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Win A Pageant® | Professional Pageant Coaching with Alycia Darby

English, Personal/Lifestyle/Family, 2024 seasons, 240 episodes, 3 days 10 hours 19 minutes
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Alycia Darby shares coaching exercises weekly to simplify pageantry for women in pageants like Ms. America, Miss USA, Miss America, Miss International and Mrs. America. She educates pageant contestants with tips on fitness, interview, modeling, platform, fashion, beauty and more in a new episode every Wednesday. Are you ready to win a pageant?
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229 : The Best of Pageant Tips

You’ve reached the mecca of pageant tips! This video showcases the best moments from our pageant tips videos. From what NOT to do to protecting your reputation, these clips are packed with valuable advice and inspiration. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or just starting out, you won't want to miss this collection of expert pageant tips. So sit back, relax, and get ready to elevate your pageant expertise to the next level and Win a Pageant! Clips taken from the following videos :     - Pageant Interview Tips: What Not to DO (Episode 127) https://youtu.be/GaoRYxEiwbk      - 7 Must-Know Pageant Etiquette Tips to Protect Your Reputation  (Episode 53) https://youtu.be/NYWzMEzJalE    <p di
22/03/202316 minutes 52 seconds
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228 : The Best Of Pageant Expert Interviews

The best of pageant expert interviews have arrived! This video showcases the best moments from our pageant expert interview videos. From nailing your pageant walk to embracing a winner’s mindset,, these clips are packed with valuable advice and inspiration. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or just starting out, you won't want to miss this collection of expert insights. So sit back, relax, and get ready to elevate your pageant expertise to the next level and Win a Pageant! Subscribe: Apple | <a href= "https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93aW5hcGFnZWFudC5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw"
08/03/202325 minutes
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227 : The Best of Pageant Judges

Wondering what pageant judges are looking for in a pageant winner? This video showcases the best moments from our pageant judges videos. From tips on what judges are actually looking for to my top tips for asking for pageant judge feedback, these clips are packed with valuable advice and inspiration. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or just starting out, you won't want to miss this collection of expert insights. So sit back, relax, and get ready to elevate your pageant judge knowledge to the next level and Win a Pageant! Subscribe: Apple | <a href= "https://podcasts.google.com/fee
22/02/202316 minutes 41 seconds
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226 : The Best Of Pageant Interview Questions and Answers

Get ready to step up your pageant game! This video showcases the best moments from our pageant interview question and answer videos. From tips on answering tough questions to my top tips for pageant interview, these clips are packed with valuable advice and inspiration. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or just starting out, you won't want to miss this collection of expert insights. So sit back, relax, and get ready to elevate your pageant interview skills to the next level and Win a Pageant! Clips taken from the following videos :     Pageant Interview Practice Questions and Sample Answers (Episode 121) : https://youtu.be/mmoaXWlMpEw    Pageant Interv
08/02/202315 minutes 27 seconds
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225 : Pageant Winner Ellon Chase on The Power of Progress

In this episode, we sit down with the recent winner of the Mrs. Idaho American pageant, Ellon Chase. She shares her journey through the Win A Pageant Academy, the challenges she faced, and her amazing Legacy Project. She also gives advice to aspiring pageant contestants who are waiting to win their next pageant and talks about her exciting pageant plans for the future. Don't miss this inspiring and candid interview with a true beauty queen!   Ellon Chase is the current Mrs. Idaho American. She resides in Sugar City, Idaho with her husband, Chris, a professional fly-fisherman and educator. Together they have two teenage sons, Porter and James. At a very difficult time in her life, Ellon decided to transform every aspect of her own health and now teaches others how to live healthier through her work as a school counselor and as a published author of The Power of Progress. She also teaches workshops about The Power of Progress and all areas of healthy living.  
25/01/202342 minutes 41 seconds
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224 : 5 Tips for a Stand Out Ad Page with Sherri Owens of Sassy Ink Designs

In this video, we discuss the importance of branding for pageant ad pages. From creating a strong personal brand to leveraging social media, we share tips and strategies for standing out in the pageantry competition. Whether you're a seasoned pageant veteran or a first-time contestant, these tips will help you showcase your unique strengths and personality! If you're looking to take your pageant game to the next level, this episode is a must-watch! Sherri Owens has been involved in the pageant industry for past 20 years. She has competed, coached and judged pageants throughout the southeast. Due to her experience, talent and education (earning her B.A. in graphic design/marketing), she can provide a unique perspective for your pageant design needs. Sherri specializes in designing everything you may need such as program ads, social media designs, logos for yourself or community work, platform/bio sheets and autograph cards.   Subscribe: <a href=
18/01/202330 minutes 45 seconds
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223 : Finding the Right Pageant Coach Fit

Let’s talk about finding the perfect pageant coach and how to actually find your next pageant coach! If you're new to the pageant world, or just looking to up your game, a pageant coach can be a valuable resource. In this video, we'll go over my 5 tips for finding the right coach for you, including what to look for in a pageant coach, how to find potential pageant coaches, and how to decide which one is the best fit to help you win your next pageant. Whether you're competing in a local pageant or working towards a national title, having the right pageant coach by your side can make all the difference.    Thanks for watching and don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss another video!!   Subscribe: <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/win-a-pageant-professional-pageant-coaching-with/id999146768" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirect
11/01/202317 minutes 13 seconds
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222 : Do I Need a Pageant Coach?

Do I NEED a pageant coach to help me with my pageant prep? This is a question I hear often from my pageant coaching clients. In this episode, I am walking you through an exercise to help you determine if you should work with a pageant coach for you next pageant. As a pageant coach myself, I know that pageant coaching is not for everybody so I understand how difficult this decision can be. That is why this simple strategy will help you identify if pageant coaching is for you.   Subscribe: Apple | <a href=
04/01/202318 minutes 29 seconds
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221 : Pageant Coaches…What Do They Do?

What does a pageant coach actually do? I am so happy you asked! I have been a pageant coach for decades and in this episode, we're going to unpack the different elements of pageant coaching. I am going to explain the elements that go into pageant coaching to help you determine what you should be looking for in your pageant coach.   Subscribe: Apple | <a href= "https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93aW5hcGFnZWFudC5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=https://pod
28/12/202225 minutes 7 seconds
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220 : Creating a Vision Board for 2023

2023 is right around the corner! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! That means it’s time to start creating your vision board and planning for 2023. What do you want to accomplish in 2023? Do you want to win your first pageant? Maybe you want to really dive further into your Legacy project. Whatever your goals are for 2023, let’s make it happen!   In this episode, Trinity is going over how she simply creates a vision board using Canva and she’s giving you 3 action steps that you can take TODAY to get started on working toward your 2023 goals. Subscribe: <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/win-a-pageant-professional-pageant-coaching-with/id999146768" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/win-a-pageant-professional-pageant-coaching-with/id999146768&source=gmail&ust=1669317478366000&usg
21/12/202221 minutes 42 seconds
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219 : Pageant Interview Introduction to be Memorable for the Judges

Your pageant introduction interview needs leave the judges with something to remember you by. This is one of the most important pageant interviews during your beauty pageant journey! In this episode I am sharing the three most important things to include in your pageant introduction interview to make sure that the pageant judges remember you and you continue down your path to Win a Pageant! Subscribe: Apple | <a href= "https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93aW5hcGFnZWFudC5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=https://podcas
14/12/20229 minutes 15 seconds
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218 : Pageant Speech to be Memorable for the Judges

Pageant speeches to be memorable for the judges can be a stressful thing to think about! In this episode I’m giving you the 3 things you need to include in your pageant speech to make sure the pageant judges will remember you. I’ll also share 3 detailed pageant speech examples to help you prepare your next pageant speech so the pageant judges will remember you!   Subscribe: Apple | <a href= "https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93aW5hcGFnZWFudC5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://
07/12/202211 minutes 6 seconds
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217 : Pageant Speech to Advocate for Your Cause

Pageant speeches to advocate for YOUR cause can sometimes feel overwhelming. In this episode I’m giving you 5 things you NEED to do within your pageant speech when you are advocating for your cause. I’ll also tell you the 1 overarching thing you DEFINITELY need to make sure all 5 of these are delivered in your pageant speech to ensure you win your next pageant!   Subscribe: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube  Connect with Alycia Darby: Join the <a href="http://freepagean
30/11/20226 minutes 31 seconds
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216 : Pageant Introduction Outline for On Stage

Your pageant introduction is SO important when you are working toward winning a pageant! In this episode, I am giving you my 5 step formula to craft your perfect pageant introduction interview. Get ready because using this formula for your next pageant intro interview is going to help you Win a Pageant!   Subscribe: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube  Connect with Alycia Darby: Join the Free Pageant Course</
23/11/202213 minutes 42 seconds
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215 : Social Media Strategy to Land Pageant Sponsors in 2023

If you are trying to find pageant sponsors for 2023 and beyond, this episode is a MUST listen! I am giving you my proven social media strategy that you can start implementing TODAY to help you land sponsors easily using Instagram and Facebook. My social media strategy to land pageant sponsors will not even require you to show up on video in your Instagram Stories! If that sounds like music to your ears, be sure to give this episode a listen!   Subscribe: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube  Connect with Alycia
16/11/202222 minutes 51 seconds
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214 : Instagram Story Highlights For Pageant Women

Instagram Story Highlights are key to a first impression when someone, especially pageant judges, visit your Instagram profile. If you are needing Instagram Story ideas for your Instagram highlights, then this episode is for you! I am going over the topics that you should plan to include in your Instagram story highlights so your Instagram profile can be in the best position to make a lasting impression on pageant judges!   Subscribe: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube  Connect with Alycia Darby: Join the <a href="http://free
09/11/20224 minutes 8 seconds
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213 : Social Media Strategy for Pageant Women

Having a social media strategy as a pageant woman is crucial to gain the know, like and trust factor. Whether you favor Instagram or Facebook, judges will visit your social media account, and when they do you want to make sure that what they are seeing fits what they are looking for. This is where your social media strategy comes in! In this episode I am going over the best social media strategies for pageant women and telling you how you can start incorporating them TODAY!   Subscribe: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube </
02/11/202212 minutes 3 seconds
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212 : Pageant Prep | Nail Your On Stage Answer Deborah Missy Scott, Ms Petite USA

<span data-sheets-value= "{"1":2,"2":"You’re looking for pageant interview tips because you want to ensure that you have a winning pageant interview! Well, you are in luck! In this episode I am talking to Ms Petite USA, Deborah Missy Scott all about how she nailed her pageant interview and won the Ms. Petite USA Pageant.\n\nDeborah is originally from Philadelphia P.A, but moved to Raleigh N.C in 2020 to pursue her management career. Unexpectedly, her store closed which inspired her to take a leap into the unknown and follow her dreams of becoming an actress. Within one year, she starred in two student films, produced two episodes for a local tv show and signed with an exclusive talent agency. Her platform is \"Breaking Ground,\" empowering people to live the life they dream of by way of the arts. Deborah created a YouTube show entitled \"Breaking Ground\" to share her story to inspire others. She also hosts \"Boundless Visionaries\" a podcast that spotlights people who have overcome
26/10/202235 minutes 19 seconds
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211 : 3 Pageant Productivity Hacks with Sandi Glandt, Mrs. International

Looking for productivity hacks to help you prepare for your next pageant? It’s so easy for us to get distracted by so many things in our day to day life while we try to prepare to win our next pageant. Sometimes it feels impossible to stay productive during pageant prep. In this episode, I sat down with Sandi Glandt, Mrs. International, and she spilled her 3 productivity hacks to get you started with being more productive with your pageant prep!   Sandi Glandt is a high performance productivity coach, wife, mom, best selling author and tv host. Using realistic time management strategies, she helps modern working women manage everything on their plate to be present and intentional with the most important aspects of their life. Using her Best Selling Book- Slay Your Day: How to Get More Done, become Ultra Productive and Unlock your Full Potential, she helps women go from overwhelm and burnout to balan
19/10/202231 minutes 7 seconds
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210 : How To Be More Confident | 3 Keys to Confidence Keerah Yeowang, United States of America's Ms.

