The audience deserves to be taken on a journey. One that is gripping, emotional and relevant.
Instead of them tolerating you on stage, make them suffer. A little at a time.
A well-placed long pause, a mental activity that demands significant effort, a riddle that seems easy but isn’t, a riff that is politically incorrect, a poem that simply states the harsh truth.
The possibilities are plenty.
Make them cry, laugh, sigh, jump with joy and leave with a head held high!
All in a single speech.
Ps: It need not have a happy ending, a conclusion or anything that offers a closure.