I have such a deep respect for those who have devoted their lives to the industry of pageantry. Pageantry boasts the confidence of young girls and helps them network their way into opportunities that were previously unattainable. However, pageantry is expensive. And it can be VERY expensive depending on the system you are competing in, the dress you want to wear and coaches you hire. Does everyone need a coach to win their pageant? No. There are so many variables that you cannot make a blanket statement.
Take into consideration your age, your experience, and your time. If this is your very first pageant and you are in the teen, miss, ms or mrs pageant then you will need to hire a coach who can help you from the very beginning. The alternative is to compete 2 or 3 times before you get the hang of it and then if you pay enough attention to what the other girls are doing you can guide yourself to be a better pageant girl but this is not the recommended approach. For one it's more expensive and it takes longer. It's more expensive because you will more than likely over spend in areas that have little value and under spend in the areas that will help you stand out the most. A coach can help you do this. Extremely young contestants, ages 7 and below, can often times get away with no coaching if mother has pageant experience. If the mom doesn't have pageant experience then she is going to need help on how to save money and where to spend money when it comes to her daughter and pageantry. If this age group is to participate at a competitive level, then I would opt for professional coaching. At the end of the day I do not know of a successful person who does not hire a coach. But, what does coaching look like?
Coaching can come in many different forms from 1-on-1 in person coach to 1-on-1 virtual coach to reading articles and applying the principles learned in those articles. All of it "coaching". But, for the purpose of this section we are going to give you price ranges.
If hiring a pageant coach is not in your budget then there are other options. Here are some of the resources that you will NEED to follow if you insist on not hiring a coach.
Honestly, by doing these 4 things you will be way ahead of the the girls who are not hiring coaches. The above is practical and it's free. Please don't let this be another article that you read online that you do not take action on. Let's start working together today in either a free or a paid capacity so that we can help you achieve your dream! Save
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