The opening of a presentation should create a positive first impression. The closing should provide a lasting final impact.
Presentation Tips: Show off your presentation skills and finish your next speaking engagement utilizing one of the 4 presentation tips.
Presentation Tip #1 – To Convince or Impress
Option: Repeat the major benefit
Example: “So, make these two simple changes and your business can be thriving in two years from now, ten years, twenty years. First…”
Option: Use a quotation
Example: “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never…in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”—Winston Churchill
Presentation Tip #2 – To Inform
Option: Repeat your key point(s)
Example: “Finally, remember the three most important words in real estate: location, location, location.”
Option: Recap the steps of a process or plan
Example: “Let’s remember to follow these simple steps to assure consistency and save time for everyone. Step one is….”
Presentation Tip #3 – To Persuade
Option: Action and benefit
Example: “Contact a customer today and ask why they like doing business with us and you will create champions who will help increase your sales.”
Option: Final recommendation
Example: “In conclusion, we recommend the third option discussed, which will have the greatest impact on our customers.”
Presentation Tip #4 – Purpose: To Inspire
Option: Appeal to nobler motives
Example: “Let’s create a greener planet for our children and grandchildren.”
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