Concluding your speech

You’ve come to the end of what you wanted to say in your presentation. How do you end the speech properly? In this excerpt from a workshop for teens about public speaking, I share some tips on how to develop and organize your speech.

The purpose of a speech’s conclusion is to wrap things up and stop. There are several ways you can do this effectively. Those covered in the video include:

  • Circling to the beginning
  • Summarize what you’ve said
  • A story that illustrates the points in the speech
  • A call to action

The above video was excerpted from two 45-minute workshops I facilitated for a group of teens and young adults. I am available to speak to your group, both in-person and virtually, on a variety of topics. For more information, visit

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Carma Spence, is author of Public Speaking Super Powers. She is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Superpowers and turning their knowledge and interests into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

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