Presentation Tip: Context Before Conclusion

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The audience comes to a conclusion about the meaning of the slide before they have heard a single word from the presenter. What if they came to the wrong conclusion? In this article, I want to talk about how presenters can give the audience context before they come their own conclusion. The issue of the audience coming to the wrong conclusion about a slide can only happen if you display the slide with all the content on it from the start.

C-Level Presentation Tip #1: Start with Conclusions

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So play to this by starting your presentation with the conclusion. And then support that conclusion with the necessary details and facts. Now you can proceed to back up your recommendations with more detail, linking back to the conclusion as you go through the presentation. Executive level presentations can strike fear into the hearts of even the most courageous business presenters. Both stakes and visibility are high.


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Presentation structure: Why it’s smarter to put your conclusion in your opening

Speaking about Presenting

It seems natural to structure your presentation with the conclusion at the end of your presentation and some articles on presentation structure advise this. But most of the time (exceptions below), it’s more effective to tell your audience your conclusion near the beginning of your presentation. So if you provide your audience with a hierarchical framework starting with your conclusion they will understand and remember better. When do you put your conclusion in the opening?

PowerPoint Tip: The audience wants the conclusion

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

It is likely that you have done a lot of analysis and many calculations in order to come up with the conclusions that you want to present. What your audience needs to hear is the conclusion you reached. The focus of your presentation should be on the conclusion of your work, not the details of your work. Only include those few details that, if changed, would significantly impact the conclusion.

Podcast: Creating a Powerful Conclusion to Your Speech.

Communication Steroids

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Podcast: Creating a Powerful Conclusion to Your Speech by Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon on November 16, 2010 The end of your speech isn’t a place you should run and hide. A conclusion should be a memorable, powerful call to action of some sort.

Thought Trap #5: Jumping to conclusions

Speak Schmeak

Thought Trap #5: Jumping to Conclusions Continuing on in the series on Thought Traps. You make a negative interpretation even though there are no definite facts that convincingly support your conclusion. You don't hear back from someone you e-mailed last week, and you jump to the conclusion that he's blowing you off. Jumping to negative conclusions is a big sign of insecurity and, let's face it, a lot of us have some level of insecurity.

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Bad Public Speaking Advice: Memorizing Your Opening and Conclusion | Public Speaking

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8 Points for Presentation Structure

The Presenter's Blog

Presentation Structure argument conclusion framework introduction main message presentation presentation skills presenting public speaking questions structurePreparation is everything. While we focus on our content, and sometimes fuss about our slides, it’s essential we never forget about the framework holding everything together. How will we introduce and conclude? How should we segment the content into logical bite-sized pieces? How do we pull together our fundamental arguments?

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Dr. Martin Luther King – Words Matter

Matt Eventoff

This clip is the conclusion of his final speech, given at Mason Temple in Memphis on April 3rd — he was assassinated the next day. . Uncategorized anti racism century christianity clip community organizing conclusion human interest Jr. Martin Luther King is one of the greatest communicators of the past century. Listen carefully to the language and word choice.

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Write your ending

PowerPoint Tips

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No such thing as an intelligent theist

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as an intelligent theist. And I am not just talking fundamentalists. I am talking about anybody who believes in God, heaven and/or hell. In fact, I am not … Continue reading →

What is Your Audience's Final Destination?

Speak and Deliver

Put the same work in on your conclusion as your opening. Close Recap Conclusion Wrap-Up Speech Ending SpeakingFor a lot of us, speaking for an hour isn't that difficult. We usually have much more to say than we can fit into our timeframe. Much like cross-country drive, its as easy to drive 100 miles as a thousand - you just take a few more stops along the way. But once you see the exit ramp, life gets more complicated.

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Stupid Mistake #9: Conclude Your Speech Abruptly


When you start a story or a line of logic, they expect it to come to a satisfactory conclusion. . The conclusion is the final impression of your speech. If you do a great job throughout and then flub the conclusion, the audience is left with a negative impression. Tags: Avoid this Stupid Mistake How to persuade and gain commitment Powerful Presentations business communication conclusions powerful presentation presentation speech

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Question your thinking to communicate more clearly

PowerPoint Tips

What information or data are you using to get to your conclusion? Conclusions. How did you reach your conclusion? Could you interpret the information differently to arrive at a different conclusion? What assumptions or point of view did you use to come to your conclusion? What are the implications of your conclusions? What actions are suggested from your conclusions? When you create a presentation, you start with the content.

