Last but not least right? Never underestimate the last slide or thank you slide that we usually think just for the sake of formality. A good presentation will be summarized in the "call to action" and often include some 'hidden message' on the closing slide. But, how to create the right content for the last slide?
DoctorSlide.com recommends always start crafting a thank-you slide based on your expected goal of it:
1. To remind audience for keeping in touch with you
This is the common goal of most presentations. You expect the audience to be your immediate relatives. You can insert motivational words that remind them why they need to build a relationship with you or just contact you once the session ends. Insert your company's tagline in the last slide along with your complete contact address.
2. To show appreciation
In accordance with its purpose, you just want to express gratitude. Therefore, you can put the phrase "Thank You" or "Thank You" just without any other sentence. Can be accompanied by your company logo. Usually this kind of simple cover appropriate to educational presentations without further hidden agenda.
3. To ensure implementation of the audience
Slightly different from the first point, the purpose of this third point leads more to the implementation of what the audience has learned from your presentation. For example, if you give the presentation theme of how the sales tactics are useful, then in the closing slide you can display quote or testimonial from well-known (and familiar) figures who have succeeded in the sales field. Do not forget, synchronize with the way you re-emphasize what the baby step they need to take once dismissed from your event.
4. To get feedback about your presentation
This fourth goal is usually intended to find out the gap between the expectations of the audience with what has been given by the presenter. Very useful for those presenters who often provide training classes in a long run (for example a month-long training class).
You can use a traffic light analogy with the following sense:
Red Light: what would the audience want to erase from our presentation session? What makes it irrelevant to the presentation topic?
Yellow Lights: what does the audience want to get from the presentation session but we have not given it yet? What does the presenter miss from a presentation session?
Green light: what does the audience like about our presentation? What is the best topic/discussion and why?
Thus are 4 simple ideas from DoctorSlide to create a simple-memorable closing slide of presentation that can benefit you and your audience.
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