First, congratulations on your award! Next, Garnetgirl's got a great idea! If you have trouble with saying all that, though, a simple "thank you" should do. (btw, Garnetgirl, I like your idea of going into the bathroom beforehand for a little "pep sing," lol!)
I am thankful to have been in good health and to have been of service for fifteen years now. I enjoy what I do and all the wonderful people I (work with/help/meet) every day.
I am looking forward to many more years of service with (this company/all of you). Thank you for honoring me with this award.
(Then do something like a nod or a wave or hold the award up in the air, and smile. That should help everyone know you are finished talking).
I had to do a public speech that I was very nervous about in college. I went into the bathroom first, smiled at myself in the mirror and started singing the old song, "Oh, Lord, it's hard to be humble, when you're perfect in every way. I can't wait to look in the mirror, 'cuz I get better looking each day. To know me is to love me. I must be a heck of a (wo)man. Oh, Lord, it's hard to be humble, but I'm doing the best that I can."
Moral: try to relax and smile. Congratulations!
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