Category Archives: Closing the presentation

The close is the end of your presentation. It’s the opportunity for you to reinforce the last impression you want the audience to remember of you and your message.

What’s the best way to close a sales presentation?

call to action

What’s the best way to close a sales presentation?

If you want to persuade your audience to act, then almost every presentation is a sales presentation. You might not be asking for money but you still want your audience to do something. Perhaps you’re selling your idea, cause or perspective.

The best way to end that type of presentation is with a call to action. Remind people what you want them to do.

This might be:

• Get out and vote
• Donate to the cause
• Join the team
• Express your support
• Teach your children
• Don’t drink and drive
• Exercise every day

The call to action is a simple, powerful and effective way to close your sales presentation.

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

How should I close my presentation?

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How should I close my presentation?

The close is an important part of your presentation even if it is only 5 to 10 percent of the duration.

It’s important because it is the last thing that people hear – and hence the thing they might remember best. For that reason you need to deliver a strong and memorable close to your speech.

Here are three effective ways to close:

1. Summarize your key points. This works well when you have three to five points.
2. Repeat your opening phrase. This works well when the opening phrase was provocative. This style of close seems to tie everything together.
3. State your call to action. This is a simple yet highly effective close because most of the time the purpose of your speech is to persuade people to act.

Be sure to look at your audience when delivering your close. You should not read your close. You need to be connected with them in these final moments.

After you have delivered that closing statement, pause and look confidently at your audience. Accept the applause if you are so lucky. If no applause, walk confidently to your seat.

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

What are the three parts to a good presentation?

What are the three parts to a good presentation?

An effective presentation has three distinct parts. They are: the Opening, the Body and the Close.

Many speakers ignore the opening and the close. They simply stumble into the body and ignore the close.

Even though the opening and the close might only comprise 5 to 10 % of the total presentation time they can be at least and sometimes more important than the body of your presentation. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com