October 11, 2013

End time

Fellow speaker,

The last thing you say to the audience is powerful.  Drive home your meaningful message with:
  • Visual - something that provides a powerful picture that is a metaphor for your speech point
  • Bookends - end the speech in the same way you began it (e.g., if you open with a story, close with the same story)
  • One more thing - Steve Jobs made this closing famous by giving an additional announcement after all the regular announcements - make sure this announcement relates in some way to your speech topic

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
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