End your speech with an attitude, not a platitude.
Instead of firing off a perfunctory "thank you", consider launching fireworks of final passionate thoughts from the podium.
With the flair of a fireworks finale, you’ll trigger spontaneous applause to a well-rehearsed, well-timed, and well-executed performance — a performance that reflects all the anticipation of a logger’s cry: Timbeerrrrrrrrrrr!
This article shows you how to close your speech with a bang?
Leading speakers end their speeches like the opera star—on a high note, vocally and intellectually. Just as the comedian should leave em laughing, the speaker should leave em thinking. Last words linger. Last words crystallize your thoughts, galvanize your message, and mobilize your audience.
Study the following 10 templates and adapt your speech to end your speech with a bang:
For a bookend speech closing, refer back to your opening anecdote or quote and say, "We have arrived, now, where we began".
Challenge your audience to apply what you have told them in the speech.
Focus on one word in a quotation and emphasize that word to echo your final point.
Find a phrase and structure it in a repetitive format that strikes the cadence of a drummer, building to a crescendo ending of a motivational speech.
Give your speech a provocative title that encapsulates your message memorably. Then, use the title of your speech as your closing words to stir your audience to think more fully about what they just heard.
Ask the audience to repeat a phrase that you used several times in your speech.
Refer back to a story you told where some activity was not fully completed. Then pick up the story and close it around your theme.
8. Movie Close
Make a reference to a well-known movie or book.
Use a famous quotation to harness the audience’s attention, much like turning on a spotlight.
10.Third Party Close
Take the use of a quotation up a notch with the Third Party Close. Leverage the use of a quotation in context of your message. Use the premise of that quotation to frame your finale so that it serves as a launching pad to lift your message high for the audience to more fully appreciate.