“Creative writing is the road to self-mastery. Ultimately, it makes us more connected to our best self.”
- Sheila Viesca, TalkShop

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Present to Inform
May 22-23, 2017



Mark Arlon Madulid, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
I attended TalkShop’s Present to Inform workshop on May 22-23 at St. Giles Hotel with Mr. Carlos Dela Fuente, a very good Speaker. I like the activities and program design. I like all areas. I will definitely apply all the learning to my daily work and life. Kudos TalkShop for being the best training institute in the Philippines!

Sofia Paula Fulmaran, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
I learned a lot. The TalkShop Consultants are good.  They use positive reinforcement to comment. I now have better techniques in writing and presenting. Thank you to the TalkShop Team!

Sheila Vibal, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
I learned some points in speaking publicly. TalkShop Presentation Program is well- defined, properly sequenced and fit the needs of the participants. I like the writing activities and framework discussion.
Sir Caloy dela Fuente knows the dynamics of the group and he easily adjusts to the needs of the participants. The learning can be applied to every situation in our life.

Jesan Martinez, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
I learned the techniques and frameworks to use in conducting public speaking. The area that I like most is answering the question following some techniques in crafting the right message.
 The TalkShop Consultants effectively shared their thoughts and knowledge. This one of a kind workshop has helped me gain confidence when speaking in front of people.

Amalia Dela Pena, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
I like the group presentation. The Speaker is well-versed with the module. I like the TalkShop approach to conducting seminars.  This Present to Inform seminar is another TalkShop offering that I would recommend to everyone.  I have even overcome my stage fright.

Catherine Antonio, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
The TalkShop workshop is a good program to further develop public speaking skills including the writing proficiency of the participants.  I like the framework template applications.
The TalkShop Consultant uses an effective approach to engage the participants in the group.

Mary Maylene Aquino, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
I really appreciate this workshop. I learned a lot because it’s informative. I find the frameworks and strategies worth learning. Thank you Sir Caloy. You’re such a great lecturer and mentor. Kudos TalkShop, the best English school in the Philippines!



Kim Arl Abrasaldo, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
I learned a lot from this TalkShop Training.  It has helped me to be more confident in public speaking and in properly crafting the message. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and knowledge to us.
I like the presentation and activities very much. I gave our teacher Caloy a 5-rating. Excellent!

Marilyn Gregorio, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
The program design is well fit to my current work.
The TalkShop Trainer is accommodating and flexible. TalkShop helps further enhance my public speaking since my present job requires us to be Resource Speakers in our PECP seminars.

Shania Chelsea Lotivio, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
There’s never a dull moment with Talkshop. Our TalkShop Speaker, Mr. Carlos dela Fuente, has mastery of the topics. He is flexible and willing to adjust to the audience. This TalkShop workshop had enhanced my skill and creative thinking, especially in the relevant activities we worked on.

Jennifer Sombrero, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
The training conducted by TalkShop has helped me improve my public speaking skills. I will eventually use everything in my work so that I could practice more and be a better public speaker.  Honestly,  I feel I acquired 100 % learning. The program design is very good. What I like most is the presentation of each group.
The TalkShop Trainer is very informative. The workshop has improved my skills in public speaking.

Beverlyn Ursua, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
It is a very impressive presentation of Sir Caloy. He is able to motivate you to participate with the group. I learned a lot which I can use in my next presentation. The TalkShop program design is not only extremely substantial but is also easy to understand.
The Consultant is well-versed with the modules. TalkShop has effectively taught me the do’s and don'ts in presenting.


Ronalyn Nicolas, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
It’s a well- done workshop with TalkShop. All areas are good.  The framework for the answers is the area I like the most.  Teacher Caloy is really approachable and always listens to everyone’s ideas. The workshop helps me to have courage in doing public speaking

Rodly Navarro, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
After this training I will be more effective in my next presentation since I already have a framework on how to do the thing properly. I learned about basic speaking.  I learned that some of the things I used to do during my presentation are rather inappropriate.  I learned new techniques on how to handle myself in front of people.
I like most the activities when the groups are able to work  together.  Caloy, our TalkShop Facilitator is very down-to-earth and easy to understand.  The stage is yours, TalkShop made me realize that.

Patricia Blacer, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
I recommend this training program, Present to inform, most especially for front line officers and staff. The training is very effective in sharpening one’s communication skills.
 I learned useful and practical tips. I like the activities that required us to write and present in front of the group.  It is always a good learning experience with TalkShop.
Caloy is highly competent and knowledgeable on the topics. TalkShop workshop boosted my self- confidence in public speaking.

