Your Final Words – Creating A Presentation Legacy

Last wordsAt some point in our lives, we’ve all had the conversation, ‘what would your final words be?’

As humans, we see our final words as hugely important. They are the final mark and message that we will leave with the universe before we pass away. Our final words are our last chance to leave a legacy.

The same can be said of the final words of our presentation or speech.

Of course, we don’t leave this Earth at the end of our presentation, but we do leave the attention of our audience.

Therefore, the final words of our speech are just as important as the final words of our lives. They are our last chance to inspire, persuade, motivate or inform and as such we should give them as much careful thought as we would the final words of our existence.

And so, the ultimate question to ask before writing your final line:

If these were the last words I could ever utter to my audience, what would they be?

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Rich Watts is the UK Business Speaker of the Year and a past JCI National Public Speaking champion. He setup and now runs Rich Public Speaking providing presentation skills and public speaking training.

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