One bit of advice, most professional speakers remember and follow is to always think ahead. This should apply to any businessmen who speaks occasionally. Your only speech of the year is not a time to make a mistake in front of your company’s CEO.
If you develop a checklist for your speech, you can avoid potential problems. If done during a quiet time, this allows you the flexibility to concentrate on all your needs.
Another nugget of advice is to introduce yourself to any AV technician who may be running the audio and video segments of the program. Handing a 10 Starbucks gift card to each of your technicians before the meeting goes a long way to being remembered. As a result, if there is a problem, your technician might go out of their way to help you. People like being appreciated and will respond to anyone that is appreciative.