Home / Speeches / Oprah Winfrey Speech Oprah Winfrey Speech Kevin Ngo Speeches 5 Comments This is a speech that Oprah Winfrey, one of the most well known and most influence people in the world, made in 2008 at Stanford University where she inspires the newly graduates to pursue their dreams. Highlights Full 5 Comments Melanie Beckwith June 10, 2012 Oprah inspires me and I want to give back to the world. Happiness for me is helping, assisting and supporting others. I am 36 years old and life has been my lesson thus far. I lost my mom to Breast Cancer when I was 11, I was raised by my dad and grandma. I was pushed as a child to be what my family thought was best for me and no one wanted to listen to what I was saying. So as I child I rebelled. I settled down a bit then found out that I was BRCA postive ( breast cancer gene) so I decide to have a double mastectomy with reconstruction, and that followed with a hysterectomy. My husband did not support my decisions but I made a choice based on what would give me the best possible outcome. I raised my two children and around their ages 9 and 6 I decided I was going to give back to other. I went back to school to get my coaching certificate. I assist people in greatness and possibility and I want to motivate people all over the world in reaching for their stars, and follow their path in life. I am in awe of you Oprah you have always inspired me, I listened to this Stanford speech to gave and I believe you are the most amazing woman I have ever listened to. I would like to learn from you. What sets motivational speakers apart? I am authentic and have a powerful story to share. Thank you for your time! Forever inspired Melanie Beckwith Reply Jaqueline July 28, 2016 Thank you for your words Melanie Beckwith, I’m living in the US for about 2 years and when I saw Oprah making Motivational speech that help me so much. I’m starting my life from the 0 point. And she gave to me a light between all this pressure in my new life here. Is so good to find someone who can remember that you life is more then our troubles. I’m looking forward to be able to speak English well and teach kids in my country in the future including English as a second language for their lives. Reply Asmarah June 22, 2012 Oprah is indeed most successful women i have seen Reply vusi April 6, 2013 owesome Reply mother charity December 25, 2013 I love this woman (oprah winfrey) you are wonderful. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.