David Bartlett
Renowned Communications Strategist, Crisis Manager & Executive Coach

David Bartlett is one of the country’s most sought-after communications strategists, crisis managers, and executive coaches. He has helped senior executives of major corporations, trade associations, non-profits, and multinationals communicate effectively with a wide range of key stakeholder groups.


Mr. Bartlett has represented a broad spectrum of public and private sector organizations in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer products, insurance, utilities, chemicals, food, and financial services.


Bartlett served as President of the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), the international professional association of electronic journalists. He was RTNDA’s principal spokesman and public affairs strategist, representing the organization in press interviews, congressional testimony, public speaking engagements, and numerous local and network broadcast appearances.


Mr. Bartlett’s career also includes senior management positions with major media outlets. He was Vice President of News and Programming for NBC Radio, Managing Editor for Metromedia Television News, Director of News and English Broadcasts for the Voice of America, and Director of Global News Services for the WorldSpace direct broadcast satellite system.


He is the author of Making Your Point: Communicating Effectively With Audiences of One to One Million and has written for the Media Institute, the Aspen Institute, the Media Studies Center, the International Press Institute, the American Journalism Review, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, and the Federal Communications Law Journal.


Mr. Bartlett is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford and did his graduate work at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Making Your PointCommunicating Effectively with Audiences of One to One Million
St. Martin's Press

We all need to speak, write and communicate more effectively. Dave Bartlett shares his decades of experience as a communications strategist in an accessible, easy-to-apply guide to help anybody—students, business people, public speakers, or politicians—improve their speaking and presenting skills.

Advice From Aristotle David's informative talk about ancient wisdom for modern communicators.
Making Your Point David discusses his book and sheds light on practical advice for business communicators.
Meeting the Media David has extensive experience coaching leading executives on working with the media, and discusses how to make the most of any interview.
All the Trouble in the World David's practical approach to risk communication.

Check out an article by David Bartlett on CNN.

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