Open your speech with a light-hearted remark (examples)
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Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to thank all of you for being here today, especially since many of you knew that I'd want to say a few words ... itís very touching that you still decided to come.
Before I begin, please can we ensure that all the aisles and fire exits are kept clear throughout the reception. Thereís a medical team waiting outside the building and Iíd like them to have a clear run when my father is presented with the final bill.