In my job as founder of PR CRM Prezly, I attend a lot of public relations presentations. In most cases you’d see me looking down at my iPad or a piece of paper, doodling away. It’s not because I’m not interested in what’s happening. On the contrary. Making visual summaries helps me retain more of what was said.

An additional benefit of making visual notes of presentations is that afterwards you can share it with others.

Recently I also started presenting the result at the end of the conferences as a quick visual recap.

So here you go: here are visual summaries (or sketchnotes) of a bunch of Public Relations presentations of the past years.


What Paul Holmes learned stealing ideas from PR people

Public Relations luminary Paul Holmes took the stage at a BPRCA event in Brussels. BPRCA is the Belgian Public Relations Consultants Association. For over an hour Paul kept the attention the attendees with an inspirational talk about his vision on Public Relations, formed by analysing the industry over 25 years.

Paul Holmes of the Sabre Awards at a BPRCA conference

Communication 2020 – Spokesperson conference in Brussels

Visual summary of a conference for spokespeople.

The presentations were about content, sharing and socialising is this new digital word – The New Normal.

The keynote by Peter Hinssen gave a glimpse of how this networked future might look, and what the implications might be for communication teams.

#FuturePR – Identify your PR specialism

On 11th February 2015, The Crowd &I held its third #FuturePR event discussing why the paid, owned and earned model is essential in PR.

Find the Storify here.

Stephen Waddington Sketchnote – The PESO model


You can find the slide deck of Stephen on his SlideShare.


Matthew Caines – Paid media in action

Communication 2020 – Another spokesperson conference in Brussels

The Public Relations show 2013

The Public Relations Show was the first event of its kind for the UK public relations profession, dedicated to bringing over 1,000 practitioners together to network, learn and discover the latest tools, trends and solutions.

ICCO – The Future of Public Relations

The greatest minds in the PR industry gathered in Paris to discuss the future of PR.

PRCA – The Future of Public Relations

Media relations for the 21th century

That’s it so far.

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This post originally appeared on the Prezly blog.