Webinar Scripts: Opening and Closing Presentation Examples

Opening and Closing Webinar Scripts

If you are offering a webinar, either live or automated,  either live or automated, the interaction to create attendee experiences is key. In order to develop rapport with you and create that connection, the attendee has to feel they are interacting with you.

This is where creating opening and closing webinar scripts is important.

Let’s dive deeper into:

  • The power of interaction in webinars
  • How to start and end your webinar with opening and closing presentation example
  • Tactics to interact on your webinar

The following scripts are what I use on every webinar I give. Put them to work and benefit.

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Why Build a Captivating Opening Presentation

The opening sets the tone for the entire presentation, whether you are addressing a small team, a large audience, or even a potential client. This also influences how your message is received.

When creating a captivating opening script:

  • You grab the audience’s attention from the start.
  • You establish your credibility and expertise on the topic.
  • You generate curiosity and interest in your audience.
  • You connect with your audience on a personal or emotional level.
  • You provide a roadmap for what to expect.

Presentation openings are when your audience is most attentive. So, make sure your entire presentation is engaging and working well.

Script Options During Your Opening

Choose one of the following or model one of these to capture your audience’s attention. Say this script in the first 10 minutes of your webinar.

Opening Webinar Script #1

“Interact, submit your questions, and I will try to get to all of them on this webinar. During the presentation, I will be focused on the presentation. However, I will take a peek at them periodically and then answer them during our Q and A segments. If I do not get to all of you, then I will personally email you after the webinar to get an answer for you, as we have limited time.”

Scripts Environment: These can be used on live or automated webinars, with a question box or with a chat box.

Opening Webinar Script #2

“Assistant Name (whatever your assistant is named) is getting all your questions, and (he) she will be organizing them and bringing them to me. I will be focused on the webinar agenda. Submit them now, and I will answer them when I turn my attention to your questions during the Q and A segment. If by chance she misses your question or we don’t have time to answer it, I will personally get you an answer via email after the webinar presentation.” 

Then, during the closing, I would reiterate the point you made near the beginning. Here is essentially what I say below.

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Strategies for a Memorable Closing Presentation

When you create a closing presentation, you leave a lasting impression on your audience. Here are tips to make your closing presentation stand out:

  • Summarize key points
  • End with a powerful quote
  • Tell a compelling story
  • Use interactive elements
  • Implement visuals and multimedia
  • Use a call to action
  • Express gratitude
  • Open the floor for questions
  • Provide resources

Your closing slide is your final chance to connect and make a bold statement. Remember, clarity is key. You can use fonts that are easy to read and avoid information overload.

Script Options During Your Closing

Choose one of the following or model one of these in the entire presentation. Say this webinar script in the final 10 minutes.

Closing Webinar Script #1

“Okay. Great. I think I got to everyone and their questions. However, sometimes, when you are trying to do 10 things at one time, it gets a bit tricky, especially since we have so many people. I’m going to go back through things tonight, and if I missed any questions, I will personally email you and answer your question.”

Closing Webinar Script #2

“I had a terrific time on this webinar. If I do not get to your question, I will email you tomorrow and get you an answer. We had a lot of great interaction and not a lot of time. However, your answer will be on its way…”

One Additional Idea About Interaction on Your Webinar

If you don’t wish to answer questions with post-webinar follow-up, you can periodically review the questions you are getting that are not answered on your automated webinar.Then, simply re-record the webinar Q and A, incorporating the most popular questions and main points that were not answered in the previous webinar.

Using the above webinar script template will allow your interaction to flourish and allow you to build your value and expertise with your attendees.

Final Thoughts

Engagement is key to keeping the audience interested and invested in the presentation. You can now captivate your audience’s interest with our opening and closing presentation examples.

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