Believe in yourself
If you are going to give a speech you need to believe in yourself – to be able to stand in front of any number of people and have the confidence to say something takes a lot of guts.
Worrying about your speech and what you are going to say will not help you need to think positively and think about how you are going to give a good speech.
If you are struggling with this then listening to tapes by someone like Anthony Robins can help and getting books by the likes of Paul McKenna can really help.
If you can and you are in control of the length of the speech – keep it to the bare minimum, never try to write too much and say too much, you will simply bore your audience and put yourself under unnecessary pressure.
Try to enjoy the speech and good luck!