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Interview Preparation

Chrystal is an amazing interview practice and preparation coach. I was a non-traditional applicant reapplying to dental schools, which has a complex and grueling interview process. Chrystal helped me rehearse clear, concise answers for every possible interview question; gave pointers on proper body language and interview etiquette; and showed how to follow up with interviewers after the interview. With Chrystal’s help I felt fully prepared and confident for every dental school interview, and walked out of each one feeling great about it. I was accepted to three of the four dental schools I interviewed at. I would highly recommend Chrystal’s services to anyone who needs practice for a job or grad/professional school interview.

Petteri Salo, Dental Student


I am delighted to recommend Chrystal Bartlett’s media training abilities to you.

As a broadcast television anchor, my job requires I interview a wide variety of people.  Chrystal Bartlett recently prepared several guests for a panel discussion she helped create for a Heart of Carolina Perspectives talk show that aired on WTVD ABC11.

It was clear that she had prepared her clients well before the taping. Each guest was equipped with a specific message that communicated their points clearly and concisely without getting bogged down into jargon, statistics or sidebars. They also appeared to have been coached on the attire appropriate for on-camera appearances and effective body language. Ms. Bartlett even accompanied them to the station so that seeing a familiar face would increase their comfort levels.

I wish that all my interview subjects were as well prepared as Ms. Bartlett’s.  I recommend her services highly to anyone wishing to make a positive media impression.

With best regards,
Angela Hampton
Community Affairs Specialist
Host, Heart of Carolina Perspectives

Publicist and Media Trainer

My name is Sue Espersen and I work at First Environments Early Learning Center in the Research Triangle Park.

FEELC hired Chrystal to raise awareness about our daycare center, but I never expected a news camera crew would come out to our site to tape me or that I’d be part of a panel discussion that would air on the local TV station’s public affairs program. I’d never been on-camera before and don’t mind sharing that I found the prospect a bit intimidating.

Chrystal worked with our group and also spent extra time working with me so that I could feel more comfortable on camera and be a good representative for FEELC. She shared tips on how to dress, how to sit, worked with me develop clear and brief speaking points and just did her best to help me feel confident during the whole experience. As a result, the news story and the panel discussion turned out very well.

I highly recommend Chrystal Bartlett’s media training to anyone who wants to do their best on-camera or when dealing with any type of media. She knows what media expect and truly does her best to help her clients do their very best.

With best regards,

Sue Espersen
Outdoor Learning Environment Specialist
First Environments Early Learning Center

We worked with Chrystal in hopes that she could help us market our program. She is simply amazing and gets results. She is extremely intelligent, knows the business, fun to work with and very dedicated to her clients. Her loyalty continues even after our contract ended. She is diligent in getting results and helping business get the attention or customers they are after.

Elizabeth Lake, Director
Sue Espersen, Outdoor Learning Environment Specialist
First Environments Early Learning Center

My name is Mitch Woodward and I work for the N.C. Cooperative Extension as an Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture, Neuse River. I’ve worked with Chrystal Bartlett on a number of media relations projects and recommend her highly.

As an Extension Agent, I am an experienced face-to-face public speaker and trainer. In working with Chrystal to get the word out about storm water and drought to broader audiences through media, I benefitted from her knowledge about the needs and limitations of print, radio and television.

Chrystal was quick to share what she knew about each outlet’s target audiences, so that I could customize my messages for highest comprehension. A voiding jargon, reducing message length to better accommodate TV and radio ‘s need for sound bites and awareness of the different deadlines used by radio, TV and print are just a few of the tips I learned from her and still use today.

I would recommend Chrystal’s media training to any organization that wants to garner positive media attention by communicating clearly and effectively.

With best regards,

Mitch Woodward
Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture, Neuse River
N.C. Cooperative Extension


Chrystal was fabulous. We knew what we wanted our end product to be, but we had no idea of how to get there. She took what we had and, with a shoestring budget, created a professional product that we’re proud to present to the world. Her expertise and connections were tremendously helpful. All along, she was enthusiastic about our project and personally supportive — it was a joy to work with her. I would recommend her to anyone.

