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Top 5 Words to Avoid in Your Pageant Interview
Let’s face it: in your pageant interview, not all words are created equal. While there are words that will definitely connect with your judges, some words will actually result in a low interview score. Since the purpose of your pageant interview is to connect, here’s a list of the Top 5 Words to Avoid in
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If You Could Change the World
One of the most popular pageant questions is “If you could change one thing in the world, what would that be and why?” Even though it’s a fairly common pageant interview question, it can often cause contestants to draw a blank and panic. Sometimes it’s tough to decide how you would change the world in
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No Nonsense Guide to Nailing Your Onstage Question
It happens every weekend; contestants worry and obsess about their onstage interview.  But worrying just makes you self-conscious and doesn’t do anything to help you answer your question. Worrying about your onstage question is actually the #1 way to ensure a meltdown in the middle of your answer. To get a top score, follow this
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Valerie Hayes, The Pageant Coach™
My career as a pageant coach started out innocently enough! With over 20 years of corporate experience coaching executives on their interviewing and communications skills, I've seen a lot of good and bad interviews. Then a family friend asked me to help a contestant prepare to answer a pageant interview question onstage during her local pageant. She won her local pageant and went on to capture her state title and placed in the Top 15 at her national pageant. Soon her friends, and friends-of-friends, were calling for help to win their pageants interview too!
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Expert Pageant Coaching at Local, State, National and International levels:
  • Personal Platform Development
  • Appearance Strategy
  • Papework Preparation
  • Pageant Interview Content Development
  • Interview Skill Development
  • Current Events Coaching
  • Talent Analysis
  • Competition Wardrobe & Image Consultation
  • On-stage Modeling Analysis
  • Competition Mindset Coaching