2011 Christmas Special for the Pageant Princess or Queen in your life for $59 (+$12 S&H). A $89 value when purchased separately
In the spirit of Christmas and to celebrate the launch of my new 60 minute training DVD, Take The Stage, I am offering the 60 minute training DVD, the Pageant Planner and a set of 12 interview cards for $59 (+$12 S&H) until December 31. Individually, these items would cost $89.
This is an affordable training kit for the pageant princess or queen in your life.
The WTP Take The Stage Training DVD
The Winning Through Pageantry Take The Stage™training DVD is a must have training tool for natural beauty pageants. The depth of information shared in this video will further polish your on stage presence.
Remember, the judges cast their final vote when you are on stage in your evening gown. Your overall stage presence and appearance will determine your final placement.
In this 60-minute DVD, you will learn:
- proper posture and alignment,
- foot positioning,
- timing of your turns,
- multiple walking patterns,
- stage presence,
- microphone etiquette,
- Numerous tips as Rhonda demonstrates all of these techniques.
The modeling style taught in this video will work for those contestants competing in the following natural pageant systems:
- Miss American Coed (MAC),
- National American Miss (NaMiss),
- Miss America,
- America's Outstanding Teen,
- Miss Teen USA,
- Miss USA,
- Mrs. America,
- Mrs. United States,
- Teen, Miss and Mrs. International,
- America's National Teenager (Antso),
- Any of the numerous systems that follow the standards of a natural pageant.
Contestants who are brand new to pageantry or have done a couple pageants in the past; and those who do not have pageant preparation resources close to them will benefit most from this DVD. Even if you feel confident in your modeling skills, the numerous tips shared in this DVD will take your onstage presence to the next level.
Rhonda Shappert, is both an iPEC and ICF certified expert pageant coach. In addition to holding multiple titles herself, her clients have won titles at local, state, national and internationals pageants. Her award winning newsletter is received weekly by thousands internationally. She has helped her clients win local, state, national and international titles.
With over 30 years experience in the pageant industry as a contestant, titleholder, judge, emcee, staff member, coach and mother of daughters who compete, there isn't an area of pageantry she doesn't fully understand.
The WTP Pageant Planner
The Winning Through Pageantry Pageant Planner from Holdon contains organizational pages for logging and tracking 100 pageant related events. Each form records Event Details, Contact Info, Event Expenses, and Post-Event Info. There is also an Income Management Section to record payment details.
Now logging & tracking your pageant-related event details is easy!
- High-quality product
- 8.5" x 11"
- Finished coil-bound spine
- Vinyl front and back covers for durability
- Your contact information
- Important pageant contacts (i.e. - coach, director, salon, etc.)
- Other contact information
Live Performance Forms
- Logging & tracking forms to track up to 100 pageant-related events (i.e. - consultations, media events, autograph signings, etc.)
- Log event requirements (i.e. - crown & banner, opening number wardrobe, script, etc.)
- Record all of your event expenses and mileage for tax purposes
- Post Event area (i.e. - what you wore, who you met, guests, etc.)
Income & Reimbursement Management
Record income & reimbursement details (Pageant/Event Name, Event Date, Payment, etc.)
Pageant Target List
Target Pageants, know special requirements, competition, categories, entry fees, etc.
A section dedicated to Pageant Industry professionals you wish to keep in contact with
- Keep your notes handy and accessible
- Add any thoughts, suggestions or ideas
- 12-month, day-by-day, fill-in calendar section (non-time sensitive, fill-in as you go)
- 24-month quick-view calendar section
- Promo Material Pocket to hold self-promotional material that you can pass around (i.e. - promo postcards, headshots, flyers, etc.)
- Notes Pocket to store any speeches, top-5 question notes, etc.
The WTP Interview Card Set
What kind of questions will the judges ask me in interview?
What if I don't have an answer?
The ability to answer questions about you, your family, platform, goals, community and pop culture in a clear way is an important life skill. The more practice you have in conversing with people, the better your speaking skills will become.
Over 1000 contestants from ages 7 to 80 around the world have used these cards and reported back to me that they were confident and prepared for their pageant interview. Many of my clients receive the highest interview scores.
As a contestant and judge, these are real questions that I have asked, been asked, or heard other judges ask in the interview room. I know they are effective and relevant because my clients and pageant family on Facebook have told me several times that they have experienced other pageant coaches and judges using my cards. By the way, I take this as a compliment, not a threat :).
Outstanding features of this 12 card set includes:</ p>
- Over 200 questions covering 12 diverse subjects. Each card has questions dedicated to one topic. For example, there are 56 questions on the "favorites" card.
- The back side is blank so you can jot down your ideas for answers.
- Being the size of a recipe card, they are easy to carry and you can practice anywhere.
The DVD will arrive separately from the planner and the interview cards. With the holiday mail delivery, please allow up to 14 days for delivery.
$89 $59 (+$12 S&H) until
December 31st or
while supplies last
This week I chose to feature a new pageant system that will be debuting May 3-5, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Dublin, Ohio. I interviewed pageant director, Theresa Bucklew about her new system.
