TalkShop, a premiere facility that specializes in English language training and corporate communication workshops, offers storytelling workshops for professionals, educators, school administrators, parents, and students who wish to develop their skills in the creative art of storytelling.
“With the harried pace of life, parents just do not have time to engage their children in the many benefits of storytelling. And there are many—kids develop their listening and sequencing skills, enhance visual imagery, build vocabulary, develop literacy, learn values, insights, good habits, and hone communication skills—that are essential to success, setting into place an excellent knowledge base,” says Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO.
Viesca pursues this as a spin-off from personal experience with her son. “I noted that buying good books for my son was not enough to get him started. There is a marked difference in the face-to-face encounter with storytelling, allowing me to engage my son. I introduce each character to him, breathe spirit into the story which takes on emotion for an added dimension. I then ask him to illustrate his own page to build his self-esteem and creativity,” she explains.
Viesca is currently the in-house storyteller at Fully Booked. It is also her second year as language expert with the Enfakid A+ Gain System campaign for which she evaluates learning programs for women and children.