Marion Witz is getting into it! She sat down with The Shopping Channel for a candid interview about being a mother, an entrepreneur, and life working with Elizabeth Grant. From turning 60 years-old to climbing a mountain in Peru, Marion is sharing her insights, interests, and all she’s learned over the years!
Q: What’s new and exciting in the Elizabeth Grant Collection for Summer Beauty this year?
A: For Summer Beauty this year we have together created the most incredible product called SOS Rescue Cream. It’s specifically formulated to help the skin cope with the environmental damage. Let’s face it, it’s very hot and we are outside now so our bodies are outsides…our skin is going to be stressed that much more. Well that’s our exciting new product for summer!
Q: What’s your best Summer Beauty tip?
A: One of the things that women should always know is to stay out of the sun – and that’s really difficult, especially in the summer! Wear a sunscreen if you’re outside and get your colour from bronzing products. There are so many beautiful bronzing products today! At one stage bronzing products would make you look streaky and yellow. But today with the technology, when you put a good bronzer on your body, your body looks bronzed and it looks lovely! That’s where we should get our colour from, not from the sun!
Q: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned as an entrepreneur and what advice do you have for others who are interested in starting their own business?
A: When Elizabeth and I started the company – I think it was 1998 or 1999, we were very naive about everything. We started the business in my basement and it grew from there. People often ask me what advice I have for other people – especially women, who want to start a business. I really say, when you start a business make sure your research the market, make sure that you don’t put every bit of money you own into the business because when you start a business you don’t know if it’s going to be successful. Start small, dream big – which is great! But start small and know that if it doesn’t work you’ll still have your life.
Q: How did you juggle three children and running a business and what advice do you have for busy working moms?
A: It’s not easy being a mother with children and running a business. As a mother you always want to give everything to your children, you want to be there for them and be able to take them wherever they need to go. When I started the business with Elizabeth, my children were older and what I did was I roped them into the company. Every single day when we had packing I made them come downstairs and help me pack all the boxes. They would moan and groan, but I said this was a great way for you to earn money! The kids almost grew up with me in the business, but I always made sure – now this is very important- I always made sure that I was there for them when they needed me, that I was there to take them to wherever I needed to take them, and that I was there to sit down and talk to them when they needed me to be there. Children are young for such a short time! You know you blink and then the kids are grown up. Like now I’ve blinked and my kids are grown up. But I know and I’m pleased that I was able to juggle my time then – it’s not easy, but it’s always about priorities!
Q: You appear regularly on The Shopping Channel and are comfortable with public speaking, you even wrote a book about it. How do you recommend others get over their fear of public speaking and empower their voice and strengthen their expression?
A: Many people don’t know that prior to being with Elizabeth I was a presentation skills trainer and a voice coach. I actually wrote a book called Stand Up and Talk to 1000 People (And Enjoy It!). I think “And Enjoy It!” is really the most important part of that title, because so many people hate giving presentations. And yet if you know how to do it, and if you know how to manage it, it becomes something that you can do so very, very well. Being a voice coach, I think, was a great way for me to learn how to do presentations because I learned that your voice is like a musical instrument, it’s like playing a piano. All you have to do is to learn how to play it, and if you know how to play it well your voice will never let you down. The more you do deep breathing exercises you’ll start to find you can manage that first step of your presentation.
Q: What’s one of your greatest accomplishments?
A: I turned 60 this year! For my 60th birthday I decided to do something I’ve never done before and that was to hike up a mountain in Peru. I asked my friend to accompany me. I had no experience, I never exercise and I’ve never walked before. I have to tell you it was the most thrilling thing I’ve ever done because every single day was an accomplishment. Every single day when I started out and I battled and I never ever thought I’d reach the height that I reached. Then when I did, coming down the mountain at the end of every day and just eating and then jumping into bed was the greatest accomplishment of my life!
Get into your skin with Marion and Elizabeth Grant during their 15th Anniversary visit at The Shopping Channel on July 19 & 20 with our Today’s Showstopper.
To hear our interview with Marion Witz click the player below!
For the last 14 years it has been my pleasure, honour, and tradition to spend Canada Day at The Shopping Channel with the Korite Ammolite that’s best known as Canada’s gemstone. Each year we bring you an exciting Today’s Showstopper, and this year is no different! Over the years our Canada Day shows have become one of the most highly anticipated events at The Shopping Channel. This year our Canada Day show will be the biggest of all time as we launch the brand new Korite Ammolite Watch that’s only available at The Shopping Channel!
We made this collection of watches in limited quantities and it’s the smallest collection we’ve ever made in the past 35 years! It took us over three years to make this watch as each Ammolite dial was intricately crafted and created by hand. It has been seven years since we’ve offered a Korite Ammolite Watch as our Today’s Showstopper, but I assure you it is well worth the wait!
This watch is reminiscent of a classic Cartier style time piece and boasts a bold, square face and is set with a large dial made of the highest quality Korite Ammolite. Perfect for men and women of all age groups, this watch is a true treasure that’s sure to become one of the most sought after pieces in our collection.
