The walk-off home run. It’s one of the biggest moments you can have in baseball. For you non-sports fans out there, the walk-off home run happens when a player hits a home run in the bottom of the final inning, that instantly ends the game. It’s called a walk-off because both teams walk off the field immediately afterward since the game is over. It’s as exciting a finish as you can have.
And that’s the type of excitement you should strive for when delivering a speech. You want to walk off that stage with everyone blown away by what just happened. You want to leave them wanting more. You want to, as George Costanza once said, “leave on a high note.”
But that’s often easier said than done. Many people struggle with capping off their speeches with a bang. Instead, they risk undoing everything they’ve said up until this point by ruining the ending. And make no mistake, a bad ending to your speech truly can negate everything else. People remember what you say last, and if you don’t get it right, the rest of your speech might not matter all that much.
With that in mind, here are some tips to help you close your speech in the best way possible.
Second, anecdotes are an effective teaching tool. A relevant story can be the perfect vehicle for making your point in a way that your audience can easily understand.
Do you have any tips for closing out a speech? Share your best tips by commenting below.
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