Before You Start A Speech, Know How It Will End By Gene Griessman
If you’re going to make a speech or even make a brief comment in public, think about how you will conclude your remarks before you begin.
This separates the amateur from the professional. I’ve heard speakers
This is a bad idea because it puts the speaker at the mercy of anyone who might make a comment or ask a question.
If you take questions or comments at the end of your remarks, hold in reserve some well-thought-out conclusion, a module to use after you take the final question. You might say something like, “….Thank you for your questions and comments. In conclusion, I’d like to emphasize….”
If you do it this way, your conclusion can be as important as your introduction, often more important.
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