Whether you like it or not, the most important tool in your management toolbox is talking to your employees as people, and not as some inferior species.
Following your announcements and any recognition, proceed by hitting on key topics that are pertinent to your work.
For example, on my team, safety is a very important item.
Running a staff meeting is just about effective communication.
Don’t be intimidated just because you’ve got the podium.
And for new managers, the thought of having everyone looking at you, or waiting to hear what you have to say can be a bit scary.