“Personal effectiveness is the core of our business.”
- Sheila Viesca, TalkShop

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

TalkShop Speech & Presentation Mastery for UN Spokespersons


TalkShop, the country’s premier English communication school, completed Speech and Presentation Mastery for International Organization for Migration (IOM) on March 29 and 30, 2021. The virtual learning course was designed for IOM frontliners and spokespersons to develop their proficiency in crafting the right messages and confidently presenting them to various target audiences.

IOM is a partner of governments in facilitating, regulating, and making policies for migration. Part of the United Nations system, this organization services and advises migrants to enable them to reap the benefits of humane and orderly migration. IOM’s agenda – focused on migration and its links to economic, social, and cultural development – and related issues on international migration law, national migration policies, protection of migrants' rights, migration health, and the gender dimension of migration are challenging to discuss. They must be effectively communicated by the IOM frontliners and spokespersons to government leaders, migrants, NGO partners, and a long list of other multi-sectoral stakeholders. Within this context, TalkShop framed the learning activities of Speech and Presentation Mastery for IOM.



Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO & Corporate Communications Guru
, ensured that the course content and methodology drew inspiration from, integrated scenarios from, and built on the participants’ vast experience in stakeholder engagement while aiming for upskilling. Broadly, the course had two segments: 1) language competencies, presentation techniques, and confidence building; and 2) fortifying audience rapport and facilitation skills.

Through a workshop that combined informative lectures, interactive discussions, video presentations, and individual pre-work – TalkShop Speech and Presentation Mastery for IOM covered specific learning activities on (a) speaking with purpose; (b) audience analysis; (c) storytelling and speech craft; (d) positive scripting; (e) power intro and closing; (f) listening and influencing skills; and (g) media training. Moreover, the course was responsive to the new normal’s demand for the use of virtual platforms in meetings and presentations. Thus, integral to the course are the learning activities on creating the right impression online – from ultimate introductions, to models of presentation, to visual impact and gravitas.

Ms. Viesca underscores, “While the pandemic has slowed down the world and borders have been closed, International Organization for Migration continues to champion opportunities for migrants. We at TalkShop look forward to roll out more training programs for IOM spokespersons to lead clear, coherent, and powerful discourse and debate on issues in migration.”

Monday, June 22, 2020

The Power of HERE and NOW

HERE and NOW are two of life’s most important commodities.

It’s up to you to claim your right to be at your best right where you are at this very moment.

Every effort matters.
Every moment counts.

Sharing my two cents❤️

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Grammar Proficiency

Grammar proficiency is not the be-all-end-all of good communication. Why master it? So when it’s time to get the message across, you can concentrate on the points that matter. Tap greater opportunities with TalkShop, the best English school in the Philippines. Sign up today and be trained by the country’s leading communication experts. info@talkshop.ph | (63) 917 790 5588


Saturday, June 13, 2020

Do It Right


It is not enough that you do the right thing... You Must Do It Right

Decency. Fairness. Goodness. Virtue. Uprightness. Rectitude. We may not have the same term for righteousness. But I hope we can agree that when it is the prevailing attitude, happiness and success go together.


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Master the Art of Storytelling

Art of Storytelling



Tap greater opportunities by mastering storytelling skills with TalkShop, the best English school in the Philippines. Sign up today and be trained by the country’s leading communication experts.

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