Public Speaking, Media Anthologies Released

For immediate release                                  Contact:    Ed Barks
Tuesday, June 11, 2013                                                  (540) 955-0600


What would it be like to pick the brain of an expert and walk away with 100 ideas geared to help make you a superior communicator? You’d have your own Personal Trainer.

Barks Communications President Ed Barks previously penned a monthly column called Personal Trainer, compiling nearly 100 thought pieces over a period of eight years. Each issue provided practical advice designed to advance the communications abilities of executives who deal with the media, speak in public, and testify before policymakers.

The column’s goal was to put forward instructive and thought-provoking ideas, the same real world advice taught in Barks’ media training, presentation skills, and legislative testimony workshops.

Barks is now making two Personal Trainer anthologies available to his clients and prospective clients. The collections are titled, “The Personal Trainer Public Speaking Collection: Advice on Presentation Skills” and “The Personal Trainer Media Training Collection: Advice on Dealing with Reporters.”

“There’s no point in valuable information gathering dust,” said Barks upon announcing the release of the two collections. “The ideas still hold true despite the fact that Personal Trainer is no longer in publication.”

Readers stand to gain beneficial pointers from such columns as “Think Like a Reporter,” “Back to Basics: The Three Keys to Great Presentations,” and “Spin Is a Sin.”

He noted that “Personal Trainer helps my clients bulk up on sound ideas they can put into practice right away. It’s like putting a personal trainer in your communications corner,” adding that, “the columns provide practical, hands-on lessons, not a bunch of pie-in-the-sky theory.”

The two anthologies are available on a select basis. Call Barks at (540) 955-0600 for details.

Ed Barks zeroes in on the messages and skills that executives need on a daily basis. 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. As President of Barks Communications since 1997, he has taught more than 4400 business leaders, association executives, and other experts how to succeed when they deal with the media, deliver presentations, and testify before government officials.