The Apprentice Episode 7: Au Revoir Leon The Teapot Artist!

Ah bonjour!  Leon – that means hello.  This week our little apprentices/business bulldogs were set to descend on Paris and take to them some of the best innovations Britain has to offer!  Team leader for team Venture this week was youngster Suzie and for team Logic it was for the first time Tom. One half […]

Ah bonjour!  Leon – that means hello.  This week our little apprentices/business bulldogs were set to descend on Paris and take to them some of the best innovations Britain has to offer!  Team leader for team Venture this week was youngster Suzie and for team Logic it was for the first time Tom.

One half of the teams were sent straight to Paris to conduct some market research whilst the rest stayed behind to select which products they wanted to force upon the poor unsuspecting French people.  For future reference just in case you ever have to make product selections, the questions to ask are clearly – do the French go camping?  Are the French very fond of their children?  Do the French drive?  Yes, well done, Suzie excellent questions.  They eventually decided on the child’s car seat rucksack and the Universal Travel Grip.  On the other team, the product recommendations made by Tom and Natasha were almost instantly dismissed by Melody as she let her personal views take over.  After conducting some ‘thorough’ research in which Melody shows off her French and Leon shows off his artistic talent, or lack thereof, they (or should I say Melody) convince Tom to choose the Teapot light and pop up postcards as their products.

Whilst Melody dominates her team with Leon trailing behind her like a little lost, non-French speaking puppy, Jim is attempting to arrange sales appointments using the brilliant technique of speaking English but in a strange faux French/European accent.  Also for future reference, if you ever need to make decisions about who should take charge of the most important pitches for your business a good way to decide this is playing scissors-paper-stone as demonstrated by Tom and Natasha.  Really?  Are these really the best candidates for The Apprentice??

I did feel sorry for Tom though, he seemed a bit out of his depth which was probably further magnified by the massive presence Melody had in the episode.  They made a huge error in the pitch set up by big Al himself which ultimately led to their humiliating defeat with the biggest margin in the history of the show.  Oh dear.

Melody’s shark like tactics work as she is saved from the finger of doom leaving it between Tom and Leon.  Alas for poor Leon his artistic skills were just not enough to save him so now Tom is now left with the task of proving himself capable after his poor show last night.  Ah well, let’s hope he doesn’t crumble at the biscuit task next week!!!

Just for you Leon:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0sezoBzESk