Dear Professor Blackstone

I am Joel Leow Zhi Yuan and I am writing to you to introduce myself as a student in your Effective Communication Class SIE2016-SEM05. I graduated from Temasek Polytechnic (TP) with a diploma in hospitality and tourism management in 2014. Upon completion of the diploma, I took interest in green buildings and sustainable infrastructure which landed me into field of engineering and brought me to this course.

My passion revolves around music and I love everything there is to it. During my free time, I wear the hat of a choir conductor and serve on Sunday mass services. With the knowledge gained as a student conductor in TP Chorale, I provide vocal training to people from all walks of life seeking comfort in religion at the Church of the Holy Trinity. It is the “Goosebumps” during singing that thrills me on Sunday services that makes me yearn for music more.

A challenge that I may face in this module would be providing spontaneous responses during lessons especially when grades are of concern. My legs turn jelly whenever I am made to present especially at a formal environment. My goal for this module is to apply the appropriate techniques required to communicate effectively and deliver a concise presentation filled with self-confidence.

An attribute that defines me is my determination to achieve what I set out for. I believe this value would take me far as I am one who does not rest till the job is complete. I understand the journey ahead is a challenging one, however with resilience of mind and spirit I am determined to move mountains.

In the words of Saint Louis Marie De Montfort, Age Quod Agis, which means  to do well in whatever you do.

Yours Sincerely,

Joel Leow Zhi Yuan

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