Are you wondering not only how to look more confident on stage but how to BE more confident?! This confidence training episode is for you! I talked with Keerah Yeawang about how she is using her platform to help women be more confident with her 3 keys to confidence!   “I strongly believe that when you look good, you feel good,” Keerah Yeowang said. “When you feel good, you do good. My goal is to go beyond makeup to help every woman look, feel, and do good every day.” Keerah Yeowang is an entrepreneur and professional makeup artist who launched her own beauty brand, Poshmetics Cosmetics in 2016, to inspire self confidence in women and teen girls through makeup and beyond. She also seeks to serve women in all seasons of life, including helping them become corporate executives and community leaders. Yeowang’s business network and personal outreach extend all the way from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Kisumu,
12/10/202258 minutes 5 seconds
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209 : 12 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Health with Brea Sharron Estep, Mrs. United States

Looking for health tips for women before you enter your next pageant? I sat down with the amazing Brea Sharron Estep, Mrs. United States, and talked about her passion for kid’s and women’s holistic health. In this video she is giving you her top 12 health tips for women and explaining why this is so important to her.   Brea Sharron Estep, Mrs. United States, is an Integrative Health Practitioner, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, business coach and author of Amazon Bestseller “Holistic Health Clean Eating Cookbook.” With over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry, she uses her health struggles and education to teach and coach others who feel like they have tried every diet, every workout and/or every doctor, find the underlying root cause to finally get their health and body back holistically.   Brea was born and rais
05/10/202240 minutes 52 seconds
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208 : Pageant Coaching | Passing Opportunity

One of my favorite unexpected pageant tips is to always make sure you are not letting a passing opportunity go by! You truly never know what opportunity might lead you to win a pageant. In this Pageant coaching session I am sharing some stories where I let passing opportunity right on by me and what it felt like after and I'll share a few times that I did NOT opportunity pass me by and what the outcome was there.   Subscribe: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube  Connect with Alycia Darby: Join the <a href="http://freepageantco
28/09/202218 minutes 52 seconds
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207 : Controversial Pageant Question and Answer Samples

Need some pageant sample questions? I have some great pageant sample questions AND answers! Pageant questions can sometimes be controversial and opinion based. Thinking about how your pageant interview questions will play out is stressful enough WITHOUT the controversial pageant questions! In this pageant training I am going to share some possible pageant questions you may get asked and explain how I would personally answer them! This pageant training will help you make your pageant interview questions and answers go seamlessly…whether you happen to get the controversial pageant interview questions or not. Get ready to win a pageant!   Subscribe: Apple | Google | Spotify | 
21/09/202215 minutes 32 seconds
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206 : Controversial Pageant Questions | Sharing Your Personal Opinion

Pageant questions can sometimes be controversial and opinion based. Thinking about how your pageant interview questions will play out is stressful enough without the controversial pageant questions! In this pageant training I am going over how to share your personal opinion without offending others when you find yourself on the receiving end of controversial pageant interview questions and how to work through them to make your pageant interview questions and answers go seamlessly…whether you happen to get the controversial pageant interview questions or not. Get ready to win a pageant!   Subscribe: <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/
14/09/20228 minutes 4 seconds
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205 : Pageant Questions | Controversial Topic Examples

Pageant questions often flirt with controversial topics. Thinking about how your pageant interview questions will play out is stressful enough without the controversial pageant questions! In this pageant training I am going over some of the most controversial topics you might get for pageant interview questions and how to work through them to make your pageant interview questions and answers go seamlessly…whether you happen to get the controversial pageant interview questions or not. Get ready to win a pageant!   Subscribe: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube </p
07/09/20225 minutes 54 seconds
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204 : Pageant Questions | Handling Controversial Questions

Pageant questions often flirt with controversial topics. Thinking about how your pageant interview questions will play out is stressful enough without the controversial pageant questions! In this pageant training I am going over the 3 things that hold us back when answering controversial pageant interview questions and how to work through them to make your pageant interview questions and answers go seamlessly…whether you happen to get the controversial pageant interview questions or not. Get ready to win a pageant!   Subscribe: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube
31/08/202236 minutes 23 seconds
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203 : Pageant Tips | Winner Mindset vs. Loser Mindset

I love to share my latest pageant tips with you as often as possible and in this episode I am giving you a big one! This pageant tip is one of my favorites and one that I continue to learn from every single day! If you are wondering how to win a beauty pageant and you have been working toward your goals to win a pageant title this beauty pageant training is for you! I’m giving you all of my pageant tips on a winner mindset and a loser mindset and how using BOTH actually will help you win a pageant title in your next beauty pageant!   Subscribe: Apple | Google | Spotify | <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/show/w
24/08/202234 minutes 25 seconds
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202 : Pageants for Curvy Women

Not all pageants are created equally, ladies! Plus size pageants are happening these days and in this episode I am talking with the amazing Natalie Carley, the founder and International Pageant Director of Miss Voluptuous Pageants.  Natalie Carley is the International Director and founder of Miss Voluptuous Pageants living in the English City of Colchester. Making history as the first plus-size exclusive pageant to crown titleholders across the world through MVP's unique Directorship program, the system now has 16 National and State pageants across the globe, as well as the International Pageant, which took place for the first time this year. With the motto Empower, Elevate, Celebrate, Miss Voluptuous Pageants strives to make a positive impact beyond the participants as a true empowerment and leadership program.</sp
17/08/202231 minutes 21 seconds
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201 : Pageant Tips for a Stress Free Pageant

Ready for some stress free pageant prep?! These are my TOP pageant tips on pageant prep for all of the pageant pros and aspiring pageant pros out here. I am sharing my best pageant tips to help you get ready to win a pageant absolutely STRESS FREE! These pageant tips are going to help clear your brain so that the ONLY thing you'll need to think about is pageant inte
10/08/20229 minutes 32 seconds
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200 : Mrs. America, Jackie Blankenship on Facing Your Fears & Being Brave

In this episode, we are talking with Jacki
03/08/202239 minutes 42 seconds
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199 : Pageant Mock Interview | Get the Best Scores

What do pageant judges look for during your mock pageant interview questions and answers? I’m sure you are wondering this before every mock pageant interview you go into! Pageant judges are looking for 3 very specific things in your mock pageant int
27/07/20228 minutes 2 seconds
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198 : Pageant Mock Interview | Don't Over-Prepare

Don’t be over prepared when it comes
20/07/20227 minutes 7 seconds
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197 : Pageant Mock Interview | What is it and How to Make the Most of it

Are you wondering how to win a pageant?! You are probably spending a lot of time thinking about the pageant interview and what the judges have for pageant interview questions. Believe it or not, the pageant interview is less about the pageant interview outfit and more about how you answer the pageant interview questions. In this pageant training, I am giving you my tips for your mock pageant interview to help make sure you are 100% prepared and ready to answer the actual pageant interview questions! Get ready to Win a Pageant!<span data-sheets-value= "{"1":2,"2":"Are you wondering how to win a pageant?! You are probably spending a lot of time thinking about the pageant interview and what the judges have for pageant interview questions. Believe it or not, the pageant interview is less about the pageant interview outfit and more about how you answer the pageant interview questions. \nIn this pageant training, I am giving you my tips for your mock pageant interview to hel
13/07/20227 minutes 33 seconds
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196 : How to Choose the Right Pageant for You

So, you want to win a pageant. Maybe you’re new to the pageant world or maybe you just haven’t found the right pageant yet. Choosing the right pageant for you can be more difficult t
06/07/202247 minutes 23 seconds
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195 : Be the Titleholder to Win The Pageant - Have, Be, Do

Are you ready to Win A Pageant and walk away as a pageant titleholder?! In this pageant training, I am sharing how to BE the pageant titleholder in order to win a pageant. You HAVE to BE and DO as a pageant titleholder to actually win a pageant title. Once you do those three things, the pageant judges will take note and see the confidence you have going into a pageant.    In this episode I am sharing my pageant tips and explaining exactly how you can do this so you can pageant walk away from your next pageant as a titleholder!   Subscribe: Apple | <span styl
29/06/202216 minutes 38 seconds
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194 : Top 5 Make Up Tips for Women of Color with Ceylone Boothe Grooms

Pageant makeup for dark skin is completely different from pageant makeup for light skin! I obviously don’t know much about dark skin pageant makeup, let alone dark skin everyday makeup! This is why I have invited the amazing Ceylone Boothe Grooms in to talk about the differences in dark skin pageant makeup and the challenges that women of color face in the pageant industry. In this episode, Ceylone is giving her top 5 pageant makeup tips for women of color!   Ceylone Boothe Grooms is a Brand Ambassador, Model, Makeup Artist, Motivational Speaker and reigning Mrs. New Jersey American 2021. Ceylone has been involved in the pageant and beauty industry for over 25 years.    Some of her pageant accomplishments include being crowned Miss New York Star 1995, Ms. New York American United States 2000, Ms. East Coast USA 2003, Mrs. NJ United States 2009, Mr
22/06/202231 minutes 19 seconds
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193 : #1 Key to Fast Pageant Success

Are you new to the pageant world? If you’re a pageant beginner, this is the number 1 thing you need for success in your pageants.    In this episode, I am sharing my pageant tips and giving you the very first thing you need to have in order to start paving your way to winning a pageant! Listen to this episode for the key to pageant success…from the pageant interview to your pageant walk, THIS will give you the answer of how to win a pageant!   Subscribe: Apple | Google | <a hr
15/06/20229 minutes 15 seconds
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192: What to Expect in the Interview Room with Trinity Pearson

Are you ready for your pageant interview?! If this is going to be your first pageant interview and your first time walking into a pageant interview room, you’ll want to give this episode a listen! Trinity Pearson is giving you her top 10 insider pageant interview tips and tricks for walking into a pageant interview room. If you are ready to win a pageant, she has all of the secrets you need to hear. This will help you feel incredibly prepared for your pageant interview and you will walk in with more than enough confidence for the pageant judges to see how amazing you truly are!   Subscribe: Apple | Google <span style= "fon
08/06/202222 minutes 37 seconds
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176: What (and How) to Pack for a Photoshoot

03/02/202111 minutes 1 second
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170: Free Pageant Training for YOU

I'm super excited to let you know that I just updated the free pageant course. If you are already a member of the free pageant course, just log into your account to see the updated course. If you're not a member yet, go grab it at freepageantcourse.com!
09/12/20202 minutes 15 seconds
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165: Tightening Up Interview Answers with Jennifer Garrison (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
29/07/202035 minutes 11 seconds
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164: How to Truly Inspire & Empower with Alina Akselrad (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
22/07/202028 minutes 15 seconds
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163: That Special Touch with Barbara Komondor

My guest today is the beautiful Barbara Komondor, who is the creator and founder of That Special Touch: Connecting People & Communities. Barbara recently completed my Inner Circle coaching program with the Pageant Interview Game Plan and will compete in the Mrs. All-Star United States pageant this July.  Barbara got her start in pageantry as a "Pageant Mom" when her daughter was competing in her teens and young adulthood. One day, she was invited to participate as a contestant alongside her daughter...and, as they say, the rest is history!  To stay in touch with Barbara, visit her Facebook Page: <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/TSTspecialtouch/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.facebook.co
14/07/202024 minutes 32 seconds
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162: Choosing the Right Platform with Dara Bamigboye (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
08/07/202028 minutes 4 seconds
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161: Passions Across America with Amanda Price

My guest today is the beautiful Amanda Price of https://PassionsAcrossAmerica.com who recently completed my Inner Circle coaching program with the Pageant Interview Game Plan In her words, “As Miss Crown of Tennessee, I had it all. I was going to law school, publishing another article, going to events, and traveling across the United States as President of the National Sports and Entertainment Law Society. But something was missin
01/07/202018 minutes 47 seconds
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160: Starting a Mrs. Platform from Scratch with Tara Songey (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
17/06/202037 minutes 41 seconds
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159: Launching a Social Media Movement with Delaney Hartley (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
10/06/202032 minutes 39 seconds
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158: How to Keep a Winning Mindset with Pageant Mindset Coach Tori Kruse

Tori Kruse is an empowerment speaker and coach for young women, as well as a professional model. Tori graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Entrepreneurial Management. She was crowned Miss Missouri USA 2018 and competed at Miss USA 2018. Her greatest accomplishment as a titleholder was developing a program called 1st ManUp®. She educated young men on preventing sexual assault and harassment by means of respecting women. You may have seen Tori walking the runways of New York Fashion Week, photographed in fashion magazines, or modeling on E! News. Tori was also a freelance sports reporter in Los Angeles and has associated herself with networks such as FoxSports, BigTen Network, and ESPN. In addition to Tori’s passion for her career, she also enjoys spending time with family, volunteering with her church, the Special Olympics, and traveling the country. Tori currently helps women conquer unc
03/06/20201 hour 14 minutes 9 seconds
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157: How to Practice Your Walk at Home with Miss Universe Runway Coach Lu Sierra

Lu Siera, at the age of 19, took her career to Europe to model and join model agencies in Paris, Italy, Germany and Japan. Lu is presently a part of Elite Model Management in New York.  Pierre Balmain was the first French designer to hire Sierra. Other designers such as Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Patrick Kelly began to request Sierra. Soon after, she began to work for Krizia, Fendi, Karl Lagerfield, Giorgia Armani and became known as the "Bob Mackie Model." Soon Bill Blass, Escada, Randolph Duke and Oscar de laRenta used her on the runway.  In 2008, Donald Trump hired Lu Sierra to choreograph the runway portion of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. In 2012 she trained the winners of Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe and became the only runway coach to have done so.  Lu has trained ladies in Lebanon, the Cayman Islands, Costa Rica and China.  Contact: [email protected] <a href="https://winapageant.co
27/05/20201 hour 5 minutes 1 second
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156: Working God's Love into Introduction with Allie Berg (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
20/05/202038 minutes 20 seconds
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155: Finding Your Off-Stage Fashion with Miss Pennsylvania USA Victoria Piekut

Victoria Piekut’s entrepreneurial spirit has flourished as the President of her women’s fashion company, Wight Elephant Boutique. In 3 years, she has grown her online business to multiple storefronts with over 20 employees and an international reach shipping to four continents. Victoria is a model, pageant coach, pageant judge, and pageant titleholder from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was most recently awarded the title of Miss Pennsylvania USA 2020 and will be competing at the Miss USA 2020 competition later this year. As a classically trained opera singer, Victoria has won national and international awards for her talents. She was honored at the PA House of Representatives and named one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest of 2019 for her charitable efforts. Facing two health conditions in her youth, POTS and EDS, Victoria developed courage, resilience and the passion that she carries in all areas of life. Contact: [email protected] <a href="https://winapageant.com/" targe
13/05/20201 hour 5 minutes 31 seconds
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154: Removing Stigma in a Sensitive Platform Topic with Katie Flaherty (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
06/05/202035 minutes 47 seconds
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153: 5 Keys to Nailing Your Pageant Stage Makeup with Celeb Makeup Artist Liz Everett

From an early age glamour was Liz Everett Glam's second language. Quickly realizing she had a passion for helping others achieve their beauty goals, Liz began working for the Victoria's Secret Beauty Brand. What started as a job, soon became the embodiment of Liz's desire to see women of all ages empowered to Rock Their GLAM!   As a certified image consultant and award winning makeup artist, Liz has truly begun to elevate as an expert in the field of beauty. Working in both the pageantry & entertainment industry fields, Liz has continued to develop her flair for curating gorgeous looks for the stage, as well as in front of the camera. Her keen eye for glamour has helped her land jobs in Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and Las Vegas as well as drawing clients from the U.K., Canada and beyond. Since 2014, Liz has won 5 national hair and makeup artist of the year awards. She is also the current Beauty Director for Pageantry Magazine.  Contact: Alycia@WinAP
29/04/20201 hour 9 minutes 46 seconds
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152: Take Platform from Local to National with Brea Estep (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
22/04/202028 minutes 8 seconds
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151: How to Choose Your Pageant Gown Virtually with Gown Store Owner Ronnie Weaver

