PNOC Testimonials: Business Writing and Grammar Mastery (Batch 3)

PNOC Business Writing and Grammar Mastery

PNOC Business Writing and Grammar Mastery


TalkShop CEO Sheila Viesca Trains Senior Officers of Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC)

TalkShop CEO Sheila Viesca Trains Senior Officers of Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC)

TalkShop Business Writing and Grammar Mastery Training ,  12-14 November 2013      Division Chiefs and Senior Officers – Philippine National Oil Company, Bonifacio Global City

The Division Chiefs and Senior Officers of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) are part of the third batch of participants who undergo TalkShop’s Business Writing and Grammar Mastery workshop.  TalkShop CEO Sheila Viesca handles the program with her team. 

Participants attend a 3-day workshop that exposes them to activities in writing, speaking, and presenting.   TalkShop pioneers Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop design and is considered the industry leader in communication training and personal effectiveness programs.  All the activities during workshops are geared towards bringing out the best in the participants as they affirm their voice and develop both their communication and leadership competencies.


Participants talk about their experience and confirm that learning never stops and is always fun with TalkShop:   


Helen Alfonso, Senior R.S., PNOC


            Talkshop’s Business Writing and Grammar Mastery workshop served its purpose and it was a refresher course for me. I remembered all the lessons I learned in writing. The TalkShop consultants are confident, engaging, and exude excellent capability on the subject matter. I gained better confidence in speaking in front and shared my thoughts. The workshop was lively. TalkShop, I had fun!



Alberto A. Aytona, PNOC


I learned more about the different tenses, jargons, superfluities and redundancies. I have improved in making business letters and memos. TalkShop enhanced my knowledge on the proper usage of words and grammar. I now have the courage to speak in front of many people. Well organized workshop, TalkShop!



Josieta Baguio, AOIII, PNOC


            The lessons in the workshop are very easy to understand. I learned parts of speech, verbal and written communication. The TalkShop consultants are very nice and friendly. My fear of public speaking has been lessened and even conquered. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping us improve our weakness in communication.



Sarah Jane O. Buenviaje, Senior Management Accounts Specialist, PNOC


            The workshop is an awesome, fun-filled and enriching experience! I was given the chance to articulate once again and express myself in public speaking. I have refreshed my mind with the subject-verb agreement, different tenses and parts of speech.  I can use the knowledge to teach my sons their English lessons! I will definitely recommend TalkShop to my friends and family.



Stella Cayetano, Senior Research Specialist, PNOC


            TalkShop helped me a lot in improving my style in memo and business letter writing. Even if I found it hard to speak publicly, I presented my short piece. I can now spot the flaws when I write memos and business letters. I hope to improve after taking this course. I also conquered my fear of public speaking. Taking this workshop was a different learning experience for me. Thank you Ms. Sheila Viesca and Ms. Cecile Matulac for imparting your knowledge!



Juvy Y. Ceballos, Budget Officer, PNOC


The skills I acquired and developed will help me do my job better. The course is a good tool to further build up my confidence in writing and speaking. The compendium is a good reference. My English grammar was reviewed after attending this workshop. I am thankful to the PNOC Management and the TalkShop team for dedicating their time to make all this happen.



Eduardo B. Cleofe, Planning Officer, PNOC


The design of TalkShop workshop covers a wide range of important pointers to remember when speaking and writing. TalkShop helped me improve on my command of the English language. The TalkShop consultants are very knowledgeable in the subject. Ms. Sheila Viesca is a very competent educator. Through this workshop, I gained more confidence in speaking and writing in English. Hopefully in the future, I want to be exposed in speaking in front of an audience and be an effective speaker.



Loi Collantes, COIII, PNOC


The workshop is lively and not stressful. It refreshed my mind of the correct grammar usage. The TalkShop consultants are efficient and capable. I enjoyed the workshop. Thank you, TalkShop and PNOC!



Grace Espino, Private Secretary II, PNOC


            The design of the workshop is interesting. I liked practicing oral communication with my fellow participants. I learned that first it is important to speak from the heart and to be yourself, grammar comes after that. The TalkShop consultants are wonderful, patient and well-equipped. Thanks to TalkShop, I became confident in expressing myself.



Deanne Lesley M. Fontanilla, Accountant III, PNOC


In this workshop, I liked the exercises because they were fun and enjoyable. I learned a lot since the common errors in grammar were tackled. I liked all the activities that encourage participation. The TalkShop consultants are very good teachers and excellent speakers. The workshop was a confidence booster, TalkShop!



