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About 48 hours ago, I was Tweeting with @ladolcediva (also known as Jennifer Kirkwood). She was sharing that the Home Shopping Network (HSN) had expressed an interest in carrying her La Dolce Diva products. Jennifer Tweeted that HSN wanted her to commit to putting thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of her products in their warehouse before they would even talk to her about selling her Indie goodies. There were also numerous other stipulations that most Indie Business owners simply cannot meet.
(Update: 12/11/08: this is the edited version of the video that appeared here when this post was first published.)
I Tweeted back that perhaps some of it was negotiable? Jennifer said, "No dice." So, I Tweeted that someone should launch a live online shopping show just for Indies. As I pressed the SEND key, my body literally froze. A huge light bulb went off in my head. That light is captured in this video, which was recorded live in my home studio (read: kitchen) about an hour ago. (If you have trouble viewing the video, it may be because you need to download the latest flash plug-in.)
It's a little long, but just a test pilot so there was a lot going on as we brought together all of the different technological tools we are using to put together the Indie Shopping Network. The website will launch soon. In the meantime, we'd love your comments!
Question: We need your feedback to make this show the best it can be when we launch in January 2009. What do you think? Do you like the set? How does the audio sound? Is the lighting good? Would you like me to help you sell your products on the show?