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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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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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Alycia is a Class Act!

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Alycia offers a very professional podcast that offers personality, experience, and insight. She has competed successfully for years and now is helping others to have a winning attitude in life. She shares my passion for empowering women and I wish her only the best. Thank you for having me on the podcast and I look forward to seeing you again real soon Alycia!

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Wow! Girl, it makes me think of joining a pageant. :) It helps boosting a CONFIDENCE.

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106 Ratings
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101
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2
1

Alycia is a Class Act!

By Alycia is a Class Act! - Jul 21 2017
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Alycia offers a very professional podcast that offers personality, experience, and insight. She has competed successfully for years and now is helping others to have a winning attitude in life. She shares my passion for empowering women and I wish her only the best. Thank you for having me on the podcast and I look forward to seeing you again real soon Alycia!

Confidence

By Gisele_Oliveira - May 05 2017
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Wow! Girl, it makes me think of joining a pageant. :) It helps boosting a CONFIDENCE.

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Win A Pageant® | Professional Pageant Coaching with Alycia Darby

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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?

108: Pageant Interview Prep - AMAZING 10-Step Strategy from a Miss USA

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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.com Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

May 24 2017

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102: Top 8 Pageant Tips from the Best National Coaches

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Apr 12 2017

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114: Standing Out From the Rest, How Alex Wehrley Gained Success After the Miss USA Pageant

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Jul 05 2017

34mins

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053: 7 Must-Know Pageant Etiquette Tips to Protect Your Reputation

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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.

Apr 06 2016

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086: 5 Tips to Loosen Up in Your Pageant Interview

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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

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

Dec 07 2016

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091: 3 Steps to Turn Your Fears Into Strengths

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Jan 25 2017

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092: How to Become a Pageant Star

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Feb 01 2017

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115: 5 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Pageant Walk with Dani Walker

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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: https://www.instagram.com/daniwalker/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/pageantaccess/?hl=en Twitter: @daniwalkermusic For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Jul 12 2017

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121: Pageant Interview Practice Questions and Sample Answers

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Aug 23 2017

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097: Maureen Francisco - Knowing You're Ready to Win

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Mar 08 2017

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056: Winners Take Action: The 3 Steps to Achieve Your Big Goal

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

Apr 26 2016

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087: 3 Types of Pageant Interview Practice

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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

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

Dec 14 2016

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129: Transform Your Pageant Walk with Miss Universe Runway Coach and Supermodel Lu Sierra

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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 Washington! Get the details and register at: http://BeautyBrandBelieve.com Connect with Lu: http://LuSierra.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Oct 18 2017

47mins

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103: Allyson Rowe: How to Stay True to Your Faith in Pageantry

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Apr 19 2017

47mins

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104: How Can I Be More Photogenic in Pictures?

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Apr 26 2017

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124: What Pageant Judges Are Looking For (Top 3 Qualities for a Beauty Pageant)

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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 competition. 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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Sep 13 2017

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085: The Truth About "Fake it 'til you Make it"

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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

Nov 30 2016

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060: 4 Steps to Leap Out of a Pageant Rut

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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.

May 25 2016

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090: Interview with Mrs. International Priscilla Pruitt

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Jan 18 2017

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122: Answer Pageant Questions in Interview on On Stage (a how-to guide)

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Aug 30 2017

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135: We're Moving (sorta) - Introducing the Win A Pageant Master Class Series on Facebook Live!

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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 while listening. It's hard to implement what I'm talking about without the time or space dedicated to your coaching. Plus, as a teacher, I know that the best way to learn engages multiple senses. Listening alone means you won't retain as much of the information. In fact, Watching while listening and simultaneously DOING and Engaging with the content is the BEST way to learn... ....and therefore the best way for me to teach. So - I'm rolling out a new training method: Win A Pageant Master Class series! A Master Class is an in-depth training around a specific topic (just like the podcast trainings, but even more meat on them). It's a series, because I'll be doing a new topic for each Master Class. The Pageant Master Class will be taught over Facebook Video LIVE. Each month, you'll be able to join me live on Facebook for a video training on a new topic. After you've watched the show live, over video, you'll be able to ask me questions you have about your pageant in the comments of the video and I'll answer as many as I can right then and there - LIVE! How's that for immediate feedback?! If for some reason you aren't able to join me for the Master Class live, don't sweat it - you'll be able to go to the Facebook page after the training to watch the recording. I won't be able to answer questions there after the live recording, but you'll be able to Listen, Watch, Do, and Engage with the trainings, which means you'll be able to learn it so much better than the podcast. Now, the podcasts aren't anything to snuff at. Many women have proven that if you are willing to do the work, you can use these episodes on the podcast to Win your pageant! So, the episodes that I've already created for you will remain available here on iTunes. But, the real goodness happens on our Facebook Page! Everyone is going to be heading there now to make sure they are caught up on the Master Class series. Go to WinAPageant.com/MasterClass, which will take you to the most recent or upcoming Master Class in the series. Like the Facebook Page Win A Pageant to stay up with your pageant training. I'm really looking forward to this new format because we'll be able to get to know each other better. I'll love seeing your name pop up on my screen that you're joining live and each video, I'll be answering your pageant questions and celebrating your success stories. It'll be fun!! So, while this may be the last episode I'll be posting on iTunes (who knows I may decide to come back), this isn't goodbye -- we're just moving to Facebook. So, head over to WinAPageant.com/MasterClass now to jump in with me! I'll see you on Facebook :) For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com © Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Nov 29 2017

