Wednesday, March 9, 2011
"I have been very pleased with the Interview Me CD's. I have always struggled with my timing and the CD's have trained me in succinctly answering questions within 30 second time frames. Although I normally associate 30 seconds with on-stage questions, being able to move quickly through my interview while still thoroughly answering the questions is an essential asset to controlling your interview. I also enjoy how the prep has a more press-style tone to it due to the immediate move to the next question, judges will cut you off and so will Interview Me. In my most recent interview, I was more confident and able to move fluidly and confidently through my interview. Interview Me also has the added benefit of having pageant prep at your fingertips wherever you are and no matter how brief your availability is."
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Miss Champaign-Urbana 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I competed in my first pageant four years ago and despite placing first runner-up, I never felt like my interview was my strong point. I wanted to change that, not only for the pageant, but for my own life skills. When I heard that Lauralyn was producing the Interview Me cds, I was thrilled and immediately knew that they were a great idea. As a busy mom of three young children, I didn't have a lot of time to sit around and ask myself interview questions. When I did do that, my mind would always wander to my grocery list, or what I should be cleaning, or what the weather was going to be like tomorrow. Yet, the Interview Me cds made practicing so easy and so efficient. While running quick errands in the car or while on a run (I was competing in a pageant, remember?), I would listen to Lauralyn's gentle voice asking me typical interview questions and I would instantly get into "interview mode". Only having 30 seconds to answer each question really reduced my habit of rambling. After competing in my second pageant, I was honored to learn that thanks to the Interview Me cds, the judges ranked my interview as my strongest area. Thanks so much Lauralyn for making the best interview practice product. The cds are perfect for anyone competing in a pageant or anyone who just wants to improve their interviewing skills.
Monday, October 11, 2010
I love Interview Me! As a contestant and a pageant mom, I am excited to be able to use these CD’s to enhance both my interview skills as well as my daughter’s. Between working out, biking across America for my platform, making appearance and of course caring for my family, my time is limited and I have to make every second count. Interview Me is a great addition to my pageant preparations and I am lucky to have it.
Mrs. California United States (2nd Runner-Up Nationals)
Mrs. California America (Top Ten Nationals)
Mrs. California International 2010
“FINALLY-someone who gets our time restraints and read our minds….This is the product we all wished we had years ago!!! As a pageant contestant, board member, consultant, coach, store owner, title holder and promoter of many different pageant systems, I can honestly say that the Interview Me CD’s should be a contestant’s first purchase when preparing for a pageant. Before the gown, before swimsuit, before the jewelry, this product is your first step in preparing you for a successful and well-practiced interview. I too am a believer that the crown is first won in the interview and Interview Me will give each contestant the practice that she so desperately needs to hear herself answer questions out loud and to help gauge the length of her answers. When you’re in ‘pageant mode’ TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! Interview Me is the only product that takes you to the gym, or to your child’s soccer game or driving to work while still being engaged in your interview and keeping your goals of winning that title with you through your entire day. Interview Me is also the perfect tool and a MUST HAVE for every pageant coach! Jumpstart your clients’ interview sessions with this perfect homework accessory! I know my clients felt more prepared to meet with me for the first time because they already had several mock interviews with their CD’s. Interview Me’s different levels of are perfect for every client-regardless of their level of competition! You simply cannot afford to make every moment of your preparation count!”
Owner, Venue Pageant & Prom
Mrs. Idaho America 2006