It is a great honor and pleasure to be here in this beautiful morning to share with you my viewpoints about my topic-conquering fear.
About a year ago,I took part in my very first English speech contest.When I stood before the microphone with all eyes starring directly at me,l was too nervous to speak out and just stood there,embarrassed and helpless,struggling in vain for the right thing to say.
After that I lost my courage to speak in public.Once again,my professor encouraged me to take part in an English competition;I said "No."I couldn't endure another painful experience.He told me seriously,"Look,"he said,"we all have our fears,and you have yours.You may twist your ankle in a basketball game,but you should not be afraid to ever play again.Running away can never dispel your fears,but action will.A winner is not one who never fails,but one who never quits."
My professor's words lingered in my mind all that day.Finally l made the bravest and wisest decision of my life:I would face my fears and take part in the competition!
As it turned out,my dear professor was right.Now,here l am,once again standing before a microphone.My heart is beating fast,and my mouth is dry,but most importantly,I have faced my fears and that makes all the dif-ference!
That's all.Thank you.