Companies Gain Opportunity to Test Drive Communications Training Services

For immediate release                                  Contact:    Ed Barks
Wednesday, July 23, 2014                                                (540) 955-0600


Companies in need of communications training services for their executives face a boatload of questions. Does my prospective consultant have the mandatory experience? Is he a good fit for our needs? What type of budget commitment am I looking at?

In an attempt to clear away those unknowns, Barks Communications now offers a 20-minute Test Drive with President Ed Barks. The free service helps companies that are seeking media training, public speaking instruction, and Congressional testimony preparation sort through their options.

“There are a lot of moving parts involved in arranging a communications training program for the CEO or for a team of executives,” Barks noted. “The Test Drive helps potential clients fit the puzzle pieces together.”

The free 20-minute telephone consultation serves as a sounding board for companies with interest in Barks’ communications training expertise. Participants in the Test Drive get answers to such questions as:

  • Is Barks a good fit for their needs?
  • What other consulting capabilities may prove useful now or in the future?
  • What about potential availability?
  • What sort of budget parameters am I looking at in order to accomplish desired objectives?

“One of the best parts of the Test Drive,” Barks explained, “is that companies gain clarity before committing valuable time and resources. It helps them trim waste from their calendar and from their budget.”

As another indicator of Barks’ commitment to his clients’ success, those who sign up for the free consultation receive a complimentary copy of his book, The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations, or his media relations guide, Face the Press with Confidence: The Media Interview Companion, upon completion of their Test Drive.

Executives interested in scheduling a Test Drive can apply via the “Get in touch with Ed” form or by calling him directly at (540) 955-0600.

Barks typically consults on long- and short-term communications strategy and training projects with senior executives at Fortune 1000 and Inc. 500 corporations, large associations, and public affairs and public relations agencies.

Ed Barks zeroes in on the messages and skills that executives need on a daily basis in order to persuade and inform their publics. They gain sharper verbal and nonverbal talents, more confidence, added opportunities for career advancement, and realization of long-term business goals.The former radio broadcaster is the author of The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations, and community organizer at The Media Training Blog. As President of Barks Communications since 1997, he has taught more than 4600 business leaders, association executives, and other experts how to succeed when they deal with the media, deliver presentations, and testify before government officials.