Traditional Ways of Ending Presentations
“How much time I have?” “Is my time over?” “I think I’m running out of time.”
How many times have you seen people closing the presentation like this?
Closing presentational like is one of the weakest ways you can close your presentation according to experts.
The last part of your presentation, last few lines, last words, most important. Why?
Last Words Are Very Important
Because last words linger in the minds of the audience but if you’re closing, like (above) is a very weak ending.
So how to avoid closing like this.
Don’t Rely On A Watch
The easiest way is to use a stopwatch, not the watch, stopwatch.
But if you’re relying on the watch, imagine for a moment that you have a presentation from 2 to 3, you have started your presentation.
Now in the middle of the talk you want to see how much time you have in your hand right now. You look at it and then you go back on your memory lane and you ask yourself whether you have started at 2 or 2:10, or maybe early, maybe late.
It is difficult to calculate time in the middle of the presentation.
Get A Stopwatch
And you are never confirmed about it, you’re never 100% sure about it, if you’re using or if you’re relying on the watch, but on the other hand, if you’re using the stopwatch and just before you going in the presentation on the stage, maybe 2 minutes before start the stopwatch.
At any point of time, you have complete control on the time.
You know how much you have spending, how much time you have.
And the audience always respects those speakers who respect time.
So next time when you are going on the stage, make sure you use a stopwatch and you don’t close your presentation, like “how much time I have”.
And if you’re not on the stage, start going.
Separate Yourself From The Crowd
Because if you want to be a leader in your life, you have to separate yourself from the crowd.
Stand alone to speak.