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134: Defining Your Brand for Star Power with Kerry Damiano

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

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Nov 22 2017

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133: Behind-the-Scenes of the Miss United States Pageant with National Director, Stephi Williams

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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 husband and their four lovely children. Follow Stephi Williams: http://missunitedstatespageant.com/ https://www.facebook.com/missunitedstatespageant/ Official Sponsors of Miss United States Pageant https://www.ithairproducts.com/ http://www.juancarlospinera.com/ www.lorenaroos.com https://www.storyblock.media/ http://www.goodwinphotography.com/ http://www.serdardesign.com/ For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Nov 15 2017

43mins

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132: Telling a Great Story with Emmy-Winning ABC News Producer, Sabina

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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 Music Awards, Grammy's, Golden Globes and the Billboards. Sabina's experience includes serving as on-air talent in her native country of Sweden, for Swedish Television as well as producing positions at local stations WGN, Fox and ABC Radio affiliates in Chicago. For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Nov 08 2017

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131: 4 Tips to Prepare for Your Pageant Like You've Already Won with Miss United States, Rachael Todd

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

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Nov 01 2017

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Bonus! : Free Master Class on Nov. 1: How to Answer "Why Should We Choose You to Win?"

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Oct 26 2017

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130: Promote Your Pageant Platform in the Media with Publicist Kristi Dosh

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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 finance and governance, licensing and marketing. Follow Kristi Dosh: http://www.guidemybrand.com http://www.facebook.com/guidemybrand http://www.twitter.com/guidemybrand http://www.instagram.com/guidemybrand For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Oct 25 2017

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129: Transform Your Pageant Walk with Miss Universe Runway Coach and Supermodel Lu Sierra

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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 Washington! Get the details and register at: http://BeautyBrandBelieve.com Connect with Lu: http://LuSierra.com

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Oct 18 2017

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128: A Pageant Platform for Inner Beauty with Carly Hartman of Pageant 360

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Oct 11 2017

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Bonus!: Pageant Master Class on Facebook Next Week (Free to Join)

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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 to join me for class. This is FREE and a perfect opportunity for you to get insider information on what judges secretly hope you'll do to get their attention and stand out in your interview. I hope to see you next week on Facebook for the Master Class! WinAPageant.com/MasterClass For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Oct 07 2017

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127: Pageant Interview Tips: What Not to DO

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Oct 04 2017

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126: Pageant Interview Tips: What Not to SAY

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Sep 27 2017

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125: What to Expect During Pageant Interview

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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 to rock your interview! 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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Sep 20 2017

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124: What Pageant Judges Are Looking For (Top 3 Qualities for a Beauty Pageant)

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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 competition. 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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Sep 13 2017

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123: The Intersection of Business and Pageantry with Business Strategist Amber Lilyestrom (Episode 123)

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Sep 06 2017

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122: Answer Pageant Questions in Interview on On Stage (a how-to guide)

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

© Alycia Darby Zimnoch 2017 Win A Pageant  All Rights Reserved.

Aug 30 2017

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121: Pageant Interview Practice Questions and Sample Answers

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Aug 23 2017

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120: Overcome the Post-Pageant Slump Without Becoming Depressed

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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't follow these steps.

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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Aug 16 2017

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119: Choosing to Win Every Day with Dale Smith Thomas

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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 astounding 70% of Boot Camp attendees have gone on to win titles! (Not including Paris and Nicole.) Dale has been a celebrity guest judge on the reality show "Pageant School - Becoming Miss America", and recently hosted the Mrs. United States pageant. She has been the featured guest speaker for the last 10 years at Miss TN, MS and GA USA. She is also the host and speaker for America's National Teenager of the Year. Her upcoming book, "Good Morning, Gorgeous" will be released in mid-August of this year. Follow Dale Smith Thomas: http://www.winnersbychoice.com/ For details from this episode and more resources visit: http://WinAPageant.com Email the host at Alycia@WinAPageant.com Get the Free Pageant Course at: http://FreePageantCourse.com 

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Aug 09 2017

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118: Should I Wear Panty Hose During My Pageant Interview?

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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 Alycia@WinAPageant.com

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Aug 02 2017

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