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Be Informed - Keeping Up With Current Events

Some tips for keeping up with current events. To keep up to date with what is going on, we recommend checking these sites daily to get a balanced understanding of current news:

www.drudgereport.com

www.huffingtonpost.com
www.foxnation.com
www.dailykos.com
www.realpolitics.com
www.newsmax.com
www.jihadwatch.com

We also recommend that all contestants become knowledgeable about currents events, making sure to know both sides of the issue and be able to respectfully address questions from either side.

 

Interview practice questions (04/2/2011):

What do you feel you can work on with regard to your body?
What do you think can be done to improve your smile?
Tell us a little about your goals and dreams.
Which city do you belong to? Tell us a little about it?
How prepared are you for the contest?
Which areas do you think you will need to work on for this contest?
Why do you think we should choose you as one of our final contestants?
Tell us what sets you apart?
What makes you most uncomfortable?
What is your take on premarital sex?
Do you have a boyfriend? Is he OK with the idea of you taking part in this pageant?
What makes you uncomfortable?
What all can you sacrifice for this pageant?
Are your parents OK with the swimsuit round?
Do you think the swimsuit round is derogatory?
What are the aspects you need to work on?
Who or what inspires you?
What is the worst thing that could happen to you?
How do you see yourself a year from now?
How do you see yourself five years from now?
What are your life goals?
Tell us about some of your shortcomings?
Who has the greatest influence on your life?
How do you think can improve yourself and your personality?
What makes you happy?
What makes you scared?
What intimidates you?
What makes you confident?
What makes you fearful?
Who is the most important person in your life?
At the end of life what do you want to be happy about?
Tell us something interesting about your job.
What do you find most challenging about your job?
What do you want to prove in life?
What have your achievements been so far?
What is beauty according to you?
How do you guarantee your success?
What are the three things you would never do to the person you love?
Don't you think your age is a barrier you are already 25 years old?
If we select you today how will you feel and what would you first today?
Do you know why we would select you?
What makes you confident?

Practice does not make perfect--Practice makes permanent!!
While practicing interviews be aware of the following:
1. Smile and engage your face while listening to the question as well as answering the question
2. Stand tall with good posture--take a comfortable stance that you can be in for about 10 minutes. Wearing the shoes you will wear in the actual interview is a good idea.
3. Hands hang at the side of your body comfortably when you are not using them effectively in your answer.--Don't overuse your hands, but avoid being a soldier who never uses their hands.
4. Make eye contact.--Start by making eye contact when you enter the room; as you answer questions make eye contact first with the judge who is asking the question, span the other judges eyes and end with the person who asked the question.
5. Ask family members, and friends to ask you questions and identify your "nervous twitches/habits." When you have identified your "nervous twitches/habits" work to stop them!
6. Make sure your answers are honest!! If you don't know the answer simply tell the judges and allowing you to move on to a question you do know!!

Practice questions:
**What has been your biggest challenge and what did you do to overcome it?
**What is your pet peeve?
**What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time?
**Who is your hero? Why?
**What was the last book you read and how did it effect your life?
**Where do you hope to be in 5 years from now?

Next week we will be talking about the best way to answer personal (i.e. family, career plans, religion, etc) questions. Remember to practice your good interview habits this week!!