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Storytelling as a tool for confidence and personal presence

Start 2015 with an invigorationg new challenge – check out a unique masterclass in storytelling as a tool for confidence, personal presence and leadership that is taking place on Sat 31 Jan 2015 in Central London, facilitated by Yang-May Ooi Continue Reading »

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Photos from Yang-May Ooi’s award-winning talk “Breaking Tradition: How to Live Unbound” at the Inspiring Speakers Gala July 2014

Yang-May Ooi won the People’s Choice Award at the Inspiring Speakers Gala the other week for her talk “Breaking Tradition: How to Live Unbound”. She was among 7 speakers who wowed the audience with speeches on topics that they felt Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: “F*** the Labels!” – What an Inspiring TEDx Talk Can Do

TEDxCoventGardenWomen closed with the audience rising up as one and shouting the iconic phrase “F*** the Labels!” from my closing TEDx talk. Here is the story of how it happened.

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Rebel Heart: What Public Speaking Can Teach Us About Life [TEDx]

What can public speaking teach us about how to show up in our lives? I reflect on what the process of honing a TEDx talk has taught me about the skills for living a rich and fulfilling life.

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From Stammerer to TEDx Talker

Stammering can be a debilitating and stressful problem. But it can also become a friend. I reflect on my experience of stammering now that I’m about to give a TEDx talk, speaking without notes in front of a large Continue Reading »

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The Story of a Kiss and How It Led Me to Speak at TEDx Women, Covent Garden

When I stood up at a public speaking workshop to tell a story about how a kiss changed my life, I didn’t expect that I would really end up telling it at a TEDx conference. I just knew that it Continue Reading »

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About Yang-May Ooi

Yang-May Ooi is a creative artist whose work explores the transformational power of personal narrative. She has been an award-winning TEDx speaker, bestselling author and acclaimed story performer. Her sell out solo story performance, Bound Feet Blues, was showcased in London's West End in Oct 2014. to 4+ Star reviews. The show returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre for a 3 week run in Nov 2015 - see www.BoundFeetBlues.co.uk

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