U.S. Chamber Again Taps Barks to Lead Media Relations Course

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014                                                (540) 955-0600


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has reappointed Barks Communications President Ed Barks to its Institute for Organization Management faculty.

He will again serve as instructor for the popular “Communicating Through the Media” course at the Northeast Institute to be held at Villanova University in Philadelphia on July 29, 2014.

The “Communicating Through the Media” curriculum focuses on delivering a message with impact, message preparation, and targeting the right media outlets.

“It is always a delight to teach the association and chamber of commerce executives who attend the Institute for Organization Management program,” Barks said. “It’s a great forum for an exchange of knowledge, and I’m glad to be able to learn as well as teach.”

“The Institute also offers plenty of opportunity to share ideas with fellow faculty members,” he continued. “This helps all of us sharpen our skills across a wide variety of disciplines.”

Institute for Organization Management is a professional development program originated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1921. The curriculum encompasses a range of issues that association and chamber of commerce professionals confront.

Ed Barks zeroes in on the messages and skills that executives need on a daily basis. They gain sharper verbal and nonverbal talents, greater confidence, more opportunities for career advancement, and achievement of long-term business goals. He 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 4600 business leaders, association executives, and other experts how to succeed when they deal with the media, deliver presentations, and testify before government officials.