“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

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Personality Development Training Reviews

Personality Development
December 10, 2017

Personality Development Training Reviews

Dear Ms. Sheila,
I am glad to have TalkShop as our training provider for the 7-day training program. Thank you for the expertise you have been sharing with the DOT employees. The discussions during our workshops have been worthwhile and informative. We find them very helpful in our day-to-day work in the office.
Again, thank you for being our partner in this endeavor.

Jerlie Ganiga, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training

Maritess Ballester, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
I learned a lot. I like everything. TalkShop Consultant is very good. The workshop has enhanced my knowledge on other countries, dealings with foreign nationals, and in the way I carry myself.

Juan Domingo, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
I learned a lot from the report writing, behavior analysis, and the other aspects of office etiquette. The program was well-designed to make the participants learn the subject-matter easily.  TalkShop Facilitators are all experts in their chosen subject. I become more inspired to work more competently, and in dealing with my fellow participants.

Personality Development Training Reviews

Consuelo Gestopa, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
I gave TalkShop 5 in every area. The program is very informative with a well-prepared and assertive Speaker.

Angela Fagufao, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
This is an eye opener for me. I look forward to engaging your services for training our Tourism Stakeholders in the Cordilleras. This is a refreshing learning. The TalkShop Consultant is engaging and excellent. Now I became more participative and look forward to applying the learning.

Stalingrad Samson, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
I liked the personality discovery the most. The workshop reinforced my knowledge about myself and allowed me to know my peers better.
Agnes Marie Ocampo, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
I learned a lot today in terms of physically presenting oneself through the proper wardrobe, make-over, and implementing the fine dining etiquette. The TalkShop program design appealed to everyone with none feeling left out.
The TalkShop Consultants came prepared. They are good at what they do.  After all these years, I started putting on make-up once again. Maybe it’s about time to bring out my kit again.

Personality Development Training Reviews

Gayle Sevilla, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
I learned a lot of self-discovery tools.  Everything about this experience is great. I was able to analyze myself better.

Ryan Carlos, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
TalkShop program should be implemented and applied in all government agencies. I had so much learning all through out.  There are lots of insights every day. Everything is in order. The Consultants shared their knowledge and experience excellently. The workshop made us understand ourselves better.

Evelyn Macayayong, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
Having a receptive nature, I welcome opportunities to better myself, in order to better serve others as well as teach others in the unit. I learned so much from these training and still hunger for more. The sessions on diplomacy, personality types, make-up/dressing and etiquette at the dinner table are extremely helpful and essential.
All of the TalkShop Facilitators are truly interesting as they shared their expertise and insights on the various subject-matters. I can say that I am more confident with the use of prepositions, storytelling and know how to make my speeches and PR’s and messages impactful.  I enjoyed all exercises – from the storytelling, the 6 talking hats, to the personality type profiling.

Personality Development Training Reviews

Ma. Valle Congzon, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
I appreciated the effort of the TalkShop Resource Speakers to share their knowledge and expertise in an experiential and interesting manner. I learned so much on today’s session on diplomacy/protocol and personality development. I like the hands-on demonstration on fine dining including wine appreciation, proper make-up application, among others.
Ms. Sheila Viesca and her Consultants are very knowledgeable. Their discussions were very interesting and exciting. I have gained so much and improved my self-confidence in dealing with different types of people.

Bobby Gigantone, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
“Ms. Sheila Viesca, you are a wonderful teacher. You are everything one could look for in a good mentor. You groomed us to be professional and made coaching with you an interesting and memorable experience. I will always be grateful for your support and kindness. Your IQ and EQ are evident throughout the time you were guiding us to stretch our potentials.”
This learning is nothing but excellent. Everything matches the needs of the organization. The TalkShop Consultant is an exemplary and dedicated facilitator.  I appreciate the good example you have shown – from the tenacity purpose, to the sense of balance and organization. Everything was on point.

Jerlie Ganiga, Department of Tourism, Foreign Service Training
 I have learned a lot from this workshop. The Facilitator is indeed an expert in the field. The program design is well-planned.  The Consultants are all good. They have met all our expectations via the module given. With all the discussions and interaction about the topics discussed, the new learning and insights enhanced our motivation to do better, particularly in leadership and the exercise of our communication skills.

Personality Development Training Reviews

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Selfie, Not Self-Fear

In recent years, campaigns by brands for women have been focused on the empowerment of women by building up their self-confidence.

Always feminine hygiene products introduced a new meaning to like a girl. The phrase is intended as an insult, and usually spoken by boys to challenge other boys: You throw like a girlor You fight like a girl,they chant mockingly. Girls are also made to believe that doing something like a girl is a negative thing, and it causes them to lose confidence in how great they can actually be.

What Always did was to turn like a girlinto something amazing. This is how they did it:

Dove is another brand that is associated strongly with addressing confidence issues. The beauty bar talks to women who struggle to be confident in their own skina common issue among women all over the word.

The first campaign, Real Beauty Sketches, demonstrates how hard women are on themselves about the way they look. They obsess on their flaws and overlook what makes them beautiful.

The follow-up campaign, Choose Beautiful, encourages women to see themselves in a better light, through the encouragement of other women.

These are just a few among many other campaigns that brands worldwide have been pushing in order to help women believe in themselves.

What brings about such low self-esteem in the first place? Why are we so quick to judge one another? Why is it necessary to bring ourselves, and in the process, others down?

The short answer is this: insecurity.

When we are insecure about ourselves, we judge others the same way we judge ourselves. We pick apart how they look or behave, how they dress or speak, how they think, and what they believe. We also ridicule the ones who do exude self-confidence, and see them as vain, conceited, or delusional.

What we have to realize is this: there is no competition when it comes to greatness. Possessing talent is not something that is limited to only a certain number of people. Being successful is a personal measure and not a comparison to someone else and his or her own achievements.

When insecurity gets the better of us, it hinders us from focusing on our own development and the opportunities or blessings we are given. It prevents us from recognizing the good in others because we cannot see the good in ourselves. It scares us from seeing how good we truly are.

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.