I am not good on my feet at the podium. I wish I were, but if I don't do it regularly, the rust takes over and the result is painful. For everyone. So these tips for giving a speech people remember are not from me.
They're from Chip Heath and Dan Heath in their book "Made to Stick." And they offer the SUCCESs acronym to help you remember the six principles every speech should include. Check it out: Give a Speech People Remember
Here's a little more help, if you're like me: 7 Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Skills
Going back to school usually involves speaking in the classroom. You can do it. Take a big breath, and go for it!