Ronnie Weaver has been wardrobing pageant winners for nearly 2 decades. She enjoys traveling to major cities including  New York City, Chicago and Atlanta to meet with major gown designers and pageant industry professionals. Ronnie's energy and devotion to the ideals of pageantry are always apparent in her interactions with current, future, and former contestants. She generously gives of her time and finances to support young ladies through connecting them with leading professionals in the fields of make-up, hair, and wardrobe; supporting their platform initiatives; personally adding to scholarship funds; and endlessly providing moral and emotional support to these individuals. Ronnie owns The Bridal Suite and Pageant Boutique of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  Contact: [email protected] <a href="https://winapageant.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener
15/04/202033 minutes 5 seconds
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150: Transitioning from Miss to Mrs with Danielle Bonura (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
08/04/202028 minutes 25 seconds
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147: Simplifying Your Platform with Juliet Abdel (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
05/04/202035 minutes 56 seconds
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149: Social Impact Initiative with Karolyn Martin (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
05/04/202042 minutes 25 seconds
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148: Honing Intro and Platform with Rebecca Stockwell (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
05/04/202036 minutes 34 seconds
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146: Stand Out in Interview with Lindsey Roman (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
04/04/202039 minutes 24 seconds
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145: Maximizing Your Legacy Project & Personal Brand with Victoria Wejko (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
03/04/202048 minutes 15 seconds
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144: Being Relatable in Interview with Jordan Sanchez (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
02/04/202043 minutes 13 seconds
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143: Why You Need a Platform Legacy Project with Danielle Finley (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
02/04/202040 minutes 5 seconds
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142: Staying Calm & Confident in Interview with Jade Perry (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
02/04/202036 minutes 27 seconds
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141: Serving Your Community Online with Sarah Lopez (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
02/04/202029 minutes 46 seconds
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140: Online Appearances & Social Media with Sarah Nilsson (Strategy Session)

If you haven't had pageant coaching before, you may not know what is really involved or what can actually be accomplished in a virtual coaching call. My guest today is a client of mine who agreed to have her call published to help you prepare for your pageant. Lean in and see how you can apply the coaching this client received to your own pageant preparation. If you are ready to schedule a Virtual Pageant Coaching Strategy Session, here's what to do: 1. Go to: https://WinAPageant.com/coaching 2. Choose 30-minute or 60-minute call 3. Select your timezone 4. Select an Appointment time from my calendar 5. Fill out the coaching form and submit your payment I ca
01/04/202033 minutes
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135: We're Moving (sorta) - Introducing the Win A Pageant Master Class Series on Facebook Live!

This podcast has been rockin' since 2015, we've had hundreds of thousands of downloads, some truly wonderful guests, epic pageant trainings (if I do say so myself), beautiful reviews, and Awesome success stories! And it's about to get even better! When I started this podcast in 2015, my goal was to train you to win your pageant by improving who YOU are as a person and leaving a legacy that will positively impact the world. That's still my goal - I want to elevate the pageant world by training women how to nail it from the start. I've got success stories up the wazoo of how women around the world have won their pageants because of the training they've received through this podcast -- for FREE! And yet - the medium of podcasting is limited. You can listen to all the wonderful trainings, but you're likely busy driving, putting on your make-up, doing the dishes or going for a job --- that's just some of the stuff I do whil
29/11/20175 minutes 42 seconds
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134: Defining Your Brand for Star Power with Kerry Damiano

In this episode Alcycia interviews Kerry Damiano. Kerry Damiano is a former Miss Idaho USA. She is the owner of Dazzling Performance, the Executive Producer, Creator, and Host of The StyleFyle. Recently she launched her own women's clothing and jewelry line. She has been involved in pageantry since 1981 in all three capacities of judge, titleholder and contestant, and as a current Pageant Coach and Wardrobe Consultant, she trains young women in fashion, modeling, interview and public speaking. Kerry is also an accomplished Pianist, a Motivational Speaker to women's organizations and youth groups, and has a Scripture memorization ministry called The Amazing Word. In her spare time, she loves to travel, having been to over 100 countries. Join us at the Beauty|Brand|Believe Expo on March 10th in Washington! Get the details and register at: BeautyBrandBelieve.com Follow Kerry Damiano: KerryDamiano.
22/11/201732 minutes 10 seconds
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133: Behind-the-Scenes of the Miss United States Pageant with National Director, Stephi Williams

In this episode Alycia interviews Stephi Williams. As National Director for the Little Miss, Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms., and Ms. Woman divisions, Stephi Williams shares the same vision as the owner of Mrs. United States National Pageants, Inc. As long as she can remember, Stephi has had a huge passion for pageantry as well as women who want to give back to their communities and have real purpose in their lives. As a result, she began taking classes on Nonprofit Management and Creation in her efforts to earn her Doctorate in Business. This is where she really got the feeling that she had a passion for continuing her giving and assistance in empowering others. A seasoned pageant professional, Stephi directed pageants for more than 12 years before expanding her production company, Crown Garland, to a national level as the license holder for the Miss United States Pageant. Stephi resides in Virginia with her husba
15/11/201743 minutes 19 seconds
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132: Telling a Great Story with Emmy-Winning ABC News Producer, Sabina

In this episode, Alycia interviews Sabina. Sabina is an Emmy Award winning television producer for ABC News. She currently serves as the West Coast Editorial Producer for ABC News Good Morning America where she is responsible for the network's big breaking news stories. In 2015, Sabina was honored with the ABC News Division's MVP (Most Valuable Player) award. She has worked on groundbreaking stories including the Pope Virtual Audience, the life & death of Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant's Retirement, Super Bowl 50, San Bernardino Massacre, Paris Terrorist Attacks, the American Heroes in the Paris Train Attack, Boston Bombing, Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre, The Missing Three, Santa Barbara Shooting, Oregon UCC Shooting, the Donald Sterling Scandal the Ebola crisis, the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and many more. In addition, she has extensive experience covering red carpet Award Shows interviewing celebrities at the Oscars, ESPY's, Emmy's, American Mu
08/11/201725 minutes 7 seconds
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131: 4 Tips to Prepare for Your Pageant Like You've Already Won with Miss United States, Rachael Todd

In this episode Alycia interviews Rachael Todd. Rachael Todd is Miss United States 2017. Using her unique life story, education, and experiences she advises women on how to let go of false beliefs, change their thought patterns, step into their authentic selves and discover where their passions and their strengths intersect. By utilizing her certifications in yoga, positive psychology, nutrition and health coaching Rachael helps women to live a their lives from a Whole Body Wellbeing perspective. Follow Rachael Todd : www.Rachaeltodd.com MissUnitedStatesPageant.com instagram: @rachael.todd @missunitedstates Twitter: @rachael_todd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RKTconsulting Email: [email protected] For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]  
01/11/201739 minutes 55 seconds
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Bonus! : Free Master Class on Nov. 1: How to Answer "Why Should We Choose You to Win?"

FREE Pageant Master Class 3 Simple Steps to Answer the Judge's Question, Why Should We Choose You?' Wednesday, November 1st 12:00pm PST (that's 3:00pm EST) It's a brand new video training where you'll learn the sneaky little trick I teach all my clients. You'll discover how to: -- stand out to your judges -- prove you are perfect for the title and -- tell them exactly why they should choose you ALL in 3 Simple Steps that I'll show you on the Master Class. How to Join: 1. WinAPageant.com/MasterClass 2. Click Get Reminder 3. When you get notified that we're live, come over to Facebook to join me! Go here now: http://WinAPageant.com/MasterClass For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]   © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017
26/10/20171 minute 42 seconds
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130: Promote Your Pageant Platform in the Media with Publicist Kristi Dosh

In this episode Alycia interviews Kristi Dosh. Kristi Dosh is a former practicing attorney who transformed her career through blogging and social media to become a nationally-recognized sports business analyst (the "SportsBizMiss") with outlets such as Forbes and ESPN. Since then, she's written for nearly two dozen national publications, given dozens of keynote speeches across the country and written two nonfiction books. She once wrote a piece about being addicted to finding new opportunities, and that is perhaps why she now finds herself working as a publicist for professionals and online entrepreneurs through her company, GuideMyBrand.com. She says, "I love helping people step into their expertise and showing them all of the opportunities to get more visible and grow their businesses." On the side, she still serves as a sports business analyst for Forbes, Campus Insiders and other national outlets. Her specialties include college athletics f
25/10/201744 minutes 54 seconds
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129: Transform Your Pageant Walk with Miss Universe Runway Coach and Supermodel Lu Sierra

Lu has graced the catwalks of the top fashion houses around the globe. A powerhouse runway and print model, Lu was discovered by the Zoli modeling agency in New York. She began her career as a showroom model and quickly made a name for herself as the “go-to” model for the runways of Bob Mackie, Bill Blass Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy, Patrick Kelly, Giorgio Armani, Escada, and Randolph Duke -just to name a few. She has been on covers and pages of top magazines and made numerous television and movie appearances. As a successful and sought after model, Lu brings her expertise to the pageant world where she trains and coaches thousands of young ladies for Miss USA and the Miss Universe Pageants. As a coach and runway expert she teaches her technique on the runway, develops poise & presence, and continues to inspire those interested in the fashion and modeling world. Join us at the Beauty|Brand|Believe Expo on March 10th in Wa
18/10/201747 minutes 21 seconds
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128: A Pageant Platform for Inner Beauty with Carly Hartman of Pageant 360

Carly Hartman is a 22 year old entrepreneur that has 3 businesses starting at the age of 17. She created Pageant 360, an inner beauty pageant to empower young women to be world changers, back when she was 18 years old. She is passionate about raising up young women to be confident in who they are and empower them to change the world! Follow Carly Hartman: carlyhartman.com pageant360.com @carlyyhartman @pageant360 For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
11/10/201733 minutes 16 seconds
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Bonus!: Pageant Master Class on Facebook Next Week (Free to Join)

Hey, girl! Our last two episodes (126 and 127) walked you through what NOT to say and do in pageant interview, but there are some very important habits that judges actually LOVE - and it's way easier to create new healthy habits than stop old ones. Next week, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - I'm teaching a FREE Pageant Master Class on Facebook and you're invited!! It's called the Top 10 Habits Pageant Judges Love -- you'll discover each habit, why the judges love it, and how you can incorporate it into your interview. The Free Master Class will happen Live on Facebook at 12-noon San Diego time (that's Pacific Standard Time). It would be really great to have you there - I'll even leave time after the training to answer your questions live. It's so easy to attend: Go to WinAPageant.com/MasterClass and click Get Reminder Then, add it to your calendar for Wednesday, October 11th When we go live, you'll get a notification and can jump over
07/10/20171 minute 49 seconds
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127: Pageant Interview Tips: What Not to DO

Get the Free Pageant Course at: http://FreePageantCourse.com  Last week, we covered what not to say in your pageant interview (http://winapageant.com/126). This week, we're going to talk about what not to do. In most cases, judges want a woman that is relatable. When you show up as an extremist, it is uncomfortable to the judges. There are 3 spectrums at play that you have to manage with self-control and patience so you don't end up on the extreme ends of the spectrums. Get the FREE training 3 Rookie Pageant Interview Mistakes (and how to avoid them) at http://FreePageantCourse.com. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darb
04/10/20174 minutes 57 seconds
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126: Pageant Interview Tips: What Not to SAY

Get the Free Pageant Course at: http://FreePageantCourse.com  Your pageant interview is going to fly by. Not only is it fast, but interview is like living in a time-warp where every minute feels like 5 seconds. So, you have to be sure you maximize every moment and communicate like a pro. Today, we're going to cover the things that many women accidentally or nervously say that stand to waste your time and annoy your judges. Get the FREE Training: 3 Rookie Pageant Interview Mistakes (and how to avoid them) at http://FreePageantCourse.com For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserv
27/09/20175 minutes 36 seconds
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125: What to Expect During Pageant Interview

Get the Free Pageant Course at: http://FreePageantCourse.com  Pageant interview is the only phase of competition that happens behind closed doors, so it's hard to know what to expect in there. Especially if you've never really seen it done right. There are the obvious expectations of format, like sitting, standing, 1:1, panel; and the physical environment like if the interview will be in a hotel conference room or a school cafeteria and whether or not there will be a podium or other props. I recommend asking your director all those questions before you get to the pageant so you have an idea of what to expect. But still, regardless of all those things, there are some universal truths that you can expect. That's what we're about to discuss. If you know these universal expectations, then it won't matter the setting or format - you'll be able
20/09/20177 minutes 2 seconds
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124: What Pageant Judges Are Looking For (Top 3 Qualities for a Beauty Pageant)

Get the Free Pageant Course at: http://FreePageantCourse.com  There is no mystery about what the judges aren't looking for. They aren't looking for a self-centered, mean girl who hates people. What they are looking for is a much longer list. We can't know the entire list of what the judges want in a titleholder (because frankly, they won't know until they meet her), but there are three specific characteristics that historically win - even if the judges aren't necessarily looking' for them. The good news is: you can communicate all of them if you prepare in a mindful way. The bad news is: so can everyone else. More good news is: few women actually take the time to prepare If you apply the 3 characteristics I'm about to teach you to your pageant preparation, you'll already be light-years ahead of the competi
13/09/20176 minutes 4 seconds
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123: The Intersection of Business and Pageantry with Business Strategist Amber Lilyestrom (Episode 123)

Get the Free Pageant Course at: http://FreePageantCourse.com  Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding & business strategist, writer and speaker. She is the host of The Soul Fueled CEOTM Podcast and helps entrepreneurs turn their passions in to heart-centered brands and thriving businesses. Follow Amber Lilyestrom: AmberLilyestrom.com Instagram: @AmberLilyestrom Instagram: @SoulFueledCEO Facebook: AmberLilyestrom For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
06/09/201742 minutes 7 seconds
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122: Answer Pageant Questions in Interview on On Stage (a how-to guide)

Get the Free Pageant Course at: http://FreePageantCourse.com  Today, I want to break down how to answer questions during your pageant interview and also during your on stage question. These are both wildly important phases of competition and allow you to showcase your greatest qualities - if you prepare correctly. I'm going to give you 3 tips to be a pageant professional so you can start to incorporate these elements into your question-answering process in your pageant. Get the FREE Training: 3 Rookie Pageant Interview Mistakes (and how to avoid them) at http://FreePageantCourse.com For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Ri
30/08/20175 minutes 51 seconds
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121: Pageant Interview Practice Questions and Sample Answers

