Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to End: Speaking Lessons from Neil Patrick Harris

Which part of your presentation will people remember most?

The beginning and the end, of course.

Which part do we spend the most time on? That's right, the middle.

And which part do we spend the least time on? Sadly, the end.

In the 2011 Tony Awards, host Neil Patrick Harris reminds us of the power of a great ending:

From the Green Room: When you speak, don't skimp on your ending. Save your best for last.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Found the content somewhat tedious but LOVED the final moment -- the dropping of the mic and abrupt exit. That perfectly executed 5 seconds was memorable!