135: Sunset Episode and All New Win A Pageant Master Class Series on Facebook Live!

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!

Today, I launched episode 135 of Win A Pageant podcast.

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.
And, when I do a podcast, I don’t get to interact with you like I can through YouTube comments and especially on Facebook Live Videos.

In October and November, I tested out doing Facebook Live Master Class trainings and they were a huge hit!
Each video has received over 8,000 views and had 100’s of comments including your pageant questions that I was able to answer live.

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So……
This week (episode 135) marks the “sunset” episode of the Win A Pageant podcast. I don’t want to call it the “last” episode, because I may revive it (sunrise!) sometime in the future.

And, next week marks the official launch of the Win A Pageant Master Class Facebook 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.

You’ll be able to join me live on Facebook for a video training on a new topic each time.

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!

Go to WinAPageant.com/MasterClass, which will take you to the most recent or upcoming Master Class in the series.

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 sunset episode I’ll be posting on iTunes (for now), this isn’t goodbye — we’re just moving to Facebook.

So, head over to WinAPageant.com/MasterClass now to see the latest Win A Pageant Master Class!
I’ll see you on Facebook 🙂

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134: Defining Your Brand for Star Power with Kerry Damiano

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:

Websites: KerryDamiano.com and BeautyBrandBelieve.com
 

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

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:

Website: MissUnitedStatesPageant.com
Facebook: MissUnitedStatesPageant
 

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

In this episode, Alycia interviews Sabina Ghebremedhin. 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.

 

Join us at the Beauty|Brand|Believe Expo on March 10th in Washington! Get the details and register at: BeautyBrandBelieve.com

 

 

Follow Sabina Ghebremedhin:

Twitter: @SabinaABCNews
Instagram: @SabinaABCNews
Facebook: Sabina.Ghebremedhin
 

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

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 :
Websites: www.RachaelTodd.com and MissUnitedStatesPageant.com
Instagram: @rachael.todd and @missunitedstates
Twitter: @_rachaeltodd
Facebook: RKTconsulting
Email: [email protected]
 

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

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:
Website: guidemybrand.com
Facebook: GuideMyBrand
Twitter: @GuideMyBrand
Instagram: @GuideMyBrand
 

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