In this post you’ll learn 17 different ways for how to end a presentation that you can test out.
Why worry about the ending?
Because how you end your presentation is just as important as how you start your presentation (details here).
If you start strong but flounder at the end of your presentation, what feeling are people going to be walking away with?
Not a good one, that’s for sure! That’s why the ending your presentation is so important.
1. Call to action
What’s the point of giving a presentation?
To share important information, yes. But you also want people to DO something with that information.
And in order to do that, you need to end your presentation with a clear call to action. Something which motivates, empowers and inspires your audience.
Make even more of an impact by starting your presentation with a negative motivation, something shocking perhaps, about how bad things could be if they don’t take action. Then, end it on a positive motivation, showing how great things could be if you do take action.
You can also use the design of your PowerPoint slides to highlight this call to action. Here are a few examples of great call to action slides:
2. Skip the Q&A at the end your presentation
3. End your presentation with a rhetorical Question
4. Conclude your speech with a story
5. The power of 3 for your conclusion
6. Come full circle at the end of your presentation
7. Demonstrate your product
8. End with an either / or scenario
9. End your presentation on a high note
10. A sound bite
11. End with a provocative question
12. Use the title close technique
13. A quick presentation recap
14. End with a powerful quote
15. End with a strong visual image
16. Close with a clear cut ending
17. End your presentation on time
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