Get the Free Pageant Course at: http://FreePageantCourse.com  Today, I'm going to share the top 5 questions that you can expect to be asked in your pageant interview. And, I'll help you develop your own answer by given you some sample answers to get your creative juices flowing. The point of this exercise is not so that you'll memorize answers, but rather so that you can get to know yourself in a variety of ways and do some self-reflection in comfort before you're asked these questions under pressure. Get the FREE Training: 3 Rookie Pageant Interview Mistakes (and how to avoid them) at http://FreePageantCourse.com For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Al
23/08/201713 minutes 10 seconds
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120: Overcome the Post-Pageant Slump Without Becoming Depressed

Get the Free Pageant Course at: http://FreePageantCourse.com  When so much of your mental, emotional, and physical energy is put toward something you view as a goal to achieve left in the hands of 5 strangers... ...then not achieving it can feel like a massive shock coupled with the stages of grief like anger and depression, even self-loathing and pity. At the very least, even the most emotionally well-adjusted human will feel let down and the sobering reality of depleted adrenal glands makes you want to just eat chocolate cake, lay in bed all day, watch cartoons, and swear you'll never compete in a pageant - ever - again. In this episode, I'm going to teach you to brace yourself to quickly recover from a pageant loss. To save you the sad backstage tears, the fake smile at the after party, and the days or weeks of depression that pageantry could force you into - if you don'
16/08/201710 minutes 2 seconds
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119: Choosing to Win Every Day with Dale Smith Thomas

Get the Free Pageant Course at: http://FreePageantCourse.com  In this episode, Alycia interviews Dale Smith Thomas. Dale Smith Thomas credits winning the Mrs. Tennessee pageant for the launch of her international speaking career. Dale speaks professionally around the country and around the world on personal development, motivation and self-improvement. Her client list includes major companies like McDonalds Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Life, Turner Broadcasting, Sprint, The Million Dollar Roundtable and over 50 different hospitals. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Dr. Phil Show, and on The Big Idea, CNBC, and CMT. Dale founded the "Boot Camp for Beauty Queens", a prep school for pageant participants. Two notable attendees at one of her Boot Camps were Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie as part of the reality show, "The Real World". An
09/08/201742 minutes 25 seconds
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118: Should I Wear Panty Hose During My Pageant Interview?

Today's Question comes from Lisbeth. She asks: Pantyhose - yes or no? The bare-legged look has been popular for a long time. Does it apply to interview? How about evening gown, especially if the gown has a slit? I generally liked going bare-legged during evening gown since I may be wearing open toed shoes, but even if I'm not, bare feet give me more a grip on the sole of my shoe. But interview....what is your advice? Thank you! For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
02/08/20176 minutes 3 seconds
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Your FREE Pageant Course: "3 Rookie Pageant Interview Mistakes (and how to avoid them)"

Great news! The Pageant Interview Game Plan is now open for enrollment and we're celebrating with a free pageant course! The Free Pageant Course is a 3-day video training that will teach you the 3 Rookie Pageant Interview Mistakes... and, how to avoid them.  You can enter your name and email to get the course at >>> http://FreePageantCourse.com When you sign up for the Free Pageant Course, you'll get an email each of the 3 days with a video (each video is about 10 minutes) explaining why women make the mistake and how you can avoid it. This does two things for you: 1 - You'll figure out what most women never figure out their entire pageant career because they keep making these mistakes and no one's told them not to. In fact, the first of the three rookie mistakes is probably the easiest to avoid, but still the most common mistake. 2 - This free pageant course allows you to experience a bit of my teaching style. Y
28/07/20171 minute 57 seconds
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117: The 5 Things Talent Agents are REALLY Looking for with Megan Tower of Tower Talent

The Beautiful Megan Tower of Tower Talent joins us today with "The 5 Things Talent Agents Are REALLY Looking For" For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
26/07/201743 minutes 25 seconds
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116: Best Pageant Shoes and Empowering Women with Fashion Designer, Johnathan Kayne

In this episode, Alycia interviews Johnathan Kayne. Johnathan "Kayne" Gillaspie was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Growing up in Music City, he became enamored with fashion by watching his favorite country music legends Dolly and Reba perform and walk the red carpet. Kayne began cultivating his creative design eye by helping two of his five sisters prepare their wardrobe for national pageants. He began his fashion career working as a sketch artist and buyer at a local evening wear boutique in 1998. Kayne graduated magna cum laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and won the acclaimed "Critics Choice Award "for evening wear. A successful fashion designer and business owner, Kayne was selected to compete on Project Runway Season 3 in 2006, where he placed in the Top 5 designers. He launched the Johnathan Kayne dress line and award winning shoe line produced by Benjamin Walk Corporation in 2007. 2012, Kayne moved hi
19/07/201745 minutes 52 seconds
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115: 5 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Pageant Walk with Dani Walker

Dani Walker is the creator and host of globally recognized Youtube channel Pageant Access. Over a decade of experience in pageantry and entertainment, inspired her to create a channel about pageantry reviews, beauty and fashion, which utilizes the knowledge she gained from holding titles for the largest pageant systems in the world including National American Miss, Miss America and Miss USA. Currently represented by Peak Models and Talent, Dani works as a model, blogger, event host, pageant coach, while traveling as a vlogger. She helps girls across the country capture state and national titles. While her channel helps numerous others to win titles around the world. Her ultimate goal is to empower women to be confident and successful. Website: http://daniwalkerofficial.wixsite.com/daniwalker Youtube: Pageant Access Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniwalkerofficial/ https://www.facebook.com/Pageant-Access-1449693955249903/ Instagram:<br
12/07/201743 minutes 32 seconds
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114: Standing Out From the Rest, How Alex Wehrley Gained Success After the Miss USA Pageant

Alycia interviews Alex Wehrley, host of Business Rockstars, a former Miss Wisconsin USA, one of Los Angeles Business Journal's "20 in their Twenties," and the founder of #Empowerista, a multimedia movement to celebrate female leaders and empower imperfectly perfect women. Alex is a storyteller at heart. She has told stories as a TV host for shows like the 2015 Miss USA telecast, 2017 Miss USA prelims and pre-show, E! News Now, Hollywood Today Live, AMAs Coca Cola Red Carpet Live and more. Through #Empowerista, Alex features women breaking barriers in her Focus Magazine interview series, mentors up and coming professionals, and connects powerful and purposeful women to each other at her networking events. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
05/07/201734 minutes 22 seconds
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113: The Sisterhood of Mrs. Contestants with Mrs. United States 2016, Ashley Stremme

Ashley Stremme is the current Mrs. United States and resides in Mooresville, North Carolina, with her husband, David a professional race car driver. Ashley earned her B.A. in Information Technology Leadership from Washington & Jefferson University, and now works as a television and radio show host in the motorsports industry. She, with her husband David, is also the owner of a nationally ranked race car chassis manufacturing company, Lethal Chassis. With a passion for motorsports, she travels the country with her husband and their three dogs: Maddie, Cali & SoCal. VictoryJunction.org https://www.instagram.com/mrsunitedstates2016/ https://twitter.com/ashleystremme https://www.facebook.com/AshleyStremme/ For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  Al
28/06/201740 minutes 21 seconds
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112: Staying True to Your Purpose After A Pageant Loss with Miss South Carolina USA, Megan Gordon

Megan Gordon, native of North Augusta, SC, is a 23 year old recent college graduate from Armstrong State University where she's earned her Bachelor's degree in Nursing. In her spare time, Megan loves trying new foods, traveling, meeting new people and spending quality time with her loved ones. Having began her pageant career at fourteen, Megan appreciates all that she has learned along her journey and she looks forward to encouraging and sharing her experiences with other young girls who aspire to achieve their goals as well. Becoming Miss South Carolina USA and placing Top 5 at Miss USA has been a dream come true for her and she is excited to see what all her future holds. Megan's main message and words of advice to young girls hoping to be in her position one day are to simply "have faith, work hard and always remain true to yourself; everything else will fall into place." For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the h
21/06/201726 minutes 20 seconds
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111: Choosing a Couture Sherri Hill Evening Gown with Caitlin Fitzgerald of PreVue

In this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Caitlin Fitzgerald of PreVue Formal and Bridal. PreVue Formal and Bridal has been dressing our pageant and prom customers in THE BEST for over 32 years! Pageant Planet voted us #1 prom store in the country for the 2016-2017 season due to our selection of 16,000 formal gowns, our exclusive dress policy, and our ability to help you find the perfect dress for your occasion. We carry one of the largest selections of Sherri Hill Couture gowns and we are a top retailer for Sherri Hill, Jovani, Faviana, La Femme, Scala, and many more of the top formal wear brands. Our pageant specialist, Caitlin Fitzgerald, can help you custom create your dream pageant gown with Sherri Hill during private appointments across the country or in store at PreVue Formal and Bridal. The Sherri Hill Couture Trunk Show for 2017 will be held at PreVue June 16-18 and appointments can be made at (619)957-5175. We look forward to helping you on your journey to win your pageant!
14/06/201727 minutes 4 seconds
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110: A Powerful Encounter with Kristen Dalton-Wolfe, Miss USA 2009

In this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Kristen Dalton Wolfe, a former Miss USA turned Mrs. Wolfe who believes that every woman is made to sparkle with the radiance of God's romance. Though she wore the Miss USA crown, her life was changed when she realized her true identity was rooted in being a daughter of the King. Since then, Kristen has used her passion for women coupled with her background in Psychology to launch SheisMore.com, an online magazine to spread God's message that every woman is royalty. 400,000 readers are impacted every month by the site. Kristen and her husband, Kris Wolfe, founder of GoodGuySwag.com are based in Los Angeles and speak regularly in churches, conferences, events and universities. Kristen is the host of her own show, Hot Off The Press on JUCE TV, TBN's sister network for millennials. Her show has a reach of 90 million worldwide. You may also see Kristen in international print and commercial campaigns. She is the author of Rise Up, Prin
07/06/20171 hour 13 minutes 9 seconds
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109: Becoming a Social Influencer with 2x National Titleholder Summer Priester

In this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Summer Priester, Stylist/Blogger of 365DaysOfSummer.me. Born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina, Summer Priester has proven that even a small town girl can accomplish her dreams. Summer has become a two-time National titleholder, the former Miss United States 2015 and former Miss High School America 2011. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor degree in Fashion Merchandising. She is currently a professional Fashion stylist/image consultant, model, and blogger of 365DaysofSummer.me. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
31/05/201733 minutes
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108: Pageant Interview Prep - AMAZING 10-Step Strategy from a Miss USA

In today's episode, I want to share with you some advice from Ms Lu Parker, Miss USA 1994 about preparing for your pageant interview that I love. In my pageant preparation, one of my goals was to constantly put myself in new situations where I could meet and interact with new people. The idea of this is to get more and more comfortable talking with ease to strangers in attempt to remove the pressure during pageant interview. As I prepared, I realized the more I had unique experiences, the more fun the interview process became. Ms. Parker takes this to a whole new level! In this episode, I share her idea and use it to create a strategy you can implement to help you prepare for your pageant interview. When you implement this 10-step strategy, you'll gain skills in leadership, flipping the power dynamic, and discover a flow for interview timing. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.c
24/05/20178 minutes 34 seconds
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107: 7 Lessons from Miss USA 2017

Miss USA 2017 was held on May 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV! There is always so much to learn from a national pageant, especially one of this caliber. In this episode, I share my top lessons learned from this year's Miss USA pageant. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
17/05/201722 minutes 14 seconds
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106 : Pageant Roommate to Bestie in 5 Steps

Often, we feel like a roommate is more our competition, but really most pageant women just want to love and be loved. You've heard the scary stories of nair in shampoo, ripping zippers out, or hogging all the closet space. Crazy stuff does happen, but this isn't the norm. However, competition and exhaustion and the emotional rollercoaster of pageantry often brings out the worst in people. So, you'll have to actively prepare to be a good friend and earn a good friend in your pageant roommate. I have 5 tips to help you make friends with your pageant roommate - and ensure she won't put nair in your shampoo. ;) For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
10/05/201710 minutes 38 seconds
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Game Plan-A-Palooza - BONUSES ANNOUNCED!

The Pageant Interview Game Plan course already includes several bonuses (which you’ll also get). These additional 3 bonuses are for the women who join us by May 5, 2017 (before 6:00pm PST): Now, I want to reveal what those bonuses are: #1 – I’m going to mail you a signed copy of Beauty, Truth and Grace – this is my brand new Bestseller book, it’s selling on Amazon for about $20 but only members are getting a signed copy ;) That bonus expires tonight, Friday at 6:00pm – pacific Standard time (San Diego, CA) #2 – I’m going to mail you a set of the Win A Pageant Interview Flash Card Deck! This includes 50 real-life pageant questions on colorful flashcards that you can use to practice mock interviews. This bonus expires on Saturday morning at 6:00am. #3 – You will be invited to attend the live online Training Session I’m teaching for members only called “Confident Communication Skills” (Don’t worry, if you can’t attend live, you’ll be able to see the recorded version so you can still ge
05/05/20173 minutes 43 seconds
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105: How Should I Wear My Nails for My Pageant?

In this episode, Alycia answers a question from a listener, Joanna who hates acrylic nails and wants to know what the best style and color is for her nails for the day of her pageant. Alycia shares some scoop on what others are doing, what is the cheapest, what is the best, and what is the worst. Got a question you want Alycia to answer? Your question could be featured with my answer on an upcoming episode of Win A Pageant. Record your question for me at WinAPageant.com/Q. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
03/05/201711 minutes 40 seconds
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104: How Can I Be More Photogenic in Pictures?

