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Ancient Secrets for Better Public Speaking:
The Close

This is the fifth and final post in a series of five posts about classical techniques of rhetoric used by famed orators such as Socrates, Plato and Cicero. If you missed any in the series, you can find links near the end of this post.

PeroratioO.K. The moment we’ve all been waiting for, the Peroratio or final appeal. This is where you make your last stand and close out your presentation.

The key ingredients to a good Peroratio are:

  • The strongest and most eloquent arguments in support of your topic,
  • Just enough emotion to evoke a response in your audience,
  • A call to action.

Here are some examples:

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