Writing the Conclusion of the Speech | Speech Writing Lesson

In the last post, you learned how to write the body of the speech. Undeniably, it is an important part as it carries details supporting the main idea or thesis statement of the speech. But, the ideas you included might be weakened if you failed to write a final statement that leaves a lasting impact on your audience. This time, you will learn how to write the conclusion, the end part of a speech.

The conclusion provides the speaker to summarize his/ her speech, reiterate the main idea or thesis statement, and calls for action. If the introduction focuses on capturing the attention of the audience, the conclusion aims to leave a mark on the audience.
The following are some strategies for concluding your manuscript.
1. Restatement of message
Example: Ladies and gentlemen, I reiterate that by following COVID-19 health protocols, we can contain the spread of the virus.
2. Stating encouraging words
Example: You may not have had big achievements last year, but surviving 2021 is a great thing you achieved.
3. Using memorable quotes or lines from songs, poems, or fiction
Example: To end my speech, I would like to share this familiar line from the comic series, Spider-Man. "With great power comes great responsibility." As student leaders, we need to exercise our duties to help our fellows, especially in the time of distance learning.
4. Asking a question
Example: Before I leave this podium, I am leaving you a question: What I can do to help my country in recovering from the pandemic?
5. Call to action
Example: To all voters, let us elect leaders who are capable of managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now that you learned ways of writing a memorable conclusion, it is time to finish writing your speech. Choose any of the strategies that can make you leave a strong impact on your audience.
Sipacio, P. J. & Balgos, A. R. (2016). Oral communication in context for senior high school. C & E Publishing, Inc.: Quezon City

This was originally posted on "Commpany" Facebook page intended for Oral Communication in Context classes.

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