosity, and ability to thrive under all circumstances - even at-home quarantine due to coronavirus. If your child is at home and not sure what to do - this is a must-listen.

Here is what I discuss in this episode:

0:01:10 When will I be back on Shark Tank?
0:01:35 My first appearance on Shark Tank
0:03:15 Getting a second bite at the apple?
0:04:00 How is Shark Tank like college admissions?
0:05:05 Not Giving Up for Four Years
0:05:50 The Decision to Go Back, Again
0:06:44 The 60-second elevator pitch
0:07:00 What was the casting call like? 
0:09:00 Taking massive action
0:09:15 The question to ask your teen
0:09:40 What can I do during quarantine?
0:10:40 Sarah’s backstory
0:11:40 What should Sarah do?
0:12:50 Sarah’s self-paced semester-at-home
0:13:25 What is Coursera?
0:14:54 How will Sarah benefit?
0:15:45 Additional Information Section
0:17:00 Next Steps

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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank, etc. Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.

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