2012 133

How to write a speech outline

Manner of Speaking

There are three basic parts to ever speech or presentation: the opening; the body; and the conclusion. However, when working on your speech outline, I recommend starting with the body, then working on the opening and finally the conclusion. (a) c) Conclusion.

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How to Use Data Analytics in Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Simply put, data analytics is the close examination of all observable data in order to draw valuable conclusions with which an organisation may improve itself. This includes correcting detrimental patterns and further improving the ones that have proven to be positive and effective.… … Data Visualisation Understand your Audience Charts and Graphs Corporate Speaking Data visualisation Explaining Complex Subjects featured Presenting Data Scientific presentations

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Analysis of a speech by Apollo Robbins

Manner of Speaking

Good conclusion. There are three things that Apollo Robbins with his conclusion. This is a tremendously fun speech to watch. If you have not heard of Apollo Robbins, you will enjoy his 8-minute TED Talk. Robbins is a professional pickpocket and one of the best in the world.

This is why your communication doesn’t have impact

Kate's Voice

The spoken run on sentence is also full of run on ideas and thoughts that confuse our communication because we stop being able to concentrate when there is no conclusion and too much data in what we hear as one long string of sound after awhile so we stop listening.

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Presentations: When to Take Questions

Manner of Speaking

Your conclusion is one of the most important parts of your presentation. Give a powerful, memorable conclusion to your presentation. Shifting the timing of the Q&A session by only five minutes allows you to maintain control over your conclusion. Questions from the audience are an integral part of most presentations and speakers should look forward to them. Questions mean that the audience is interested and wants to know more.

2012 184

How to Prepare Your Scientific Presentation


Draw a Conclusion. Whether you are doing a poster session, conference talk, or follow-up presentation on a recently published journal article, most of your peers need to know how you’ve arrived at the presented conclusions.

The Speech of Self-Introduction

The Communication Blog

Even if the speech is for 2 minutes, it still needs its major parts—introduction, body, and conclusion. Conclusion So, I’m new, I’m anxious, and I’m looking forward to a great time at Blake. In such a short speech, the conclusion must also be short but crisp and definite. This is a new section I wrote for the new edition of Essentials of Public Speaking. But I thought it might be of use to anyone planning a similar speech.

Guide to Presenting Using the Pyramid Principle


The conventional method for presenting a PowerPoint presentation entails reflecting upon the facts and fine details to draw the audience towards a conclusion. Rather than feeling that you are being led towards a conclusion with convoluted information.

The case for expressive speaking…even on earnings calls

Kate's Voice

One of my conclusions is that I like expressive voices, and so do you. I am a vocal practitioner. I have observed and worked with voices for years and have developed theories about the way the voice works and how it affects listeners. But don’t take my word for it. In a guest post on [.]. Speaking vocal delivery vocal image Expression public speaking tips vocal impact

Start your presentation BIG

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But as soon as you get down to your content, think of the big idea, the big conclusion, the larger context. Start with your conclusions — an executive overview, the summary of benefits, the bottom line. Presenters often ask how to start a presentation.

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Closing A Speech or Presentation, Part I

Matt Eventoff

Empowered, the time has come to conclude, at which point you exclaim: “In conclusion, I appreciate your time to hear about __. Here are three effective techniques for closing a speech or presentation: Whether taking a company public, introducing a new product to market, delivering a new lecture or simply leading a team meeting, the conclusion is crucial to the success of any address It is the final impression to you will leave your audience with.

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How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

Empowered, the time has come to bring your speech to a close, at which point you exclaim: “In conclusion, I appreciate the time you spent listening about _. Whether you’re taking a company public, introducing a new product to market or delivering a lecture, the conclusion of the presentation is crucial to its success. You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation. They nodded as you delivered your message.

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The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

More often, the “mystery novel” presentation happens because the presenter didn’t think about the needs of the audience and simply followed their own train of thought which resulted in a conclusion at the end. In this post Why its Smarter to put your Conclusion in the Opening I recommend that you should start with your conclusion, but I also list the exceptions to that rule. Presentation structure: Why it’s smarter to put your conclusion in your opening.

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The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

Speaking about Presenting

More often, the “mystery novel” presentation happens because the presenter didn’t think about the needs of the audience and simply followed their own train of thought which resulted in a conclusion at the end. In this post Why its Smarter to put your Conclusion in the Opening I recommend that you should start with your conclusion, but I also list the exceptions to that rule. Related posts: Presentation structure: Why it’s smarter to put your conclusion in your opening.

