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19 Final Slide Ideas for Concluding Your Presentation

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How should you end your presentation? What should your "last slide" display? This deck shows 19 different ideas to give your presentation the right conclusion. Produced by http://www.strongpages.com/

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19 Final Slide Ideas for Concluding Your Presentation

  1. 1. 57 “Final Slide” Ideas
  2. 2. The Thanker ● Pretty boring ● Pretty basic ● A missed opportunity Thanks! EXAMPLE:
  3. 3. The Q&A Opener ● Only if you have a Q&A period at the end of your talk. Questions? EXAMPLE:
  4. 4. The Summarizer ● For informational purposes ● Works ok for handouts Summary ● These are all of the ● Things I just talked about ● In my presentation EXAMPLE:
  5. 5. The Recommender ● A stronger conclusion ● Can transition to a discussion period Recommendations ● These are the actions I ● now recommend we take EXAMPLE:
  6. 6. The Joker ● Demonstrates what a hilarious person you are ● Proves you are able to download funny pics from the web In conclusion... EXAMPLE:
  7. 7. The Contacter ● Invites follow up communication ● Keeps your name in front of people seeing the presentation archived or in hard copy form Contact me ● Joe Smith – joe@example.com ● (202) 555-1234 EXAMPLE:
  8. 8. The In-Room Call To Action ● Gives an incentive for your audience to take some action at the time you are delivering the presentation ● Not great for archive viewers Want the full whitepaper? ● After the presentation, bring me a business card with “Whitepaper” written on the back EXAMPLE:
  9. 9. The Electronic Call To Action ● Asks the audience to take some action online Follow me on Twitter! ● @myTwitterHandle EXAMPLE:
  10. 10. The Commercial Call To Action ● Makes a commercial offer available to members of your audience Just for you... ● Sign up at example.com and use code “SLIDES” to receive 10% off EXAMPLE:
  11. 11. The Encourager ● Makes a single point of encouragement related to your talk Remember... ● You can be an expert business networker! EXAMPLE:
  12. 12. The Inspirer ● Uses a quotation from someone famous to inspire the audience As Yoda Says... ● Do, or do not. There is no 'try'. EXAMPLE:
  13. 13. The Photographer ● A photo that describes you ● Usually unrelated to the presentation ● Not a strong conclusion EXAMPLE:
  14. 14. The Bibliographer ● Gives a list of sources for the material in your presentation Sources ● Doe, John “Some Article” ● Smith, John “More Info” ● ... EXAMPLE:
  15. 15. The Resourcer ● Gives a list of resources for additional information on the topic Additional Resources ● www.example.com/more ● linkedin.com/some-group ● ... EXAMPLE:
  16. 16. The Downloader ● Links to a resource download. ● Useful for talks on software or other online tools Download it now ● example.com/download EXAMPLE:
  17. 17. The Brander ● Displays your logo and optional URL EXAMPLE:
  18. 18. The PSA ● Promotes some unrelated cause Don't forget! ● Have your pets spayed or neutered! EXAMPLE:
  19. 19. The Seller ● Pushes your books/t-shirts/other wares for sale ● Can be a turn off for audiences On the back table... ● Books ● CD's ● Posters EXAMPLE:
  20. 20. The Blanker ● Just a blank black slide to indicate the presentation has drawn to a close ● Your corresponding verbal remarks will close EXAMPLE:
  21. 21. 19 Final Slide Ideas Strongpages – Content Marketing Software http://www.strongpages.com/

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