All contestants will receive professional training in order to prepare them for
the competition and to promote life-skills development for young women.
- Modelling training
- The contestants will be taught techniques for proper on-stage deportment and charisma,
walking, standing posture, and staircases.
- Interview training seminar – conducted by PowerTalk
- To prepare for the private judge's interview and the finale on-stage interview.
- Manners and Etiquette Training – conducted by Elizabeth Etiquette
The new Miss BC will be invited to attend various events and must understand how
to handle herself in any given situation. She will be both Ambassador and role model
during her reign. A foundation of good manners is integral to the development of
good social and leadership skills, not only for today but for the future. Etiquette
is an essential skill that will remain with the Miss BC participants forever. This
workshop will incorporate: How to create a great first impression, introductions,
posture, conversation and listening skills, cell phones and texting, interview etiquette,
table manners and how to compose a thank you note.
- Self Defence Training – conducted by Mitra Castano, of Triunity Martial Arts
Mitra has worked with the Miss BC Contestants for a number of years. It is a sad
fact that women today need to be more aware of their environments and more prepared
for the possibility of being the subject of violence. Because of this, Miss BC has
made it a point to have a self-defence workshop for our contestants to receive basic
overall skills on defence techniques for women.
- Choreography training
- The delegates will be trained to present a grand opening performance for the final showcase.
- Self-esteem and Assertiveness workshop – conducted by Wilma Boyd
- "Self-esteem is a way of thinking, feeling and acting, which implies that you accept,
respect, trust and believe in yourself". Wilma's workshop will teach you how to
become a confident young woman.