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Presentation - ATK

Concluding your presentation

Wrapping it up
You may feel like the hardest part of your presentation is over as you come to end of your slides.  Before you thank your audience for their attention, there are a few things you can do to increase the impact of your presentation, including the following:

  • Challenge your audience
    • Convince the audience to consider the information you've shared and take action
    • Use the power of your presentation to inspire action on the part of the audience
    • Encourage them to take the information you've presented and apply it to their own lives or studies
  • Use a quote
    • Find a quote that will reiterate the point you've tried to make and provide further understanding of the meaning of your presentation
    • Using a quote appropriately will allow your audience to reflect on the presentation information in a different light
  • End the story
    • If you used a story at the beginning of your presentation, now is the time to offer a conclusion
    • Referring back to elements of your presentation "story" at the end, will refresh your audience's memory about what you've shared and draw conclusions for them.
  • Repetition
    • Part of your presentation conclusion is to tell your audience what you've told them.  Repeating information solidifies your argument
    • Repeating information will make your objectives more clear and ensure you are getting your message across
  • Ask
    • Asking your audience to do something is guaranteed to elicit a response - regardless of the amount of effort you are asking of them.
    • Asking something from your audience may help them generate questions of their own to ask you
    • Asking your audience to do something demonstrates your engagement with them and your investment in their feedback or questions

Thank them for their time and attention