Communncation Leader_Oprah Winfrey


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Communncation Leader_Oprah Winfrey

  1. 1. Oprah Winfrey<br />A Successful Communicator<br />
  2. 2. Communication is the ability to convey an idea in a clear and understandable manner.<br />A vast repertoire of skills in intrapersonal and interpersonal processing, listening, observing, speaking, questioning, analyzing, and evaluating are involved in the process of communicating effectively.<br />Communication is a process, requires a communicative commonality and is multi-faceted.<br />Effectivecommunication demands practice, an ability to relate across varying ethnic, cultural, racial, and gender barriers, and the ability to write naturally.<br />Effective use of interpersonal communication is necessary to resolve a conflict, address a crisis, provide feedback, and in decision making. <br />Like Helen Keller; with supplemental therapy and assistance by an <br />intervenor, Deaf-Blind Hooker triplets can learn how to communicate <br />and lead productive lives.<br />EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION<br />
  3. 3. CHARACTERISTICS<br />Oprah Winfrey is an avid reader.<br />One of Oprah’s favorite desserts is Key Lime Pie<br />Winfrey is an actress; starring in films such as “The Color Purple”, “Beloved”, “Charlotte’s Web”, “Bee movie”, and more.<br />“Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes”. Oprah Winfrey<br />PERSVERANCE, ROLE MODEL, OPTIMISM, CHARACTER, SELF-CONTROL, HONESTY, RESPECT, COMPASSIONATE, CHARISMATIC, LEADER, TOLERANCE, INTEGRITY, COURAGEOUS, PRO-ACTIVE, CHANGE, LOYAL, RESPONSIBLE, OPEN, APPEALING, WINNER, COMMITTED, ACCOMPLISHED, VIBRANT, ENGAGING, CURIOUS, LIFE LONG LEARNER, ASSERTIVE, ENTERTAINING, POWERFUL, INFLUENTIAL, ENTREPRENEUR, TALENTED, MATERNAL, INTELLIGENT, CELEBRITY, PHILANTROPY, EMPATHETIC, ADVENTUREROUS<br />“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future”. Unknown<br />
  4. 4. SKILLS<br />Winfrey is a skilled and gifted communicator. Her communicable exchanges are candid and intimate. “Her transparent rapport affords her the ability to influence and empower her audience” in areas of literature, philanthropy, business and politics.<br />
  5. 5. Communication Channels<br />The Oprah Winfrey Show<br />Oprah’s Angel Network<br />Oprah’s Book Club<br />Harpo Productions<br />“O” Magazine<br />“Oh” Oxygen<br />“O” At Home<br />Oprah <br />OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network<br />The Oprah Winfrey After Show<br />Oprah & Friends (XM Radio)<br />“Winfrey’s reach extends far beyond the shores of the U.S.; her show airs in 140 countries around the world. In the U.S. alone her show is viewed by an estimated 30 million people a week…Outside the U.S., Winfrey has become increasingly popular in the Arab world.” <br /><br />
  6. 6. CULTURAL DIVERISTY<br />abuse, adoption, fostering, orphans, AIDS, animals, cancer, children, creative arts, disaster, relief, economic/business support, education, environment, family/parent support, health, human rights, hunger, peace, poverty, sexual abuse, women, spirituality ∆ abuse, adoption, orphans, AIDS, animals, cancer, children, creative arts, disaster, relief, economic<br />
  7. 7. Media Highlights<br />2008 Presidential Campaign <br />Winfrey visits Iowa and South Carolina with Barack and Michelle Obama.<br />During a December 2000 visit with Nelson Mandela, Oprah pledged to build a school in South Africa. As that commitment broadened, she established The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, to which she has contributed more than $40 million toward the creation of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls—South Africa, which opened in January 2007<br />Hurricane Katrina , New Orleans, 2005<br />Winfrey decided to cut her vacation short to visit the victims. She called upon her friends Julia Roberts and Jaime Foxx for support. &quot;I was sitting at home feeling frustrated and useless, like so many other people, so I came down to personally assess how I could best be of service,“ indicates $10 million of her won money was committed to rebuild homes.<br />June 25, 2009<br />BY RICHARD ROEPER <br />Sun-Times Columnist <br />“That&apos;s some bonus. Oprah Winfrey is treating her entire staff and their families to a Mediterranean cruise. Transportation, food, drinks, activities, the works.”<br />Oprah regrets her 1988 liquid diet<br />&quot;I had literally starved myself for four months — not a morsel of food — to get into that pair of size 10 Calvin Klein jeans,&quot; Winfrey recalled Monday. By Michael A. Mariant, AP file <br />“I mean this is a woman that came from nothing to rise up to be the most powerful woman, I think, in the world…she has a loyal following; she has creditability; she has talent; and she’s done it on her own to become fabulously wealthy and fabulously powerful.” <br />Bill O’Reilly <br />Hollywood photographs Bono and Oprah while promoting Project Red,&quot; a campaign to raise money to fight AIDS in Africa<br />KFC sued over free chicken meal promoted on &apos;The Oprah Winfrey Show&apos;<br />Tribune newspapers June 21, 2009<br />
  8. 8. Interpretations<br />Only Winfrey understands the labor, sacrifice and injustice she has had to endure to be the successful leader she is today.<br />Her commitment to serve and return a portion of what she has been able to build for herself to the world is an inspiration.<br />Her curiosity, assertiveness, and determination are personal traits I am encouraged to develop.<br />Business acumen, networking abilities and finding a “niche market” are professional areas I would aim to master based on this case study.<br />Mastering effective communication skills is key in all areas of business. <br />