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Ed Barks is a media and public speaking consultant, author, and speaker who teaches today’s leaders how to work with the media and how to deliver dynamic, message-packed presentations. Ed is the author of the book "The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations" ( as well as several training guides.

He has served as President of Barks Communications ( since its inception in 1997, and has guided more than 3100 business leaders, association executives, non-profit leaders, physicians, athletes, entertainers, government officials, and public relations staff toward a sharper message and enhanced communications skills.

Ed was also the "Speaking Sense" columnist for the Washington Business Journal.

He directed communications efforts for a number of Washington, D.C.-based organizations.

Importantly, Ed brings another critical perspective to his clients’ communications needs – that of a broadcaster and journalist. He knows firsthand the tricks and techniques of the reporting trade, thanks to more than 10 years of experience in radio broadcasting.