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.

ED's BOOKS

ACHIEVE YOUR BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY GOALS

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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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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 TrainingPublic Speaking, and Advocacy.

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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.

ED’s VIDEOS

Welcome to
Barks Communications

In this first video, Ed explains how he works with communications and government relations executives to help their companies reach long-term business and public policy goals.

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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 or the United Nations.

George Mitchell

Former Senate Majority Leader

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

Mike McCurry

Former White House Press Secretary

NEWS FROM ED

If You Thought 2020 Was Challenging

If You Thought 2020 Was Challenging

Is your company prepared for the coming hybrid training regimen? You can stay a step ahead of the competition when you download If You Thought 2020 Was Challenging: The Future of Professional Development in a Hybrid Working World, a new research report published by Ed...

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Reporter’s Roundup Sharpens Your Media Skills

Reporter’s Roundup Sharpens Your Media Skills

Are you curious about your ability to driving home your message when dealing with the press? Wonder no more. Reporter’s Roundup provides the answer. Here’s the deal: Ed interviews you over the telephone or video link simulating a real world interview. Following the...

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Introducing Ed-itorials

Introducing Ed-itorials

Ed inaugurates a new audio series called “Ed-itorials.” They will reveal how he thinks about the world of communications and public affairs — what’s good, what’s bad, and what needs to change. Granted, it’s a shift of direction. Most of the content produced until now...

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