The easiest way to improve your listing presentation? Get to the point.

Put your conclusion at the beginning of your presentation. It sounds counterintuitive, but starting with your strongest point can make your presentation more memorable and effective.

Knowing upfront what conclusion you’re working toward frees up your audience to process the details without distraction. They know where you’re heading and can connect the dots earlier and ask better questions when applicable.

This trick can also save you if you tend to ramble. Well-rehearsed, data-dense presentations can also benefit from a concise summation at the beginning.