For immediate release                                  Contact:    Ed Barks
Monday, December 7, 2020                                           (703) 533-0403

 

What are some reasons not to answer every question literally when engaging with reporters, audiences, and public officials? That and other questions were the order of the day when Barks Communications President Ed Barks spoke before the Institute for Management Consultants National Capital Region (IMC NCR).

“What a wonderful exchange of ideas we had,” Barks said of the program, which was titled, “The 411 on Q&A.” “ Questions about nonverbal responses, dealing with interrogatories during video meetings, and more made for a robust, enjoyable conversation.”

The program video is available for viewing at https://bit.ly/BarksIMCNCR1220 .

Among the topics covered:

  • Refuse to be pulled off track by a “lone wolf” questioner who doesn’t care what the majority of your audience members came to hear.
  • Build a bridge from your inquisitor’s question to your message.
  • Offer a sneak peek that tempts your listener to ask questions that you want to answer.
  • Learn how sorting questions into three baskets makes responding easier.
  • Develop practice techniques that sharpen your Q&A abilities.

Barks is a former IMC NCR board member, where he focused on improving communication among the membership.

The replay of the entire program can now be viewed online at https://bit.ly/BarksIMCNCR1220 .

He provides his services on a pro bono basis to certain non-profit, educational, and charitable organizations. He donates his time and talents to causes he believes in and organizations he views as effective advocates. Contact Barks to learn if your organization qualifies.

Ed Barks serves as an advisor to communications executives to improve their companies’ messages and how they deliver them, and to government relations executives who want to reach their public policy goals. They gain an enhanced reputation, more opportunities for career advancement, and achievement of long-term business and public policy goals. He is the author of three books: Reporters Don’t Hate You: 100+ Amazing Media Relations Strategies, A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications: Turning Today’s Leaders into Tomorrow’s Influencers, and The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations. As President of Barks Communications, he has taught more than 5500 business leaders, association executives, and other experts how to succeed when they deal with the media, deliver presentations, and advocate before policymakers.

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