In this episode, Alycia answers a question from a listener, Michele who struggles with her image in images. She wants to know how to appear more photogenic in everyday pictures and photos for the judge's headshot. Alycia gives 5 specific ways to look better in your photos so you appear more photogenic. Got a question you want Alycia to answer? Your question could be featured with my answer on an upcoming episode of Win A Pageant. Record your question for me at WinAPageant.com/Q. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
26/04/201710 minutes 7 seconds
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103: Allyson Rowe: How to Stay True to Your Faith in Pageantry

In this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Allyson Rowe, motivational speaker and Miss Washington USA 2014! Allyson is a powerful speaker, professional makeup and skin specialist, and dedicated business woman. She carries a passion to see every woman embrace her own unique identity and walk it out confidently. Since her reign, Allyson began writing her first book, is a Top 15 pageant coach, and travels all over the country, speaking into and building confidence in the lives of women of all backgrounds and ages. Watch the full video interview at WinAPageant.com/103! For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
19/04/201747 minutes 14 seconds
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102: Top 8 Pageant Tips from the Best National Coaches

In this episode, I'll share with you the top 8 pageant tips I learned while at the Beauty | Brand | Believe Expo. These tips come from 8 national pageant coaches and experts including Lu Sierra, Austin Ryde, Allyson Rowe and Jorge Esteban. Get the details of this episode on the show notes at: WinAPageant.com/102 For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
12/04/201714 minutes 30 seconds
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101: What's New at Win A Pageant

Since the beginning of the podcast in 2015, a lot has happened. In this episode, I'll share about the elements of the Win A Pageant brand where we've come and the vision for the future. Here are the main take-aways: 1. Ask me your personal pageant questions at: WinAPageant.com/Q 2. Subscribe to pageant coaching playlists at YouTube videos at WinAPageant.com/youtube 3. Buy the paperback or kindle copy of the Bestselling book at: WinAPageant.com/book 4. Join our winning pageant community at WinAPageant.com/gameplan Get all the details at the episode shownotes: http://winapageant.com/101 For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
05/04/201717 minutes 23 seconds
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100: Celebrate All Wins

Today, we are celebrating 100 episodes and you’re invited to all the goodies! In this episode, you’ll learn how to celebrate your success along the way to your pageant win. Special Offer: Get the Brand New Pageant Book, “Beauty, Truth and Grace: Pageant Coaching to Win on Stage and in Life” now through March 30, 2017 for only 99-cents. Get the special deal at: WinAPageant.com/book      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
29/03/201713 minutes 24 seconds
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099: David Van Maren on Breaking Into the Entertainment Industry

In this episode, Alycia Darby interview David Van Maren, co-executive director of 4 state pageants for Miss and Teen USA. David has worked in the entertainment industry for 30 years, and owned his own agency for over a decade. He is a personal manager and has booked 1,000's of jobs for models, actors, artists, athletes and more. In 1999 he judged Miss Washington USA and the next year, he was invited to become the state director. A few years later, he added Idaho, a few years later Montana, and most recently Oregon. He's now the co-executive producer and state director of 4 state pageants for Miss and Teen USA. He produces live shows, TV, and red carpet events. David is happily married to Maureen, who I had the pleasure of talking with last week and they have a son. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]    <
22/03/201735 minutes 41 seconds
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098: Alayah Benavidez, Miss United States on Dealing with Comparison

In this episode, Alycia Darby interview Alayah Benavidez, Miss United States! Alayah was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She has her Associate of Arts degree in Teaching and is pursuing her bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. At a young age, Alayah discovered a passion for literature and as an adult has seen first-hand how her love of reading has helped her to develop confidence in testing and public speaking. This is what led Alayah to begin her own campaign, Read the Way, which focuses on childhood literacy. It has been a dream of hers to reach children across the country with her message and as Miss United States 2016 that is exactly what she is doing. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights
15/03/201729 minutes 17 seconds
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097: Maureen Francisco - Knowing You're Ready to Win

In this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Maureen Francisco. Maureen is the co-executive producer of Pageants NW, which produces the state qualifier to Miss USA and Miss Teen USA for ID, MT, OR and WA. She's also organizing a confidence building workshop, Beauty | Brand | Believe Expo next month. To keep life interesting, she's done everything from being a published author It Takes Moxie, a book about achieving the American Dream to appearing on a game show and reality show, and being a TV news reporter. Her favorite role though is being a mom to her two-year-old son. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
08/03/201733 minutes 31 seconds
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096: 7 Things Judges Think About Your Old Titles On Your Pageant Paperwork

The top 10 contestants can usually be selected from paperwork alone. Most pageant women don't put a lot of thought or effort into their paperwork, but for my clients, we take days crafting it to guide the interview and give them a leg up. One question that comes up a lot is whether or not they should put their old pageant title on another pageant paperwork. In this episode, I'm going to share with you 7 thoughts a judge may have when they see (or don't see) past titles on your paperwork. Hopefully, this gives you the insight you need to help you decide for yourself. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
01/03/201710 minutes 48 seconds
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095: Wise Pageant Investments Yield Life-Long Returns

There are lots of things to spend money on in pageantry from wardrobe, shoes, earrings, to not to mention week-of stuff like DVDs, gala tickets, special seating, backstage roses, contestant gifts... it gets expensive. And, when you're working with a budget (as we all should be to be good stewards of our money), it's hard to know what's important and what's not. Today, I'm going to break down how to choose your investments wisely so you reap a life-long return. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
22/02/201716 minutes 24 seconds
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094: Creating a Valuable Pageant Fundraiser

I did a 4-part series, starting at episode 27, that talks in detail about how to get sponsors, but there's another way to get financial support for your pageant and that is fundraising. In elementary school, you probably sold candy bars, Christmas wrapping paper and lollipops as fundraisers. This stuff is for kids. It's a lot of effort with little return. There are other ways to fundraise, ways that can bring you far more profit in a shorter amount of time with a smaller group of people. That's what I'm going to teach you to do in this episode. I want to change your mindset from what you may have known in the past of candy bars and bake sales. You get rewarded in direct proportion to how much value you provide. Let me teach you how to provide a TON of value and raise what you need for your pageant. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at <a href= "mailto:[email protected]
15/02/201710 minutes 46 seconds
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093: Your Pageant's Worst Case Scenario

In this episode, I share the story about my second pageant ever and how my sister with her zero pageant experience and amazing life wisdom at age 22, talked me off a ledge and out of the fear that would've surely kept me away from God's plans for my life. I share with you the two-step (well, really it's three) process to get off your ledge and step into your purpose in pageantry. God's got a plan for you; don't let fear get in the way. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
08/02/201715 minutes 28 seconds
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092: How to Become a Pageant Star

One thing that is obvious to most pageant women is that in order to win your pageant, you have to truly be a star. When you meet a star, you'll know it, but it's hard to explain what it really means to be a star. It's also evident when it's not there, when something is missing even if you can't quite put your finger on what exactly is missing. In this episode, we're going to unpack exactly what this 'star' quality looks like through the analogy of a real star in the galaxy. Then, I'm going to explain how being a star gets you to the top. Finally, I'm going to break down how you can exude that star quality to get to the top! For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
01/02/201714 minutes 15 seconds
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091: 3 Steps to Turn Your Fears Into Strengths

When you first sign up for a pageant, you're all excited, fearless, and secure in your ability to win. As the pageant gets closer and closer, fear starts to creep in. It shows up in many ways, today we are going to look at fear manifesting as the Impostor Syndrome and the Skeletons in Your Closet. In this episode, we unpack each of these fears to determine where they come from. Then, I'll share the 3 steps to wipe them out and replace them with strengths. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
25/01/201718 minutes 25 seconds
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090: Interview with Mrs. International Priscilla Pruitt

Alycia Darby interviews Priscilla and her husband Sean about baby boxes, their calling into pageantry, and how they work together. Priscilla Pruitt was crowned the new Mrs International 2016 last July 23rd. Priscilla is the national spokesperson for National Safe Haven Alliance, and the International spokesperson for Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Priscilla works to stop the abandonment of babies. She also works with the American Heart Association, suicide prevention, and anti-bullying initiatives. She and her husband are both youth pastors and business owners. They've built three orphanages in Honduras and are parents to 6 kids, which they homeschool. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
18/01/201734 minutes 36 seconds
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089: 5 Steps to Figure Out Your Platform Legacy Project

An awesome platform is vital to getting appearances, especially before you win a big state or national title. Your platform gets you in the door for appearances and media interviews. And when it comes to pageant week, what you've done with your platform is what separates you from all the other contestants. My clients are trained to market what we call a Legacy Project it's the product or project you lead that uses your unique skills to creatively solve a problem. One of my clients wrote a children's book that teaches adults how to read to children while entertaining the kids. Another created a diy home garden project in conjunction with Home Depot. I developed a professional home fitness video series available online for free. Whatever you DO with your platform will be your legacy... you don't want your legacy to be that you did nothing. Today, I'm going to give you 5 steps to figure out what your legacy project can be. We're going to find the intersection between your
11/01/20178 minutes 34 seconds
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088: Writing Your Pageant Answers Is A Huge Mistake (here's what to do instead)

There are plenty of opportunities for you to answer questions during your pageant interview, on-stage question, introduction, pre-pageant media it can get overwhelming to prepare if you have no specific plan. Most women want to be so perfect, so they craft these elaborate answers to every question under the sun. Don't do that. Writing Your pageant answers is a huge mistake! Instead, I'm gonna teach you what I taught her to help you overcome this crazy desire to be overly (and obnoxiously) prepared. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
21/12/201611 minutes 20 seconds
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087: 3 Types of Pageant Interview Practice

Most women know they need to practice for their interview, but it tends to get confusing on exactly HOW to practice. Today, I'm going to break down the 3 ways of practicing for your pageant and give you some examples of how you can do each one. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
14/12/20167 minutes 12 seconds
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086: 5 Tips to Loosen Up in Your Pageant Interview

Pageant Interview is the most nerve-wracking part of pageantry. You have to loosen up a bit before your pageant interview so that you can perform in the best way possible. Tricks like imagining the judge's naked doesn't work because it takes your mind off of the whole process you need your mind to make this work! Today, I want to share with you 5 tips to loosen up in your pageant interview AND connect with your judges. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
07/12/20168 minutes 21 seconds
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085: The Truth About "Fake it 'til you Make it"

Today, I'm telling you the truth about the "Fake it 'til you Make it" concept. You've likely heard this phrase before when someone is trying to beef up their confidence toward an effort they aren't prepared for. Many pageant women think "Fake it 'til you Make it" it means to keep pretending you know what you're doing until someone gives you a big break. Those girls never actually make it. The difference between those that actually Make it really depends on who stops at the fake it part and who moves into the make it phase. The people that have succeeded with this concept are the ones who have found the right tools and put in the work to make it. You have to actively participate I the making part, not just the faking part. In this episode, I'll show you how. Details and free resources to win your pageant: http://winapageant.com For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at <a href= "mailto
30/11/20166 minutes 14 seconds
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084: How to Humble Brag in Your Pageant Interview

One of the main concerns of some of the loveliest contestants is that they feel they are talking about themselves too much. It makes them uncomfortable, like they are bragging. They say they are just too humble to talk about themselves. This is a lovely quality, and professional suicide. They wish they didn't have to share anything about themselves, but then, how would anyone get to know you? Sharing your own accolades and being proud of your progress is an important skill in life. You'll attend networking events and people will ask about you, what you do for work, and what you're into for fun. Believe it or not: people want to know you! They do! To be an exceptional pageant woman, you have to be able to speak about yourself in a positive light. The most beautiful way to share an accomplishment is to: Share credit with others in the form of gratitude. In this episode, I'm going to teach you how to do just that. Plus, I'll give you five excellen
23/11/20167 minutes 14 seconds
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083: What to Wear to Pageant Rehearsal

Wardrobe is always worth considering. It's a contestant's worst nightmare to arrive to the first pageant rehearsal in sneakers and an oversized t-shirt you wore to the gym in college only to find all the other girls dressed in their Sunday best even though the paperwork said to dress comfortably.' Comfortable is a relative adjective. To pageant girls, it means to skip the Jessica Simpson shoes for their Michael Kors wedges and exchange rhinestones and lace for spandex and silk. In today's episode, I'm going to teach you how to decide what to wear to your pageant rehearsal. Details and free resources to win your pageant: http://winapageant.com For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
16/11/20166 minutes 53 seconds
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082: These Women Are Ready for Their Pageant Interview

I'm gushing at the seams from how proud I am of the women in the Pageant Interview Game Plan. They are so dedicated to their success and by their success' I don't just mean them winning the pageant, but influencing their community in such a powerful way. The Pageant Interview Game Plan is an online course that consists of 4 modules: Set Your Foundation, Plan Your Answers, Prepare to Dazzle, and Game Day: Showtime! These are the four steps that must be followed to nail your pageant interview. Each module is broken up into individual lessons that have homework for each one to get you further down the path to success. It's designed to allow you to finish one module every week. When you join, you have on-going access to it, so there's really no time limit except for when you have to compete, of course! It comes with a Play Book that serves as a guide to get to know yourself, clarify your mission, research what the pageant is looking fo
09/11/201613 minutes 26 seconds
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081: How to Respond When Your Pageant Judge Asks a Political Question

Politics are a scary topic in pageantry, mostly because we don't know exactly how we should be responding to these questions. I wish I could tell you there was a sure-fire way to answer ANY question and win. There's not. It's all a delicate dance. No matter what, you have to deliver your answer with certainty in what you're saying. In this episode, I give you three simple steps to answer questions confidently no matter what your opinion is. Additional Trainings for Pageant Interview: https://winapageant.com/79 >> How to Lead Your Pageant Interview https://winapageant.com/80 >> Where to Start When Answering Controversial Pageant Questions https://winapageant.com/73 >> How to Show the Judges You're Ready to Win Your Pageant https://winapageant.com/74 >> 4 Pageant Interview Myths and How to Avoid Them https://winapageant.com/75 >> 3 Ways to Stand Out So Your Pageant Judges Notice You https://winapageant.com/76 >> 5 Real Reasons Judges Ju
02/11/20167 minutes 57 seconds
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080: Where to Start to Answer Controversial Pageant Questions

