28 May '11, 4am

Caroline Kitchener channels her own inner Oprah with a great assessment of the power of speech and debate:

Caroline Kitchener channels her own inner Oprah with a great assessment of the power of speech and debate:

"You are your own best thing." This was the message that defined the twenty-five years of The Oprah Show, which aired its final broadcast Wednesday night. But these words -- while important -- are not unique or revolutionary. So what was it about Oprah saying them that spurred a multi-million dollar media phenomenon that includes a talk show, a magazine, and now a television network? This weekend, I will join thousands of high school students in Washington, D.C. for the national speech and debate tournament. Oprah attended this same national tournament almost forty years ago -- an experience she claims made the difference between a quiet, personal idea and a resounding message that was broadcast around the world for 25 years. A high school activity with the power to change lives Oprah is one of our generation's great communicators. People open up to her because they feel l...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/speech-and-deb...

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