I am beyond excited to introduce and share this piece of functional art with you. I hope you’ll join me at 10pm ET on June 30th when this stellar watch finally makes its long awaited debut.
For the avid Ammonite collectors, we will again be offering a limited collection of museum quality Ammonite fossil specimens. These incredible pieces sell out very quickly, as we are only able to bring in a very limited quantity, so be sure to shop early.
The excitement doesn’t end there! For the first time ever we will be offering two qualities of Korite Ammolite. I will be bringing in several quality pieces that have never been available at The Shopping Channel before. Tune in on June 30 and July 1 to see photos of Korite Ammolite that have been sold around the world at prices you won’t believe!
I recently took a trip to New York where I visited the American Museum of Natural History. Below is a picture of me with our Ammonite on display, which we donated to the museum, and a photo of an Ammonite fossil.
I’m very much looking forward to this visit as it’s filled with many firsts, like the debut of our brand new line featuring Korite Ammolite and Black Spinel, which makes this lineup of shows a must-see! You can also look forward to extra Easy Pay payments and great Canada Day specials. Visit theShoppingChannel.com to view our Ammolite Gem Collection currently available.
See you all very soon!
Preparation: 5 minutes
Processing: 45 Seconds
Yield: 2 ¼ cups (540 ml)
1 ½ cups (230 g) watermelon, peeled, diced
1 kiwi, peeled, halved
1 date, pitted
1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes
1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
4. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
Nutritional Information per 1Cup (240 ml) Serving:
- 95 Calories
- 0g total fat
- 0g saturated fat
- 0mg cholesterol
- 24g carbohydrate
- 3g fiber
- 1g protein
- 3mg sodium
- 19g sugar
Shop for the Vitamix Blender – our Today’s Showstopper, at theShoppingChannel.com
During the month of March viewers will want to tune in every weekend for something BIG! They can expect amazing Today’s Showstopper offers from the biggest brands as well as an all around exciting line-up of shows that shouldn’t be missed. Expect big things all month long! SHOP @ www.theShoppingChannel.com
It’s Our Birthday! We’re celebrating 26 years of Great Shopping and we have lots in store! Watch for:
- The return of your favourite guests & shows including Joan Rivers, RJ Graziano, Sylvia Kwok, Dimitri James & Lennie Feinberg to name a few.
- What better time of year than our birthday to celebrate your favourites - the Shoppies are back!
- Incredible birthday offers each and every day that you won’t want to miss!
- If that’s not enough, we have some extra excitement with our 26 A-day Giveaway! Every day for 26 days we’ll be giving away 26 prizes to 26 lucky winners. A different product is up for grabs every day from brands like Bose, Soprano Handbags, Aquaswiss, Himilayan Gems and more. To find out the daily prizes visit theshoppingchannel.com - for 26 days! We have over $50,000 in great prizes to be won all month long - don’t miss it!
There’s so much more, be sure to visit theshoppingchannel.com today for more on this exciting celebration!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and The Shopping Channel has some amazing heart melting items that we’re sure you’d LOVE to receive on February 14. Enter & “Pin” your way at a chance to win a $500 shopping spree and show yourself some love.
Create your own Valentine’s Wish Board on Pinterest and you could win! Pin your products and enter between January 14 - 28.
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1) Follow The Shopping Channel on Pinterest.com/ShoppingChannel
2) Build a Board titled “Be Mine This Valentine’s Day”
3) Pin at least 5 items from theShoppingChannel.com that make your heart melt and that you’d love to receive this Valentine’s Day. Include #ilovetoshop in your Pin’s description.
4) Enter at www.theshoppingchannel.com/pintowin
It’s the beginning of 2013 and we have a great year ahead of us! A new year brings the opportunity to do the body good! Let’s get on track (or back on track!) with the RIGHT tools to create the healthiest and strongest body possible!
One of my favorite fitness sayings is, “Being uncomfortable for 30 to 60 minutes a day exercising is better than being uncomfortable your whole life”. Yes I said it; sometimes we need to get a little uncomfortable to achieve what is worthwhile. Nobody knows better than Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser about how to get us a little uncomfortable. If you LOVE to workout at home with minimal tools, I recommend Jillian’s new Body Revolution DVD set. There are 15 DVD’s to keep us inspired!
If you’re in need of new workout equipment, I suggest Fitglide! It works the whole body on a simple track and the two workout DVDs included are less than 20 minutes. Keep in mind that a one hour workout is only 4 per cent of your day; we all have time for a 20 - 30 minute workout!!
I have been a trainer for over 25 years and in my experience those who plan and have the right tools have the most success staying on track. Let me and all the amazing fitness products that are available at The Shopping Channel help you achieve your goals.
Small daily improvements lead to staggering long term results!
