Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is an American icon. She is a business woman, author, magazine owner, talk show host, actress, and philanthropist. She began life in Mississippi born to a single mom. Blessed with a curious nature and desire to learn she read every book in her community library!

Graduating from Tennessee State University, she later joined a local Nashville television station as anchor, then moved to a Baltimore station. In 1984 she was tapped for a Chicago morning show with low ratings. Her efforts made it the highest rated local program which later became The Oprah Winfrey Show running from 1986-2011.

In her lifetime it has been estimated that Oprah has interviewed over 37,000 people. Here is a paraphrased listing of her recipe for interview success:

  • Listen three times more than you talk.
  • Spotlight on the individual being interviewed.
  • Put away all your “stuff,” and focus to get a connection.