October 10, 2013

Last words

Fellow speaker,

The last thing you say to the audience is powerful.  Drive home your meaningful message with:
  • Quote that is most likely unknown to most of the audience
  • Humble request at end about purpose of speech (e.g., "I hope you are now see why...")
  • Clock - if you have a time-sensitive message, put up a ticking clock (e.g., countdown clock, analogue clock, etc.)

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com