BARKS COMMUNICATIONS

Ed Barks works with communications executives to help your company reach your long-term business goals,
and with government relations executives to achieve your public policy targets.

See his latest book

Achieve your business and public policy goals

Enhance your reputation

Ed’s books have been endorsed by such luminaries as Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry, and Betsy Fischer Martin, Tim Russert’s Executive Producer on “Meet the Press.”

Fulfill business and public policy goals

Get Ed on your side. Don’t you deserve a custom designed, long-term strategy and training program that magnetizes your company’s messages and sharpens your skills? Learn more about Media Training, Public Speaking, and Advocacy.

Earn bottom line results

The Communications Community newsletter brings you no-nonsense advice on media relations, public speaking, and advocacy strategies.

A Note from Ed Barks

In my 20+ years in business, I’ve seen a lot — Fortune 1000 companies, Inc. 500 firms, and major associations that need to refine their messages and sharpen their executives’ communications skills.

That’s where I come in, working on extended engagements with senior communications and public affairs executives and other company spokespeople.

With pride, I dedicated nine years of service to the National Press Club Board of Governors.

I’ve also seen plenty of other consultants come and go, so figure I must be doing something right.

I invite you to get in touch, and look forward to our conversation.


.

WHAT LEADERS SAY ABOUT BARKS

The Truth About Public Speaking offers advice that aids speakers whether they plan to address the local United Way chapter or the United Nations.

I hope every reader will forward a clandestine copy to the CEO, the one who needs to understand the all-important role that strategic communications plays in managing a business or organization.

NEWS FROM ED

New Book Benefits Media Spokespeople

New Book Benefits Media Spokespeople

Readers are calling Ed’s new book “an AP Style guide for media relations.” Reporters Don’t Hate You “is media training on steroids written in a very easy-to-read and precise format,” raves another. Those are just some of the reactions to Reporters Don’t Hate You: 100+ Amazing Media Relations Strategies, published

READ MORE
Bulldog Reporter Article Tells Why Reporters Don’t Hate You

Bulldog Reporter Article Tells Why Reporters Don’t Hate You

Some news sources operate under the mistaken assumption that reporters detest them. That’s not necessarily so unless past transactions have led to heightened tensions. As Ed writes in his Bulldog Reporter thought piece titled, “Reporters don’t hate you: Insights on building healthy relationships,” If a reporter writes something negative about

READ MORE
How to Appear Professional on a Video Conference

How to Appear Professional on a Video Conference

What steps should you take to exude a professional persona when participating in a video conference from home? Ed Barks’ tip sheet helps you make remote meetings more manageable, delivering insights on the technology and how to use it. Download “How to Appear Professional on a Video Conference” here. Why

READ MORE
Inject Energy into Your Business Book Club

Inject Energy into Your Business Book Club

Has your business book club gone on hiatus during the pandemic? Are you eager to revive that inspiring exchange of ideas that has fallen by the wayside? Ed’s latest “Communications Community” newsletter addresses this very topic. And he presents a solution to get your reading group moving again. When you

READ MORE
What Influencers Say About A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications

What Influencers Say About A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry describes Ed Barks’ book as “nifty and fabulous.” The legendary communicator is just one of the leading lights who’ve endorsed Ed’s latest work, A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications: Turning Today’s Leaders into Tomorrow’s Influencers. “In this nifty and fabulous volume, Ed Barks gives

READ MORE
The C-suite’s How-to Podcast Guide

The C-suite’s How-to Podcast Guide

Are you contemplating a podcast campaign featuring your COO? Podcasts may be a good option when you seek to get your message out to specific, segmented audiences. It’s narrowcasting as opposed to broadcasting. Try prepping your C-suite with these surefire techniques: Reach out to producers at outlets that make sense

READ MORE

GET IN TOUCH

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message