by Travia FitzPatrick- Get free new speaking tips here.

The purpose for any speech is to have your listeners take a certain action. It pulls your audience into a higher purpose, gives them something to reflect on and talk about.

He connected with the audience by appealing to a bigger purpose and not just talking about himself.

Leonardo DiCaprio ended his speech with this call to action:
“Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”

Yes, there’s a much larger ‘environmental’ conversation to have overall, however the purpose of this is to show how each speech needs a call to action.

My challenge for you – see how you can appeal to a bigger purpose in your presentation.

Let me know how it goes!

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Oscars 2016 Leonardo DiCaprio Wins best Actor