Controversial questions are the most dreaded of all, sometimes pageant contestants tend to believe that the judges are looking for you to answer the way they would answer so you share their opinion. But honestly, I already know you know that isn't true. Yet, I'd bet you still pray that you are never publicly asked how you feel about gay marriage or abortion especially in the case of rape. That's not what I want for you. Instead, my goal for you is that you WILL be asked these types of questions so that you are given the power to impact people and speak hope, joy, and life into everyone you meet! I'm going to give you the simple elixir to these worries of public humiliation and the catch-22 of controversy. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
26/10/20168 minutes 2 seconds
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079: How to Lead Your Pageant Interview

As a teen and young adult we are surrounded by people telling us what to do, setting boundaries, creating standards and delivering prompts we respond to. Our teachers lead us in school, our parents lead us at home, there's an RA with rules for the dorms, Coach who sets up the drills for practice and the Pageant Director that tells us where to be and when all week. It's no surprise then that when you walk into your interview, you're expecting the judges to lead you through that process. Please don't. This is where it all goes wrong. The judges are not the leaders of the interview room. They are looking for the leader and if you expect them to lead you will not be seen as their leader, but rather just another sheep in the herd. In this episode, I'm going to teach you 2 qualities of leadership that you can employ in your interview room to maintain control and lead your interview. Join us for the Live Master Class On October 29, 2016:
19/10/20168 minutes 18 seconds
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078: 3 Steps to Become Willing to Win Your Pageant

In this episode, we address the difference between ability to have what we want and willingness to go and get it! Able is having access to the resources to achieve what is great. It's like when you are able to walk. That doesn't mean you're never gonna sit, but you are able to walk if you are willing. Willing is the desire to take action in one direction by leaving the comfort of another. Ability is being able to walk. Willingness is standing up from your comfortable couch. This is how some people live their whole lives...waiting around for opportunities to come to them rather than reaching out and taking them. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. In this episode, I break it down into a simple process. Doing the work is going to be the hardest part. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016
12/10/201613 minutes 15 seconds
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077: 4 Steps to a Celeb-Style Pageant Bio

I want to make you sound like a true celebrity! Not that you're not, it's just that sometimes when you write a boring bio and someone reads it from stage, you sound sort of boring. In this episode, I'm going to teach you how to write an epic pageant bio that makes you sound like the celeb you are! For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
05/10/20160
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076: 5 Real Reasons Judges Judge Pageants

When I was competing... I always felt like judges were out to get me. And then, I judged my first pageant and my perspective totally changed. I've since judged tons of pageants and the experience helped me see that the judges are really FOR you, not against you. In this episode, I want to break down for you 5 Real Reasons that judges want to be on a judging panel and I hope this gives you the insight you need to relax and do your part to showcase your best self for them. For more training on Pageant Interview, visit http://interview.winapageant.com For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
28/09/20166 minutes 38 seconds
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You're Invited: Pageant Interview Master Class (free, online this week!)

You know that Pageant Interview is THE most important part of your pageant. You have to nail your interview to win your pageant. I want to invite you to the FREE Master Class that’s happening online over Facebook this week. It’s a full-hour training where we’ll talk all about Pageant Interview You’ll learn: The 4 steps to gain confidence for Pageant Interview How to deeply connect with your Judges and I’ll introduce my brand new course all called the Pageant Interview Game Plan, which is like the Mac-Daddy of Interview preparation  I created a workbook for you to download that will serve as your guide when we go through the Master Class. Get the workbook and all the details of about the Master Class at Interview.WinAPageant.com You’ll enter your name and email and I’ll email you the workbook.
26/09/20161 minute 24 seconds
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075: 3 Ways to Stand Out So Your Pageant Judges Notice You

When you're competing in a pageant with more than 10 contestants, it's likely that so many of the women have the top 5 characteristics that naturally prepare them to stand out in their interview. It isn't enough to just have those 5 characteristics - you have to have a strategy to ensure you'll stand out among the top 10% to win your pageant. In this episode, I'm going to break down 3 specific ways you can get the judges to notice you no matter how many contestants there are. More Pageant interview Training at: http://interview.winapageant.com For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
21/09/20167 minutes 15 seconds
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074: 4 Pageant Interview Myths and How to Avoid Them

Pageant women don't have the luxury of throwing away a single SECOND of the interview they are so short so you have to maximize every moment. If you've ever done a pageant interview before, you know that scary feeling of not knowing what the judges are thinking or how you did until finals (Ugh! The worst, right?). In my experience, I've found that 4 major myths are to blame for that awful pit-of-the-stomach feeling that you get before your interview that leads to no crown at all. I'm going to debunk those myths for you, and show you how to replace them with truly effective strategies that will actually reward your hard work and have you blowing kisses from stage in your new pageant crown. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
14/09/201610 minutes 26 seconds
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073: How to Let the Judges Know You're Ready to Win Your Pageant

Did anyone ever tell you to use your interview to let the judges know that you are truly ready for the win? Just because you are competing doesn't mean you're really ready for it. A judge doesn't want to choose someone that isn't truly ready to take on the responsibility of the year. Specifically, your judges want a woman who has a clear goal, who takes action consistently toward her goal, and has a plan to collaborate with the pageant title to further achieve that goal. In this episode, I'll teach you have to show your judges you're ready to win! For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
07/09/20168 minutes 26 seconds
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072: Top 10 Pageant Skills Mrs. Contestants Learn from Their Wedding

Competing in pageants for 10 years prepared me so much for my wedding last month. As it turns out, these two big days weddings and pageants are similar in so many ways! What goes into a wedding, from the planning to the emotional rollercoaster is an incredible training ground for pageantry. So, whether you are planning your wedding or planning a competition, this episode will help you identify some elements of importance and give you permission to let go of the stuff that doesn't truly matter. Seriously, people. In this episode, I break down the top 10 skills you learn at your wedding to prepare you for your pageant.... Or vice-versa. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
31/08/201612 minutes 50 seconds
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071: Choosing Your Contestant Number

In pageant land, it' s long been thought that being contestant number 1 will surely result in a loss. There is some true to that argument, but there are 3 additional sides to the argument of which contestant number should I choose if given the option. In today' s episode, I' ll talk all about the best way to choose your contestant number how you can apply each to help you choose your contestant number. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
24/08/20166 minutes 50 seconds
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070: 6-Steps to Calculate the Value of your Pageant Prize Package

In today's episode, we're going to discuss how to calculate the actual value of your pageant prize package. Some women end up winning pageants and then are shocked to discover the prize package is rather sparse and the title is more trouble than it's worth. Once you've calculated the true value of the prize package to you at this moment in your life, you'll be able to make a wiser decision about how to prepare and budget in order to win. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
17/08/201612 minutes 20 seconds
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069: The 7 Steps to Book a Pageant Appearance

One of the common misconceptions of winning a pageant is the idea that when you win a pageant, you'll be swept away into some fairytale land where you get a business manager, PR specialist and full glam team. The reason people believe this is because this is what happens in some pageants - namely Miss USA or Miss America. But, for most pageant winners, this is not the case. In fact, when you win your pageant you are actually expected to be the one to book your own appearances. Sometimes you are contractually obligated to do 2 or more per month, so this is a necessary skill long before you win the title. In this episode, I give you the 7 steps to book appearances like a true pageant professional! For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected] Watch our wedding live at: <a href= "http://facebook.com/a
27/07/201615 minutes 2 seconds
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068: Avoid Becoming a Deer In Pageant Headlights

I'm sure you've seen a pageant girl with the 'deer in the headlights' syndrome. It's sad and awful for everyone including the woman in the spotlights! She doesn't even know she's doing it. If she did, don't you think she'd stop? Of course she would, and that's what I'm here for. To help you make sure for sure that isn't you! In this episode, I'll present the one thing that you need to do every time you step onto stage to avoid being the deer in pageant headlights. It's not complex, but it does take some practice. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
20/07/20168 minutes 50 seconds
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067: Memorize Your Pageant Introduction in 4 Easy Steps

One of the greatest skills that pageant women learn is to convey memorized material in a way that feels new every time. It's a secret of actors, speakers, and media professionals. And it's a vital skill to win a pageant. Usually, when a woman attempts to memorize a speech, it generally loses emotional qualities that make it feel real, relatable, and engaging. One of my greatest pet-peeves, and that of every judge and pageant director and audience member... is a boring, monotone on stage introduction or answer to an on-stage question. It's painful to listen to, makes you pity the poor girl, and gets hideously low scores. I've heard so many well-written introductions that get wasted away with no emotion. In this episode, you'll learn how to add emotion into your introduction to help you memorize it without boring the audience, but rather spiking their attention. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com
13/07/201611 minutes 23 seconds
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066: The Perfect Pageant Platform Outline

In this episode, I'll teach you how to differentiate your platform from all other contestants by creating a unique stance of what you believe. If you go through the steps I outline in this episode, not only will you be able to write an essay that is totally unique and descriptive, but you'll also be able to explain how it's different from others to the media, your judges, and sponsors. It's fun to imagine how you can make an impact on the world by standing for what you believe. I call this the Perfect Pageant Platform Outline because it's simple, real, and will differentiate you from the competition. It consists of 5 questions. The answer to each question becomes a paragraph in your essay. Depending on length, you may combine some of the paragraphs, but you should still have 5 distinct parts in this order. I'll give you all 5 questions and then we'll unpack each one. Additional Training for Platform: http://winapageant.com/23 - Your Legacy Project is
06/07/201610 minutes 25 seconds
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065: Top 3 Tips for Answering the Final Pageant Question

The final question usually makes women nervous because in most pageants it separates the winner from the others in the top 5. In this episode, I'm going to share with you my top three tips for answering the final question at your pageant. I've done several training episodes on the specifics of answering your on-stage question, which I suggest you take a listen to as well. Today's episode is looks at the final question with a more holistic approach. Additional Trainings for On Stage Question: http://winapageant.com/23 - How to Write Your On Stage Intro http://winapageant.com/9 - On Stage Question Made Easy: No More Nerves! http://winapageant.com/6 - A Recipe for Story Telling For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
29/06/201610 minutes 36 seconds
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064: 15 Must-Have Pageant Products

In this episode I share some of the most important products that every pageant woman needs there are 15 total. The veterans who have been competing for years know all about these products. I break them down one by one to tell you how I've used them, too. Most of these products, you'll buy just once and use over the over again. You can buy them all on Amazon most of them are available for Prime members and if you bought them all at once, it'd cost less than $200 and you'd be set for a full year of appearances and competitions. In the show notes on the website, I'll include for you an image of each individual product and a link to the full list of products on Amazon to make it easy on you. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at [email protected]     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
22/06/201620 minutes 45 seconds
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063: The 3 Things That Make Every Conversation Memorable

As a pageant contestant, you know the importance of being memorable in your conversations, speeches, and especially your interview. The key to wow-ing your audience of listeners is to infuse certain elements into your conversation, interview, and public speeches that will leave a lasting impression and be memorable and valuable to the listeners. The skills I learned as a professionally trained public speaker in Los Angeles would've been so valuable to me as a 20-something-year-old pageant woman. I want to share these tips today, because the more memorable and valuable your speech is, the more invitations you'll receive and the higher the payment you can demand. In this episode, I want to share with you the 3 things you can infuse into every conversation you have to stand out, be memorable, and provide immense value. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at <a href= "mailto:Alycia@Win
15/06/201610 minutes 32 seconds
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062: Your Pageant Vision to Define Success

Vision drives action. Action becomes habit. Habits lead to success. Without vision your actions are all over the place, running to the left and right, chasing the next shining thing, instead of staying the course toward the end goal...the ultimate vision...your big pageant success! You've heard the Proverb that says, "Without vision the people perish." Well, without vision, a pageant girl loses. When you have a vision, you can inspire people around you to join your movement. You can clearly communicate your goals and how you'll help others. You can confidently express your passion and people will want to be a part of what you're creating! Every successful pageant woman has a vision. You need one too! In this episode, I break down the 3 steps you'll take to create your vision and take action toward your success. Full details in the show notes at: http://WinAPageant.com/62 For details from this episode and more resources visit:
08/06/201618 minutes 23 seconds
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061: Packing Protocol for the Pageant Pro

Pageant girls know that packing for a pageant is no simple task. Every time we make a decision, we have to use a little piece of energy and willpower. The more decisions we make, the more energy we lose. During your pageant week, you can't afford to give up unnecessary energy on choosing which earrings to put with which shoes for which outfit. Or bothering with which outfit you meant for Thursday's adventure vs. the Friday's outing after interview. This stuff is important, you just need to take care of it before you leave for pageant week. In this episode, I'm going to break down the 7 steps of packing like a professional for your pageant, and I'll give a few pro tips to make it even easier. http://winapageant.com/61 Get the full show notes of this episode and more resources to win your pageant at: WinAPageant.com     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
01/06/201615 minutes 47 seconds
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060: 4 Steps to Leap Out of a Pageant Rut

If you've been losing more than winning, you know what I mean about being in a Pageant Rut. Its awful. Its when you feel like you're spinning your wheels, paralyzed by over-analyzing and trying to make sense of things that don't matter, or falling into the same bad habits you've always had because you don't know how to change it. Ugh...you need to leap out of that rut before you die there! In this episode, I give you a 4-step path to quickly get out of a pageant rut so you can actually start winning and feeling fabulous! Details on the show notes at: http://winapageant.com/60     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
25/05/201619 minutes 25 seconds
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059: Making Pageants Important Enough to Win

Why is it that women don’t take impressive action to win pageants? Because, it’s not seen as important. In this episode, I unpack the 3 reasons that Pageants are seen as unimportant and how to shift your mindset to prioritize pageantry in your life. I also offer a Free Strategy Call ($100 value) for the women ready to take action. You can sign up at: http://winapageant.com/strategycall     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
12/05/201611 minutes 48 seconds
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058: Stop Procrastinating and Start Winning

Procrastination is defined as the avoidance of doing a task, which needs to be done, usually by doing more pleasurable or less urgent tasks thus putting off important tasks to a later time. Procrastination is caused by several things including pure laziness or low self-esteem, overwhelm, lack of clear direction, or an undefined vision of the end result. Motivation, self-esteem, clear direction and vision are all linked together. In pageantry, or any other quest for massive success, this is called a Strategy. When you have a strategy of how to get to where you’re going, you’re focus is not distracted, it’s laser-sharp, because you see the ultimate vision and it makes you salivate for success! In this episode, I break down the 5 steps to clear your mind of clutter and get out of the hamster wheel of procrastination so you can finally win your pageant. All links and show notes at: http://winapageant.com/58    
09/05/201619 minutes 9 seconds
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057: Getting Into the Top 5 by Overcoming Fear of The Unknown

