The in-course assessment for effective oral communication is nearing. I feared. I am afraid. I know the past is not as important. I know that external factors should not bother me as much. But, I am still concerned about how people viewed me in the formal wear, how people think about my speech and whether I can do a good job. I was not as confident as before when the tutor asked me, “Do you think your speech will be interesting?” Immediately, I thought, it might be that she is concerned about my speech since it seems boring to her, or it is just a general comment. This has been bothering me a lot recently. I have asked some of my friends, and most of them told me that the speech I am going to make is fine, though not very interesting, at least engaging to most. For the moment, I am sticking to what I believe in — myself.