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How to Win Friends (and in my case) Influence Judges

Two years ago, I competed for Miss Minnesota. I walked into a 10 minute interview where controversial questions were rapidly fired at me. They questioned my morals, my values, my ethics, the very foundation I was built on as a whole, and I beat around the bush. I walked out of that interview in tears. Not only was I sure my score was low, but I was so ashamed of myself. If I couldn't own my opinions and defend my morals, who was I to think I had a chance at winning Miss Minnesota? Somehow I made the top 10 that weekend, but that didn't change how disappointed I was in myself for that interview. Then I signed up for the Dale Carnegie Course. What I thought was one 4 hour class turned out to b

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