An evening with Oprah

writers, copywriters, freelance writer, journos, journalists

It’s no secret we’re suckers for words that uplift people, empower communities and inspire kindness across the world.


It lights us up reading them, writing them, hearing them and teaching them.
And while this love for positive language is what sustains us and our work on a daily basis, sometimes even we need a little pep talk to help lift our vibe.


And who better to turn to for a 101 in empowerment and positivity than our good friend Oprah….. (by friend I mean the kind you ‘know’ through facie and insta).


In case you missed the memo, she’s here in Oz at the moment spreading her message of love, grace and gratitude across three stripped-back shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.


Her performance at Rod Laver Arena this week has copped some pretty rough reviews, but they were from people who turned up expecting to score a free car or a holiday from the former talk-show host.


Those in the crowd who were there to hear a living legend share her wisdom and life lessons on living a purposeful life got everything and more than they could have dreamed of.


Love her or loathe her, there is no greater beacon of light than Oprah Winfrey.


And in the present day, that’s exactly what we need more of.


Yeah she’s a preacher – but of the very best kind. She is an orator of the highest order and she uses her fame as a platform to be a force for good in the world.


How can there be a negative in that?


Oprah’s purpose in life is to spread the message of kindness, and it’s one that we share intrinsically here at The Splendid Word.


We’re on a crusade to teach our tribe the power of positive communication. It is our intention – and the key driving force behind TSW – to help shape a community that is committed to spreading empowering messages. Promoting what we love – not bashing what we hate type stuff.


How we speak to ourselves and others – in words and on paper – says so much about who we are as people. Our mission is to get us all thinking about the way we communicate and to start taking responsibility for the impact our words, energy and intentions have on the world and all those around us.


Being positive, effective and authentic communicators is not just important to writers like us. It’s enormously important to anyone in business. It plays a vital role in each and every one of our work and home lives and we can all do better at it.


Thanks for #spreadingthegoodstuff Oprah – for reminding us that we can all be a force for good in the world, and that we are all responsible for the energy we bring to the space we inhabit.


Xx Lee.