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The Communication Blog

Among the conclusions are these: (1) Excuses work; they can often deflect/stave off/lessen retaliation. (2) Here’s a wonderful brief article on excuse making ( Psychology Today , August 2014, p. 22--doesn''t seem to be online yet), a topic covered in the Interpersonal Communication Book and Interpersonal Messages by Amy Nordrum. 2) Too frequent excuses--such as self-handicapping excuses--will lead to a loss of faith. (3)

2014 109

The Economics of Attractiveness

The Communication Blog

One conclusion is that good looks are more important for men than for women, at least financially. Even more dramatic is the conclusion that discrimination against the unattractive costs the economy $20 billion per year. A recent article in Time, under “Economy,” details the economic advantage of attractiveness, a topic we don't address in our interpersonal textbooks when we talk about attraction theory, interviewing, workplace success, and similar topics.

How To Write An Essay? – Where to start?


As most essays assume a clear linear narrative, they mostly have the same structure — opening, main body, and conclusions. Essay conclusion. Conclusions — these can be creative or formal ones, depending on how creative the remaining of your narrative is.

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How To Close A Speech That Brings Your Audience To Their Feet

Matt Eventoff

Empowered, the time has come to bring your speech to a close, at which point you exclaim: “In conclusion, I appreciate the time you spent listening about _. » You’ve engaged your audience from the beginning of your presentation. They nodded as you delivered your message. Their eyes were locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message.

2014 100

The Power of Storytelling to Persuade

Presentation Guru

The post is a sound analysis of the importance of story in increasing your credibility rating and we would agree with Garr’s conclusion that the type of software the presentation was created in is largely irrelevant – there are only effective presentations and ineffective ones.… “As a method of persuasion, I am not a big fan of PowerPoint presentations,” says the legendary screenwriting guru Robert McKee.

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Being quiet can be a storytelling power move

More than PowerPoint...

People hate a vacuum, and will often rush to fill it with their own conclusions. Perhaps the hardest part of telling a business story is resisting the temptation to finish your story yourself. I call this “The Power of Shhhhh.” ” It’s where you stop talking. Be quiet. Let your story and its lessons sink in.

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Executive Summary: A Guide to Writing and Presentation


The University of Arizona offers a more elaborated executive summary definition which also notes that an executive summary should: Restate the purpose of the follow-up document Highlight the key discussion points and most notable facts Relay any notable results, conclusions, or recommendations.

Powerful Words to Use in Presentations: Ultra Long List 


Conclusive Ingenious Innovative Advanced Cutting-edge Superior Exceptional Game-changing Ground-breaking Flagship Warranted Promised Protected Assured Collateralized Bankable Popular Promising Painless Diciest Tamperproof Immutable.

Sales arguments that build presentations

The Presenter's Blog

therefore Conclusion 3: “You’ll want our tax advice.”. The syllogism for the customer presentation might look a little like this: Premise 1: “Responsible organizations see protecting the environment as important” Premise 2: “You are a responsible organisation” Conclusion 3: “Protecting the environment will be important to you.” by Peter Watts.

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A Quick Guide to Dissertation Writing


Conclusion, Discussion, and Future Consideration. Conclusions, discussions, and future work. Conclusion, Discussion, and Future Consideration. In this final section, you will put a summary of your findings, conclusions, and suggestions for future research.

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C-Level Presentation Tip #4: Beware of Too Much Detail

Professionally Speaking...

C-Level Presentation Tip #3: Expect and Be Happy About Interruptions C-Level Presentation Tip #2: Link to Business Issues C-Level Presentation Tip #1: Start with Conclusions. . Executive level presentations can seem like swimming in shark-infested seas, even for the intrepid business presenter. The risk of drowning is high. This series of tips will help you make a few tweaks to your presentation practices so you can successfully navigate through any C-Suite waters.

2012 139

Stellar Presentation Slides

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Antoni for showcasing this excellent presentation on advertising from The Economist of Nov 22, 2008 ‘Managing in the Downturn’ As stunning as the graphics are, the conclusion (slides 56/57) is worth repeating: There’s never been a better time to steal market share than in a downturn.Advertise consistently and intelligently, speak to the right people, [.].

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How to Create and Present a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)


Conclusion. Managers will find themselves dealing with all kinds of projects throughout their profession. Some will be large and ambitious, while others will be straightforward and more manageable.

Multitasking & Context Switching Ruin Your Productivity


This was the conclusion of Johnathan Spira, CEO of the research firm Basex. Conclusion. Conclusion. Did you know that about 28 billion man-hours are wasted each year because of what we now call context switching or multitasking ?

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