Expert Advice on How to Close Your Presentation

What Every Great Speech Needs

Six ways to captivate your audience at the end of your presentation:

A rhetorical question.

Ask your audience a rhetorical question based on your premise. For example, “How do we perfect our presentation skills?” This helps the audience focus on the central theme of your presentation.

Review your points of wisdom.

As you revisit your talking points, tie them into your examples. For me, it’s building rehearsal into your everyday life. For example, “Would rehearsing on the treadmill work for you?”

Challenge your audience.

Remind the audience about the benefits of taking your advice.

Call for action.

Make sure you give specific next steps that will help your audience implement what they have learned. And invite them to make a decision and act right now.

Whenever possible, call back to your opening. This is the circular approach that ties a bow around your message. Your conclusion needs to be as solid as your opening. Finally, remember that …

Your last words linger.

Devise one short sentence that is profound or inspiring. Be intentional about selecting the words. Your goal is to be remembered and repeated. And your last words will linger. It could be the number one key idea you have emphasized in your presentation.

Hope this is helpful.  Your opening remarks are to arouse interest in your subject.  When you close your presentations incorporating these six techniques you leave your audience wanting more.

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Companies that want to drive sales and gain a competitive edge hire Patricia Fripp to help them improve their important conversations and presentations.  Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote, “One of the best ways to invest in success is to learn presentation skills from Patricia Fripp.” Fripp was named one of the “Top 25 Women in Sales” and is among the “Top 30 Coaching Gurus.”