Make Your Point!
When giving a presentation, remember, your conclusion is critical. The conclusion serves as your key takeaway. Said another way, if there was one thing your listener should remember, it’s your conclusion. A conclusion is a tight, well-focused distillation of everything you’ve talked about, so be sure to keep it brief. A conclusion that goes on for five minutes doesn’t sound like much of a conclusion does it? Try to keep it to one sentence. Here are four examples of conclusions:
“You can get a first rate lawyer every time you need one if you’re willing to check his or her references.”
“The employee who is most likely to succeed at this company is the one who gets the highest customer satisfaction ratings.”
“Des Moines has seen the lowest rate of unemployment in nearly three decades due to the influx of technology companies.”