Posts in Pageant
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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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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Pageant Prep: Advice from a Lady-in-Waiting

So you’re competing for a pageant.


You’re embarking on a journey that will change your life.

The courage it takes to apply and compete for a title shows that you have what it takes to find success, in both the pageant and the ‘real’ world. Competing for and holding a title will bring you memories and experiences that’ll continue to benefit you throughout your life.

But, there are a few things you need to do first. 

My biggest advice to girls going into a competition is to be yourself! If you are confident in who you are, why you’re competing, and can have fun and smile while doing it, not much can bring you down, girlfriend.

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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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