Please Vote for the Oprah TV Show Auditions!

Every now and then, we do something which scares the hell out of us. This is part of the beauty of life, and without this sudden urge to act, and the ensuing adrenalin rush, we forget to wake up and seize life with both hands.

What has this got to do with me? I’ll tell you …

The Chance To Host a TV Show

Oprah Winfrey - offering the opportunity to host a TV show

Oprah and reality TV super producer Mark Burnett (who came up with Survivor and The Apprentice) are joining forces in search of the next big TV star. They are looking for someone with a big personality, who will be chosen to host their own show, on their own. Oprah is offering people the opportunity to audition online or in person, and pitching a great idea. It has to be creative and fun, and have the potential to rock the world.

So, I auditioned.  (and you can click over and vote!)

My Pitch for the Show

You know how I am, by now and what I stand for. Talking Purpose is all about exploring life’s purpose, and providing resources for the spiritually-perplexed to make sense of their life. Over the time I have been running this site, I have come in to contact with some incredible people ranging from authors, spiritual thinkers, gurus and philosophers. My role has been to search out amazing ideas and concepts, and bring them to you, to broaden your knowledge (and my own at the same time).

I am interested in consciousness, the relationship between creativity and your life purpose, and how we use that relationship to inform our choices and get to a place of spiritual satisfaction and peace. My aim is to get people to make a living doing what they love, and explore metaphysical ideas and psychology to help answer some basic questions. These questions are:

  • How are we?
  • Why are we here?
  • What happens when we die?
  • Can we create our reality or is it all pre-destined?
  • What is the relationship between creativity and entrepreneurship?
  • Do you have to be spiritual to invoke intention?

Mark Burnett

By finding extraordinary voices in the universe that throw light on these questions, I hope to provide a valuable resource for us all to help us find our own spiritual path and promote individual happiness and fulfillment.

Why I Need Your Help

The audition is only the first part of the process to get me on my way to hosting a TV show that will bring some of these questions to the wider network. I would like to ask you for your help in voting for me, to promote my idea and hopefully bring my audition to the attention of the panel of judges who will be making the decision about who to choose.

Please Tweet, Facebook, Digg, Stumble and share my audition and my idea if you would like to support me, and also vote on Oprah would be nice. I can’t achieve this without your help, just as there wouldn’t have been a Talking Purpose without your input and the help of all the creative geniuses I have interviewed.

Although this whole idea makes me nervous, as I’m actually quite a shy person, I feel really excited about the prospect of bringing the concept of Talking Purpose to the rest of the world through a new platform. I hope you do, too.

Thank you. I’ll keep you posted about how I get on. Watch this space!


P.S.  I got help writing this post from my friend and writing guru at Stilus Word. You can find Jennifer Syrkiewicz at her and see for yourself what a great writer she is, and…her terrific sense of humor!

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Cyrus Webb June 13, 2010 at 7:44 am

Michelle, glad we were introduced to each other. Though I am also competiting in this contest, it is my pleasure to support people who have a vision and are walking in their purpose. Continued success to you.


Michelle Vandepas June 13, 2010 at 7:09 pm

WooHoo! Thanks for coming over Cyrus.. My pleasure as well! Nice to meet you.


Andrew @ Blogging Guide June 16, 2010 at 7:33 am


The very best of luck to you and yes, Jen is a great writer and her sense of humor is great (albeit a bit mad!).



Debbie @ Happy Maker June 16, 2010 at 7:50 am

Wishing you the very best with this new venture. You have my vote and all the rest.

Jen is great when it comes to the writting. It does amaze me how words just flow out of her.

Good luck and God speed.


Corinne Edwards June 16, 2010 at 7:52 am

So happy to hear that multiple votes are legal!

My fingers are getting sore.

Wishing you the best outcome!


Corinne Edwards June 16, 2010 at 7:54 am

Good tip to hear that multiple votes are legal!

My fingers are getting sore.

Wishing you the best – you know that.


Corinne Edwards June 16, 2010 at 8:04 am

Glad to hear that I can vote more than once.

Because I have. My fingers are getting sore.

Worth it.


Michelle Vandepas June 16, 2010 at 8:10 am

I have decided the appropriate number of votes is 42 in honor of Doug Adams. (if you don’t know Doug, run to the nearest bookstore or library and pick up a The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe by Doug Adams. He CLEARLY states that 42 is the answer to everything.)


David Rogers June 16, 2010 at 9:13 am

Sounds like one big stretch of your comfort zone! I like your video interviews and I’m sure you’ve got a good chance – good luck.


Mitch June 16, 2010 at 11:24 am

Go for it Michelle :)…awesome awesome stuff!


Michelle Vandepas June 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I am going for it. On Oprah. on Here. On other adventures! Thanks


Lisa June 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Good luck Michelle! I am going to go vote for you right now!!


Michelle Vandepas June 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Thank you!


Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny June 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm

When you get on Oprah or when you have your own show, there will be a line of your good friends (like me) waiting for our turn to be your guest. You will make a charming and effervescent host. Way to go!!


Michelle Vandepas June 17, 2010 at 6:26 am

Hi Cheryl! Get a book and come on TBTV anytime. Thanks for the encouragement!


Jen @ Blog Writer June 17, 2010 at 7:49 am

Wishing you all the luck in the world for this – and thank you for the lovely plug!



Joel June 17, 2010 at 9:03 am

Good luck Michelle! It sounds like an awesome opportunity. Just watched your audition tape and voted. Lots of comments on there so that’s great!


Beat Schindler June 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Congratulations to your courage and resolve! You’ll make an outstanding TV host, no question about it! Aren’t the biggest thrills in life the chances you take from day to day? Aren’t you living one super-sized thrill right now? PS. I hope your own Oprah show won’t be on for another few weeks because during the next few weeks my time is in high demand by work and World Cup (soccer :-)
My vote(s) and best wishes for and with you. Beat


Michelle Vandepas June 21, 2010 at 6:13 am

Thanks Beat – you bet you’ll hear about it. after the World Cup of course…


Eat Smart Age Smart June 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm

You go girl!

Congratulations and I look forward to seeing you on Oprah!



Michelle Vandepas June 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Thanks Krizia Your vote helped to get me over 1,000..:


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Congratulations :)


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