If you read Part 1 of this article, you learned about the six things you should do in those vital moments before you walk onto a stage. Here, let's look at the other side of the equation… exiting the stage… AND ensuring more stageside leads.

The close of your speech is strong… the audience is thrilled… and you deliver your last impactful line perfectly!  

Then, your face breaks into a huge smile and the audience erupts into applause…

And you graciously thank them with a bow.

What then?

Should you stand there and wait? Leave the stage? Tell everyone to head to a breakout session? Wait for the voice-of-God loudspeaker to give instructions?  MAKE A RUN FOR IT?!

I’ve seen many speakers master the closing lines of their speech… but then fumble through the moments immediately after. (Heck, I've even done it myself.)

Let’s explore some ways you can smooth out this exit transition. (Some of this might seem familiar, but stick with me… how you leave directly impacts your stageside leads!)

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