Closing a Presentation


Follow these five simple steps to close a presentation effectively.


STEP 1 .

Give a Summary, Conclusion or Recap.

Examples .

  • To summarize, – .
  • In conclusion, – .
  • This brings us to the end of this discussion.
  • This brings us to the end of this presentation/session, and I’d like to end by saying – .
  • So, to conclude – .
  • This concludes our session.
  • Before we conclude, let’s do a quick recap.
  • Before we conclude this session, let’s quickly go through the key points once again.
  • I’d like to end this session by saying – .

STEP 2 .

Thank the audience.

Examples.

  • Thank you all for coming.
  • Thank you all for coming and for being a great audience.
  • Thank you all for being such a great audience.
  • Thank you all for being such great listeners.
  • I thank you for your time and attention today.

STEP 3 .

Invite Questions.

Examples.

  • I’d be happy to take up all your questions now.
  • I’ll be happy to answer all your questions now.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to ask now. I’ll do my best to answer them.
  • Would anyone like to ask any questions?
  • Does anyone have any questions?
  • If you have any questions, you can ask me now, or email me at abc@gmail.com. I’d be happy to answer all your questions.

STEP 4 .

Give an answer and check if it has been understood.

Examples .

  • I hope that answers your question.
  • I hope you have everything you need to know about – (the subject or the topic)
  • I hope I have been able to clarify all your doubts.
  • I hope this helps you – (achieve the main¬†objective of the presentation)

STEP 5 .

Offer further information or assistance.

Examples .

  • Please have a look at the brochure/handouts/documents for more details.
  • If you need more information, please have a look at (a specific document)
  • For more information, please go through our website – www.abc.com .
  • If you have any doubts or you need to know more, you can reach me at (your contact information)
  • If you have any doubts, you know where to reach me.

All steps together .

This brings us to the end of this discussion.

Thank you all for coming and for being such a great audience!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask now; I’ll do my best to answer them.

After QnA .

I hope I have been able to clarify all your doubts.

If you have any more questions, or you need to know more, you can always email me.