Age Divisions based on the age
as of January 1, 2013:
- Princess 3-5 yrs.
- Sweetheart 6-8 yrs.
- Pre-Teen 9-12 yrs.
- Jr. Teen 13-15 yrs.
- Teen 16-18 yrs.
- Miss 19-24 yrs. (Married or unmarried)
- Ms. 25 & Up (Married or unmarried)
- Escorted* Formal Eveningwear competition 30%
- Interview with Judges 30%
- Personal Introduction 30%
- Community Service 10%
- Optional competitions will be scored on a range from 1-10
- The contestants will not be re-ranked at the finale unless there is a tie.
- The highest score will win the pageant.
*If you don’t have an escort for the competition please let one of the staff members know during rehearsal and we will provide you with an escort for the competition
*Every contestant will receive a beautiful participation trophy on stage
Tell me about your pageant background and experience?
I have been a heavily involved member of the pageant community for over 22 years now. My daughter competed in her first natural pageant at 18 months. We have been hooked since our very first pageant! Over the years, I have gained experience as a judge, director, and my favorite experience was being a “Pageant Mom” and making my own set of pageant friends!
What made you decide to start your own pageant system?
I love everything pageantry stands for, and truly believe it can change young women and girls’ lives. I am reminded of this every day I see my daughter, and remember what a shy little girl she was growing up. Now, she is outspoken, and a leader in her community. Of course, I would like to take all the credit ? - but I do know a lot of that is a result of what she learned through pageants. I have wanted to start my own system for over five years now. With my youngest son preparing to graduate from high school, I now have the proper time to dedicate to American Royal Beauties. I wanted to make sure my system, its queens, and my contestants got as much time, detail and attention put into them as possible, so everyone involved will leave with a great experience after pageant weekend.
What qualities are you looking for in your queens?
An American Royal Beauties Queen needs be a positive young woman who will excel in academics, be active in their communities through service events, and an excellent future leader of tomorrow. She will carry herself with grace, have positive morals, and overall, be a glamorous girl that others can look to as a role model. Our Queens, throughout their reign will promote our Motto “Pass It On,” which asks our ladies to do a good deed, in turn, inspiring others around them to also do a good deed for another, and continuing to, “Pass it on”. Our Queens will be asked to do at least six parades or community service projects together, and they will be asked to promote American Royal Beauties as much as they can. We do not have “no compete” restriction, so our queens may also compete and hold titles with other pageant systems.
What is your long term vision for your pageant system?
I hope that girls will enjoy my system, and long term, hope to witness my efforts unfold into a national pageant.
What sets your pageant apart from the other pageants out there?
We are looking to build not only individual skills for these girls to use the rest of their lives, but also are looking to create lasting friendships! We hope that by focusing a little more on community involvement, we can get youth interested in giving back to the communities or organizations that mean something to them. We also hope to bring class and glamour back into style. American Royal Beauties want our girls to feel as beautiful on the inside as they all are on the outside.
Is your first pageant just for Ohio residents, or can contestants from other states compete?
Our first pageant will be for Ohio residents only. Contestants who live out of state, but have proof on an Ohio residence may also compete.
What do you want people to know about you or the pageant system?
We are working hard to make sure the American Royal Beauties Pageant will be a fun and exciting experience for all of our girls! We are offering more optional competitions, as well as keeping the entry fee and other costs as low as possible! Pageant weekend will take place at the beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel in Dublin, Ohio, that has suites for everyone discounted. Everyone staying at the hotel will get a full service breakfast every morning, and cocktails and hors d'oeuvres every evening. I am allowing everyone to make payments up until three weeks before pageant weekend. Our official American Royal Beauties’ crowns are very distinct, and our sashes are stylish silver, accented with hot pink trim.
Vendors will be present in the atrium during pageant weekend also. All of the vendors will be affiliated with pageantry. Our first pageant will be held in 2013! Giving our contestants plenty of time to prepare, get involved in the communities, gather potential sponsors to compete, and will also allow us more time to come up with even more exciting events to hold during or around pageant weekend! We hope to see you on our stage May 3-5, 2013!
Rhonda Shappert is an expert pageant coach, an iPEC Certified Professional Coach, an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF).
She created Winning Through Pageantry® to partner with pageant contestants and their support people to provide complete pageant preparation, achieve winning results in life through pageantry, and to Succeed From The Inside Out®.
She has over 30 years experience in the pageantry world as a contestant, judge, emcee, staff member, mother of daughters who compete, Mrs. Ohio America 2005, and has held multiple titles at the local, state and national levels.
Rhonda graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Musical Theater from The Ohio State University and has performed on stage in 15 countries on the Asian, European and American continents. This mother of three home educates their children and has been married 22 years to her husband Stephen, is the former mayor of her community, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Virtual Academy. She and her husband perform original contemporary Christian music. For more information on Rhonda, visit www.WinningThroughPageantry.com.