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Watch Charlie on WTNH - Channel 8 - April 2nd, 2012

Watch Charlie on WTNH - Channel 8 - April 2nd, 2012

Did I Really Say That?: wtnh.com


Watch Charlie on Newington Cable Television (March 26, 2012)

Watch Charlie on Newington Cable Television (March 26, 2012)


"Interview has always been a weakness of mine. For the years that I have competed, it always seemed like I was excelling in all phases of competition but stayed baseline for interview and lacked serious confidence in speaking publicly. I figured it was time to make a change and I read “Did I Really Say That? The Complete Pageant Interview Guide” by Charles Margolis but did not want to stop there. I went in for lessons and very soon after, I had won my local. Charles gave me the tools on how to speak with confidence, poise, and intelligence as well as making the interview personal to me. What he gave to me, helped me in all aspects of competing and I would not have been able to succeed without his help."

-Alexandra Giannelli
Miss Greater Waterbury 2016

Pageant Interview Coaching

The Interview Coach

Singers, dancers and performers take lessons in their discipline. Athletes and actors, as well as politicians, solicit critical feedback from experts. Even on-air personalities are coached. It is unrealistic to expect to achieve excellence in the interview without professional instruction. This requires teachers who are informed, experienced and empathetic.


What Works; What Doesn't

Generally pageant competitors practice the same things, answer the same questions and receive the same feedback.  The mock interview panel is often composed of people who have limited knowledge of the pageant instructional methods. Educational research has demonstrated that people learn in divergent ways.  In order to significantly improve, contestants must be instructed and challenged in multiple learning modalities.


Experience Makes the Difference

Our backgrounds in education, communication and the media make us uniquely qualified us to teach presentation and speaking skills. We have developed a system for teaching which includes: listening/speaking skills, critical thinking/response, and fluency/style. Our clients include: politicians, radio & TV personalities, job seekers and - of course - pageant participants.


Personalized Instruction

We believe in building on the unique personality, strengths and communication style of each contestant. Teaching and experiences are tailored to the individual. One-on-one coaching, positive feedback, constructive criticism and personal attention are integral parts of our system.


What We Teach

Content & Critical Thinking                      First Impressions Make a Difference Communication Skills & Techniques         Anxiety is Nothing to Fear 

Body Language & Subliminal Messages   Visualization & Mental Preparation

Fluency & Articulating Ideas                    Qualities of a Winning Interview

Expressing Individuality & Personality       Personal Style & Story


For additional information, or to make an appointment, contact Interview Image Associates, LLC, at:

104 Mill Pond Road, South Windsor, CT 06074, 860-644-0697; cjmargolis@snet.net