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

Friday, October 28, 2011

What is Personal Development?

If you are aiming for success, personal development should rank high in your “must do” list. There is a need to enhance your persona to bring about positive change. It all starts with building your confidence by polishing your personality. With personality covering so many aspects, a holistic, personal development program will be most beneficial.

What is personality development? How important are the skills to be learned? What should a good personality development program cover?

TalkShop walks you through a comprehensive Personality Development and Social Graces Program that goes beyond the surface. Cleanliness, Urbanity & Good Grooming, The New York Walk, Service Etiquette, Dining & Party Manners, Grammar Mastery, and Grooming 101 with Makeover are just a few of the relevant topics that will equip you and your staff with the polish that incorporates your corporate branding.

Beyond the basics, TalkShop’s Personality Development & Social Graces Program nourishes the inner being with emotional wellness from which stems a positive outlook and self-esteem. This part of the program covers Understanding Self, Values Enhancement, Changing for the Better, Setting Goals, Clarifying Values, and Personal Management.

Reinvent yourself and your team. Give your company the winning edge. Learn from this useful, meaningful program by Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO. While others may undermine the value of attending a Personality Development workshop, the soft skills are not that easy to learn. In a world gone impersonal and indifferent, learning and practicing courtesy, good grooming and manners, being sensitive, likeable, and positive are sure to give you the edge and pave the way to success. For inquiries and reservations, log on to www.talkshop.ph or call (632) 894-5588 / (632) 501-5427.

What is a Copywriter?

The future looks bright for a copywriter with the advent of the internet. Today, a copywriter’s skills are in great demand, with expanded opportunities on-line – email, website content, SEO blogging, and the Social Media – on top of writing for traditional media.

What is copywriting? How does it differ from technical writing? Is SEO writing complicated? How does one write a blog? If you are aspiring to be a copywriter and need to hone your skills, you may be wondering about what it takes to becoming a good copy writer.

TalkShop will answer all these as it holds your hand with Creative Writing Workshops that will harness your creativity. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO explains, “TalkShop’s two-fold approach draws out your analytical side to set organization and logic into place, and engages your creativity for color and character in your writing. Both are keys to effective copywriting that influences, persuades, and sells.”

To her credit, Viesca is the published author of “Quintessence of Creative Writing,” a 21-Day journal that has changed the life and perspectives of many professionals who used to cringe at the thought of writing compositions, only to find out that with the right approach, they can excel in writing and even make a significant impact in their life and earning capacity. Sheila Viesca is also a faculty member at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), the Philippines’ premiere graduate school where she teaches Research Writing.

Learn the ropes of Creative Writing, a comprehensive program that will teach writers how to merge logic with creativity, master the 12 tenses, learn presentation techniques and mastery, and engage in self-editing techniques, among others. The workshop package comes with pretest to gauge the proficiency level of participants and determine their thinking style, a posttest to measure improvements, hard bound, copyrighted course materials, certificate with international affiliation, and 3-month monitoring to assess the progress of each participant. For queries and reservations, log on to www.talkshop.ph or call (632) 894-5588 and (632) 501-5427.

Monday, October 24, 2011

What is Leadership

What is leadership? What are the different leadership styles? What are the leadership skills that can boost one’s effectiveness at work and in all social situations? What leadership qualities define a good leader? There are many leadership quotes and leadership training that point to the importance of evolving work and personal skills. And then there is management. What is Management? Do we need to separate leadership and management roles? Where does one start to meet the other? How can a manager make an effective leader and vice versa?

John C. Maxwell, leadership expert, author, and speaker explains, “leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, and assigned,” and that a leader “knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” These definitions draw the distinctions between the leadership and management functions. Managers delegate and manage, leaders inspire. Managers are focused on the work at hand; leaders set their sights on the horizon. Managers are task-oriented, leaders are visionary.
A good balance in the number of managers and leaders is the key to running an organization smoothly. Though leadership and management are separate functions, a good mix of managerial qualities and leadership skills may be found in talented members of your team. Yes, leaders can be good managers, and some managers do make strong leaders.

Let TalkShop handle your leadership training requirements with our Effective Leadership workshop. Starting out with assessment of leadership styles using the Enneagram among other personality evaluation tools, we offer a holistic training program that dwells on the leadership process for comprehensive leadership development. Relevant topics such as Assertiveness Training, Goal Setting, Interpersonal Relationships, Nonverbal Proficiency, Developing Life Purpose, reinforced with leadership activities enhancing dynamics between leader and team are in store. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO customizes your leadership development training, tying these up with your company mission, vision, objectives, and core values for a well-rounded, enriching, values-laden program. Call (632) 894-5588 and (632) 501-5427, or log on to http://www.talkshop.ph for more details.

