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BOLD Roundtable Groups, South San Francisco
Event Starts:
Tuesday October 22, 2013
@ 4:30pm

Event Ends:
Tuesday October 22, 2013
@ 6:30pm


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2 Corporate Drive
South San Francisco, CA 94080

BOLD Roundtable Discussion Groups are informal, local discussions around specific topics. Attendance is limited by location, and open on a 'first come, first served' basis.

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Who we are:    We are dedicated to developing HR professionals strategic capabilities to build, execute, and lead organizational effectiveness solutions that drive business success.

What we do: We create and foster an environment where our members can network, provide and receive mentorship, learn and share knowledge, best practices and resources to lead to the advancement and success of life science organizations.

Who we serve: Our target members are organizational learning and development professionals, HR business partner/generalists, and VP and/or HR department leaders in bay area life science companies. 

*Life Sciences includes biotech, pharma, medical device, diagnostics and tools companies.

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Presenting to Executives 

It’s one thing to prepare a presentation for your department or team, and another to present to senior management.  While the type of presentation or message may be the same, the audience and their expectations can be significantly different.  

So how can you make more of an impact?   What would help you build trust and credibility?  

In this BOLD Roundtable, Deborah Bonzell, Associate Director of Global Talent Development at Onyx Pharmaceuticals and former independent consultant and trainer, will provide participants with a tool kit for designing and delivering effective presentations, highlight what differentiates senior level audiences, and offer keys for making a powerful impact in any presentation.  

BOLD and HRSF Members and guests are welcome to attend this Roundtable.  Review the basics, learn about effective presentation models and frameworks, and identify skills that will build your credibility with executives.  

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • To identify the expectations and preferences of a senior-level audience
  • How to construct a focused presentation that quickly gets to the bottom line
  • To differentiate when and how to use visual aids and handouts appropriately
  • To plan for unexpected interruptions or detours during the meeting
  • how to respond to questions effectively

Come with an executive speaking opportunity in mind and put this practical toolkit to use right away!


  • BOLD Members:  Free (pre-registration required)
  • BOLD Guests and HRSF Members:  $25

BOLD Members may bring guests, and HRSF Members are welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

Guest Facilitator:

Deborah Bonzell is a learning and development professional with over 20 years of experience in the corporate, non-profit, and higher education sectors.  She is currently Associate Director of Global Talent Development for Onyx Pharmaceuticals based in South San Francisco. In her current role, Deborah is spearheading the creation and roll-out of a new communication-focused leadership curriculum called CORE Conversations for Leaders, as well as facilitating numerous team development initiatives throughout the organization.  Prior to joining Onyx in May 2012, Deborah operated her own solo consulting practice for 12 years. Her key offerings were in the area of management development, leadership, and communication skills. Kaiser Permanente, UC Berkeley, Stanford University and Google were among her most recent clients; others included Intel Corporation, Ofoto (a Kodak company), Providian Financial and as well as numerous non-profits and small businesses.  She also has additional high-tech experience as the former Worldwide Training Manager for Sybase, Inc. (now an SAP company).  Deborah earned a Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University as well as a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Stanford University. She and her husband live in the Oakland Hills, where Deborah has daily opportunity to practice her own communication and leadership skills with their three sons – ages 19, 16 and 11 years.