Welcome to part four of a four-part series on the best formula for a presentation closing that resonates. 3 • “The End-of-the-Story Close” This closing technique involves a story that’s told early in the speech, maybe even in the opening. As far as the audience is concerned, the story has a successful conclusion. In the […]

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Welcome to part three of a four-part series on the best formula for a presentation closing that resonates. End on a high point. Options for Closing Techniques: The last thirty seconds of your speech must send people out energized and fulfilled. This means you need to finish with something inspirational that supports your theme. 1 • “The […]

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Welcome to part two of a four-part series on the best formula for a presentation closing that resonates. If you plan to include Q & A, indicate how much time has been allotted. To keep the session flowing, I recommend that you say, “What are your short, specific questions?” Be sure to let your audience […]

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Virtual Presentations Are Here to Stay. Business and educational professionals, speakers, and trainers know that whenever you present, whether you’re talking to one person or one hundred, you want to connect with your audience and get your message across. What’s the best way to do this when you deliver a virtual presentation? Like it or […]

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Every presentation you deliver needs to be built around your premise, central theme, or big idea. Your next step is to organize your “chunks” of content in a way that they are easy for you and your audience can remember your message. The first chunking example: Explanation, Example, Application Once you introduce your point of […]

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Clarifying Your Central Theme or Premise (Part 2) Your first step in creating your speech structure is to answer this question: “Based on my subject, what is my premise or central theme?” This is the big idea you want to get across. Every TV show, movie, and book has a clear premise. So does your […]

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“A strong presentation structure gives you the freedom to be creative.” Patricia Fripp This is how you organize your presentation with a logical flow. (Part one) It will be easy for both you and your audience to remember with minimal or no notes. The more you work on clarifying your content, organizing your structure, then […]

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Hollywood Knows How to Connect Emotionally with an Audience Just as speakers, sales professionals, and leaders have to. A cast of colorful characters works in front of and behind the camera to make a movie, a movie that has the power to transport us into the future or show us life as it might once […]

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Do you know how to deliver technical, industry-specific presentations and add theatrical techniques? Yes, it is possible. Here is a great example of an industry expert who knows how to open her presentation with impact and capture an audience’s attention after a fun, late-night party. Lisa Poole, CPP, is the 2021 Payroll Woman of the […]

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