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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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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

 

 

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

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.

 

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

 

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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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Jun 22, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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

Jun 15, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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Jun 8, 2016

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: http://WinAPageant.com
Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com

 

 

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

Jun 1, 2016

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

 

 

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May 25, 2016

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

 

 

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May 12, 2016

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

 

 

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May 9, 2016

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

 

 

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

May 4, 2016

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.

Sign up for your FREE Strategy Call at: http://WinAPageant.com/StrategyCall

 

 

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

Apr 26, 2016

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 wants to hire someone that is seen as swampy or flooding – not even pageant judges. In this episode, I’ll share with you the 3 simple steps to take action to achieve your big goals!

Full Show Notes: http://WinAPageant.com/56

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Email Alycia: Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Apr 20, 2016

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

 

 

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Apr 13, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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:

  1. What are the best colors for interview outfits?
  2. Do I have to get the nude 'tippy top' shoes for swimsuit?
  3. Does it matter if I wear shiny or dull (matte) shoes for interview?
  4. Is it okay to have my evening gown not quite touch the floor?
  5. If I'm competing in the same pageant two years in a row, can I wear the same dress, fun fashion, swimwear, etc?
  6. Do I have to get hair extensions?
  7. What kind of make-up should I use?
  8. What are good snacks to have backstage during my pageant?
  9. How can I avoid/treat blisters at the pageant?
  10. Other than watching the news, are there any great resources for catching up on current events?

For more pageant coaching and free resources, go to WinAPageant.com

 

 

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

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