Exceptional books on business communication by Ed Barks
The straight talk you need to reach your career, business, and public policy goals
When is the last time an author appeared as a guest at your book club? Here’s your chance.
If your reading group focuses on business books, we have a deal for you. Invite author Ed Barks for a conversation with your group’s members when you read any of his 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
- The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations
- Insider Strategies for the Confident Communicator: How to Master Meetings, Presentations, Interviews, and Advocacy
Has your business book club or reading group shifted to remote meetings as a result of the pandemic? Here’s a way to keep your group thriving.
How Does It Work?
It’s easy. Ed joins you via a video conference service like Skype or Zoom (or speaker phone, if you prefer). All you need to do is gather your members. It’s an opportunity for your group to discuss the issues that matter most to you. Ed even sends you a list of potential discussion questions for your group’s consideration. Plus, everyone receives a subscription to his “Communications Community” newsletter.There is no cost to you. And the guidelines are simple:
- This is for business people who read business books. Those who primarily read and discuss fiction, poetry, “motivational” self-help, or memoirs are not a good fit.
- Members of your group must commit to reading the book.
- They should come prepared with discussion questions. This is a give-and-take conversation, not a droning lecture.
That’s it. All Ed asks is an engaged and enthusiastic group of business people who have read the book and are prepared for a stimulating conversation.
How Can I Request a Book Club Session with Ed?
Simple. Just send him an email addressing the following areas:
- What is the name of your reading group?
- Where are you located?
- How many members normally attend?
- What is the basic profile of your reading group’s members?
- Which of Ed’s books did you read?
- Why did your group decide to read that particular book?
- Does your group focus on one particular business function (e.g., communications, government relations, investor relations) or industry (e.g., health care, financial services)?
- What dates and times are most convenient for your group?
Here’s how it works once your chat is scheduled: Your organizer and Ed will log in to the session 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to square away the logistics and to give Ed added insights into your group. Your conversation with the author lasts 30-60 minutes (he doesn’t run a strict clock on these chats; the more engaging your insights and questions, the longer the conversation is likely to last).
Your reading group members get to know Ed while discussing how they can become brilliant communicators by using strategies revealed in his books — the very same strategies that his more than 5500 clients employ.
Contact Ed today to get that conversation with your reading group on everyone’s calendar.
Check out all of Ed’s books. Available wherever you prefer to buy yours.
After you purchase your books:
- Ask your local library to order a few copies of each volume
- Post your honest review where you purchased the book and on your digital media channels like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter