Public Speaking 101

Leaders Forum 2022 Part 11



Do you have a goal to become a better public speaker? Or maybe you want more practice to strengthen your storytelling skills? What unique challenges do people of color, LGBTQ+, Womxn, and others face when claiming public speaking space and talking about themselves? This workshop will be led by Fernando Flores, the Founder and Owner of iMATER NOW and the BarExam Game Plan™. Fernando will lead us in a workshop to learn how to claim public speaking space and tell our own stories with authenticity, intentionality, and heart.




Meet Your Activists


Fernando Flores is the Founder and Owner of Health and Wellness University. Health and Wellness University focuses on helping others achieve optimal levels of health and wellness. As an international speaker and expert on occupational burnout and emotional intelligence, Fernando has spoken on issues related to stress-management all over the United States, as well as in Mexico and India. Fernando was also a Lecturer at UC Berkeley Law School where he taught “Representing Spanish-Speaking Clients: Language, Culture, and Emotional Intelligence.” Prior to doing work focused on wellness and occupational burnout, Fernando worked as a trial and appellate attorney at the Labor Commissioner’s Office in San Francisco. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law and his B.A. in Sociology and Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.