Closing Your Presentation

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Closing your presentation means that you bring your talk to a logical conclusion that your audience will be able to follow.  This worksheet is entitled Closing Presentations Part 1.  In it, you will learn the do's and don'ts of how to conclude your presentation.

Exercise 1
Which of the following should you do as you close your presentation? You may choose more than one answer.

  1. connect your concluding thought to ideas you mentioned in the opening
  2. give the audience a quiz
  3. say that you can answer only one or two questions
  4. apologize for taking up the audience’s valuable time
  5. apologize for something you didn’t have time to include
  6. indicate topics for future research
  7. thank the audience for their attention
  8. conclude by repeating the most important point you have made
  9. leave the audience with a question to think about
  10. end with a recommendation
  11. end with a humorous statement related to your topic
  12. summarize what you have already stated

Exercise 2 

In which order should these stages take place?

  • asking for questions
  • conclusion 
  • summing up  

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