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5 Tips For A Successful Ending To Your Presentation - Slideshow

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Everyone knows that the first impression, the first sentence is incredibly important. The audience judges you the second you step into the spotlight.
But what not everyone is aware of is the fact that not only the beginning defines most of your performance. The ending is at least as - if not even more - important.
So the question is: How do you finish your presentation ideally?
Here's some help: In this slideshow we offer you some free advice on how to successfully end your presentation.

If you are looking for more useful tips and tricks in order to win over an audience, have a look at our PresenationLoad-blog. We are collecting, editing and sharing valuable information on presentation techniques and skills.

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5 Tips For A Successful Ending To Your Presentation - Slideshow

  1. 1. 5 Tips For A Successful Ending to Your Presentation
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  3. 3. Focus on your audience
  4. 4. GIVE THEM SOMETHING NEW THEY DON‘T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT. Lead them to new conclusions. Make them the center of your presentation.
  5. 5. ASK YOURSELF SOME QUESTIONS: What do I want the audience to understand? How can I make them feel included? How will the audience remember my presentation?
  6. 6. USE PHRASES LIKE: „Now we know that …“ „This brings us to the conclusion that …“ „Now we can be clear that …“
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  8. 8. Let the speech talk for itself
  9. 9. AVOID PHRASES LIKE: „I hope you liked my presentation“ & „I hope that wasn‘t too boring“
  10. 10. BE CONFIDENT OF YOURSELF AND YOUR PRESENTATION. Fishing for affirmation will make you seem unprofessional. Even the best presentation faces the risk of ending on a negative note.
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  12. 12. 0 Don’t announce the end – it will reveal itself
  13. 13. … you want your presentation to end … you want to release the audience from listening to you … you are not even convinced about the topic of your presentation and are bored yourself TRY NOT TO REFER TO THE ENDING, FOR IT WILL SEEM LIKE …
  14. 14. Focus on summarizing the essentials and leading the audience to a new conclusion
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  16. 16. Develop a powerful final sentence
  17. 17. SAYING „THANK YOU“ IS A WEAK CLOSE. Speakers often don‘t prepare an ending although the end sometimes is the only thing the audience will remember.
  18. 18. … Check the last sentence for consistency … Try to evoke a positive atmosphere … Give a lasting send-off that sticks with your audience
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  20. 20. New thoughts cause trouble
  21. 21. Don’t cause confusion! Avoid introducing something new! Don’t distract from the leading conclusion!
  22. 22. A good presentation functions while a great ending convinces.

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