Jocelyn Concepcion, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
I was able to overcome my stage fright. The program is good. It can be applied at work.  What I like most about our program is Media Training. The TalkShop Consultants are excellent. They are not boring. This is the workshop that will help you improve your communication skills.



Luz Medialdia, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
TalkShop Present to Inform WorkShop is relevant to our work.  Thank you very much DTI and TalkShop! I like the tips on gaining confidence and responding positively.  Caloy, our trainer, is very competent.  The workshop validates our capability to own the presentation.

CAPB, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
The training and activities help me a lot, particularly in lessening my stage fright and enhancing my confidence especially that I will be handling advocacy. I like the group presentation.

Editha Marshal, Department of Trade and Industry, Present to Inform WorkShop
Thank you very much TalkShop for the workshop which helped me boost my morale. I can now say, ‘I can do it.’  To be honest, this was one workshop I almost did not attend because  I cannot express myself effectively during my presentation. I thank my Supervisor for choosing this workshop for me.
I learned a lot in the TalkShop workshop: One, be confident in presenting ideas and issues that could convince my supervisors and subordinates to effectively meet the target as they accomplish their tasks. It is important that we are ready and prepared in making our presentation and knowing that we own the space when we talk in front of our audience.
 The Consultant is effective in his approach. He gave us all the chance to talk and present our thoughts. I knew I can do it and have developed my confidence. Kudos to TalkShop, the best  English school inb the Philippines!

Monday, August 8, 2016

TalkShop's Creative Writing Workshop Testimonial

Creative Writing



Emmeline Iris Ong, Copywriter, Creative Writing WorkShop

TalkShop’s Creative Writing class taught me a lot about challenging myself as a writer and expressing my thoughts more. Taking this class even with years of experience as a copywriter, I learned that I can be even more creative and that I am still very much capable of coming up with ideas. This is quite surprising to me. Thank you for pointing me to the right direction.


I gained a better understanding of what really goes into creating a story, and how I can work on each element with the goal of crafting a story that makes sense and that others can relate to. I like how flexible the class is and how easily the program can be modified to suit students of any age or from different backgrounds.


Sir Caloy is a fun teacher and very approachable. He treats all his students with respect and challenges them to use their thinking muscles well. TalkShop workshop prompted me to really look at my personal issues and helped me deal with them in a very productive manner through personal writing exercises.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Let Your Writing Sparkle


Words are a writer’s tool. It is his only means of conveying ideas. A writer’s goal is to express his message clearly to be understood. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO says, “Writing is not an easy task. Beyond expressing himself clearly, a writer should grab and hold his readers’ attention. Otherwise, he will lose them after his introduction. For this, a writer resorts to figures of speech to capture interest and hold the attention of his audience.”

Most often used are the simile and the metaphor that associate one object with another. A simile is introduced by the words “like” and “as” for direct comparison. Examples are “Her smile was as cheery as a sunny day,” “The twins look like two peas in a pod .” A metaphor, on the other hand, implies comparison like “in the pink,” “seeing red,” and “apple of my eye.” Longfellow writes about the night sky so vividly, thus – “Silently, in the infinite meadows of heaven blossomed the lovely forget-me-nots of the angels.”

Viesca adds,
“It is a gift to be able to associate words for comparison. These take readers into the action - seeing, feeling, and tasting a writer’s words with imagery that enthralls and absorbs them. Simile and metaphor are a fun way of showing, not telling ,which writers know by heart.”

“I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.” ― Mother Teresa

TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified training facility accredited with the Civil Service Commission, trains writers with the arsenal of the pen and the written word, and in the digital times, that strongly demand authenticity and relevance.



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Monday, August 4, 2014

12 Most Misunderstood Words in English


Want to improve your English proficiency? Equip yourself with better skill and knowledge with TalkShop.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ways to Stay Creative


Learn the ways on being creative. Visit www.talkshop.ph now!
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Friday, June 20, 2014

TalkShop Leads The Way


TalkShop is the best English communication school in the Philippines. It is the leading consultancy and training institute for personal effectiveness, corporate protocol, and management communication.
The country’s pioneer in Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), TalkShop is the developer of Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) and is accredited by the International English Education Research Association and Civil Service Commission. It also received its ISO certification in 2012.
TalkShop’s client roster includes private organizations, government groups, multinational corporations, and individuals who seek professional advancement and personal growth. It was founded by Sheila Viesca in 2000.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Leadership Training

TalkShop Leadership Training

Want to know the latest Leadership training program that will suit your need? Visit TalkShop now!