About Barclay Pollak

Barclay Pollak is an award winning journalist and proud to be a member of the Corporate Communications team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) in Madison, Wis. Barclay joined the team in April of 2013. Before that Barclay worked as an Anchor/ Reporter for the NBC affiliate in Madison. While at NBC-15 Barclay was recognized by several organizations for his contributions to the television news industry. They include the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Regional Award) and the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012 Emmy Nominee). When he’s not working Barclay enjoys cheering for all the sports teams in Wisconsin. Barclay’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and a huge fan of Badger athletics. Barclay is fascinated by the ever changing world of technology and spends a fair amount of his free time reading about the latest and greatest developments online. When Barclay’s not learning about technology he’s scouring the Internet in search of freeware. Barclay has an 8-year-old daughter and lives with his girlfriend of almost five years on Madison’s southwest side. Follow on G+.
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Is good help hard to find?

How do you know if a possible hire will be any good? Blogger and award winning journalist Barclay Pollak tells you why you don't have to look too much further than a person's character.
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Scenes from a Shark Tank casting call

Not too long ago the hit ABC show Shark Tank held a casting call in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We were there talking to some of the hopeful entrepreneurs. We've got a photo gallery for you to check out from the big event, plus you'll find out when you can expect more content from the casting call.
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Your chance to swim with the sharks!

Financing your business may very well be one of your biggest challenges. Here's a unique opportunity to possibly get the funding you need and a little publicity. Blogger and award winning broadcast journalist Barclay Pollak explains.
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Poor call quality could cost your business

These three common call quality issues could cost you business. Blogger and Emmy nominated journalist Barclay Pollak has four solutions for you.
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Honoring our military heroes

Happy 4th of July! Blogger and award winning journalist Barclay Pollak introduces you to two former members of the military who were recently honored by the American Red Cross and TDS Telecom.
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The USA will advance if …

Team USA takes on Germany today in the World Cup. A chance to advance to the Round of 16 is on the line. Blogger and award winning journalist Barclay Pollak tells you which scenarios need to take place for the Americans to move on and offers some tips on watching the games at work. Not that you would ever do that, right?
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The World Cup by the numbers: 13 facts you need to know

The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world. It's also a big business. Blogger and award-winning journalist Barclay Pollak take a look at the World Cup by the numbers and gives you 13 fact you need to know.
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10 office hacks you can do right now

Dirty keyboard? Ink stain on your pocket? Paper cut? A lot of these annoying office headaches can be solved with materials that are probably already in or near your workspace. Blogger and award winning journalist Barclay Pollak has 10 office hacks for everyday work problems.
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Commuting REALLY is ruining your life

How healthy is the county you live in? Blogger Barclay Pollak has the answer and tells you why commuting REALLY is ruining your life.
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