A Simple & Effective Way To End A Presentation

Hi, it’s Carl Kwan.
Recently, I’ve taught you quite a few things about starting your presentations, which is
something you should definitely be good at because you want to open your presentation
on the right foot. So let’s say you’re now a master at beginning
a presentation and you’ve done a good job getting through presenting your main content.
The next thing you need to get good at is ending your presentation…
Maybe I should’ve said the last thing you need to get good at.
Anyway, that’s what I’m going to show you… A really simple and effective way to end your
presentation. Ending your presentation doesn’t have to be
difficult, but it’s an important step in your presentation’s progression.
The ending should somehow connect the beginning and your main content.
The reason why you have to do this is to remind the audience what they’ve heard and to make
sure you have a nice beginning, middle, and end… just like any good story.
So here’s what you can say… And that is (Your subject)
What I talked about was (Summarize your key points)
The first thing I want you to do when you leave here today is (Call to action)
Thank you. Are there any questions? The third part of that, the call-to-action,
is very important and shouldn’t be left out. The reason is because people need you to give
them direction, or guidance, or some way to make what you said a reality.
So here’s an example… And that is cross-cultural awareness
What I talked about was the importance and influence of culture, my own cross-cultural
experiences, and I gave you a cross-cultural awareness framework.
The first thing I want you to do when you leave here today is to implement the first
step in the framework and write down your motivation for improving your own cross-cultural
awareness. Thank you.
Are there any questions? There you go… A really simple and effective
way to end your presentation. So, go ahead and use this in your next presentation
and you’ll be sure to leave a good, final impression on your audience.
If you have any questions or comments, please write them in the comments section below or
use the contact us page to send an email. Thanks and see you again soon.

76 thoughts on “A Simple & Effective Way To End A Presentation

  1. Thank YOU! Glad you found it useful and so nice of you to comment πŸ™‚

  2. Man you have no idea how much these videos of yours have helped me..Couldn;t have seriously started neither end my presentaion without this! Thakyou. And keep up the good work!

  3. Wow, thank you very much for letting me know! Awesome way for me to start my weekend! Good luck!

  4. Thanks Gabriel! Summer here in Seoul was SO HOT this year I couldn't wear anything except a t-shirt! πŸ™‚
    But you're right. A jacket or at least a dress shirt is much more professional. Luckily, it's cooling down so I think you'll see that soon πŸ™‚

    All the best!

  5. Thanks Gabriel! Yea, a/c would have been good, but we don't have a/c in my home office/studio! πŸ™

    I now have a green screen so I can create the infinite white background very easily πŸ™‚
    And yes, your videos look great!
    Hope to get to know you better and see how we can help one another.

    All the best.

  6. Another great work of yours! Thank you! All of your videos really helping me getting through my lecturer standard! If only I can fix my singlish into normal english.

  7. Thank you very much for your kind comments πŸ™‚
    So happy to hear the videos are helping you.
    I thought Singlish WAS normal English πŸ˜‰

  8. Thanks for the comments and question! To put it simply…No, you cannot only look at your close friend when you're presenting. You absolutely must look around at the other people.

    The others will notice you are ignoring them and talk speaking to them. I have a video about eye contact you should check out called "How to use eye contact in a presentation."

    Let me know how it goes. Good luck!

  9. Yea, everyone goes through that. It's important to know your audience so you can find something you have in common or at least something you can use to connect with them. That will help you feel more comfortable, knowing what the audience is like and connecting with them somehow.

    Good luck!

  10. Thanks for your question. Honestly, I'm not sure because I don't know the content of your presentation, the audience or purpose. Please provide more details and perhaps I can give you a better answer.

  11. I think your content is good but… Who is the audience? And why would they be interested in the content you've chosen? What do you want people to do after they attend your presentation? Will your video fit within the flow, structure and purpose of your presentation? Answering these questions will help you decided whether to use a video and if so, what type.

    Good luck!

  12. If your audience is counsellors, don't they already know all the topics you want to cover? If your goal is to help them take action and prevent suicide in Malaysia, then your topics should focus on the challenges they face in doing that. They already know suicide is on the rise. They would want to know what they should do to educate people, to teach families to recognise the signs, what to say to people if someone they know attempts suicide or if they do commit suicide.

  13. A motivation video is not likely going to interest your audience. That kind of video would be appropriate for those at risk of suicide or who know someone at risk. You could tell them to use the video when counselling people at risk or for educational purposes, but otherwise, I don't think it's needed.

  14. Thanks for your lessons! They will be very useful!! I have to do a poster presentation and I am planning to end it summarizing the main points. Right. And then? I feel it is still uncompleted… Any further suggestions?

  15. I doing a presentation on corporate communication.
    Can I give my personal future vision of corporate communication after summarising the presentation?Then saying thank you and asking if they have any questions.

  16. please solve it if here any wrong…… I am very poor in English

    The name of my Favourite teacher is Abu Sayed sir who had taught us English.He was good looking and weel qualified.
    He taught us very weel.His method of teaching style was different from other teachers.He always motivates us to learn English.He teaches us vocabulary so that we can speak English fluently.He feels that we are weak and that is why we seek his help.He was very friendly and lovely.We did a lot of fun during his classes as we had been told story,jokes and songs.
    He monitors the class regularly.He makes sure that we understand the subject very well.I attend his class regularly & I like him very much for his method of teaching.Most of my friends also like him very much.We all wish him all good things in his life.

  17. Thank you very much. Your videos are very helpful. Could you also make a video about intonation during presentation? Since I am not a native English speaker, I found it is difficult to make my presentation sound natural.

  18. I have an oral summary presentation of two topics to do in one speech. Can you tell me whether I summarize the two topics together at the end of my presentation or whether I separate them? (sorry for my bad English). By the way, i love your videos. They are really helpful. πŸ™‚

  19. well said but I have a trouble when i present in front of the teacher and students i feel very nervous,thristy and so on.What should i do?


  21. Thank you very much ! your video really help me to complete my presentation in short period of time πŸ™‚

  22. Thank you Carl! I have a 2 presentations tom. Good luck to me πŸ™‚

  23. You are amazing to me. your videos has been great help to me.

  24. I like your videos, these are the valuable information that helps on preparing presentation. I have subscribed.

  25. Thanks for uploading this! I’m always that awkward person who just walks off after saying the last sentence of the presentation, I have a presentation tomorrow and this will definitely come in good use !!πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚

  26. Excuse me, I have a group presentation and I don't know how to end my speech and let's my friend continue it. May you give me some advice? Sorry for my bad English

  27. Sir, would you like to make a video about "asking presenter to close her/him presentation" in case that when we are being a moderator and there are some speakers??? Please help. Thank you.

  28. After i watch all of your video, i have a new motivation from this video.

  29. Thanks so much I just finished my speech on paper at three am in the morning. I can't wait to actually present it in a few hours!

  30. We weren't learning about ending presentations till the next tri, hope I get a good great. Thanks~

  31. and that is witch hunting
    "I talked about the history, how to recognise a witch, and how to test it. the first thing I want everyone to do when they get home is to kill a witch! happy hunting every body and thanks for listening" me in history tomorrow πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  32. This video was posted 6 years ago, but I can’t believe how well-edited and how it’s still really helpful for 2019 presentation. Thank you, I hope you have a nice day πŸ™‚

  33. Thank you Carl it helped me a lot I got selected for the next level at school😁

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