“One of the best and most moving speeches I have ever heard at TEDx.” Clare Jones, Inspiring
the Future

“Beautiful, touching, heartwarming. An absolutely electrifying finale to TEDxCoventGardenWomen!” Sarah Lloyd-
Hughes, Ginger Public Speaking

That’s what some of the audience members at TEDxCoventGardenWomen 2013 said about my TEDx talk.

The TEDx conference was themed “Unlabelled” and the speakers included powerhouse women such as Laura Bates, Natasha Walter and Leyla Hussein.  I had the honour of being the closing speaker at this amazing event. I told my personal coming out story as a way in to talking about the power of becoming fully yourself, despite the ugly labels that society might try to force onto you.

The story took the audience on a journey from one small, tender moment to another – all of them unique to my experience. And yet, taken as a whole, the message had universal resonance for everyone in the room. After my talk came to an end, it was astonishing to witness the audience of 250+ people rise to their feet as one body and shout out together a key phrase from my story: “F*** the Labels!”

‘How small acts of rebellion can create powerful change’

Learn how to give a  TEDx-style talk

The power to move and inspire through a simple talk is a skill. It can be learnt.

At the core of great storytelling is choosing the right words and shaping them into a flowing symphony. There is a rhythm and beat to be found, a melody and harmony, themes and variations.

This music of words isn’t just for personal stories. It can transform a talk in any arena – whether at a conference, product launch, on the world stage or in a business setting. You, too, can move and inspire others. Your story can create change and make a difference.

I can teach you how to do it. Read on below to find out more….

Media & Public Appearances

My Broadcast Media appearances include:

  • BBC World Service
  • BBC Radio 4
  • BBC Radio London
  • UK regional radio
  • Malaysian Radio and TV
  • Singaporean Radio and TV

Other public speaking events include:

  • Oxford Literary Festival
  • Shoreham WordFest
  • Anglo Asiatic Arts & Heritage Alliance
  • International Women’s Day events
  • Sight/ Unseen Drama Conference, Tara Arts Theatre
  • South East Asian Arts Festival

Yang-May Ooi with Jo Good on BBC London Radio


You can listen to my interview on the Jo Good show via this link – bit.ly/tigerspirituk-ym-bbclondon

Public Speaking Coaching

Public speaking whether at work or on stage can be daunting. Even more so if you are invited to or appear on broadcast media – or give a TEDx talk.

Being authentic to who you are is key. It will give you the confidence to express the unique rhythm and beat of your story and message. It will allow you to relax and connect with your audience in a real way.

Are you ready for your public appearance whether at work, on stage or on broadcast media?

I can help you prepare for and ace your broadcast media appearance or public speaking event. Our work together will be guided by what you need, which may include:

  • discovering and shaping your unique story
  • tapping into the music and rhythm of the words you use
  • developing your personal presence
  • bringing out your authentic confidence
  • learning how to deal with the unexpected and keep on message

Get in touch  if you have an upcoming public speaking event or media appearance – or TEDx talk – and let’s see how we can work together.