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Why You Should Travel and the Associated Health Benefits

Persuasive Presentation: Motivate Action

Student Name

SPCH 2713, CRN ###-##

Dr. Burns

Oklahoma State University

Month Year

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Topic: Traveling & Health Organization Pattern: Motivated Sequence

Specific Purpose: At the end of this speech, the audience will seize traveling opportunities.

Thesis statement: If an individual has the ability and opportunity to travel then it should be

seized, not only for the pleasurable experiences but also for the health benefits that are

associated with travelling.

Why You Should Travel and the Associated Health Benefits

I. Introduction

A. Gain Attention: Ibn Batutta [I-bin Bah-too-ta] was a Moroccan scholar and a

traveler, most known for a famous excursion [Rihla] that lasted 30 years. During

his adventure, he said, “Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a

storyteller” (source, year, p. #).

B. Establish Audience-Topic Connection: Most of us are not able to experience a

trip that will last 30 years. Some of us have trouble finding time to travel for 30

hours. However, traveling, vacations, adventures: these are all things that not

only give you the capabilities to have some amazing stories, but also that have

been shown to provide an array of health benefits (Hartig, Catalano, Ong, &

Syme, 2013). All of us can benefit from increased health!

C. Credibility: Because of past traveling experiences, I have been blessed with some

amazing stories and I experience mostly great health. My name is {Full Name}

and I am a traveller.

D. Thesis/Preview: If an individual has the ability and opportunity to travel then it

should be seized, not only for the pleasurable experiences it brings but also for the

health benefits that are associated with travelling. Today, I am going to speak to

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you about (A) the problem Americans face in finding time to travel and then I will

(B) offer a solution to the problem and, finally, I will (C) describe future results

and explain what you can expect.

Transition into Body of Presentation: First of all, I will explain the problem, as I see it.

II. Body

A. Establish Need Step

  1. Description of Problem: Roughly one third of American workers do not use

all of their allotted vacation days (Richards, 1999).

a. Two-thirds of U.S. workers claim that the reason they do not utilize

these vacation days is due to the fear that there would be negative career

consequences, in addition to lack of travel time for the vacation

(Richards, 1999).

b. Because of insignificant travel time there has been a depletion of internal

individual resources, such as physical energy and the capacity to

concentrate, in addition to increased stress in the workplace (Hartig,

Catalano, Ong, & Syme, 2013).

  1. Importance of Problem: This issue is important because when creativity and

productivity are diminished then our whole society suffers; also, the rising

cost of healthcare should make us want to do all we can to stay physically and

mentally healthy.

a. In considering your career, a family, or even yourself as an individual, it

is important to be able to maintain a positive outlook.

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b. The majority of an individual’s life is spent in a workplace of some sort,

so taking regular vacations or even short distance traveling will

“contribute to subjective well-being [due to the fact that] people have

more opportunities to detach from their work environment, to experience

new things, and to control what they want to do during vacations” (Chen

& Petrick, 2013).

  1. Extent of Problem: This situation of lack of travel is not something that is

solely confined to the United States either; it is widespread on a global level.

a. For example, in Japan there was documentation of many workers afraid

to take off work for holidays because they were uncertain if their job

would remain intact. Additionally, in Japan during 1995 there were

reports of 63 individual cases of karoshi, which simply means that the

individual basically worked themselves to death (Richards, 1999).

b. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Netherlands encourages

vacationing and even incorporates it in their systems when hiring. These

people have an understanding and appreciation for the positive

advantages travel and leisure time can provide to their employees

(Richards, 1999).

  1. Effects of the Problem: Regardless of global location, this problem is

widespread, but for now let’s focus on the United States and how it impacts

those in the working class.

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a. Those who are overworked tend to show signs of “poor performance,

accidents, and sickness absence, [it] also impose costs on other people,

employers, and societies” (Hartig, Catalano, Ong, & Syme, 2013).

b. Traveling and other leisure activities is an important domain in human

life, and one that is interconnected with a separate domain pertaining to

relationships with others. Generally, with the lack of travel there is also

lack of time spent with friends and family, thereby not providing an

opportunity to ease strain on important relationships (Hartig, Catalano,

Ong, & Syme, 2013, and Chen & Petrick, 2013).

Transition into Main Point B: Now that the lack of traveling and some of its

consequences have been identified as a problem, I am going to tell you how to fix it.

B. Satisfying Need Step

  1. Description of Solution: The solution is quite simple: just travel.

a. It is important that travel is done properly through setting appropriate

expectations and standards for the specific trip that you are about to

embark upon.

b. Long distance travel provides an opportunity to have some amazing

stories, personal self-growth, and an appreciation for different cultures.

c. Even short distance trips are shown to be indicative to some stress relief

(Chen & Petrick, 2013).

  1. Plan of Action: Make it a personal priority to accomplish a trip anytime you

can do so.

a. Take advantage of workplace vacation days and use them for travel.

