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About Ed Barks
My new book, "Insider Strategies for the Confident Communicator: How to Master Meetings, Presentations, Interviews, and Advocacy" is now available.
As with my other books, this one is about business communications — delivering presentations, dealing with reporters, and advocating before policymakers.
Those are the same issues I’ve been helping my clients manage for more than a quarter century, strengthening their messages and how they deliver them. It empowers them with brighter careers, more confidence, a healthier reputation, and fulfillment of long-term business and public policy goals.
❓ Does your business book club need a boost? I’m delighted to visit with you via video conference to chat about any of my books. 📘 Visit www.barkscomm.com/book-clubs-reading-groups for details.
It was an honor to serve for nine years on the National Press Club Board of Governors, where I also formed a group of independent authors that focuses on the business aspects of authorship and publishing.
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Insider Strategies for the Confident Communicator is like a greatest hits album from your favorite band. Everything from acing that big presentation to steeling yourself to meet a reporter to advocating before policymakers.
The Communications Strategies You Need
This must-have resource gives you the methods you need to attain your business and public policy goals — in small, tasty morsels — wrapped in one book cover.
Discover the insider strategies that savvy communicators practice day in and day out. They can be yours too when you get your copy of Insider Strategies for the Confident Communicator.
This book comes to the aid of executives and other spokespeople who:
★ Deliver presentations to crowds large and small, in person and remote
★ Deal with reporters
★ Appeal to public officials
★ Participate in remote meetings
Built for Today’s Workplace
Plus, content to help you ramp up your performance on platforms like Skype, Teams, and Zoom. And even more bonus advice on everything from Q&A to crisis communications to digital media.
Add Insider Strategies for the Confident Communicator to your professional library. Make it your easy to reference, one-stop shop that enhances all your communications endeavors. This book is for:
- Executives who speak in a wide variety of public forums, face to face and via video
- Corporate and association spokespeople who deal with the media
- C-suite leaders seeking to advance their company’s business goals
- Government relations pros charged with attaining public policy objectives
- Subject matter experts who tend to drift when addressing audiences, reporters, and public officials
- Developing executives motivated to climb the corporate ladder
- Entrepreneurs newly accustomed to public attention
⚠ Don’t Delay
Get this book today. Become the envy of your colleagues with your poised persona — thanks to Insider Strategies for the Confident Communicator.
Legendary White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry describes "A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications" this way: “I hope every reader will forward a clandestine copy to the CEO, the one who needs to understand the all-important role that strategic communications plays in managing a business or organization.”
Here are the solutions you need if you are a communications or government relations executive seeking that seat at the table to deliver strategic counsel to your C-suite. This volume shows you how to chart a path toward sustained improvement. You’ll achieve those long-range business and public policy goals for your company while enhancing your own career.
Barks' book is an essential resource for communications and public affairs experts who counsel their C-suite on strategy. You’ll discover how sustained improvement helps attain long-range business and public policy goals.
You’ll gain invaluable insights on how to:
• Craft a cohesive communications strategy
• Enhance your media relations capabilities
• Sharpen your C-suite’s public speaking skills
• Develop an advocacy strategy that delivers public policy results
• Learn how you can implement a sustained professional development program
• Make sure your messaging is magnetic
• Prepare for reputational risk
• Handle crisis communications
Buy this book today. Discover how to accelerate your career and innovate your business.
Dealing with the press is a high wire act. Skilled spokespeople realize that they hold their company’s future in their hands.
Yet even the savviest of media relations pros will admit they could use a reliable, convenient go-to guide. Here it is.
Implementing the common sense advice in this book will move you toward achieving your critical business and public policy goals.
Reporters Don’t Hate You covers it all:
- How to build meaningful, beneficial relationships with reporters
- Why sustained practice is so essential — and tips for how to do it
- What it takes to handle the hottest of hot potato questions
- How to avoid falling victim to reporter tricks and traps
- Why you should compose your headline before the editors do
- Best practices for TV interviews
Whether developing magnetic messaging, granting interviews, or engaging on digital media, you need a ready reference. Reporters Don’t Hate You is the resource you‘ve been seeking.
It takes a lifetime to prepare to meet the media. It only takes one bad interview to undo all that hard work. Ed Barks can prevent you from stumbling into the bad interview abyss.
Buy this book now and start controlling your business deals with the press.
Senator George Mitchell says, “The Truth About Public Speaking offers advice that aids speakers whether they plan to address the local United Way chapter or the United Nations.”
You will discover how to:
• Convey confidence when speaking before any audience
• Persuade, educate, or inform your listeners
• Get rid of annoying nonverbal habits
• Utilize visual aids and presentation software effectively
• Refuse to be sidetracked by off-point or hostile questions
• Craft and deliver a magnetic message
• Find friendly faces in any audience
• Reduce anxiety when addressing a roomful of people
Sports executive Pat Williams knows firsthand that “this book can make a difference in your career and your life whether you are a business executive, athlete, philanthropic leader, even a politician.”
When you buy this book and sign Ed Barks onto your team, you’ll fast forward your career and causes.