Power Point – Sticky Closings Help the Audience Remember Your Power Point Presentation

Avoid summary slides at the end of your deck. When people hear or read the word ‘summary’ they think “I’ve heard this already” and mentally they move on to the next thing in their day.

Your closing should be a call-to-action that excites the audience, so they leave thinking “Yes, I’ll do that!” Here are 5 techniques to close your presentation with a message that sticks.

1) Take the audience to the future. Whether the future is a few months ahead or 3-5 years from now, you will create stickiness with a closing that transports the audience to that future time. To be effective, the closing must show them participating in the future and that good things await them.

2) Fold your key points into a story. You can hide your recap of key points by crafting an appealing story that incorporates them. Let’s say your key points are 1) current problems; 2) obstacles that must be overcome to address the problems and 3) solutions. Craft a future story that ends with the solutions. You can create 1 or 2 characters by name, make the problems ones they are facing, describe how they overcome the obstacles and then how they enjoy the benefits of the solution.

By crafting a story with great language, you make the message very sticky, unlike a summary list of the key points.

3) Craft a meaningful refrain or tag line. Some examples my clients have used include:

  • That’s partnership
  • Your vision is our vision
  • Real goals, real success

Then you couple the refrain with some statements that you might otherwise have used in a summary.

Example:

  • 24/7 Help Desk-That’s partnership.
  • Clear lines of communication-That’s partnership
  • Perfectly aligned goals-That’s partnership

4) Ask a question that incorporates the most important key point.

Example:

“How about you? How will you make a difference to long-time customers who want the best service and are willing to pay our price?”

5) Read a powerful a quotation with passion and conviction. A quote from a famous person who is relevant to your audience and the topic is a great way to elevate the end of the presentation.

  • If you have been talking about leadership, use a quote from someone who is regarded by the vast majority as a great leader.
  • If your topic is service, quote someone who is known for great service.
  • If your topic is technology, quote an inventor or a successful IT figure.

Be sure to write the quote on a sheet of paper and read it while holding the sheet in your hands. Do NOT type it into a slide. This is a great time to use a blank blue slide. The audience will then really hear you and leave feeling that they were glad they came.

Some Common Occasions Where Necklace Presentation Is A Convention

Jewellery is not only a medium of physical ornamentation but also a notable way to express genuine love and long-lasting commitment among the couples. Whether married or single, men and women mainly use ornaments to highlight a strong attachment towards each other. In this regard, necklaces do play a bigger role when it comes to cementing a relationship.

In today’s busy and competitive world, people hardly have the required time to reignite the passion of old bond and attachment towards their loved ones. There is no doubt that busy work schedule is the sole culprit as it enhances your relationship gap with that of your beloved. The only solution to prevent the ever-increasing development of such gap in the relationship is through exhibiting care, love, and sincerity in a best possible manner without compromising the work schedules. In this regard jewellery especially necklace plays a crucial role when it comes to melting the heart of your aggrieved beloved.There are various ways which you can utilise to win the heart and confidence of your beloved through offering necklaces of his/her choice. These mainly include:

Anniversary/Birthday

Tremendous work pressure often keeps you away from your beloved. In such situation, use the occasion of marriage anniversary or birthday to express your true love and deeper attachment towards him/her. For achieving such purpose, there is no suitable alternative to necklace which is made pure stones or sterling silver. It always acts as a healing touch to clear the air of misunderstandings among couples.

Long Drive

No doubt your girlfriend may be upset with you due to prolonged absence and not responding to the phone or chat messages. The best way to calm her is to arrange a long drive journey where both of you can spend some time together. Then without wasting much time just present her a classic piece of Sterling silver rose plating purple stone necklace to win back her love and confidence.

Family Reunion

When it comes to closing the relationship gap among your family members, necklace can help you to achieve success without exerting much time and energy. No matter whether your grandmother or mother is upset due to frequent cold response on your part as a consequence of work pressure, gifting a genuine handmade necklace of pure silver and natural stones will definitely produce a positive impact. It will bring back the lost warmth and joy into your family that has long been extinguished.

Valentine’s Day

Do you still feel reluctant to express your true feeling of love and commitment towards your girlfriend? Then present her a remarkable piece of 925 Sterling Silver Turquoise Stone North Star Design Necklace to do the work on your behalf. It will enable you to cherish this romantic moment over a long period of time.