Bernabella C. Labro, Executive Assistant, PNOC


My questions on writing have been answered during this 3-day workshop. The workshop was systematic and comprehensive. The TalkShop lessons are clear and concise. I liked applying what we learned in the activities. I have now the ability to use correct tenses in sentences. My confidence is now developed in the best of ways. Thanks for conducting this practical workshop, TalkShop team!


Bembette T. Ladip, Executive Assistant, PNOC


            I really appreciate the compendium because it’s a compilation of things I want to learn again. The compendium is truly handy. I feared speaking in front but it helped me gain confidence when I face the audience. Ms. Sheila Viesca knows her craft and her experience added a lot in our learnings.



Lou Albert Laurel, PNOC


            I am grateful that the company provided a workshop like this for the improvement of my communication skills. The workshop was designed that can be appreciated. I like the games. My vocabulary has improved. The TalkShop consultants know the subject matter well and taught lessons for easy understanding. TalkShop is the best English school indeed.



Rachelmina T. Macapas, PNOC


I am now aware of grammatical errors whenever I write. I liked the topic on parallelism, verbs and adverbs. The TalkShop consultants taught me how to correct the mistakes. I am also very thankful for having attended the TalkShop workshop on Business Writing. I am now equipped with the better understanding and appreciation of the English language. This will surely help me in my work.



Charming Natividad, PNOC


I have learned a lot in this workshop especially on modifiers and superfluities. My memory was refreshed on the basic topics. The TalkShop consultants know what they teach. I would like to attend an in-depth workshop on public speaking in the future with TalkShop.



Alice S. Ortencio, PNOC


            Once again, my interest in writing has been renewed. Writing has been my passion but I am not confident with writing. I seldom write and hope to develop it further. The TalkShop consultants are experts. I hope to learn more about writing, expressing and sharing my ideas.





Nanette L. Pecson, PNOC


The design was very well suited to us. The grouping was a key factor in the success of the group’s learning. The TalkShop consultants are cooperative, experienced, and accommodating.



Parrish B. Pisig, Senior Accounts Management Specialist, PNOC


            The workshop is indeed an eye-opener and there was never a dull moment. This has made me aware of the things I should and should not do when writing or speaking. During the workshop, I became more confident. It was all thanks to the well-equipped and highly motivational TalkShop consultants; for they brought a whole range of experience that they shared with us.



Thix Tripulca, PNOC


I learned so many things today like subject-verb agreement, twelve tenses, parallelism and consistency. I can now write letters and memos logically. The TalkShop consultants are competent and know what they are teaching. I have more confidence in memo and business letter writing. I am interested in learning presentation skills and public speaking from TalkShop.



P. Dionisio R.E. Reyes, Division Chief, PNOC


I learned a lot from the session because I realized my mistakes in composing letters. I learned how to construct better sentences and make them coherent. The workshop was worth going through. I hope I could remember them when I get back to work. Ms. Sheila Viesca and Ms. Cecile Matulac are excellent consultants. Thanks, TalkShop, we had a great time learning.



Kevin Ray T. Salvatierra, Financial Analyst III, PNOC


The TalkShop workshop was very educational and has helped us recall past English lessons that were forgotten. We learned a lot of new things. It is easier for me to create better memos and business letters. I liked the design of the workshop because it was entertaining and I had fun with everyone. The TalkShop consultants are very interactive and approachable.



Maria Corazon B. Tulay, PO IV, PNOC


I enjoyed listening to the lessons. I learned a lot about words and phrases that I often use in my memos and letters. There were a lot of no-no’s and don’ts. I was introduced to many substitutes for the redundancies, superfluities and jargons. I liked speaking in front the most. It was challenging for me because I am not used to public speaking. TalkShop is the best communication training school. My confidence was built in this workshop. I find the 3-days extremely fruitful.


Lhen Vergara, Senior Research Specialist, PNOC


I am not gifted with good spoken communication skills and that is why I was excited to attend this workshop. The TalkShop consultants are very patient and kind to the participants. I learned a lot from them like common mistakes, what to avoid and how to apply the tenses. They also listened to our suggestions. TalkShop gives the best English lessons. I appreciated that it is okay to make mistakes as long as we learn from them. No regrets and I had a great time.



Gliceria M. Villalobos, Accountant IV, PNOC


I have found out that there are many phrases I normally use in writing letters that are not applied anymore. I also learned about the different tenses, points on memo preparation, and superfluities and redundancies to be avoided. I appreciate all the topics TalkShop prepared in this workshop because it updates us on proper tense use and other important uses in grammar.  Thanks Ms. Sheila Viesca.



Raquel Villanueva, PRO, PNOC


The workshop was a very effective refresher course for me. The English language is consistently evolving and I learned a lot like new forms and usage. I liked the topic on adjectives, adverbs and idioms. The TalkShop consultants are truly engaging.

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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