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Win A Pageant® | Professional Pageant Coaching with Alycia Darby

What do the judges look for in a winner? How do I win a pageant? How do I prepare for pageant interview? These are the questions Alycia Darby addresses in her podcast through coaching exercises to simplify pageantry for women in pageants. This coaching applies to teens, miss and mrs. pageant contestants competing in pageants like Ms. America, Miss USA, Miss America, Miss International, Mrs. America NAM and more! She educates pageant contestants with interview, modeling, platform, fashion, beauty here and on her site at WinAPageant.com. Let's Win A Pageant!
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Dec 21, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Dec 14, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Dec 7, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Nov 30, 2016

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
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Nov 23, 2016

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 excellent examples of how it can be done.

For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com
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Nov 16, 2016

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
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Nov 9, 2016

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 for, determine your stance on controversial issues, and tons of stuff that will transport you easily from confusion to clarity.

It also comes with access to a private group on Facebook that is only open to members of the course. This is where I get to see all the magic happening! Every week day, I jump into the Facebook Group and get to answer questions to help my students excel in the program. And, boy-oh-boy are they taking advantage of this personal coaching opportunity!

In this episode, I share some of what is happening in there so you could see if this is a community that may help you with your pageant interview.

You can get all the details about the program at Interview.WinAPageant.com.
I'd love to be your teacher, mentor, and coach to guide you toward a successful pageant interview.
If you know you're ready to make it happen, join us! Go to Interview.WinAPageant.com

I'll see you in the Game Plan!
Here's that link again: http://Interview.WinAPageant.com

 

 

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Nov 2, 2016

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 Judge Pageants

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Oct 26, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Oct 19, 2016

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: https://interview.winapageant.com

For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com
Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Oct 12, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Oct 5, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Sep 28, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Sep 26, 2016

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.

Bring your workbook and a pen to the Master Class and be ready to learn!

You know, I always give you more than you pay for and I can’t wait to blow your mind with this Pageant Interview Master Class – I’ll see you in class.

 

 

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Sep 21, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Sep 14, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2016 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Sep 7, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Aug 31, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Aug 24, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Aug 17, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Jul 27, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

Watch our wedding live at: Facebook.com/AlyciaDarby1

 

 

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Jul 20, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Jul 13, 2016

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
Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Jul 6, 2016

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 Your Ticket to Winning

For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com
Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

 

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Jun 29, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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