Posts in Competition
Master Extemporaneous Speaking

Presented with the task of impromptu or extemporaneous speech, competitors, rodeo queen contestant or not, assume there’s no way to prepare except to practice. You can plan equally well for impromptu as all other speech types by pre-building pieces of information. Learn how…

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The Cost of Comparison

Rodeo queen pageants are a game of comparison. Not just from the judges, as they score how well you ride, how well you speak, how much you know, and how put-together you look on a given day.

Leadership coach and mentor, Kelley Forseth shares advice on how to feel more comfortable in your own skin so you can get out of your own way.

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Sell Yourself on Paper: Master the Application and Cover Letter

As a judge and former Operations director at large companies, I’ve had to look at a lot of applications in a short period of time and have learned to quickly analyze how someone sells themselves on paper.

When we as managers or interviewers pick up a piece of paper we question, “Who is this person, and what do they represent?” Watch the video or read the blog to find out ways that you can capture our attention quickly in your cover letter, application, or resume to ensure that your piece of paper stays at the top of our pile. 

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Adjust Each Others' Crown

Every year Project Pageantry sponsors the Caldwell Night Rodeo Queen contest’s Miss Congeniality award. We could have just as easily sponsored the speech award since those career-focused soft skills are in our advice-giving wheelhouse. But, we don’t! Why?

In life and in work, collaboration and cooperation is the most efficient way to get work done. We all have skills that allow us to contribute to our future team, but most of can’t do everything, nor should we have to. This is the value of a well-rounded team. 

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Are You a Good Storyteller?

We connect with our audience, both in writing and presentation, when we share. It allows people to relate to us, and say, “Me, too.” If we can get people to say that, then we’ve connected with our audience and they’ll be more interested in what we have to say. Yes, you can make boring content engaging with your presentation, and you can win with it. But, why church up boring content when you don’t have to?

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Get Rid of the Queen Voice in your Public Speaking

Do you or someone you know have queen voice while public speaking?

Johnny Rowing of the College of Western Idaho shares how you can use phrase, pitch, pace, and pause to improve your public speaking and musicality. 

Rowing is a communications and media arts instructor at CWI and was former director and coach of five-time Division II National Collegiate Speech & Debate Champion and two-time Reserve Champion teams.

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So, You Want to Be A Rodeo Queen?

There’s more to becoming a rodeo queen than meets the eye. The public sees the parades, the rodeo appearances, the autograph signing, the pictures, and the 50-50 raffle-ticket and program selling, but contests aren’t won or lost based on how well a girl smiles and waves.

Learn what it takes to be a rodeo queen and how to prepare for your first checklist.

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