Self Introduction

To: Brad Blackstone
From: Eon Yang
Date: 18 January 2017
Subject: Self-Introduction

Dear Brad,

My name is Eon and I am currently a second year undergraduate studying hospitality business in Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). I am writing to share with you my educational and professional background, as well as my strengths and weaknesses in communication.

My alma mater, Temasek Polytechnic was where my passion for hospitality started as I was given many opportunities to be part of the industry during the course of study. The most significant one was my overseas internship in Mauritius for nearly six months. It was my first experience working in a highly multicultural environment where I learnt to become more adaptable and open-minded. At the five stars beach resort, LUX* Belle Mare, my main duties included but not limited to handling daily arrivals and departures, itinerary planning, conducting orientation tour and interpreting services. I even had the chance to become a personal butler taking care of VIPs such as Chinese investors and artistes. Main responsibility was to facilitate their communications and interactions with the locals especially the management staff.

After graduating with a diploma in hospitality & tourism management, I continued to stay involved in hotel front-line operation for a year before joining SIT. The working experience at Equarius Hotel & Beach Villas as a guest services agent allowed me to further refine my communication and interpersonal skills.

Recently, I had the opportunity to learn about back-of-house operations from my four months internship at the corporate office of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels as part of the global distribution services team. It was a job that requires a high level of attention to details as I had to deal with rates loading for all properties under the hotel chain.

I am a perceptive listener who shows sensitivity to both vocal and non-verbal cues in any communication encounters. Being an analytical thinker, I usually gather my thoughts before speaking up. However, I realized it will sometimes cause difficulty in communicating freely and naturally in social setting. Therefore, I am still learning to become a confident, comfortable and natural communicator.

In short, I hope the above helps you in knowing me better and I look forward to learning more from you in the remaining weeks.

Thank you.

Warmest regards,

Eon Yang

Revised on 9/2/2017/.

Names of peers whose posts I have read (some are in other classes):

Xianda, Hong Yi, Eline, Darren, Shu Fang, Russell, Zhi Xin, Yan Xuan, Denise, Chantel, Shi Hui, Simin, Charmaine, Leon

 

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10 thoughts on “Self Introduction

  1. Hello Eon,

    Thank you for sharing your internship and working experiences!
    It must be really interesting to have your internship at Mauritius with the diverse and multi-cultural environment.
    I would love to go there someday too.

    It is great to be a perceptive listener, and I am sure you are on your way to becoming the confident and natural communicator!

    Cheers,
    Chantel

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  2. Dear Eon

    Thank you for sharing your work experience. You gave a good insight into the tasks that different jobs required you to perform and I believe you must have gained invaluable experiences. You are also well exposed to the hospitality industry given that you worked in the front-line as well as in the corporate office.

    It is good that you gather your thoughts first before putting into words which allow your verbal communication to be more clear and smooth. Being a person who is quick in his words, this is a skill that I would like to learn from you.

    Looking forward to your future post!

    Warmest regards
    Hong Yi

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    • Dear Hong Yi,

      Sorry for my late reply. I believe we all have something to learn from each other in many aspects of communication. Let us work hard together to become better in communication!
      See you in class later.

      Regards,
      Eon

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  3. Dear Eon,

    Thank you for your insightful self-introduction post. It was enjoyable reading about your multitude of working experiences accumulated over the years, especially your overseas internship in Mauritius. I’m sure you’ve aquired many valuable communication skills and people skills in your various work place.

    Sometimes, it is common among us to have our chain of thoughts broken as we are constantly rearranging our thoughts as we communicate. I too have encounter similar issues when I start speaking in front of a large audience as nervousness may cunsume our train of thoughts. Nevertheless, let us learn and work together to conquer the art of communication. Wising you great success in your studies and IWSP!

    See you around in class!

    Best regards,
    Xianda

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    • Dear Xianda,

      Thank you for your words of encouragement. I will work harder to overcome my anxiety about speaking in public. Yes let us work together to become great communicators one day!
      Same to you, all the best in securing a great IWSP position. See you in class later.

      Regards,
      Eon

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  4. Dear Eon,

    Thank you for this clear, concise and yet highly detailed letter. You do an excellent job presenting illustrations of your rich work experience. (Of course, I envy your internship in Mauritius since I’ve always really wanted to visit the place!) You also elaborate well on your communication strengths and weaknesses.

    You already have lots experience with communication in the hotel field, so I look forward to learning from you.

    In order to start the task of helping you enhance your comm skills, here are a few areas in your letter that can be improved:

    1. Problems with caps (we discussed this last week in class)
    — …studying Hospitality Business…. (overuse)
    — Graduated with a diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management, I continued…. (overuse)
    — ….at Equarius hotel….
    >>> ?
    see https://wmich.edu/writing/rules/capitalization

    2. verb tense
    — …my main duties include but not limited to…. >>> ?
    — It was a job that requires a high level of attention to details as it deals with rates loading for all properties under the hotel chain.
    >>>
    ?

    3. sentence structure
    — Graduated with a diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management, I continued …
    >>>
    (After) Graduating with a diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management, I continued …
    — …before speaking up which sometimes the responses might break the flow of conversation, especially in a social setting. >>> ?

    Let’s work on these.

    Thanks once again for your great effort!

    Brad

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    • Dear Brad,

      Thank you so much for your constructive feedback and teachings. I have already made necessary corrections to the letter. Thank you once again, and I look forward to attending your class tomorrow.

      Best regards,
      Eon

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  5. Dear Eon,

    I apologize for the late comment.

    It had been very interesting to read your blog post with the many rich industry experiences you had. I hope you will be able to share with me more about your overseas internship experience. One of my goal is to be able to work overseas one day.

    Your blog post seems fine except for maybe this sentence “…I usually gather my thoughts before speaking up which sometimes the responses might break the flow of conversation …”. I think it could be due to your sentence structure.

    Aside from this, I have seen how you talk and present in class, you are definitely a confident speaker.

    Let’s try our best together and I look forward to seeing you in class!

    Regards,
    Shi Hui

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    • Dear Shi Hui,

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my post.
      Sure, I will be happy to share more with you about my overseas experience.
      Yes, you are right about the sentence structure problem. I have already corrected it as Brad also pointed out the same mistake.
      Thank you for the compliment! You are one great presenter as well.
      See you in class later.

      Regards,
      Eon

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