Friday, October 21, 2011

What is ESL?

ESL has become a byword among those who seek to advance in their careers. English as a Second Language is now part of many business trainings as young and seasoned professionals alike recognize the importance of using effective communication when dealing with superiors, direct reports, suppliers, and customers. ESL classes teach all language skills targeting improvement in social skills and job performance. What are the best ESL lessons? What guarantee do ESL students have that they will acquire the needed competencies in there ESL classes?

In learning ESL, there is a need to have evolved trainers who can teach accuracy, fluency, sensibility, and personality all at the same time. Therefore, one needs to do some research on the integrity of an ESL school and trainer in designing customized ESL lesson plans and addressing the particular needs of students. TalkShop, a premiere training consultancy in the Philippines, has become the trusted partner of ESL students who aspire to master communicative language skills, find their niche, and enjoy the benefits of influencing people with their ability to communicate well. After introducing Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in workshop designs, TalkShop has evolved its ESL lesson plans and method to marry the teaching styles of the West with the learning styles of the East, resulting in the birth of Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) which Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO, developed and registered as a teaching method in 2002.

Why study ESL? To any person who has recognized its importance, there is great opportunity. Whether a student or an executive, employed or self-employed, a salesperson, an educator, a manager, or even a stay-home parent, a person broadens his horizon as he expands his language skills.

The learner becomes a better communicator after discovering the value of clear expression and logical thinking. The writer and the seasoned speaker improve their income and possibly help so many others to discover their talents as they find their own niche. There is no ceiling once a person develops the skills to communicate effectively and sell his ideas.

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO, leads the team of ESL trainers who are devoted to the art of teaching ESL. Promote your personal brand, find your niche, boost your sales, motivate your team, or just find enjoyment in learning during your spare time – log on to http://www.talkshop.ph – and find out how. For more information, call (632) 894-5588 and (632) 501-5427.

What is Technical Writing?

In the Information Age, Technical Writing has become a culture as we integrate technology into our lifestyle. Samples of technical writing abound in our lives – from creative writing to varied forms of professional writing. Writing prompts functionality and promotes ease when using how-to books in our library, the user manuals that come with every electronic gadget and electrical appliance, even the cookbooks in our kitchen.

What is technical writing? What are the technical writing techniques? How complicated is a technical writing report? Technical writing is a specialized form of professional writing that informs, instructs, promotes, and sells. Technical writing finds application in all industries. Whatever the field, a technical writer must know his audience, write clearly and concisely to suit the purpose.

Whether you need to prepare a technical writing report, write a how-to manual, come up with a product insert, or write about writing, you have to express all-important details in a simple interesting manner, and eliminate the guesswork that accompany technical jargons.

Learn the ropes of technical writing in interactive, communicative workshops by TalkShop. Learn how to write in an organized manner, stay accurate with details, and engage your readers’ interest. The workshops come replete with pre and post assessment of participants, a hardbound, copyrighted compendium as a writing guide, and 3-month proofreading assistance for sustained monitoring of your teams’ writing progress.

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO steers the writing class to promote your company’s branding with technical writing exercises that are meaningful, relevant, and targeted to your training needs. For more information, call (632) 894-5588 and (632) 501-5427.

What is Grammar?

What is Grammar?

If you find the correct use of English grammar to be a struggle, you are not alone. If you ask, will I ever master the principles of grammar to do away with gaffes while speaking and writing, you are in good company. Principles of grammar can get tricky at times. Even the best writers and speakers do get confused with the simplest sentence construction.

This is where grammar check comes in. What is a verb? How do I fit in prepositions? The Net is handy for this purpose. Surf and check the rules of grammar with just a click. You can also bank on that old reliable school book sitting on your bookshelf. Still, it is best to master grammar and make it your friend. Because while we tend to be more forgiving with slip-ups while conversing, it will not do to carry these over to the business setting. As far as presentation and writing goes, we need to establish a professional image for credibility to be able to persuade, influence, and close that sale. Fluency and accuracy are called for, spot on.

TalkShop shows you how with Grammar Mastery and Public Speaking courses that will carry you through your writing and presentation tasks. Sheila Viesca, CEO takes on corporate trainings that are customized to each client’s needs. The package comes with pre and post assessment of participants, a hardbound copy of copyrighted materials – an ideal grammar and English guide, plus 3-month monitoring to continually assess improvements. Call (632) 894-5588 or 501-5427.