At present, the market is flooded with necklaces of distinct shapes and patterns. As a result, it automatically increases your selection option to win the heart of your beloved. The arrival of e-commerce platforms has raised the chance of acquiring innumerable varieties of necklaces that are either made of sterling silver or natural stones at an extremely lower price. While browsing such commercial websites, allow your girlfriend to choose the appropriate jewellery piece of her choice. It will help in cementing the relationship with your partner. Such an approach will also provide you with an amiable environment to sort out all the differences and misunderstandings quite conveniently.

How To Turn A Five Minute Presentation Into A $200,000 Marketing Bonus

How do you increase your visibility by focussing on ‘high pay off’ activities to build your profile and profits?

Speaking in public is the fastest way to attract, win and even retain more profitable clients.

It is a ‘one to many’ activity that delivers an enormous return on investment for your time and effort.

It also builds your expert power and recognised authority status.

When combined with a good media relations plan it is one of the most powerful and cost effective marketing strategies around.

Here’s a personal case study of how to turn a five minute speech into $200,000 worth of media coverage.

“Malaysia – Opening doors to Australian Business” was the theme for a business breakfast held on March 10th 2006.
Malaysia is Australia’s ninth largest trading partner, with two-way trade between our two countries currently standing at almost $10 billion.

As a Perth-based international business speaker working in Malaysia, I joined James Wise, Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia (left hand side) and Peter Kane, Australian Senior Trade Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei (right hand side) on the platform at a breakfast function “Meet The Ambassadors” to share firsthand insights on how to tap into the second strongest economy in South East Asia.

The marketing copy for the event was impressive.

“James Wise is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has been Australia’s High Commissioner to Malaysia since 2003.

Peter Kane has served as Austrade’s Senior Trade Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur since 2005.

Peter has a wealth of experience gained from assisting Australian exporters in diverse markets across the world for nearly 20 years.”

More than 250 people turned up to the breakfast. Including a columnist for Malaysia’s most influential media vehicle, the The Star newspaper.

So why did the columnist choose to write a full page article about my five minute speech and not the two other more eminently qualified and experienced speakers?

Well, I believe there were five essential ingredients that made it irresistible to the media and journalist.

Here are the insider’s secrets so you can achieve the same amazing success with your next speech.

1. Emotional Connection.

As US speaking coach Doug Stevenson says when he talks about strategic storytelling – making content come alive, “emotion is the fast lane to the brain” and you must feel genuine emotion to connect with your audience.

2. Tell A Story.

Relevant stories are a powerful tool to illustrate key points.

My most relevant personal story to my Malaysian message was my ‘walking barefoot on hot coals experience’ at an Anthony Robbins Unleash The Power Within seminar I attended in Kuala Lumpur with 4,000 other delegates.

Even the world’s most powerful communicators use personal stories. Take for example British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

He was in Australia for the recent Commonwealth games and gave a speech to federal parliament on March 27th.

His speech was covered in the Australian media and here’s part of that speech and in particular a personal story.

“Australia may not be in my blood, but it surely is in my spirit. My earliest memories are Australian. From the age of two, till five I lived in Adelaide … At uni I was reintroduced to religion by an

Australian Peter Thompson, and introduced to politics by another, Geoff Gallop, both dear friends to this day. I’ve been back many times. I love the people, love the place, always have and always will. Australia is just a very special place to be.”

3. See, Hear and Touch.

Use descriptive words to create visual, auditory and tactile anchor points for your audience.

Paint the picture and create the movie in their minds.

4. Make It Personal.

Share something personal from a place of vulnerability and you create instant rapport with your audience.

5. Have A Strong Call To Action.

Make sure your audience take action after listening to your speech.

If you go to my blog an unedited version of my “Meet The Ambassadors” presentation is available now for you to listen to.

And, here is the story Personal touch to success, Insight Down Under: By JEFFREY FRANCIS that appeared in the Star newspaper.

And how did I come to value this story at $200,000. Well to take out a full-page advertisement in the Star newspaper would cost $50,000. But editorial coverage is four times more credible than an advertisement and you need to multiply the advertising cost by a factor of four.

Now this method is not recommended by industry bodies such as the Public Relations Institute of Australia. But it does provide a useful framework.

And of course, the story is available for the world to see on the Internet.