Introductions and Conclusions

Using an effective introduction and conclusion can make a speech memorable, especially when your presentation comes full-circle.  This video focuses on ways that you can craft an introduction and conclusion that tie together in a cohesive manner.  Want to have your audience remember you message better?  Watch to learn more.


· What makes for an effective introduction and conclusion?

· Why do I need to repeat what I said in my introduction?

· How can I make my message more memorable?

· What are the three parts of an effective introduction?

· How can I make my speech come full-circle in a cohesive way?


Hi everyone! My name is Jill Schiefelbein with Impromptu Guru, and these videos will help you prepare before the speech.

Earlier, in another video called “Organizing a Presentation’, I taught you a very formulaic outline that you can use to organize any presentation content that you may have. Now I’m going to focus solely on just the introduction and conclusion, the beginning and the end of that organizational pattern.

What is so important about making an introduction and conclusion that are cohesive is that you want a speech that comes full circle. So when you start out with your introduction, it’s best if that attention-getter that you deliver can tie back in later into the conclusion. Therefore, they’ll think of the conclusion, which will tie back into the introduction, walking them through your entire presentation.

So get something that gains their attention, repeat it in the end, and tie everything together in a nice circle. The same way, as you restate your purpose for being there in the beginning and in the end, and in the same way that you give your preview in the introduction and summarize it again in the end. As you can see, all these elements tie a speech together into one cohesive package and that will make your message more memorable.


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