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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


logic: of presentations

logic 1: presentation structure ] logic 2: tri-pane view ] logic 3: move text fast ] logic 4: edit text ruthlessly ] logic 5: notes pane ] logic 6: visual clarity ] logic 7: powerpoint layouts ] logic 8: slide masters ] logic 9: slide grid and guides ] logic 10: ribbon logic ] logic 11: animate with confidence ] logic 12: present with confidence ] [ logic 13: the ending ] logic14: get powerpoint help ] logic 15: annoying prompts (new) ]


13. the Ending

logic: know how to conclude your talk

Itís good to end your talk with an ending. Sounds silly, doesnít it! But look for a concept that either summarises your talk, or even better addresses a major concern. For example:

A presentation was given on a project that had become bogged down. Indeed, it would take time to get the project back up to speed. A metaphor that would convey the need to get busy, but highlight that it was not reasonable to move too fast, was added to the last slide:

graphic of a statue

The project was moving and that was good. But it is a bit like building sculpture. You donít build a sculpture with one blow of a sledge hammer. You must chip away at it, and it takes time. Itís the same with the project. Is it happening fast enough? Probably not; but like a sculpture, it cannot be done with one blow of the sledge hammer. We must keep chipping away at the problem.





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