You want to be heard and appreciated. But, how do you do that without sounding like it is all about you?
One of the first things you need to do is acknowledge that there is very little you do that you do all by yourself. So why not talk about all of the people and all of the contributions that came together to make this “good thing” happen. You can mix yourself up in the story, but tell the “whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”
In the end, you will feel great because the story got told, and all of your friends (and maybe some who were not friends) will feel great because their story got told. You don’t have to remain silent, or take a back seat. Just give credit where credit is due, even if it isn’t all about you.