Location, location, location.
The locus of the word of God is the altar of the Word: the ambo or lectern or pulpit. Indeed, the Word does come to meet His people, but He does so as word. The word delivered in the homily, if it be true to the Word, is sign enough of the Word of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. The word of God needs no gestural dramatics of an inordinate kind—gestural inflections of an intrinsic kind, perhaps—for the word to be planted in the ground of one's being.
The homilist need only provide himself as humble servant of the word of God, a servant who is also transparent to the Word Himself to deliver the seed to the congregation. He does not need to add excessive amounts of dung to grow the seed. Homilists should trust more in the Holy Spirit than verbal pyrotechnics to reach the people with the saving message of the Gospel. Thus, prayer must accompany the preparation, organization and delivery of the homily. Pray the homily as you preach the word of God! Be a priest of the Mass not a showman in a sideshow!
The Holy Spirit plants the seed of life, the Gospel, in the womb of the heart of every believer. The Holy Spirit prepares the home for Jesus Who waits to be invited into the bridal chamber of the human heart.
The priest is a midwife who helps bring to birth the word of God in the hearts and lives of the people of God. The midwife reminds the bearer of the Word how to maintain spiritual health by affirming a healthy diet of essential nutrients (Holy Scripture, the Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Penance) and necessary exercise (prayer, examination of conscience, fasting, corporal and spiritual works of mercy).
Dear fathers, our beloved priests, please do not draw attention to yourselves when preaching. The Mass is not a personal stage to draw attention to yourselves. A "boring" homily can be the most interesting kind if people are taught how to invest their attention to savour orthodox content. The glitz of a mellifluous or animated preacher who offers ear candy and flare merely adds to a cult of personality.