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b. Use breaks from school to plan trips.

c. Consider shorter day trips for weekend fun.

  1. Steps of Plan: When preparing for a trip, there are several components to

consider.

a. First, set a budget.

i. A accurate budget is extremely important.

ii. Travel costs are often under anticipated and unexpected

expenses can ruin a travel experience.

b. Next create a time frame that is reasonable.

i. The timeframe should work with your work or academic

schedule.

ii. Consider the timeframe of anyone else who may be

accompanying you on the trip.

c. Finally, research the possibilities of what you can do.

i. Identifying the level of freedom vs. involvement you want to

achieve. Freedom in this case is simply the sense of “Freedom

from control or Freedom from work,” and involvement is

defined as “the level of consumption or absorption in an

activity” (Neal, Sirgy, & Uysal, 1999).

ii. Another aspect of vacationing is arousal, which can be

expressed as “internal excitement, stimulation, exhilaration, or

inspiration” (Neal, Sirgy, & Uysal, 1999). This could be

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anything from getting excited about planning the trip to

expressing joy during a new experience.

iii. The last aspect to consider is mastery, which is achieving

personal goals that are self-satisfying and can leave you with a

positive outlook and decreased stress for when you return back

to your daily life (Neal, Sirgy, & Uysal, 1999).

Transition into Main Point C: Once your plan is in place and you have decided to take

your trip then you can expect to be moved outside of your comfort zone and also to

experience some health benefits.

Visualizing Results Step

  1. Describe Expected Results of Action: There are three health benefits that I

found to be most consistent throughout all of the research articles.

a. Hartig, Catalano, Ong, and Syme, in 2013, reported increased

psychological health by “a more complete recovery time to… [not be as

likely to] suffer from impaired cognitive function, emotional distress…

[and even the]

reduction in psychological distress” (p. #).

b. Chen and Petrick (2013) discussed the physiological and physical

characteristics, reporting that a lot of uncontrollable factors play a role in

the overall physical health of an individual, but it was found that

individuals who traveled more frequently had fewer nonfatal

cardiovascular events and lower risk factors for coronary heart disease.

c. In 2012, Dolnicar, Yanamandram, and Cliff found that in most leisure

activities many individuals seek vacations or some form of tourism as a

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mental or physical health pursuit as a factor for increasing their overall

quality of life.

  1. Describe Consequences of Inaction: If you decide not to travel more, then

that is completely your choice, but consider the results that accompany your

choice.

a. Without any relief, over time there will be increased stress.

b. Vacationing and traveling is often seen as necessary for personal growth,

so without it there will not be a similar opportunity that provides “new

perceptions of self-identity, skill development, and social relations”

(Chen & Petrick, 2013, p.#).

c. Nothing will change or be improved in your life, so you will essentially

remain stagnant and stationary.

Transition into Conclusion: Travelling is much more important to our lives than just a

simple vacation.

III. Conclusion (Action Step)

A. Summary

  1. Thesis: If an individual has the ability and opportunity to travel then it should

be seized, not only for the pleasurable experiences but also for the health

benefits that are associated with travelling

  1. Importance: Traveling, vacations, and adventures are all things that have

been shown to provide an array of health benefits.

  1. Review: I spoke to you today about (A) the problem Americans face in

finding time to travel and then I offered (B) a solution to the problem and,

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finally, I (C) described future results and explained what you could expect

from your investment in travel.

B. Closure

  1. Signal end: “Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a

storyteller.” –Ibn Batutta

  1. Motivate: Traveling only begins when you step outside of your comfort zone,

and make the decision to leave what you are used to seeing and doing. Step

outside of your comfort zone to take a journey to a new place.

  1. Closing: When was the last time you did something for the first time? Right

now is the perfect time to travel somewhere for the first time.

Thank you.

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References

Chen, C., & Petrick, J. F. (2013). Health and Wellness Benefits of Travel

Experiences. Journal of Travel Research, 52(6), 709-719.

doi:10.1177/0047287513496477

Dolnicar, S., Yanamandram, V., & Cliff, K. (2012). The contribution of vacations to

quality of life. Annals of Tourism Research, 39(1), 59-83.

doi:10.1016/j.annals.2011.04.015

Hartig, T., Catalano, R., Ong, M., & Syme, S. L. (2013). Vacation, collective restoration,

and mental health in a population. Society and Mental Health, 3(3), 221-236.

doi:10.1177/2156869313497718

Neal, J. D., Sirgy, M., & Uysal, M. (1999). The Role of Satisfaction with Leisure Travel/

Tourism Services and Experience in Satisfaction with Leisure Life and Overall

Life. Journal of Business Research, 44(3), 153-163. doi:10.1016/s0148-

2963(97)00197-5

Richards, G. (1999). Vacations and the Quality of Life. Journal of Business Research,44(3),

189-198. doi:10.1016/s0148-2963(97)00200-2

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