"Creative Writing is the mental rehearsal that makes one excel in critical thinking, and even public speaking."
- Sheila Viesca, TalkShop

Monday, January 5, 2015

How to Teach Your Kids to Write

Writing is so essential to success that it pays to teach kids to write early on. As in any skill, practice makes perfect. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO, says, “The process should be viewed as a work progress. Writing at home means time well spent in honing in on this skill. The key is to train kids to think, tap on their creativity, and express themselves freely on paper.”

Viesca enumerates the steps through the writing process:
1. Starting out

Let kids choose their topics. Let them write down ideas to connect their thoughts. The key is to teach them coherence. You may suggest words for them to use in their writing.

2. Writing together

Take charge of a writing project with your children. Gather ideas from each one, and construct the materials gathered into an essay.

3. Guiding them

As kids write, steer them towards the right direction with questions that stir ideas.

4. Independent writing

As kids improve, note that they will use wider vocabulary and experiment with language. This is the time to teach them to edit and polish their works. And just keep them going.

TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified training facility accredited with the Civil Service Commission holds your kids’ hands through the process of writing to help them to express themselves effectively and creatively. Writing courses are offered for budding and professional writers who are looking to find their voice and polish their style.

“The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.”-J. K. Rowling

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

How to Write an Engaging Blog

With so many interesting content in Social Media, bloggers have their work cut out for them. They now simply must write in an engaging voice toexpand readership. The tone will depend on the audience which the blog intends to attract.

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO, advises, “A blog is your personal brand. It speaks aboutyour message, and carries your image. Remember to adopt the appropriate tone as you connect to your audience. She offers the following tips:

1. Choose your area of expertise. Writing about your passion will make your writing come alive.

2. Decide on the frequency. How often will you post. Consistency matters.

3. Write great content. Offer fun facts and practical tips, answer a question, make people laughto engage them.

4. Do the pre-work. Get a headstart with enough materials early on.

5. Write catchy headlines.

6. Use images for visual effect.

www.talkshop.ph (632) 8945588 Critical Thinking, Creative Writing, Blogging 101, Management Communication, Grammar Mastery

Monday, August 4, 2014

12 Most Misunderstood Words in English

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Thursday, June 19, 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 the developer of Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) and is accredited by the International English Education Research Association and Civil Service Commission. It also received its ISO certification in 2012.
TalkShop’s client roster includes private organizations, government groups, multinational corporations, and individuals who seek professional advancement and personal growth. It was founded by Sheila Viesca in 2000.