Last words linger. Star presenters know this well and use it to their advantage. Give your closing words extra consideration. Don’t close your presentation with, “We’re out of time,” even if you are. You waste your final opportunity to reinforce your core message. Don’t close on a Q & A, just in case you’re asked an awkward question, or in case an audience member just shares a rambling opinion. These are distractions that diminish your impact on your audience. You can thank your audience for the opportunity to speak, but don’t make these your last words. Instead, close your speech with words that support your presentation and maximize your impact. I share some examples of how to correctly close your presentation in this video:
How to Close Your Presentation
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