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19 Final Slide Ideas for Concluding Your Presentation

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

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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 – ● (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 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 ● ● ● ... EXAMPLE:
  16. 16. The Downloader ● Links to a resource download. ● Useful for talks on software or other online tools Download it now ● 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