On Saturday 3rd March, Ben Chai debuted his first TEDx talk at Surrey University to an audience of over 100 individual on the theme ‘Be’. Ben delivered the 18 minute talk around the theme of ‘Be’ at the Ivy Arts Centre with the initiative of “ideas worth spreading” which was fully curated by independent organisers.
The sold out event saw Chai, known as the ‘Dr Who of business’, speak on the theme ‘Be’ by incorporating his own idea of this to ‘be magnetic’. Talking about his journey of how being socially magnetic and attracting meaningful relationships made him successful.
He spoke about his experience as young child and how he was a victim of racism. Overcoming adversity he became very successful and showed the audience one of the biggest learnings he did. The bullying and adversity taught him how to love who he was and demonstrated this with a mirror prop he bought onto stage to show the audience that sometimes you need to stare into your own reflection to become your own very best friend.