Lesson 12º









The conclusion is a reminder of what has been said, from a defined point of view and of the main arguments presented.

The conclusion should be brief, only pointing out the basic points which have been displayed.

The more you say, the less chance you have our making your key aspects stand out.

The conclusion and the introduction form a fundamental part in the speech which should both be learned from memory.

Probably when the public leave the room they will only remember what has been said in the conclusion.

It is convenient to have the conclusion learned from memory, so that you can develop it without having to turn to support cards (although take them just in case).

Therefore gaining spontaneity, freshness, allowing the speaker to centre his/her efforts on his/her words, gestures, looking at the public, without having to consult his/her notes.

In the conclusion, the speaker should reiterate everything, using emphatic language, speaking with determination and enthusiasm.

This is the moment to reiterate the main point of the speech.

Throughout the speech you need to control the time with a view to have the necessary minutes left to be able to adequately develop a conclusion (this is the moment to do it successfully).

Often the speaker goes on longer than he realises and in the end he has to finish his speech quickly, without the opportunity of giving a good conclusion.

To close the speech, you should again thank the public for attending and the interest that they have shown and then leave the stand slowly whilst you hear applause.

The correct thing to do is leave the stand before the end of the applauses and don't think about going back to the stand with your arms up in the air making a victory sign, nor inviting your family to the stand to share those brief moments of glory.