Author and communications strategy consultant Ed Barks works with communications and government relations executives who counsel their C-suite leaders, and with businesses and associations that need their communications strategy and messaging to deliver bottom line results.

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A NOTE FROM ED BARKS

 

In my 25 years in business, I’ve seen a lot of 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 seen plenty of other consultants come and go over the years, 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 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

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Five Minutes with Your Member of Congress

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