Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Finishing with a strong ending, part of Speech Writing.
- You told your audience what you were going to tell them…in your Introduction.…You actually told them in the Body of your speech.…And now, you are ready to tell them what you told them.…You're ready to summarize your key points…and end with something your audience will remember.…However before we talk about what to do…and look at good examples,…let's first look at what not to do.…The final words should probably not be "Thank you,"…or "Well, I guess that's all," or "Oops, my time's up,"…or even, "I've probably rambled on long enough,"…or "I'm done."…Also think about the message and endings such as,…"I hope I've explained to you,"…or "I hope I've convinced you since."…That hope could easily reduce your credibility…and the audience's confidence in you.…
You should sound certain that you clearly explained…your topic and persuaded your audience…to your way of thinking.…So now, "What are the characteristics…"of an effective ending?"…First, "Be sure your audience knows you are ending."…Use words such as "As I conclude,…
- Choosing a topic
- Composing a thesis
- Organizing the speech
- Outlining the body
- Finishing with a strong ending
- Incorporating research
- Adapting to different audience sizes, attitudes, and expectations
- Writing for different occasions
- Preparing notes and visuals
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Determining the Purpose
2. Deciding the Organizational Arrangement
3. Outlining the Organization
4. Incorporating Support
Collecting primary research4m 14s
5. Adapting to the Audience
6. Writing for Different Occasions
7. Preparing the Prompts
Next steps5m 31s
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