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I standby Thank You. PP shows, are visual notes and extra info used by the speaker.. Sometimes, if you are at a meeting and other items ran long, the questions get cut. So Thank you, and I will be staying to answer any questions you might have.
I totally agree! I especially agree "Ending with ... Any Questions, is speaking down to the audience." It subconsciously asks if they were paying attention or if they're smart enough to "get it' without further help. Great answer, Larry Wall! Cheers!
I agree with Larry Wall about Thank You! being the last slide--and might add a small but readable website under the logo, too.
Suggestion: say "WHAT questions do you have for me?" rather than saying you're "open" to questions--better participation.
Your points are on target, I always have a conclusion slide, but the last slide will be either a logo and thank you or thank you and any questions. I take questions throughout my presentations. However at some point the presentation must conclude.
I agree with Larry Wall--"Your points are on target" and a conclusion slide is great, but that last slide left hanging in the room should be a simple "Thank you"--something you're giving back freely to the audience--with a logo and discrete website.
If your presentation was good, however, people might WANT to buy your book--just inform them without self-promoting. End with a Thank You slide, logo, and small (readable) website (from which they can buy the book if someone asks ;-) ).
Agreed! Thanking the audience at the very end is paramount and common manners.
I respectfully disagree. Good points, but still--the very last slide should be "Thank you"--your "gift" to the audience. A logo and perhaps a small but readable website at the bottom, too, if applicable. I agree with Larry Wall's reasonings.
A SMALL (but readable) website might also be appropriate at the very bottom of that same last logo slide (to which I would definitely add a "Thank You" also, as Larry Wall has said).