When delivering closing remarks in an inspirational speech, speakers generally try to take the audience back to the beginning of the speech, bringing the story to a conclusion. This is done by opening the speech with a story and bringing the audience back to the story, or choosing an inspirational quotation from a famous person. Finishing the speech with a call to action is another powerful way to conclude an inspirational speech.
Many inspirational speeches start with the beginning of an anecdote, a story of survival or overcoming a tragedy. Once the body of the speech has concluded, the speaker can return to his anecdote and inform the audience how things turned out. This is referred to as a bookend close. Inspirational speeches may also consider a challenging closing remark, which challenges the audience to move forward on the topic of the speech, to make a change or become involved.
Some inspirational speeches may also conclude with a meaningful quotations. A speech about leadership could end with a quotation from Mother Teresa or Abraham Lincoln, and meaningful quotations help to cement the idea from the speech into the minds of the audience. Some speakers like to make the speech personal, bringing in a story about their own family adversity and how the family overcame the troubles.