LeDayne McLeese Polaski, Program Coordinator
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists


I highly recommend Chrystal Bartlett & Company for websites, social media and general marketing. In two years, she built Schwartz Plumbing a great productive web site, creates traffic- building messages for my company Facebook page and is always looking for creative, affordable marketing solutions. If you want a vendor who is smart, responsive and respects your budget, contact Chrystal Bartlett. I’m glad I did.

Stuart Schwartz, Owner
Schwartz Plumbing Co.

Chrystal is a real dynamo with a strong understanding of all things marketing. During her time with Extension at NC State, she developed and implemented a complete marketing plan that is still in use today. The marketing plan is something Cooperative Extension folks had been talking about for years and it took her less than a year to develop and implement. She has strong connections with others in the marketing field and is someone who is totally focused on getting things done. It was a pleasure to work with her.

Mark Dearmon, Director
Communication Services
University Communications


Chrystal is the best editor/proofreader I have ever employed. Her attention to detail is excellent. I highly recommend her!

Jack McKinney
McKinney Counseling and Consulting

Chrystal Bartlett is one of my favorite go-to writers. I never have to worry about her copy being clean and well researched, and her vivacious style is contagious. She has written several articles about environmental issues for Baptist Peacemaker, the magazine I edit. The most recent, “Churches Going Green,” in the fall issue, was informative and inspiring. I would recommend her to any editor who wants first-rate writing.

Katie Cook,
Editor, Baptist Peacemaker


My new resume is both to-the-point and eye-catching. Chrystal Bartlett managed to distill my extensive career into succinct skills and accomplishments. She also helped me gather the data needed to demonstrate my past successes using metrics that speak volumes to the industry.  Chrystal listens carefully, she patiently revises until the product is to-notch. She also manages to make the process painless and funny. 

Paul Gainey, RPh.

Chrystal was a fantastic coach and I could not be more pleased with the experience I had working with her. She was competent and very professional. She went the extra mile to help me identify job opportunities and make my profile in LinkedIn more robust. Her assistance in updating my resume was priceless. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have met and work with Chrystal.

Marjorie Sack-York, Vice President at Truist

I graduated from NC State in May 2017 with a BS degree in Environmental Engineering. A few months from graduation, I used Chrystal Bartlett’s services to develop a resume for finding my first job after graduation. Over the next couple weeks, Chrystal and I bounced ideas back and forth about what I really wanted to do with my engineering degree after graduation. She used this to develop a wonderful resume that took my skills learned in school and turned them into assets specifically aimed at employers within my desired discipline of engineering. Chrystal’s experience helped secure two job offers by graduation, and I’m now employed with a company who provides the same engineering services I outlined in my resume objective. Not only did I find a job after college, but Chrystal’s expertise allowed me to find the job I wanted. I highly recommend Chrystal Bartlett & Company for developing, reviewing, or updating resumes and other important documents or communications that represent you or your company.

Matt Hanks, Graduate

I could not be more pleased with the time I spent working with Chrystal; she was recommended to me during a transitional period in my professional career and gave me indispensable guidance. Chrystal is efficient, professional and quick to communicate. She helped clean up my resume and cover letter and was able to talk me through questions that aided in necessary decisions for my career path. Chrystal is a great listener and gives the advice you need to hear – I absolutely recommend her services.

Andrea Paulina Metivier

For the first time, I have a truly professional resume. That’s all thanks to Chrystal. Her expertise in not only wordsmithing and layout, and statistical analysis of specific job postings and industry research truly helped make my resume shine. She was able to say in one page what normally take me three. She also helped me to quickly refine my job searching, by using keywords that specifically targeted the jobs I was looking for.

J. Triplett

If you are looking for someone who knows professional development, you need to talk to Chrystal! Her expertise helped me organize my resume, write a well-crafted cover letter, and overall build my confidence as I navigate the job industry. She was able to help me be concise, while still professional. I cannot recommend Chrystal enough!”

L. Barth


I highly recommend Chrystal Bartlett & Company for website consulting! My website desperately needed an overhaul, including Search Engine Optimization. Throughout the process, I required a great deal of hand-holding (I am website ignorant!) and Chrystal walked me through each step with care. She is a master trouble-shooter and problem-solver!

Carrie Shuping, Owner, Calligraphy by Carrie