Archive for posts on ‘speaking platforms’

NYU guest lecture

“Tackling the toughest challenge in PR: truly global corporate communication” is the topic of the guest lecture I just gave to master’s students at the NYU School of Professional Studies class of […]

Posted April 20, 2022

The leadership communication imperative

This week I guest lectured the smart students of the McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management program for professional communicators. My topic? “The leadership communication imperative.” Our focus? How the pandemic has boosted […]

Posted October 16, 2021

McMaster-Syracuse MCM guest lecture

This morning I spoke on ‘Leadership communication in an age of social purpose and pervasive uncertainty’ to the smart and accomplished McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management students — many of them mid-career […]

Posted September 19, 2020

PRCA International Summit

‪Looking forward to speaking as a keynoter on this UK-based PR industry platform on the timely topic of: “Forces of change in global public relations: the rising importance of PR for effective […]

Posted April 1, 2020

Marquette University guest lecture

Today I was delighted to deliver guest lectures via Skype to two classes of Dr. Young Kim at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication on the theme of “Building your career in […]

Posted February 7, 2019

Guest lecture to PR students at Marquette

I was delighted to guest lecture these impressive American PR students in Dr. Hyunji Lim’s PURE 1800 ‘Public Relations Principles’ class in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University.

Posted October 24, 2018

Leadership Communication speech

I addressed the inaugural meeting of the Limestone Leaders Link at Kingston on the topic of “Leadership Communication: creating image, protecting reputation, dealing with disruption.” The .pdf version of the presentation can […]

Posted September 12, 2018

‘PR in the c-suite’ speech

I was honored to address the annual meeting of the Canadian Public Relations Society in Ottawa on ‘PR in the c-suite: harnessing the disruptive power of social media for leadership communication.’ Here […]

Posted August 23, 2018

PR disasters: is social media the problem or the solution?

Speaking to the American University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, I outlined how ‘Social CEOs’ — using digital communications platforms effectively real-time and in tune with community emotion […]

Posted February 27, 2018

American University guest lecture

I was honored to guest lecture Priya Doshi’s class at the American University School of Communication in Washington, DC with the topic: “International communication for Asian multinationals: PR’s next big thing?”   […]


Speech to the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

In the social media age, managing your message and communicating effectively during a crisis has never been more important for leaders and their organizations. Social media’s power to build image and to […]

Posted February 12, 2018

Marquette University guest lecture

I enjoyed guest lecturing Marquette University students in Dr. Young Kim’s class at the Diederich College of Communication based in Milwaukee, WI on the topic: “Building a career in the wide new […]

Posted February 6, 2018

The top global trends in public relations today

I was in Seoul recently, addressing Kia Motors Corporation’s global public relations conference on the top trends in the world of PR. In my role as Kia’s first international communications counsel starting in 2002, […]

Posted December 3, 2014

Worldwide communication for Asian MNCs: PR’s next big thing?

I was honoured to be the lead-off speaker at this year’s ICCO Global Summit in New Delhi on the topic of “Worldwide communication for Asian multinationals: PR’s next big thing?” Almost 200 companies […]

Posted October 9, 2014

Overseas communications for Chinese multinationals

I was honoured to speak in Beijing to the China Going Global Think Tank summit on the topic of “Overseas corporate communications for Chinese companies: promoting image > protecting reputation.” Over 12 years in […]

Posted March 20, 2014

The 12 Truths of Modern PR

Today I spoke at the Dow Jones forum in Korea: “Information Explosion: from Burden to Blessing.” See below for a copy of my presentation: View more presentations from Robert Pickard.

Posted October 11, 2011

“Who’s afraid of social media?” speech in Greece

A few months ago, Maria Lazarimou, CEO of Advocate Burson-Marsteller invited me to speak at the “Who’s afraid of social media?” conference in Athens, Greece hosted by the Institute of Communication. Here […]

Posted November 12, 2010

Image and reputation in the age of digital communication

This morning I delivered this presentation to the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. We discussed the crafting and co-creation of persuasive narratives, digital storytelling through the newsfeed with stakeholders, the production […]

Posted September 1, 2010

Executive MBA lecture at Nanyang Business School

On July 27th I was honoured to guest lecture executive MBA students in Martin Roll’s class at Nanyang Business School. I talked about the scientific roots of the PR profession, putting the […]

Posted August 2, 2010

How the art of PR is becoming a science

On April 23rd, I gave a speech to the 5th Annual Opinion Mining Workshop in Seoul. Attended by 150 academics, marketers, and social media thought leaders, the event was hosted by Daumsoft, […]

Posted April 24, 2010

18 lessons learned after 18 years in the PR world

Lately I wrote an article about 18 reflections after 18 months away from PR. Sticking with the ’18’ theme, I am posting a PowerPoint presentation delivered to the staff of Edelman Japan […]

Posted January 9, 2010

Guest lecture to PR students in Hong Kong

On November 10th, I was honoured to address PR students in the Communications School of Hong Kong Baptist University. I was invited and hosted by the distinguished Dr. Flora Hung as well […]

Posted November 26, 2009