For public speaking availability,
DR. GUNN SPEAKS ...
Dr. Gunn is frequently engaged to ...
* speak to groups- from 20 to 2,000
* have fireside chats with guests on-stage
* serve as a panelist
* moderate panels
* emcee short meetings to multi-day events
Popular recent speaking topics include:
FOR BIOTECH PROFESSIONALS --
"The Global Science-Business Media"
An off-shoot of her annual talk, "Dealing with the Science-Business Media", at BIO's Annual BIO Entrepreneur's Boot Camp, Dr. Gunn describes the global science-business media, from Traditional Media to Social Media, and how they influence each other. Delving further, it differentiates the Financial Market media, the Biotech Trade press, scientific peer-reviewed journals, and only recently, attention from Mainstream Media. What journalists expect, and the various audiences they reach, along with why you want to reach them. Relevant to bioenterprise from start-ups, to post-IPO, to mid-sized companies, to global organizations, and through various phases of clinical trials.
"Getting Ready for Mainstream Media"
As a long time NPR journalist, within which nearly two decades were focused on Biotech alone, getting scientists and biotech CEOs to talk about how their science and products so that anyone can understand them has been an essential skill. With an ever-expanding list of alternative phrasing such as "how it works is" for "the mechanism of action", an equally important element is making the interview a human story, and connecting iit to those biotech and science stories the NPR audience already comprehends. Whether a disparate industry group or professionals within a single company, this topic can be explored with a speech, a hands-on workshop, or even amenable to individual coaching/consulting.
FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES --
"Biotech for Everyone"
One popular speech is "Who Doesn't Have DNA? Five Things that Everyday People Need to Know About Biotech", including an extensive question and answer period.
For those interested in biotech investments, "The DNA of the Global Biotech Industry" is often suitable. Here, Dr. Gunn breaks down the five basic tools of biotech, which frames the work of every bioenterprise. From how biopharmaceuticals fits into the global pharmaceutical industry, to focusing on national and global bioclusters, and more.
Other events may request special topics, such as particular diseases, the uses of CRISPR, or a global perspective on the COVID pandemic, government policies, and vaccine distribution.
In all cases, understanding the audience profile and its specific interest is essential to delivering an effective presentation.
WHAT EMPOWERMENT MEANS: FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE, BUSINESS, OR TECH
Given her many decade career, which has spanned NASA, private industry and academia, Dr. Gunn is often asked to address audiences on women's issues. She brings her personal experience as well as those of recognized women, to give audience members of all ages insight in what it means for each of them. With her innate belief that each woman is different and each must find her own path - no matter what her age, she has developed a simple tool which requires only a piece of paper and a pen or pencil to enable audience members to clarify the points of resistance in their work lives, as well as where their expanded potentials naturally lie. This effort can be customized to a large audience with a diverse focus, or for small audiences, it can be transformed into a workshop.
RECENT EVENTS include:
- On-stage interview with World Design Medal Winner, Hartmut Esslinger, at the Mercedes Benz "me Convention" in Frankfurt, Germany
- Speaker, Inaugural Keynote Speech - the Science and Society Honors Lecture Series, Purdue University
- Moderator: Nobel Laureates @ The Exploratorium - Panelists: Elizabeth Blackburn, President, The Salk Institute, Steven Chu, Physicist & Former Secretary of Energy, Saul Perlmutter, Astrophysicist, and George Akerlof, Economist
- Moderator: “Demystifying Buzzwords – how big data and machine learning are being used NOW in the life sciences industry”, Panelists: Representatives from Novartis, GSK, and Abbvie, BIO 2020 conference
- Speaker, "Who Doesn't Have DNA? Five Things that Everyday People Need to Know About Biotech", City Club of San Francisco
- BIO Bioentrepreneurship Boot Camp, 2019, "Working with the Media: Thoughts for Bioentrepreneurs"
- Fireside chat with Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, at Amgen, on the occasion of Amgen's significant investment in biology education on the Khan Academy website
- Speaker, "Creating Momentum: Women and Empowerment", Cytiva Life Sciences, formerly GE Healthcare Life Sciences