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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

Political Candidate Services

Speaking, Writing, Editing

A. Interview Preparation...learn what to expect/how to respond to questions/how to use sound bites; image/body language/ personal style; TV, radio & news media interviews 

2 hrs/$150       

B. Speech Analysis & Critique... explore subject content voice tone/ inflection delivery/style impact interest/analysis feedback  

2 hrs/$150

C. Mock Interview...simulated media interview/critique/analysis

1 hr/$100

D. Video Analysis...submit video tape for written analysis of content/organization/delivery/use of language/personal affect

1 hr/$75

E. Speech Writing & Crafting a Message...how to write for a target audience/key concepts/content message/personal voice

2 hrs/$175

F. Editing key words/catchphrases/grammatical precision/editing for impact

1 hr/$75

G. Target Audience Analysis... identifying core principles/seeking endorsements/responding to questionnaires/writing for a target audience/anatomy of an organization

1 hr/$75

Developing a Media Image

H. Information & Ideas for Using Media using radio, TV, interviews, press conferences, sound bites, catch phrases, press releases, costs, demographics

1 hr/$75

I. Developing a Media Image an assessment of perception,affect, appearance, personal style, fluency, credibility

2 hrs/$150

J. Personal Appearance power dressing, using color to enhance image, wardrobe accessories, TV, make-up

1 hr/$75

Political Strategy

K. Issues and Answers identifying pivotal issues/position statements/expressing the party platform/responding to attacks

2 hrs/$150

L. Political Strategy planning a campaign/impacting voters/using the media/delivering your message/writing campaign messages & slogans

3 hrs/$300

M.  Group Seminars "research based," diverse instructional methods, hands-on experiences, and practical applications for election impact

1  hours/$180

Combined Service Packages:

A & B Interview & Speech /Analysis & Preparation

3 hrs/$350

E & F Speech Writing & Editing

2 hrs/$250

I & J Media Image & Personal Appearance

2 hrs/$200

K & L Political Issues & Strategy

2 hr/$250

All individual services are available on an hourly basis.

Clients may include video tape analysis with any service.


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