You rise from your seat. All eyes are on you. Your hands are sweaty but you fight the urge to wipe.
You get up to the front and hit ‘present’…
and you begin.
An estimated 3 out of 4 people have a fear of public speaking. Most are able to overcome this fear by rehearsing.
But regardless of how well you prepare, here’s how you should never ever end a presentation: abruptly.
Audiences like to be guided. So as you wrap up, you need to indicate that you’re doing so.
Here are some useful signal phrases to use before your big thank you at the end:
1. Let me conclude with a short summary of my main points.
2. As I quickly wrap up my presentation, let me ask you a question.
3. I’m going to end off with...
4. To wrap/sum up…
5. In conclusion/summary…
Hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.