Join me on Friday January 11, 2013 for my Facebook Chat at www.Facebook.com/theShoppingChannel
I’m so blessed and happy to announce my return to The Shopping Channel after the birth of my fourth baby, Isaiah, who was born at the end of November. Despite sleepless nights and the sometimes exhausting feat of caring for my other children, plus nursing the baby, it is surprising even to me of my ability to bounce back after baby number four!
People often ask me, “What’s your secret?” and “How can you possibly look and feel so good such a short time after having a baby?” Honestly speaking, I give the credit to my VitaTree supplements. They help to give me the vitality I need to carry out my daily routine with work, the children and my life in general. I don’t know what I would do without my supplements! I’ve said on air numerous times that I formulated the supplements for all our viewers and my patients, but first and foremost, for myself and my family.
High quality, Whole Food Vitamins simply didn’t exist in the marketplace, without synthetic vitamins and fillers, until I created the VitaTree Nutritionals supplement line. I wanted the best for myself and my family, and that’s exactly what a large number of people can now enjoy when they take any of the VitaTree products.
I’m so excited to bring in the New Year with a great Today’s Showstopper on January 11th, our extremely popular VitaTree Fat Burner. There is no better time of year to actively pursue a healthier diet, exercise and weight loss regime than in January, just after the holiday season when most of us have overdone it with food, drinks and festivities.
The key to long-term successful weight loss includes healthy lifestyle choices, detoxification and using natural whole food nutrients that boost the metabolism and can give us vital energy to be able to exercise with increased stamina and endurance. I have formulated very effective products, namely the VitaDetox and VitaTree Fat Burner for targeted weight loss, especially belly fat, that are safe, easy to take, and do not contain harmful stimulants as most other supplements in this genre. I encourage everyone to tune in to my fun and informative shows on January 11th to learn vital health information that can be easily implemented into everyone’s lifestyle, no matter what age or level of health. If you’ve had great success as so many others with the VitaTree Formulas, please call into my shows so we can hear all about it!
This year you will also have a chance to enter our exciting new contest and win a year’s supply of VitaFruits and VitaVeggies! To enter, you must submit a suitable photo of yourself “before” and “after” using VitaTree Fat Burner along with your weight loss goal. For full contest rules, visit theShoppingChannel.com/VitaTreePhotos and shop VitaTree here.
Dr. Janine Bowring
Formulator for VitaTree Nutritionals
‘Tis the season to Celebrate & Share with those you hold dear. Take the gift of time and make it special. Whatever your holiday mood, rest assured that with your discerning taste and our holiday-know-how, you’ll soon discover something perfect!
Holiday Shopping just got better! Enjoy a minimum of 4 Easy Payments on every item, right now through the holidays!
Women Moving Women
Add $1 to your order today in support of women moving women (done through silent animation and through CCC (if possible),no live host call out.
Extended Holiday Returns
Gifts purchased can be returned up to January 14th - some details apply, so be sure to go online for full details.
Celebrate & Share $25,000 Giveaway
Enter our Celebrate & Share $25,000 Giveaway! Each week we’re giving away shopping sprees! Starting at $500, the weekly prize gets bigger and bigger the weeks go on! Enter every week for your chance to win!
|Weekly Prize Draw||Shopping Spree
Available to be won
| Drawing Date
| October 19 – October 25, 2012
|| October 26, 2012
| October 26 – November 1, 2012
||$1000||November 2, 2012
| November 2 – November 8, 2012
||$1250|| November 9, 2012
| November 9 – November 15, 2012
||$1750|| November 16, 2012
| November 16 – November 22, 2012
||$2250|| November 23, 2012
|November 23 – November 29, 2012||$2750|| November 30, 2012
| November 30 – December 6, 2012
||$3000|| December 7, 2012
| December 7 – December 13, 2012
||$3500|| December 14, 2012
| December 14 – December 20, 2012
||$4000|| December 21, 2012
| December 21 – December 31, 2012
||$5000||January 3, 2013|
We are very excited to make our national debut on The Shopping Channel!
After performing hundreds of times in the United States on QVC, HSN, and ShopNBC, we are thrilled to be coming to Canada.
We will be performing Christmas favorites live on two grand pianos from our two newest Christmas albums, “The Gift of Christmas” a 2 CD set of 30 of our holiday favorites, plus a special bonus CD entitled “Joy” including 6 Christmas songs such as “Winter Wonderland,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Jingle Bells”.
Tune in on Tuesday, October 16 at 9am, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm ET. We’re so happy that we can share these holiday songs with you to get in the Christmas spirit.
SHOP The O’Neill Brothers at theShoppingChannel.com
- Tim and Ryan O’Neill
About The O’Neill Brothers:
Tim & Ryan O’Neill, nationally known recording artists from New Prague, MN, have released over 37 CDs of piano music in their relaxing, signature style. The O’Neill Brothers have sold over ten million copies and currently sell over 250,000 song downloads every month. Tim and Ryan have performed for several governors, US Presidents and have toured with pop superstar Deborah Gibson, as well as Katie McMahon, the original voice of Riverdance.