“How fortunate it is to find ourselves in the learning process and affirm that in every step of the way, we have never ceased to grow.”
- Sheila Viesca, TalkShop

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Let Loose at a Christmas Party?



Some people think the jovial mood of the Christmas party warrants the booze and ruckus. They regret their behavior the next day, while nursing a hangover.

It is best to keep everything in moderation. Remember to bring your professional image with you. Be merry, but stay sober throughout. Here are some tips to enjoy the fun, while keeping one’s dignity intact:

1. Eat and drink in moderation.

2. Have a light snack before leaving for the party, so you pace your meal and drink intake.

3. Stay decent as you socialize with people from other departments.

4. Maintain professional decorum as you chat briefly with the top brass.

5. Buddy a colleague or friend and agree to check on each other during the party.


“It is not true that drink alters a man's character. It may reveal it more fully.
-Tom Jones


TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified training facility accredited with the Civil Service Commissionoffers social graces to train professionals and students to be at their best in any situation.


www.talkshop.ph (632) 8945588| Social Graces & Dining Etiquette, Personality Development, Image Enhancement

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Confidence or Competence?



Which is more essential to success – to feel confident or be competent? Surveys show that most companies’top brass choose the former as competence goes to waste, if a person is not aware of his strengths in the first place. In the workplace, one must muster confidence and presence that comes with self-esteem. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO explains, “Professionals must learn to celebrate signature strengths and keep working on developing self-assurance, with every success earned, big or small.”

She offers these simple tips for boosting confidence:

1. Reflect on your strengths. Work on enhancing your forte, skills, and qualities.

2. Use positive body language. Stand tall. Make eye contact. Smile. Avoid tilting head that signals submission.

3. Adjust your focus. Instead of worrying how others see you, express interest in others. Engage and support others. Work on giving rather than getting.

4. Own your strengths. Appreciate your uniqueness and be kind to yourself.

5. Boost your vocabulary. Dump shopworn words like “ok,” ”nice,” and “awesome” that do not mean anything. Do away with fillers like “you know,” “I mean,” “like,” “actually,” “basically.” Practice thinking before talking to ponder on your succeeding lines.

“Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.” - Coco Chanel

TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified training facility that is accredited with the Civil Service Commission helps professionals value their strengths as theyharness the right tone and body language that project self-confidence.

www.talkshop.ph (632) 8945588 Public Speaking & Confidence Building, Power Presentation, Grammar Mastery







Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monday, June 16, 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 a developer of Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) and is accredited by the International English Education Research Association and Civil Service Commission. It also received itsISO certification in 2012.

TalkShop’s client roster includes private organizations, government groups, multinational corporations, and individuals who seek personal growth. It was founded by Sheila Viesca in 2000.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014