OPRAH WINFREY
Childhood
 Born  in Mississippi, 1954
 At age 6 she was paid to public speak at
  her local church
 She had a troubleso...
Growing Up
   She eventually moved in with her dad and began
    to turn her life around
   He encouraged her to do well...
How It All Started
 When   she was 29 she moved to Chicago to
  liven up the show “A.M. Chicago.”
 The show became so su...
The Oprah Effect
 As soon as Oprah began her book club she
  sent thousands of books flying off store
  shelves each mont...
The Oprah Effect
 Publishers   pick books on the basis of
  whether or not they’re going to be picked
  by Oprah
 Publis...
So Influential
 “Her  popularity is an inevitable by-product
 of the medium today.” Whether it’s music,
 books, movies, o...
What Has She
            Accomplished?
   In 1985 she had her break as an actress in The
    Color Purple. She received a...
Why Does She Have This
         Effect?
 Herhonest delivery, her banter and her
 bluntness, along with her genuine
 react...
Works Cited
 http://www.achievemax.com/blogimages/o
  prah.jpg
 http://www.thebachans.com/UserFiles/200
  9/9/2/Aish%20A...
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  1. 1. OPRAH WINFREY
  2. 2. Childhood  Born in Mississippi, 1954  At age 6 she was paid to public speak at her local church  She had a troublesome childhood consisting of abuse
  3. 3. Growing Up  She eventually moved in with her dad and began to turn her life around  He encouraged her to do well in school and she began to get very involved in the school community  At age 17 she was hired to read the news after school at WVOL, a local radio show  When she was entering her college years she was offered a spot as a host on “People Are Talking” which was a local morning chat show  After she graduated in 1976 she accepted an offer from an ABC affiliate in Baltimore.
  4. 4. How It All Started  When she was 29 she moved to Chicago to liven up the show “A.M. Chicago.”  The show became so successful that they changed the name to “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
  5. 5. The Oprah Effect  As soon as Oprah began her book club she sent thousands of books flying off store shelves each month.  At least 15 million tune into the “Oprah Winfrey Show” daily, so when Oprah says she likes something, other people are bound to see if they can like that product too.
  6. 6. The Oprah Effect  Publishers pick books on the basis of whether or not they’re going to be picked by Oprah  Publishers think so highly of Oprah’s ability to sell, they print a special Oprah’s Book Club logo on trade paperbacks and national bookstores offer discounts of up to 40% of Oprah Picks.
  7. 7. So Influential  “Her popularity is an inevitable by-product of the medium today.” Whether it’s music, books, movies, or even pajamas, if she likes them, people will buy them.”
  8. 8. What Has She Accomplished?  In 1985 she had her break as an actress in The Color Purple. She received a Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.  In 1986 she formed a production company called Harpo Inc. She purchased film rights to many works of literature by black women.  In 1995 she signed a deal with ABC to produce 6 made for television movies.  By the mid 1990’s she was named the highest paid female in the country because of all the work she was doing.
  9. 9. Why Does She Have This Effect?  Herhonest delivery, her banter and her bluntness, along with her genuine reactions to guests, hit home with viewers. Combine that with the fact that she has overcome a background of poverty and an abusive upbringing and the result is a superstar whose fans worship her.
  10. 10. Works Cited  http://www.achievemax.com/blogimages/o prah.jpg  http://www.thebachans.com/UserFiles/200 9/9/2/Aish%20Abhi%20Invited%20by%20 Oprah%20on%20her%20US%20Show.jpg

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