Friday, 8 September 2017

Self Introduction

Subject: Self Introduction

Dear Professor Blackstone,

My name is Casey Cheong and I am writing to introduce myself to you and my fellow peers in the class. I graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with a diploma in integrated facilities management. During my time in polytechnic, a few speakers from Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) came down to promote several courses offered by SIT, Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (SIE) being one of them. As sustainability is a trending topic around the globe, I felt that SIE is a relevant course to enrol in.

My goal for this module would be to be proficient in both writing and speaking. In the work environment, communication is indispensable no matter the profession, which is the reason for my desire to improve on my ability to communicate with others. Furthermore, I am introverted in nature which results in discomfort when speaking to a large audience and sometimes even being unable to convey my message across. I once had to conduct tours for my company that I was fulfilling my internship at, sharing information to small groups of people about green features that the company was practicing. Through this, I found that rather than memorising a fixed script to present, it was better to know the key points of the presentation and form my sentences at the same time as giving the speech.

As opposed to speaking, I am far more comfortable in writing out my intended message. The main advantage is having ample time to think of what we want to say and constructing our sentences accordingly. It also gives us the opportunity to try a different approach to how we form our sentences, as well as looking up synonyms for words that we use often that will help in our daily conversations.

I believe that effective communication is a lifelong skill, that can always be refined to improve to our everyday lives, and attending this module will definitely aid in bettering myself.

Thank you for your time in reading my introduction.

Kind regards,

Casey Cheong

Edited: 08/09/17

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