You just gave a fascinating presentation with people hanging on every word. You must wrap it up now and leave a lasting impression. After all, studies show that the information presented at the start and at the end is easier to recall.
Questions at the end are common, but this can make your presentation less memorable and derail your message. If you wonder how to conclude a presentation so that your audience will be involved, try one of these choices.
1. Telling an attractive story:
It is a powerful way to finish your presentation, particularly if it is a personal one. Personal stories help create an audience empathy, which makes it easier to communicate your key message. Health and wellness presenters, for example, often compile a story about personal health fear and how a change in their lifestyles has helped them to lead a better life.
Try to create a presentation using Edmodo Classroom – and in particular the animations – that promotes storytelling and keeps your audience interested. You can visualize your story by zooming in and out at certain points, helping people remember your presentation.
2. Call for action button is vital:
Finish a presentation with an appeal for more impact.
It is not necessary to presume that your presentation would make you want to do something. You should instead be clear by finally including a call to action (CTA). Note that the CTA must be easily accessible and also relevant to your content. If people have to leap through hoops to do the deed, no one is bothered. Similarly, it is not appropriate to ask people to purchase your product if you spent all the time-sharing a profoundly personal story.
3. Discuss an amazing fact
You have followed the science behind good public speakers and were able to keep an eye on your audience during your presentation. Now find a shocking fact to finish your presentation. Statistical facts work well to engage the audience and, if you search online, you can probably find a wide variety of facts relevant to the presentation subject.
However, take care not to drop a few numbers on the phone. Using the power of the visuals to convey nuanced information in an impactful manner.
4. Share a deep quotation
An interesting and relevant quote is an excellent way to finish your presentation. But to make sure that the quote remains with you long after you leave the room, choose one that your audience does not hear all the time. You can ensure that your quotation is fresh by looking for a leader or personality rather than a historical person.
Just ensure that your quotation goes along with the subject of your presentation. In addition, if you can relate the quote back to a personal story, you can leave the key points of your presentation to your audience.
5. Adapt the Three-Thumb Rule
The 3 Thumb rule is a simple and powerful way to communicate. The idea behind the rule of three is that it is easier for the audience when presented in patterns of three, to remember concepts, ideas, and beliefs. Almost anywhere you look, you will find the rule of three.
Dianna Cohen, the co-founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, concluded her talk on plastic pollution by saying: "We can save our oceans, save our planet and save ourselves." as an instance of ending a presentation on the rule 3.
6. Referring again to your opening statement
If you wonder how to conclude a long presentation or complicated information, try to reference your opening statement. This is also a good way to show your audience that things come to an end. You may also try to inject some humour or add an extra perspective to your post to make it more interesting.
7. You can always ask a rhetorical question
Just because you don't want to finish your presentation by asking your audience if they have questions doesn't mean that you can't end your lecture without questions. Consider wrapping up things by asking a rhetorical question for your audience. The important thing is to ensure that the question is strong, as you want your audience after they leave to think about it.
8. Finish the presentation, with an impactful and memorable statement
At the end of your presentation, a short and memorable statement is sometimes the best.
Sometimes the best way to finish your presentation is with a single statement, which combines everything. To ensure that your audience remains in the focus of your presentation, consider condensing everything into a short and memorable statement that will stay with people once they leave the room.
Regardless of how you conclude your presentation, the end objective is to remind your audience of your message. Take advantage of Edmodo Classroom's visual presentation style and stress the importance of your message in determining how to conclude a presentation.