Communication Strategies and Solutions for the Contemporary Pageant Woman
by Hollie Domiano
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
I had two answers to that question—a princess and an air hostess. Somewhere along the way, writing got in the way.
When I got older, I was bitten by the media bug. I hold a BA in communications from the University of New Orleans. During my senior year, I interned at WWOZ, which was a brand new radio station at the time. I still go there to help out when I can. I also did a late night show at KRVS, Lafayette, LA. I read for the blind on WRBH, the first radio station of its kind broadcasting reading materials for the vision impaired.
In 1999, I ventured into new media with my web serial, “Northern Lights”. It gained a small but faithful following. This was where I learned the nuts and bolts of website design. I’ve gone on to design and maintain websites for various organizations, and currently serve as webmaster for District 68 Toastmasters (Louisiana, southwest Mississippi and Beaumont, Texas).
Not only do I do websites, but I also write and speak. I’ve been a member of Toastmasters International since 2003 and have supported and mentored my fellow members in reaching their communication and leadership goals. I’m still learning (you’re never too old!), and would love to help you achieve your dreams!
A few fun facts about me: I hold an amateur (ham) radio license. A good game of mahjong (the traditional 4-player game, not the solitaire) helps me relax. I joined a sorority at age 45. I’m a huge science fiction fan, especially Star Trek and Doctor Who! Frogs are my lucky charms (though I don’t know if they’re magically delicious!). And I live in the world’s most interesting city—New Orleans!
I never got to be an air hostess or a princess, but I can still dream, can’t I?
I've designed and implemented websites showing the diversity and scope of pageant competition and the women who change the world, one crown at a time. Let me design a site for you that carries your unique signature, and, best of all, reflects YOU
My background as a communicator and leader and my experience with the competition interview process has helped women achieve their dreams. Let me help you reach yours! I'm available in person or via Skype/FaceTime. Let's talk!
You've heard the saying: "There's no second chance for a first impression." Even before you enter the interview room, the first impression the judges will see is your paperwork. Let me help you dot the i's and cross the t's with my experience as an editor and published author!
Do you have a group getting ready for a pageant? Do you want to brush up on your interview skills, while having fun at the same time? Bring your friends along and learn all about pageantry and what it takes to be a titleholder!
Are you a pageant director looking to promote your upcoming competition? I'd love to hear from you!
In my years of working with pageantry, I have heard, more often than not, "someone should write a how-to book". I saw that need. I wrote and published
Myths America: A Practical Guide to Pageantry.
I also produced Adventures in Pageantry, a podcast taking listeners inside "the world of Miss America, from a unique perspective". The podcast is now broadening its horizons and will showcase pageantry the world over.