It is possible to make the difference before you start giving your speech!
When the audience enters the room. They start developing a feeling about what is coming. They can feel how well everything is set up. The music, the smell of coffee, the snacks… And the speaker!
If you want to be different than most speakers. Start bonding with your audience before going on stage.
You can start by greeting them with a handshake and small talk.
This builds a strong connection, empathy and reduces possible nervousness. Later when you get on stage, you speak to people that you already know.
And the audience likes you more because they feel they know you better. You are not a complete stranger anymore. You have a special bond.
Next time you have to give a speech. Arrive early, set everything up and start bonding with your audience even before you get on stage.
It makes all the difference!