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.
The Opening of your presentation should capture attention, establish rapport and set the direction for your presentation.
The Body of your presentation is the meat of your message. This is where you will spend most of your time.
The Close is the last thing that people hear, therefore it is important and can be memorable if done well.
All three parts are important to the success of your presentation. The opening and close are especially important as the first and last connection with you. For that reason you might want to rehearse these two parts even more that the body of your presentation.