Most people (90%) are average in life and in pageants. That’swhy it’s such an honor to place in the Top 5 of 50 contestants.I’ve coached thousands of women all across the US in every majorpageant system, and the ones that end up in the top 10% are thedo-ers, not the dreamers. Every single woman competing in a pageanthas a dream – she believes she can make it to the top! She feelsalive when she envisions herself winning the title! She’spassionate and excited! But only 10% of women competing (who alsohave the dream, by the way), are do-ers. Only 10% of these womentake consistent and committed action toward their goal. The top 5are an elite group of action-takers that will likely be successfulno matter what they attempt to accomplish. Why? Because they aren’tafraid of what they don’t know. In this episode, I’m going to share with you how to overcome thefear of the unknown and create a strategy for your pageant successthat will get you into the top 10% of elite pageant women.
04/05/201622 minutes 23 seconds
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056: Winners Take Action: The 3 Steps to Achieve Your Big Goal

In today’s episode I want to share with you a key to success. It’s simple, but it is not easy. It’s called Action. Taking action is the number one thing that separates the good from the excellent – all the people with amazing ideas from those with amazing results. Taking actions means using the knowledge that you’re gaining from teachers, coaches, books, life wisdom…even this podcast…and allowing it to flow through your strengths and your skills and take action to help others. People who don’t take action, aren’t releasing their knowledge into the world. Imagine a running creek of water that is constantly refreshed, taking in new information and sharing it on down the road. If nothing is flowing through you, you’re either a swampland or a flood. If you aren’t gaining anything new to pass along, you’re swampy. If you are only gaining new information and not taking action to let it flow through your, you’re flooding. Other people can tell if you’re swampy or flooding and no one
26/04/201615 minutes 4 seconds
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055: Getting the Scoop from Former Titleholders

Before my client commits to a pageant, I always recommend that she talk with former titleholders to best understand her experience from her perspective. With multiple perspectives, you get a stronger view of whether or not this pageant would be a good fit for you. I did this the first time I competed in a state pageant and I learned a TON – nothing that scared me away from the pageant, but every piece of insight and advice set me up for success in my competition. Of course, any time you are asking for anything, even advice, from a former titleholder, you have to approach it with grace and respect. In this episode, I’ll give you a list of what to do and what not to do when approaching a former titleholder of your pageant. http://winapageant.com/55     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
20/04/201612 minutes 53 seconds
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054: Answers to Your Pageant Questions

Today's episode is going to be a little different. I get a lot of questions over email and social media. Quick questions that have a pretty short and to-the-point answer. I always respond to anyone who messages or emails me - so please don't be shy if you have a question. Email [email protected] A few weeks ago, I posted some answers to your questions on YouTube, and I wanted to make sure you got the answers here, too. These are really great questions - most of them are about wardrobe choices for various phases of competition, and there's one whammy one at the end about current events. Pageant Questions that are answered in this episode: What are the best colors for interview outfits? Do I have to get the nude 'tippy top' shoes for swimsuit? Does it matter if I wear shiny or dull (matte) shoes for interview? Is it okay to have my evening gown not quite touch the floor? If I'm competing in the same pageant two
13/04/201613 minutes 38 seconds
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053: 7 Must-Know Pageant Etiquette Tips to Protect Your Reputation

Most women learn pageant etiquette as they go through the process of pageantry, generally because someone else does something that they really respect or they do something that everyone else disrespects…and points it out! This has happened to me, I’m sure it’s happened to you because it happens to all of us. Do not fret – if you pay attention to today’s episode, I’ll save you a lot of embarrassment. This episode uncovers some Pageant Etiquette, which is vital to maintaining your reputation in the pageant industry. Fill Out the Pageant Interview Questionnaire at: http://WinAPageant.com/53     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
06/04/201617 minutes 12 seconds
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052: 2 Ways to Get Feedback From Your Judges

When I judge a pageant, I always have a list of suggestions for each contestant in hopes she cares enough to ask. But sometimes, pageant women feel too embarrassed or like they’re stepping out of line asking for feedback. In today’s episode, I’m going to teach you two specific ways to get valuable feedback from your pageant judges after the pageant. These approaches have helped me to get feedback from judges in person, via email, over the phone.  Fill Out the Pageant Interview Questionnaire at: http://WinAPageant.com/52     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
30/03/201615 minutes 16 seconds
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051: Pageant Resale: Where to Resell Your Pageant Wardrobe

In episode 50, we discussed HOW to resell your used pageant wardrobe. In today’s episode, I’ll give you a break-down WHERE to sell your wardrobe and give you insight to all the best websites to make it easy on you.  The main things to consider when choosing a site to sell from are: Fee to list and sell Size of audience Insurance/Guarantee Ease of use Readiness to ship To get a list of the best Websites and Facebook Groups, visit http://winapageant.com/51      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
23/03/20168 minutes 4 seconds
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050: Pageant Resale: How to Sell Your Used Pageant Wardrobe

The best time to capitalize on pageant resale – whether you’re buying or selling – is when pageant season is in full swing – that’s NOW spring and summer. So, in today’s episode, I’m gonna break down the best way to re-sell your used pageant wardrobe so you can sell it fast and for a fair price without having to basically give it away – although, I have a note for you about that too. We’ll cover knowing your customer, how to showcase it best, how to price your item, and how to ship it with grace. Catch the show notes at: WinAPageant.com/50     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
16/03/20169 minutes 53 seconds
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049: Make Your Autograph Cards Impressive and Functional

Every pageant titleholder has to have autograph cards, not just as a give-away at kid’s events. The autograph cards are vital marketing pieces for your year and must be created with that in mind. In this episode, I break down what to include on your autograph cards (front and back) and how to create and print them without hiring an expensive printing shop. You can see the example at http://www.WinAPageant.com/49     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
09/03/201613 minutes 35 seconds
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048: The 6 Things You Need to Know For Your Pageant Platform

Just like a celebrity or professional athlete, you need a platform – even if your pageant doesn’t require it. A lot of girls think they don’t need it because it’s not a requirement, but without it, you are defeated before you even begin. A platform is what gets you appearances, media coverage, and celeb-status! It has to be connected to your brand, with a strong marketing plan and a powerful legacy project. In this episode, I give you the 6 building blocks needed to create an awesomely powerful platform! Powerful platforms are my specialty – I’ve helped women publish books, get sponsored Youtube channels, and partner with major corporations. If you’re a do-er (not a dreamer), ready to make your big-vision platform a reality, email me at [email protected] to learn about how I can help.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
02/03/201613 minutes 49 seconds
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047: Write and Record a Respectable Farewell Speech

Your farewell speech is sort of your final impression. It’s your opportunity to show gratitude to your team and final moment to inspire others and leave a legacy….It’s what you want your fans and supporters to remember of your reign. It’s important to make it humble, yet full of personality, gratitude, and inspiration. Plus, most women will continue to compete in this pageant system or others, so it’s extra-vital that you don’t sound flippant or ungrateful to the pageant community. Also, I don’t want your farewell to be the one that everyone goes to the bathroom during or yawns and whispers through. In this episode, I’ll break down the 5 main components of your Farewell in a beautiful outline, plus I’ll share some specific advice on how to record it so you sound magnificent!     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
24/02/201616 minutes 1 second
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046: Interview Opening & Closing Statements

Many pageants invite the contestants to prepare a brief opening statement or a closing statement that is presented during your interview, as an on-stage introduction, or in your on-stage question portion. This is an incredibly important part of your competition and you have to know how to prepare for it so you can start and end strong. Since you have time to prepare for this, the judges will expect you to have full control in this moment to help them really understand you in a very short amount of time. I best way to prepare for writing your statement is to consider the highlights of 3 snapshots in time: your past, your present, and your future. In this episode, I unpack each of these and help you create an awesome intro for your upcoming pageant!      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
17/02/20168 minutes 50 seconds
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045: Being the ‘It’ Girl at Orientation

Orientation is a sea of judgment. It’s exciting and equally nerve-wracking. All the would-be titleholders showing up with their best foot forward to prove themselves as the winner. In this episode, I’ll teach you how to show up to your orientation as the actual winner. I want my girls mistaken for the reigning titleholder because this is the first impression you’ll give to the pageant director and to the other girls. You want to be sure it is accurate, inviting, and respectable. I’ll give you 4 steps to prepare you to be the “It” girl, the girl-to-beat, the “is that last year’s winner?” girl at your pageant orientation.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
10/02/201610 minutes 1 second
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Live Q&A (February 2016) for Members of TheArtOfPageantry.com

Q&A for Pageant Contestants! BECOME A MEMBER: http://www.TheArtOfPageantry.com Timestamp for Each Question: [1:54] - If I have a quirky or weird talent, should I put it on my judge's bio/fact sheet? [3:54] - Do I have to hire someone to do my hair and make up? [5:52] - What is the best self-tanner available? [7:08] - How is a one-on-one interview different from a panel interview and should a contestant prepare any differently? [10:00] - Do I have to dress up for rehearsals? [11:53] - What if there’s a fellow contestant doing something or acting a certain way that I know the pageant system does not support? [14:17] - Should I give the directors a gift when I go to compete at the pageant? [16:38] - Should I have my cell phone backstage with me? [18:49] - What is considered to be “in style” for evening gowns? [21:50] - Do I need to hire a coach in order to have an “edge” on my competition? Let's Win A Pagea
04/02/201625 minutes 26 seconds
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044 - How to Dress like a True Pageant Queen

In this episode, I’m discussing how to dress like a true pageant queen. It’s simple, but not so easy. It comes down to what you have in your closet. And if you’re listening, you need to update your closet. As you grow (up, old, into yourself), you have new priorities, responsibilities, and personality! Whether you like it or not, you’re judged by your appearance and every woman knows that what you wear has a lot to do with how you feel. If you are still holding onto things that no longer represent the new you (or the best you), then you are doing yourself a disservice, and others will know it too. I really love this process because it lets me take a fresh look at who I am and how I want to present who I am to others that don’t know me. And it doesn’t need to be difficult. I broke my process into 7 steps that I’ll share with you in this episode.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
03/02/201616 minutes 18 seconds
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043: The 3 Reasons Women Lose Pageants

After every pageant, the women that don't win have similar reactions, excuses, and reasons for why they weren't really suited to win. In this episode, I break down the actual reasons women lose pageants (it's usually 1 of 3 or some combination). Plus, I teach you how you can avoid these so you can win.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
27/01/201611 minutes 12 seconds
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042: The 3 Things You Need to Win Your Pageant

Every pageant winner has these 3 specific things. In this episode, I’ll teach you what they are and how to get ‘em!     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
20/01/20169 minutes 24 seconds
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041: 5 Real-Life Benefits of Pageantry

In this episode, I break down the zillions of benefits you'll gain from competing in a pageant. They fit into these 5 categories: Social, Professional, Personal, Financial, Health. This is a great episode to help explain to someone (you mom, your boss, your boyfriend, yourself) how competing in a pageant can help you succeed in life!      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
13/01/20169 minutes 34 seconds
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040: Pageant Basics and a Brief Pageant History

This episode gives you a breakdown of what makes a pageant a pageant. I discuss some of the lingo of pageantry so you know the difference between systems, divisions and other confusing pageant lingo. Plus, I share with you some pageant history that is great for trivia games and the off-the-wall pageant interview questions.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
06/01/20168 minutes 14 seconds
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Happy New Year!

This is YOUR year - Make it amazing! Happy New Year! Cheers, Alycia     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
01/01/201644 seconds
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039: Pageant Goal Setting to Make this "Your" Year

This is one of the biggest misconceptions: that you have to win to achieve success. The truth is the winners are already achieving success….and that’s why they win. To set yourself up for success, you have to commit to growth, happiness, and success. That's what the Year of You is really all about. The beauty of dedicating the full year to…you, is that it becomes less about the outcome of a particular situation and more focus is put on the growth during the journey. Instead of being concerned with what you can’t control, you shift your focus to what you can control. That's how women win pageants! Let me show you how in this episode.      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
30/12/201511 minutes 37 seconds
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Feliz Navidad 2015!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from Argentina! Feliz Navidad!      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
25/12/201543 seconds
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038: Grace, The Greatest Gift of All

In this episode, we’re talking about the word “Grace” which is frequently used to describe pageant women as they glide across the stage or move like a ballet dancer. “She’s so graceful.” Socially, when someone ‘gives someone grace’ they essentially are looking past their flaws. Grace is giving someone something wonderful that they do not deserve. What does this have to do with pageantry? A TON! If you can cultivate grace and learn to express it on stage and in your interview, you’ll be seen as love, truth, and hope. And if you are the only contestant oozing love, truth, and hope – who can stop you?!      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
23/12/201516 minutes 4 seconds
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037: How to Choose Your Pageant Evening Gown

An evening gown is one of the favorite portions of pageantry for many audience members. What you choose to wear for your crowning moment is as important as what you'd wear to accept a Grammy. In this episode, I break down where to shop, how to prepare for shopping, what to bring to your gown appointment, and other important concepts related to your pageant evening gown. http://WinAPageant.com     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
16/12/201515 minutes 2 seconds
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036: Pageant Gift Ideas for Everyone

Pageant girls love presents – both giving and receiving. And…with Christmas coming up, you know the crown gifts are going to be circling around your pageant circle. In this episode, I’m going to share with you some of the best gifts I’ve received and given as well as some great gift ideas for your whole pageant family, no matter what the occasion. In the show notes at WinAPageant.com you can get links to every item I mention, and more!     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.<
09/12/201510 minutes 50 seconds
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035: The Comprehensive Pageant Preparation Plan

In this episode, I share with you the 4 phases of pageant preparation that I use for my clients to prepare them comprehensively. This outline could be shoved into a shorter outline of time, but in the best-case scenario, we’d have at least 6-8 months of prep time before the pageant. I’ll break it all down for you in this episode.  WinAPageant.com     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
02/12/20157 minutes 20 seconds
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Happy Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for YOU!

