What do you do at the end of your speech?
When judging speech contests, it’s a recognized phenomenon that the first and last speakers are the ones that get the most brain space in the judge’s mind. It’s the same with our speeches. People remember the opening and the conclusion. We hope they will remember our call to action. This is why it is critical to put effort into the end of your speech.
This is my worst skill. I struggle over conclusions. Despite my insistence on this podcast to write your ending first, I still fail to nail the landing more than I succeed.
Today on the podcast, we’ll talk about the end of a speech: how to build to a great conclusion – as soon as you know what that is.
Are you looking for a way to change the world? To make an impact on the people and situations around you? Then you need public speaking and leadership skills. That means you need Toastmasters. Every week, you can spend an hour learning the techniques and finding your voice and have fun while you do it. This is Toastmasters 101 and I’m your host, Kim Krajci.
The End of My Speech: Crash and Burn?
Last week, I gave a speech from the Visionary Communications path from Level 5: Develop Your Vision.
The irony dripped from this speech. The purpose of that project is to develop a vision and long-term goals to achieve a specific change in your life or your business or organization.