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."|
Miss Greater Waterbury 2016
The Interview Image Associates Advantage
|Each Interview Image Associates partner provides a specialized area of expertise. You will work with each member of a team who brings experience, skills, and knowledge to campaign preparation, pageant and college interviews, and who will design an approach specifically for you.|
Why You Need a Media Coach
Many candidates believe that coaching is only for those running for higher level state and national positions. Consider this: No matter what position you are pursuing, every candidate needs to be able to clearly articulate ideas, speak fluently, and project a positive image. You need to be prepared to be interviewed, make speeches, and debate the issues. Being elected depends upon your ability to persuade people that you are the best candidate for the job. Most political candidates spend their resources on the physical aspects of a campaign, but the neglect the most important aspect: communicating their message.
How a candidate communicates will be the determining factor in whether or not he or she is elected. How you speak and are perceived by the voters is what sways and ultimately affects the outcome. Each candidate needs a personal, professional team who can advise, teach, and help develop his or her personal identity.
Candidate group seminars are available also. These seminars incorporate hands-on experience and practical applications as they relate to candidates.
One of the most exciting discoveries of contemporary science is that the brain can actually develop new circuitry in response to stimuli. In order to do so, the individual must be challenged, have attainable goals and practice properly. The pageant interview is a synthesis of higher order thinking, communication skills, emotional intelligence and personality.
The personal interview in a pageant is its most decisive event. It is the opportunity to demonstrate intelligence, personality, poise and style. Many contestants fail to fulfill their potential because they have not been provided with the kind of instruction, training and experiences they need. Success depends on preparation, planning and practice.
High School Students
Preparing for a college interview can be equated to preparation for a job interview. Students must be able to describe their strengths, answer questions on the spot with confidence, and display a confident and capable personality. The impression that is made depends on how well prepared each student is for his or her admissions interview. A college interview does not need to be scary or intimidating if a person is understands the process and is prepared to answer questions with poise and self-assurance.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org