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.

A Presentation Lesson From Dr. Wayne Dyer

As a presenter, have you ever walked into a packed room with lots of energy and couldn’t wait for your chance to take the stage? It is exciting! On the flip side, have you ever walked into a room with only 25% of the seats filled and no energy? How do you feel? Does it affect your presentation? It used to hurt mine terribly.

First, do you know who Dr. Wayne Dyer is? If not, he is a very spiritually based motivational author and speaker. Some of his favorite quotes are: “You’ll see it when you believe it” and “Stay focused on what you are for rather than what you are against.” When I was first introduced to the world of motivation, I loved listening to Zig, Tony, Brian, and Dr. Dyer.

I was at a church last week watching his new film: Ambition to Meaning. The quote at the top of this article comes from that movie. It took me a while to understand what he meant by that. As we grow in life (or as a presenter) we must realize that some of the things we believed and lived by are not true anymore. We must let go. As Craig Valentine would say, “What got you here, won’t get you there.

As I was watching the film, he reminded me of a lesson I learned from him at one of his live presentations. A lesson I still need to be reminded of on occasion.

Dr. Dyer came to Worcester, MA early in my career. I had read his book, Real Magic, and could not wait to see him live. As a new speaker, as I entered the room I was getting excited. This is what I want to do for a living; here is a celebrity in the business. Cool. The seats were set for a thousand people. One of the local insurance companies had brought him in to speak to their company and decided to open it up to the public to help cover the cost of bringing him in.

Seven minutes before show time, I looked around and saw that only about twenty-five percent of the seats were filled. Oh my! What a difficult setting. How uncomfortable for the speaker. I was embarrassed for him, that there were so few people there. It was weird, I felt bad for him and I had nothing to do with the promotion of the event.

As Dr. Dyer took the stage, he had a certain calmness about him. He carefully looked around and noticed the turn out. Someone must have said something to him, or apologized to him for the low turn out. The first thing he said to the audience was “It is OK”. He said, “The people who are supposed to be here are. That’s all we need.” Wow. It took me a while to absorb what he said.

At that point in my career I would have freaked out. I would have been upset with someone. Bottom line, to him, it did not matter. He was OK with it. He did not let it affect him. In fact, he was excited to help whoever was there, even though the “setting” was not perfect. We all need to remember that, yes, we want to have a full room with lots of energy. But, sometimes it won’t be. Once we optimize the setting for our presentation, our goal as a speaker is to help the people in front of us the best we can, no matter what the setting, or how many people are there. As much fun as a full room can be, we are there to change the lives and inspire the ones that are present. Don’t let your own ego get in the way of your connection with your audience like I used to.

Dr. Dyer, thanks for helping me to “grow up” as a speaker. Thanks for helping me to see that confidence on stage is good, ego is not. How will you look at the next presentation when there is a low turn out?

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.