The Countdown Begins…

Some of you may know that I had thrown my hat into the ring for the “Ultimate W Expert Challenge”. My girlfriend heard an ad on the radio asking for people to submit short videos explaining why they should be considered for a shot at being a W Expert (on any topic). There were approximately 400 submissions which were voted online down to 20 semi-finalists. Those 20 semi-finalists had a follow up challenge filmed and those 20 videos were again voted online down to 7 finalists, of which I was one. The 7 of us then filmed for just under two weeks to produce three 30 minute episodes which will be airing at the following times:

Sunday June 21st @ 7pm
Sunday June 28th @ 7pm
Sunday July 5th @ 7pm

The W Network has started promoting the series and they posted the original videos and follow up challenges for the final 7 contestants. Here are the links for anyone interested:

General Description Of The Show

Description Of The Three Episodes

Original Videos (you can toggle between the original video submissions and the follow up challenge videos by clicking right under the player)

Preet Banerjee
Preet Banerjee an independent consultant to the financial services industry and a personal finance commentator. You can learn more about Preet at his personal website and you can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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  • Susan

    Best of luck, Preet! We’ll be watching.

  • Stephan

    Hey Preet.. great job on the video! Are we allowed to vote? I think you would do a fantastic job as a host. All the best!


  • Mark Wolfinger

    Crunch time.

    I wish you the best of luck.
    I’m sure your readers are pulling for you to win that challenge. I know I am.

  • Preet

    @ Susan – thanks, I’ll take all the luck I can muster!

    @ Stephan – voting for the first two videos was during October and December of last year. As for the voting for the show, I have no idea what they have in store… Thanks for the well wishes!

    @ Mark Wolfinger – thanks for the kind note – it was a crazy experience. Absolutely crazy… :)

  • Mr. Cheap

    One the main show page, you’re in the center of the group of 7, so clearly you’re going to win (one by one their pictures will be removed until just you remain in the center) :-)

    Good luck! I don’t have cable right now, but I’m going to do my best to catch your segments.

  • Mr. Cheap

    er, I guess that should be “on the main show page”.

  • Preet

    @ Mr. Cheap – heh, heh – that was actually my doing as I was incredibly sick during the first week of filming – I was trying to get as many people sick as possible so I bullied my way into the middle! :) lol

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