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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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Apr 6, 2016

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

 

 

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Mar 30, 2016

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

 

 

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Mar 23, 2016

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:

  1. Fee to list and sell
  2. Size of audience
  3. Insurance/Guarantee
  4. Ease of use
  5. Readiness to ship

To get a list of the best Websites and Facebook Groups, visit http://winapageant.com/51 

 

 

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Mar 16, 2016

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

 

 

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Mar 9, 2016

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

 

 

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Mar 2, 2016

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com to learn about how I can help.

 

 

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Feb 24, 2016

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!

 

 

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Feb 17, 2016

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! 

 

 

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Feb 10, 2016

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.

 

 

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Feb 4, 2016

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 Pageant!

 

 

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Feb 3, 2016

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.

 

 

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Jan 27, 2016

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.

 

 

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Jan 20, 2016

Every pageant winner has these 3 specific things. In this episode, I’ll teach you what they are and how to get ‘em!

 

 

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Jan 13, 2016

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! 

 

 

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Jan 6, 2016

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.

 

 

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Jan 1, 2016

This is YOUR year - Make it amazing! Happy New Year! Cheers, Alycia

 

 

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Dec 30, 2015

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. 

 

 

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Dec 25, 2015

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from Argentina! Feliz Navidad! 

 

 

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Dec 23, 2015

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?! 

 

 

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Dec 16, 2015

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.
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Dec 9, 2015

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!

 

 

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Dec 2, 2015

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. 

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Dec 2, 2015

Sending you some gratitude this Thanksgiving season! From the bottom of my heart, Thank You! 

 

 

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Nov 25, 2015

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.

 

 

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Nov 18, 2015

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.

 

 

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