The Influential Power of One Person How can one person, whom most people have never met, influence the lives of people in the world today in such positive ways? Oprah Winfrey has been able to persuade and inspire many people around the world today because she has simply believed in herself and the good of the people. Oprah once said, “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe” (Lowe 170).
The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Angel Network, and Oprah’s book club have been some of the most indoctrinating pieces of work by Oprah. Moreover, these creations have been the ultimate techniques Oprah has used to reach out to the people of the world. Oprah Winfrey, one of the most influential, dynamic, and powerful women of today’s society, has devoted her life’s works to influencing the people of the world. Millions of viewers tune in daily to be educated, entertained, or simply enlivened by Oprah as she visits them in the company of their own home.
Oprah’s show has been so successful because of the ways in which she thinks and believes. Oprah said, .” … a good talk show will stimulate thought, present new ideas, and maybe give you a sense of hope where there wasn’t any-a feeling of encouragement, enlightenment; inspire you” (Lowe 151).
The Oprah Winfrey Show has provided people with symmetrical, lucid, and comprehensive information on various topics.
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For example, money management and family finance issues were subjects for discussion during an episode on the show. Furthermore, shows need multidimensional aspects to keep the audience aroused, so a celebrity hour has energized the show. Such celebrities as Tom Cruise or Julia Roberts have been ostentatious guests of the hour. Moreover, the majority of viewers seemed really invigorated and motivated by Oprah with one particular topic of weight loss. For instance, society has battled with the issue of weight and Oprah’s own success with weight loss really encouraged her viewers to do the same. Here is one inspirational thought Oprah has stated “The bottom line is, you cannot lose weight until you make yourself enough of a priority to do the things you need to do to make it happen” (Winfrey).
In conclusion, Oprah’s diversity on her talk show has empowered people through television by educating, entertaining, and inspiring. Oprah has continued to stick to her guns about keeping The Oprah Winfrey Show on higher ground with discussions that do not take away people’s dignity (Lowe 152).
Next, The Angel Network, founded by Oprah, has rewarded others and given back to those less fortunate and needy through several different projects. The Angel Network is a national effort to encourage viewers to make charitable contributions and to do volunteer work (Lowe 180).
The Angel Network has helped educate, clothe, feed, and provide shelter for the children of Africa. During her travels to Africa, Oprah has provided the children with items such as books and clothing.
Thanks to viewer’s generosity, over 16, 000 children will receive the uniforms they need to go to school (Oprah. com Live Your Best Life).
Also, the network has rewarded single, working mothers struggling to provide for their children. For example, due to the lack of transportation, one mother was awarded a brand new caravan for her and her children. Another accomplishment of the network has been helping the tsunami victims in Asia. After the tsunami caused mass destruction, Oprah’s Angel Network has responded by raising money to send to the people of Asia.
Moreover, Oprah’s Angel Network has teamed up with three worldwide relief and development organizations that will be working in the area of Aru gam Bay and the town of Pav olli, Sri Lanka and is donating $1 million to help (Oprah. com Live Your Best Life).
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Whether it is a continent, such as Asia or Africa, or a single mother in Need of help, The Angel Network has strive d to reward and satisfy the needs of most. Lastly, Oprah’s Book Club has encouraged people to get excited about reading, rejuvenated the publishing industry, and has made books bestsellers. Oprah has been known to motivate her audience to read by presenting an inspiring show on the theme of the book. Oprah would like to see her audience read, but read great books at the same time.
Therefore, she has provided insight on books to get people excited and expand their choice of reading material. Oprah’s book titles have became so demanding, that publishing companies have had to reproduce more copies of the bestsellers than they intended. As a result, publishing companies saw an increase in revenue when Oprah’s viewers and audience demanded almost every book on her book club list. Furthermore, many books have become best sellers due to recognition by Oprah through in depth discussions on her show.
With a little publicity by Oprah, books such as: Witness: For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson, has been selling in great numbers (Oprah. com Live Your Best Life).
In conclusion; motivation, persuasiveness, and some publicity by Oprah have been the ultimate reasons why people are able reap the benefits of reading. In summary, Oprah Winfrey, a single individual, has had a significant impact on society using multiple techniques to enlighten, persuade, and encourage.
Educating, entertaining and inspiring people on The Oprah Winfrey Show; providing aid and reward to those in need by The Angel Network; and motivating people to read through the Book Club have been the very reasons Oprah has become such a dominant reinforcement of character and morale in today’s society. Oprah has created several resources of communication in order to influence, inspire, educate, and strengthen others. Oprah’s own determination and perseverance has inspired her to give back to others. Oprah stated: Don’t complain about what you don’t have.
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Use what you ” ve got. To do less than your best is a sin. Every single one of us has the power for greatness, because greatness is determined by service-to yourself and others (Lowe 167).
All her works and creations have had one mission: the desire to improve the world and empower people. This simply stated mission has been the key to Oprah’s influential impact on people she has never met and in return, millions of people have remained loyal to her. Works Cited Lowe, Janet.
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