Variants of conclusion for informative speech

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There are different ways of ending your speech, in what is known as the speech conclusion. An informative speech conclusion can just be something as simple as a thank you for listening. Howeve,r it may be a better idea to end with one of four more standard conclusion endings. These endings are a summary, or a question, or a shock, or a memorable quote.

End your speech with a summary

This is a more standard conclusion of informative speech. Ending your speech with a summary is something that teachers and professors do. It is a thing that bosses of a company do, and something that team leaders do. It is a reasonably good way of reminding the listener of the things that they have been told ,so that maybe the information sticks a little bit better.

End your speech with a question

Ending a speech with a question is a nice way of engaging with the people who have paid attention throughout the speech. It is also a good way of making the listener think after the speech is over. Do not forget that the amount of thought that your listener is going to put into answering the question you ask could be mere seconds. You may find that asking a question at the end is not going to have the dramatic impact that you had first hoped. However it does have some impact, and is a little safer than ending your speech with a shock.

End your speech with a shock

Ending your speech with a shock is something you can do if you want your listeners to think about your speech when it is over, and maybe even talk about your speech amongst themselves. It is slightly more effective than asking questions at the end of your speech however, it often takes a little bit of tact and forethought for it to work. Concluding your speech with a shock is a risky move because, if what you’re saying is not shocking enough, it will have no effect at all.

End your speech with a memorable quote

A memorable quote is a safe way of ending your speech. It doesn’t always take, and many times the listeners do not particularly remember the quote. However it is a very personable and charming way of ending a speech, and it does not tax the listener any further (which is always good).

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