Sometimes as a speaker you maybe asked to do a keynote speech, this can be anything from a 20 minute speech to an hour or sometimes longer . This can be used to address say a business conference or even a charity based conference .
If you are addressing a conference make sure you go to the workshop if they are over the course of the day or days. This way you can get a feel for how the company are doing things and talk to the staff during the course of the days events.
Speaking to staff or volunteer’s if its a charity you can use this in your speech , ask the person if you can quote them in a positive way during your keynote address , this will help keep you current and give you a better rapport with the audience , which can only make your speeches message even stronger .
Writing the keynote is of course longer using graphics will or can come into your speech to enhance your speech , which also can be used in a humours or directional sense to help guide the audience during the keynote , it also breaks the speech up in parts .
The use of notes or a cheat note which you could post on the side of the stage on a A4 page with anchor points to guide you as a speaker along the way and of course not lose your way during the speech. A keynote can and still be used in a strong way to help guide , inspire and give your audience something to take away from the conference, as ever make your speech memorable .