Focusing on one topic simply is not a good strategy. Committee’s nowadays are moving to completing both topics and not doing two topics will leave you woefully unprepared. Having a “slammer” in the start of your speech sets you up when people will expect great things from your speech. Instead of starting with a “slammer” its good to have one in the middle where people will look up, see you and know who you are. Putting one hand in a pocket whilst holding a piece of paper is an effective strategy used by good delegates so I find it weird that you discourage this completely. Most people are not paying attention to how you walk so instead of focusing of looking good to people walk to the podium in a manner that makes you comfortable, your speech is what counts. Other than these problems these tips are very good for any opening speech
Tech journalists covering Facebook had a duty to cover what was happening before, during, and after the election. Reporters tried to see past their often liberal political orientations and the unprecedented actions of Donald Trump to see how 2016 was playing out on the internet. Every component of the chaotic digital campaign has been reported on, here at The Atlantic , and elsewhere: Facebook’s enormous distribution power for political information, rapacious partisanship reinforced by distinct media information spheres, the increasing scourge of “viral” hoaxes and other kinds of misinformation that could propagate through those networks, and the Russian information ops agency.