This past Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 was our QVC debut!
About a week before, we watched the movie Joy, based on the life of Joy Mangano, who sold her products on QVC. My biggest question after viewing that movie was "does the stage really rotate?"
Garret and I flew from KC to Philadelphia the night before. After dinner, I wrote bullet points of things I hoped to include in the important few minutes on air.
The next morning, QVC host Mary Beth Roe called me to introduce herself and for us to get to know each other. She let me know that she was wearing our blue 'I am amazing' socks, so I decided to wear our white 'I am crushing it' socks.
I arrived at QVC about an hour before the show, toured the facility and took a few pictures. I then saw the beautiful set. It didn't rotate. I was relieved to learn that. 🙂
The first product featured that hour was from another Kansas City company, DEMDACO. Toward the end of their segment, I walked around on the right side of the stage and sat at the round table. Mary Beth walked over and started our segment.
So much had gone into preparing for that moment. It had been in the works for about 8 months. It involved a lot of planning, online and virtual training, and our team spent weeks preparing sets of our socks and notecards for this launch. Once the segment started, it was very comfortable. I credit Mary Beth for that...she made me feel like we'd know each other for a long time. And she did a great job of representing our socks.
When those 7 minutes were over, I was relieved and exhilarated.
Our mission is to share our socks and the positive messages with as many people as possible, because we know from the stories that we receive from people who wear and gift our socks that the words are making a difference.
I am grateful to QVC and their team for helping us achieve our mission.