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.

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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.”

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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.


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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

Stay Current with the Communications Community

Stay Current with the Communications Community

Gain actionable ideas that help you accelerate your career and claim credit for pointing your company and your C-suite in the right direction. How? Join Ed’s Communications Community. New subscribers get a bonus: Access to his “Insider Strategies” resources that fast forward your media, advocacy, and public speaking capabilities. You’ll

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Ed’s Latest Book Benefits Media Spokespeople

Ed’s Latest 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

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Zoom Media Interviews: Article Outlines What’s New

Zoom Media Interviews: Article Outlines What’s New

In a recent presentation Ed delivered before the National Press Club on media relations strategy, the question arose of how to handle media interviews on Zoom. What remains consistent? Almost everything. What’s changed? Not much. Read all about it in his article published in About Public Relations titled, “Not Much

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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

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Persuading Your C-suite

Persuading Your C-suite

Many communications executives are frustrated by this question: My company pays little attention to our communications strategy. How can I persuade my C-suite of its importance? Ed Barks addresses this all-too-common dilemma in his video series, “Communications Q&A with Ed Barks.”   First, he points out, impress upon your executive

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Tricks of the Reporter’s Trade

Tricks of the Reporter’s Trade

How do reporters decide what questions to ask? The methods vary. Some pore over data scrupulously. Others go to trusted sources first, then come to you looking for missing puzzle pieces. Others, in the course of a reporter’s hectic life, scribble a few ideas on a note pad and engage

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