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

Introducing Ed-itorials

Introducing Ed-itorials

Opinions that get you thinking. That’s Ed’s goal with his new “Ed-itorial” series. These brief commentaries reveal how he thinks about the world of communications and public affairs — what’s good and what needs improvement. Ed puts his experience as a former radio broadcaster to work in these audio productions.

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Communications Strategy, Media Training, and More

Communications Strategy, Media Training, and More

The last thing your reputation needs is a cookie cutter approach to media training. That’s a risky proposition for your bottom line and your career. That’s why Ed works closely with you to tailor a communications strategy that magnetizes your message and sharpens your skills.   Ed typically consults on

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A Buyer’s Guide to Communications Strategy Consultants

A Buyer’s Guide to Communications Strategy Consultants

Choosing the right communications strategy and training consultant can prove daunting. Streamline your selection process by downloading the new seventh edition of A Buyer’s Guide to Communications Strategy Consultants. Successful businesses prepare their spokespeople to face the press, public, and lawmakers by seeking expert outside counsel. This guide helps you

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Ed’s Latest Book Benefits Media Spokespeople

Ed’s Latest Book Benefits Media Spokespeople

Readers are hailing Ed’s new book as “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,

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Make Your Next Full Text Speech Easier

Make Your Next Full Text Speech Easier

Not long ago, I was involved in a LinkedIn discussion about full text speeches — the type where you read verbatim from a TelePrompTer or a hard copy script. Someone asked whether they were preferred over notes or bullet points. Several people responded unequivocally that they would never recommend a

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