The Finale: Save Your Best for Last
We all love the excitement and drama of a fireworks finale. It’s like a terrific dessert at the end of a great meal, where the best part comes last.
Yet so often when we speak, we close with uncertainty and distinct lack of energy. Even worse? We end of Q and A.
We’ve all done it – “I’m going to speak for 20 minutes and then take questions for 10 minutes.”
Why end on someone else’s question?
How much more effective to say, “I’m going to speak for 20 minutes, take 10 minutes of questions, and then take one minute to close.”