Press Gallery

NPBBarks Communications President Ed Barks gives you no-nonsense analysis of key media events, speeches, and Congressional testimony appearances. Ed is a former reporter and currently serves on the National Press Club Board of Governors. He knows you need concise quotes—on deadline—backed by years of experience as a communications consultant.

Contact info:
Ed Barks
Phone: (540) 955-0600
e-mail: ebarks at barkscomm dot com

Ed offers expert reaction and analysis of events including:

  • State of the Union
  • Quotes in leading newspapers
  • Speeches by high profile CEOs and other leaders
  • TV sound bites
  • Congressional testimony

Ed is also available to write an op-ed or column about communicating in public tailored specifically for your readership. See examples of columns he has written for other publications.

For further details about free articles for your publication, contact Ed at (540) 955-0600 or send him an e-mail.

Barks Communications News Releases:

July 11, 2017
Thought Piece Shows How Body Language Can Help Your Career

April 13, 2017
Barks Updates Buyer’s Guide to Communications Training Consultants

March 8, 2017
How Media Training Can Help Grow a PR Agency

January 31, 2017
2017’s Business Puzzle: How to Persuade the New Administration

September 15, 2016
Barks Adds Voice to Indie Author Day Panel October 8

July 12, 2016
How to Communicate During a Cyberattack: Resource Sheds Light on Oft-neglected Perspective

June 7, 2016
Barks Recognized as Consultant of the Month

June 2, 2016
Barks Shares The Truth About Public Speaking on June 18

April 7, 2016
News Interview on Skype Coming Up? Here’s How to Ace It

March 2, 2016
Barks Highlights Value of National Press Club Membership

December 11, 2015
Record Vote Total Powers Barks Re-election to National Press Club Board of Governors

August 6, 2015
Could Reputational Risk Doom Your Business? New Paper Covers 20 Ways to Counter Threats

July 1, 2015
Public Relations Society’s Largest Chapter Hears from Barks on July 22

May 13, 2015
Barks Tells National Press Club Audience How to Cure Spokesperson “Foot-in-Mouth” Disease

May 4, 2015
Barks to Explain How to Counsel Spokespeople in National Press Club Address

March 5, 2015
How to Testify Before Congress” Video Adds Punch to Capitol Hill Testimony

March 3, 2015
Experts Show How to Testify Before Congress in “Thrill on the Hill” Research Report

October 7, 2014
Eleven Elements to Shape Your Story for the Press, Policymakers, and the Public

July 23, 2014
Companies Gain Opportunity to Test Drive Communications Training Services

July 15, 2014
Ten Rights and Responsibilities Newsmakers Need to Follow

May 14, 2014
Welcome to Washington Guide Aids Public Affairs, PR Executives Arriving from Abroad

March 17, 2014
Media Interview Advice Adds Fuel to Barkscomm.com Video Lineup

March 6, 2014
New Tip Sheet Conquers Mysteries to Taming the Teleprompter

February 12, 2014
New Research Explores Barriers to Thought Leadership

February 10, 2014
Media Training Content Is King on Revamped Web Site

January 21, 2014
Article Reveals How to Conquer Thought Leadership Obstacles

January 9, 2014
Barks Tells Consultants Group How to Manage Tough Questions on February 13

January 7, 2014
U.S. Chamber Again Taps Barks to Lead Media Relations Course

October 24, 2013
The Media Training Blog Debuts

October 1, 2013
Chamber Execs Get the Lowdown on Capitol Hill Visits

September 17, 2013
Capitol Hill Meetings Aided by Updated Guide

July 10, 2013
How to Answer Reporter Questions, Deal with “Off the Record” Interviews Covered in New Book

June 11, 2013
Public Speaking, Media Anthologies Released

May 29, 2013
Role Play Exercises Hold Key to Communication Success, New Tip Sheet Reveals

March 20, 2013
Ethics, Distance Learning Sections Bolster Revamped Buyer’s Guide to Communications Training Consultants

March 18, 2013
Article Reveals How to Answer the Really Tough Questions

December 14, 2012
National Press Club Members Re-elect Barks to Three-year Term on Board of Governors

October 2, 2012
The 411 on Q&A Revealed

August 20, 2012
Tips Show How to Communicate in a Crisis

July 9, 2012
Tip Sheet Reveals Advice for Testifying on Capitol Hill

June 7, 2012
Five Minute Approach Spells Success for Congressional Testimony

March 29, 2012
Communicators Discover “The 411 on Q&A” from Barks on April 18

March 15, 2012
Rescue Your Spokespeople with Two Often Ignored Media Interview Techniques

January 4, 2012
New Tip Sheet Describes Ins and Outs of Moderating Panels

December 13, 2011
Association Execs Secure Capitol Hill Fly-in Advice from Barks

December 5, 2011
U.S. Chamber Reappoints Barks to Institute for Organization Management Faculty, Will Teach Media Relations Course

November 2, 2011
New Guide Helps Advocates Succeed on Capitol Hill

September 8, 2011
Media Training Must Contribute to Bottom Line, Barks Writes in Latest PRNews Book

August 23, 2011
New Client Resources Published for Capitol Hill Visits, Social Media, Webinars

August 10, 2011
ASAE Reappoints Barks to Consultants Section Council

August 2, 2011
Barks Sheds Light on “Off the Record” Interviews in Online Resource

July 7, 2011
Report Features 30 Recommendations for Media Training Improvement

April 14, 2011
Barks Talks to Meeting Planners: How to Get Better Speakers without Busting the Budget

April 13, 2011
Barks to Government Relations Experts: Take Your Message to Policymakers

March 15, 2011
Barks to Lead Discussion about “Off the Record” Interviews at PRSA Health Conference

February 3, 2011
Online Resource for Associations Now Includes Media Training Entry Authored by Barks

January 13, 2011
How Important Are Nonverbal Signals? Updated Report Provides Answers

January 6, 2011
Focus for New Year: Move Clients Closer to Goals

Ed Barks has been featured in these media outlets:

  • CNN/Money
  • Washington Post
  • Chicago Tribune
  • (Cleveland) Plain Dealer
  • (Columbia, South Carolina) The State
  • Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
  • Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor
  • Denver Post
  • Everett (Washington) Herald
  • Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
  • Los Angeles Daily News
  • Miami Herald
  • Modesto Bee
  • Naples (Florida) Daily News
  • New Britain (Connecticut) Herald
  • Press of Atlantic City
  • Salt Lake Tribune
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer
  • Toronto Globe and Mail
  • Tucson Star
  • Washington Business Journal
  • Associations Now
  • CEO Update
  • E-Commerce Times
  • WVIT-TV, Hartford (NBC affiliate)
  • BIZradio1320, Houston
  • WRVA radio, Richmond, Virginia