With so much at stake, the stress of appearing on live TV and before successful celebrity funders, is sometimes too much to handle.
Standing in front of Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoron, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond Jon and Kevin O’Leary can be quite stressful and overwhelming. After all, who wants to get eaten alive by up to four sharks at a time as about seven million viewers watch?
“I could not imagine going on that show,” says Steve Edwards, an entrepreneur from Pinellas County, Fla. who used his own money to start his fledgling online based business. “I’d be scared you-know-what to be on that show. I give those entrepreneurs lots of credit, whether they were successful or not. It sure is fun to watch but I’d hate to be the contestant.”
The pitching on “Shark Tank” is often must-see TV because it involves crying. Sometimes it’s happy tears. Sometimes sad ones. It’s not just the product. There’s also so much riding on the success or failure of the performance and that it can be overwhelming.
Over the summer, a “Shark Tank” entrepreneur contestant fainted after he pitched his product to the sharks. The segment will never air.
“The stress is really a concern to me,” says Pinellas psychiatrist Dinar Sajan, MD, from Health & Psychiatry. “Contestants can walk away depressed, excited, disappointed or a host of other emotions or combinations thereof. The show can have a massive psychological impact on a contestant.”
Though viewers see about 10 minutes of the presentations on air, but a typical pitch lasts about an hour! It’s edited quite a bit. And not everyone who pitches even gets on the show.
Regardless of whether the segment airs, if you succeed or fail, entrepreneurs are forced to see a psychiatrist, regardless of whether stress gets to them or their cool as a cucumber. It’s written into every contract. It’s part of the deal contestants make to be on the program.
“I’m was glad to hear that,” says the Clearwater psychiatrist Dinar Sajan, MD. “That is the responsible way to go. Psychiatrists help people deal with whatever emotion a person may be feeling. And some of the contestants clearly might need some help adjusting.”
For more information, please visit www.healthandpsychiatry.com.
SOURCE: Health and Psychiatry
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