Barks to Government Relations Experts: Take Your Message to Policymakers

For immediate release                                  Contact:    Ed Barks
Wednesday, April 13, 2011                                            (540) 955-0600


Association executives who advocate on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies, and in state legislatures will learn how to give their message extra impact when Ed Barks presents “Magnetize Your Message: Stop Being Bullied by Policymakers” on June 23. His presentation takes place during the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) Government Relations School in Washington, D.C.

This marks his second consecutive appearance at the annual forum for public affairs experts.

Register online for the June 22-23 conference at ASAE’s web site,

Specifics of Barks’ presentation are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011
  • Time: 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Place: ASAE headquarters; 1575 I Street, NW; Washington, D.C.

Ed Barks leads communications training workshops that boost executives’ confidence and communications skills when they deal with reporters and members of Congress and when they speak in public. He also speaks before corporate and association meetings to help employees and members advance their careers and organizations. The former radio broadcaster is the author of The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations. As President of Barks Communications since 1997, he has taught more than 3500 executives and thought leaders how to succeed when they deal with the media, deliver presentations, and testify before government officials.