Sending you some gratitude this Thanksgiving season! From the bottom of my heart, Thank You!      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
02/12/20151 minute 10 seconds
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034: The 4 Biggest Mistakes Pageant Girls Make

Every pageant loser tends to make one of these 4 big mistakes, which they end up regretting post-pageant. The contestants I speak with that are ready to make a change usually need to start in one (or more) of these 4 areas: Action Planning, Accountability, Fear Fighters, and Bigger Vision. In this episode, I break down how women make mistakes in these areas and how you can avoid these big pageant mistakes.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
25/11/20158 minutes 16 seconds
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033: What You Get When You Win a Pageant

When you win a pageant, you win more than just a crown and sash. You’re given the gift of influence and opportunity on many different levels. In this episode, I break down some of the big ideas you’ll benefit from. This is a great episode to listen to when you’re looking to explain your ‘hobby’ to people who don’t understand the value of pageantry to help them see why it’s so important.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
18/11/20158 minutes 29 seconds
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032: Losing Gracefully

Two weeks ago, I lost my daddy. My philosophy of pageantry is that it so closely parallels life, so in today’s episode, I want to talk about how to lose a pageant with grace using the lessons I learned from the loss of my dad. I know these two things seem not even remotely related, but by the end of this episode you’ll realize that losing a pageant (and losing a parent) really are not the end of the world. Plus, I hope to give you some ways to deal (with both) more effectively. www.WinAPageant.com      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
11/11/201522 minutes 8 seconds
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030: The Price of a Pageant (A Budgeting Guide) - Part 3

Pageant expenses can add up more and more as the event comes closer and closer. Proper planning and budgeting is super important so you don't experience post-pageant buyers remorse. In this episode, we’re discussing the area of pageantry that gets the most attention – pageant wardrobe! I never liked the shopping part of pageantry – I’d much rather be in the gym, or volunteering for my platform, but it is necessary – not to mention a huge part of pageant competition. I’m going to go phase-by-phase here and we’ll start with the opening number outfit. To follow along with the full budget, click HERE.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
28/10/201517 minutes 22 seconds
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031: The Price of a Pageant (A Budgeting Guide) - Part 4

Pageant expenses can add up more and more as the event comes closer and closer. Proper planning and budgeting is super important so you don't experience post-pageant buyers remorse. In this episode, I’ll break down the optional and miscellaneous expenses you’ll encounter in pageantry. Don’t forget about miscellaneous expenses like band-aid blister block, extra foam inserts, make up brushes, a steamer, dry cleaning – these are the expenses you may not have to actually budget for, but if you are counting every dime, you’ll want to leave a little buffer for the just-in-case items. To follow along with the full budget, click HERE.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
27/10/201518 minutes 43 seconds
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029: Mrs. America 2015 Michelle Evans (interview)

Michelle Evans is a native of Tulsa who won her first pageant – Mrs. Oklahoma in 2014, then won the national title Mrs. America just 5 months later and a month after that placed top 10 at the Mrs. World pageant in September! Michelle lost her brother to an accidental overdose and now travels the country promoting her platform “Drug awareness and Prescription Drug Abuse.” Michelle just relinquished her title about a month ago, so I’m super excited to hear what’s next for Mrs. America 2015, Michelle Evans. Michelle's Facebook Page Michelle's Instagram Drug Free OK website     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
21/10/201519 minutes 15 seconds
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028: The Price of a Pageant (A Budgeting Guide) - Part 2

Pageant expenses can add up more and more as the event comes closer and closer. Proper planning and budgeting is super important so you don't experience post-pageant buyers remorse. In this episode, I break down the expenses that are expected of the top contenders in pageants, plus, I give you some money-saving tips! To follow along with the Pageant Budget Guidesheet, go to WinAPageant.com      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
14/10/201515 minutes 54 seconds
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027: The Price of a Pageant (A Budgeting Guide) - Part 1

In this episode, I’m going to break down the costs of pageants and tell you where you should focus your finances and what elements of pageantry are just the extras. If you want more info on paying for pageants go to GetPageantSponsors.com     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
06/10/201514 minutes 29 seconds
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026: How to Get Pageant Sponsors

As a former competitor, I completely understand how the expenses of pageantry add up. If you feel strapped from the beginning, you may not make wise choices about your expenses, which could leave you settling for third-rate services, low-quality wardrobe, or foregoing vital preparation all together.  It’s likely that you’ve heard of other girls getting sponsors for their pageants, so how are they successful and you aren’t. In this episode, I’m going to outline for you the 7 steps to get a pageant sponsor to help you pay for nearly everything. When I first used this strategy, I landed a sponsor over breakfast for $3,000. Let me show you how; go to GetPageantSponsors.com to watch a more detailed workshop for free.      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
30/09/20158 minutes 54 seconds
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025: Ms. America International 2016, E-Dee Martin (Interview)

Ms. America International 2016 has over 30 years of experience as a contestant, director, emcee, coach and judge at the local, state and national levels. Plus, 40 years of performance experience in many different types of dance, choreographer and instruction. E-Dee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University and currently is the Vice President, Equipment Management Officer with one of the largest bank-owned equipment leasing/financing companies in the United States. She was inspired by the show “The Star Thrower” to promote her platform, “Making a Difference One Starfish at a Time.”  The Ms. America Pageant Website E-Dee on Facebook! More Pageant Training: FreePageantCourse.com
23/09/201524 minutes 9 seconds
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024: Stop Being so Perfect! You’re driving us crazy!

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16/09/201511 minutes 43 seconds
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023: Your Legacy Project is Your Winning Ticket to the Crown

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09/09/201513 minutes 48 seconds
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022: The Girl With the Most Energy Wins

All competitions are won in the combination of strategy and tenacity. Being a pageant titleholder is no different.  If you don’t know how to manage your energy, you will be left exhausted even before the pageant ends – and that is how women lose pageants. Conserving energy is key in pageantry. By understanding what commonly drains pageant contestants and creating a strategy to avoid the common drains, you’ll be able to manage your energy all the way through post-pageant media week! FreePageantCourse.com     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.  
02/09/201517 minutes 20 seconds
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021: Interview with Ms. Delaware America, Sheri Jenkins

Sheri Jenkins is a wife, mother, advocate, entrepreneur and Ms. Delaware America 2015.  She has been involved with the Delaware and Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition as annual chair for Northern Lights of Life and volunteers at countless events.   Sheri led the efforts as event chair for the inaugural Go Red Luncheon benefitting the American Heart Association and continues her participation in this event as the fashion show coordinator. With 20 years’ experience as a professional development manager, she developed curriculums for adult communication and leadership skills.  She is also a licensed real estate agent and certified life coach.  Links: National Breast Cancer Coalition Ms. America Pageant Watch the Pageant Online: <a href= "http://alerttheglobe.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener
26/08/201522 minutes 22 seconds
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020: Interview with Miss Maine Teen USA 2010, Norissa Lee Morse

Norissa Lee Morse started her career as a model for famous gown designer, Jovani. She competed in several small pageants winning the Miss Congeniality award before winning the title of Miss Maine Teen USA in 2010. After relinquishing her crown, Norissa worked for Seventeen Magazine in NYC as a fashion intern. She recently graduated high honors with a degree in Communications and Public Relations. She currently lives in Maine where she runs her beauty/fashion blog NorissaLee.Blogspot.com.  Follow Norissa on Instagram and Twitter!      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
19/08/201518 minutes 3 seconds
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019: Are You Really Ready to Compete?

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11/08/201513 minutes 35 seconds
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018: Personal On-Stage Introduction

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05/08/20158 minutes
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017: Meeting a Judge in an Elevator

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29/07/201513 minutes 54 seconds
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016: Managing Pre-Pageant Stress

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22/07/20158 minutes 29 seconds
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015: The Anatomy of a Proper Thank You

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15/07/20158 minutes 5 seconds
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014: Handling Tough Interview Questions

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08/07/20159 minutes 35 seconds
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Fit Tip #2: Healthy Party Dish – Almond Dip

Want a delicious party dip that's healthy?! I've got one for you: Almond Dip! It's super easy. Just mix together Almond Butter and Greek Yogurt and serve with sliced apples. When you do, take a picture and post to Instagram with the #WinAPageant so I can take a look! I share all the details of the recipe in this episode.      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
03/07/20151 minute 56 seconds
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013: What Not to Do After Winning: 7 Suggestions from my failures

Winning a pageant can be exhilarating, spectacular, overwhelming, exhausting and confusing. In this episode, I'll train you to avoid some common mistakes of pageant winners. People see you as a powerful entity and in fact, ‘with great power comes great responsibility.’ One year goes by very quickly and you have to be prepared to make fast decisions that have the most beneficial impact and do no harm. That’s not easy. However, I do have 7 specific cautions that I believe will help you to avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made over the years as a titleholder.      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.  
01/07/201512 minutes 29 seconds
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Fit Tip #1: How to Order a Healthy Meal at a Restaurant

Today’s Fit Tip is how to order a healthy meal at a restaurant. When you’re always on the go, it’s hard to cook at home and pack your meals, so you find yourself eating out a lot. Don’t be tempted by the delicious, greasy, fatty smells and the hoopla of other people ordering delicious garbage. Stay true to your healthy lifestyle. At the same time, you don’t want to look like you only eat ice cubes and almonds. In this episode Alycia shares three go-to meals for eating out and the important tip to tell the waiter!      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
26/06/20152 minutes 39 seconds
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012: What Not to Do During Crowning: 7 Don’ts of Your Crowning Moment

In an exciting moment like winning a pageant title, you may momentarily lose your wits if you’re not wise. When you are standing in the spotlight, whatever impression you leave will last – perception is reality, so you don’t want to come off bratty, ungrateful, or just crazy. In this episode, Alycia will share a list of 7 things not to do when you’re crowned, which will make your winning moment: graceful, photogenic, and respectable.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
24/06/20159 minutes 1 second
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011: Kill Pageant Patty: Stop Sounding Like an Infomercial

Sometimes when you’re trying to be poised and articulate you forget to also be human. When you come off as overly rehearsed, you can sound like an infomercial - or worse: a "Pageant Patty!" In this episode, Alycia gives you a 4-step exercise to add excitement and emotion into your speech to keep your audience and your judges engaged the whole time you're talking.      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
17/06/20158 minutes 48 seconds
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010: Know Yourself Enough to Win

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10/06/201510 minutes 47 seconds
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009: On-Stage Question Made Easy: No More Nerves!

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09/06/201516 minutes 24 seconds
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008: Visualizing Your Win

Visualizing your win is a powerful exercise to believing you are suited to win the pageant. If you can watch yourself winning, you are far more likely to believe deep enough to actual take the crown. Alycia leads you through a guided meditation to visualize yourself winning your pageant.        © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.  
08/06/201511 minutes 14 seconds
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007: 12 Tips to Display Charisma like James Bond

You’ve heard this a million times, “She’s got it!” “There’s just something about her…” “Wow – She’s just wow.” It’s the ‘It Factor’; the attractive quality that someone exudes which makes you want to be near them, befriend them, or perhaps choose them for the title or a promotion. You know it when you see it. So…what is ‘it’?!  It’s Charisma! Charisma is a unique combination of characteristics, which allow an individual to standout in a crowd, appeal to an audience, and grab the attention of judges and others. It’s no secret that charisma has the power to persuade. If you’ve ever seen a James Bond movie, you know what I’m talking about. Charisma is something that anyone can exude at all times. Meaning, it has nothing to do with looks, education, skills, etc. It is really more of an attitude. I’ve created a list of 12 specific things that can help you develop that ‘it-factor’ charisma.       © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.</
07/06/201514 minutes 8 seconds
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006: A Recipe for Story Telling

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06/06/201512 minutes 58 seconds
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005: 3 Things To Make or Break Your Pageant Interview

In your pageant interview, the judges are expecting you to be prepared to communicate your best self during your interview. That means, whether it’s 2 minutes or 20 minutes, the responsibility is on you. Therefore, you have to be in control of the values you want to communicate, the stories you want to share, and how you will make an impact as the new titleholder.  I’ll teach you the top three things you should communicate during your interview. You can prepare and practice these in advance so that you have an incredible interview and feel confident that you communicated who you are.     © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
05/06/201510 minutes 20 seconds
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004: To Win or Not to Win: Determine Your Ultimate Goal

Just because you enter a pageant, doesn’t mean you have to want to win…yes, seriously. Pageant contestants sometimes get caught up in the need to win without truly considering what they really want. Here, I’ll teach you a 4-step exercise to help you determine your ultimate goal. You’ll be surprised to see some of the reasons that woman compete to not win their pageant. Teresa Scanlan, former Miss America 2011, is a good example of someone who won her first local, state, and national title and may have missed out on a longer pageant career if that was her goal. We can’t say for sure what her ultimate goal was, though I don’t know too many people who would bulk at a national title opportunity like that! This exercise is also helpful for every pageant you enter because it can bring up some hidden fears that you may have that you aren’t even aware of. These fears and insecurities can keep you from winning the title – unless you surface them now.      © Alycia Darby
04/06/201514 minutes 57 seconds
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003: Becoming the Most ‘Beautiful’ Contestant

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03/06/201511 minutes 56 seconds
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002: Pre-Interview Warm Up Exercises You Can't Afford to Skip

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03/06/201511 minutes 19 seconds
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001: Top 10 Questions to Ask Before You Enter a Pageant

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03/06/201511 minutes 37 seconds
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000: Introduction to the Win A Pageant Podcast

Every week, I’ll be sharing with you honest down-to-earth pageant trainings to prepare you to win a pageant.  Each episode will post early Wednesday morning, so you can listen while you’re getting ready in the morning, on your commute to class or work, or during your workout.  In these trainings, I’ll teach you a specific concept, and why this idea is important to your success, the process of how you can apply the training concept through personalized exercises. I’ll give you examples (the good, the bad, and the ugly) to help you understand the concepts and tell you where you can go for additional details to enhance your level of competition and set help you stand out from the crowd.      © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2015 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.
03/06/20158 minutes 41 seconds