If you have to give a speech for any kind of event, be it a wedding or headlining a conference, read these 10 Tips for Successful Public Speaking.
I really like tip number 4, which is really the first one we forget. It can be summed up as, “Your speech is not about you. It’s about your audience.”
Instead of making the speech about you, make it about your audience, and your audience will be engaged and will probably like you more!