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Closing: How to Finish Your Presentation and Close with Real Impact

People will most easily remember two parts of your presentation: the start and the finish. So, you need a powerful way to close. Let’s take a look at some of my favorite ways of closing.

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PRESENTATION SKILLS
This video is part of course module 2.2.1
Program 2: Manager as Communicator
Course 2: Presentation Skills
Section 1: Preparation

Other videos in this section include:
🎬 Define Your Presentation: Defusing the B.O.M.B. https://youtu.be/-MHhwQxE3yg
🎬 How to Craft a Compelling, Persuasive, and Powerful Presentation https://youtu.be/AKtI5QgLFX0
🎬 How to Craft a Compelling Presentation Structure https://youtu.be/cwdhUk2IZPQ
🎬 Five Simple Structures for a Compelling Presentation https://youtu.be/fqTA6Kybw0E
🎬 Opening Your Presentation: How to Hook your Audience https://youtu.be/oIIsJZWd1QU
🎬 How to Make the Key Points of Your Presentation Memorable https://youtu.be/fHDLO6f2Syc
🎬 How to Create Excellent Visual Aids for Your Presentation https://youtu.be/jP2Q5Kdq_Ww
🎬 Preparation is Key: How to Review and Rehearse Your Presentation https://youtu.be/_9bOgcBNaeU

LESSON NOTES
Pathos
1. Tell a story
2. Give a personal anecdote
3. Quotation
4. Close a loop
5. Summon up an emotional state in your audience
6. Describe what it will feel like when the audience has made the change
7. Ask a rhetorical question, and answer it
8. Do or say something unexpected

Summaries
9. Make three simple points
10. List the benefits or valuable applications of what you have said
11. Counterpoint
12. Restate the problem and then your solution
13. State how your points prove your argument
14. Make a clear and definitive statement
15. Link back to your opening
16. Transform your central idea into a simple slogan

Calls to Action
17. Conditional close
18. Give instructions
19. Lay down a challenge to your audience

All three in one
20. The three-part close.

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE
1. Next time you prepare a presentation, use one of these approaches to closing it (2 MC CPD Points)

DOWNLOADS
Free Resources
🧰 CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
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RECOMMENDED READING
My top recommendation is my own book:
πŸ“– How to Speak so people Listen – https://geni.us/HSPL
Other Recommendations:
πŸ“– The Presentation Book – https://geni.us/6sqr
πŸ“– Presentation Zen – https://geni.us/mrvmeh
πŸ“– The Pyramid Principle – https://geni.us/9cbjvBs
πŸ“– The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs – https://geni.us/KJpG

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Managers Need a Basic set of kit to do your job well. Here are my top recommendations: https://kit.co/MikeClayton/manager-s-work-kit (the links are affiliated)

BUT…
I have also created a Presenter’s Kit to accompany this course:
https://kit.co/MikeClayton/presenter-s-kit (the links are affiliated)

MANAGEMENT COURSES CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) POINTS
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– If you also carried out all of the recommended exercises, score a total of 3 MC CPD points

CHAPTER MARKERS
00:00 – The importance of a strong close
00:25 – Three types of closers
00:58 – Closing your presentation with pathos (emotion)
02:30 – Closing your presentation with a summary
03:30 – Closing your presentation with a call to action
04:09 – A triple-close

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How to Control Your Nerves Before and During Your Presentation
Preparation is Key: How to Review and Rehearse Your Presentation
How to Create Excellent Visual Aids for Your Presentation
How to Make the Key Points of Your Presentation Memorable
Open Your Presentation: How to Hook your Audience with a Great Start
Five Simple Presentation Structures for a Compelling Presentation
How to Craft a Compelling Presentation Structure
How to Craft a Compelling, Persuasive, and Powerful Presentation
How to Define Your Presentation: Defusing the B.O.M.B.
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Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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