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 recently completed a nine-year tenure 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: (703) 533-0403
email: 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 (703) 533-0403 or send him an e-mail.

Barks Communications News Releases:

Monday, December 7, 2020
Q&A Replay

Friday, October 2, 2020
National Press Club Audience Gets the Lowdown on Media Relations Strategies

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Recent Presentations Outline Media, Public Speaking Strategies for Public Affairs Pros

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
New Book Reveals Techniques for Dealing with the Media

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
New Media Relations Book Offered as Gift to Ease Effects of Pandemic

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Barks Reveals Title, Publication Date for Media Relations Book

Monday, April 27, 2020
What Communications Pros Need to Know about Reporter Jargon

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Barks Activates Solutions to Keep Executives’ Communications Skills Sharp

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Video Conversation Guides Executives Through Challenging Times

Monday, March 30, 2020
Barks Opens Resource Vault to Aid Clients

Friday, March 27, 2020
Barks Issues Guidance for Workers New to Virtual Meetings

Friday, February 21, 2020
New Video Series Examines Coronavirus, Podcasts

Monday, October 7, 2019
Barks Set to Appear at National Press Club Book Fair

Monday, August 12, 2019
Revamped Paper Reveals How to Structure a Meaningful Media Training Program

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Updated Research Report Reveals Secrets of Congressional Testimony

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Barks Publishes Seventh Edition of Media Relations Guide

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
National Digital Roundtable Gains Boost from Barks

Monday, April 8, 2019
Non-profit Groups Encouraged to Apply for Pro Bono Scholarships

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Barks Rechristens YouTube Channel, Adds New Videos

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Publication Date Arrives for A+ Strategies

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Barks Calls on Publishers to Give Libraries a Break

Monday, December 17, 2018
Book Shows Communications, Government Relations Executives How to Counsel the C-suite

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Author Reveals Cover Art for A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
New Book Garners Endorsements from ex-White House Press Secretary, Former “Meet the Press” Producer

November 8, 2018
Barks Invites Readers to Join New A+ Insider Team

October 23, 2018
Publication Date Announced for “A+ Strategies for C-suite Communications”

August 27, 2018
Barks Talks Communications Strategy with ASAE Members September 6

August 9, 2018
Barks Reveals A+ Title for New Book

August 1, 2018
National Press Club Members Collect Congressional Testimony Pointers August 9

July 19, 2018
Have You Ever Wanted to Choose a Book’s Title?

June 21, 2018
Career-Enhancing Move for Communications, Government Relations Execs: Join New Communications Community

April 9, 2018
CBS News Turns to Barks for Congressional Testimony Expertise

March 27, 2018
Updated Report Answers the Question: Why Is Most Media Training Subpar?

November 13, 2017
Video Content Assumes a Lead Role in Thought Leadership, Says Updated Report

October 26, 2017
Communications Strategy Videos Focus on Media Training, Reputation

October 5, 2017
Barks Explains the Truth About Public Speaking to DC Psychologists October 20

September 19, 2017
New Tip Sheet Reveals When Communications Strategy Fails to Work

September 5, 2017
Barks Commemorates 20th Anniversary

August 29, 2017
Barks Outlines Approach to Media Training before PR Indies on September 7

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

Press Gallery archives containing previous news releases.

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