DSWD Officers Get Trained in Public Speaking

Social Welfare Officers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) rave about their recently concluded training in public speaking. We have attached their individual testimonies so our blog followers may get a feel of how easy and effective it is to improve one’s confidence and skills in communication with TalkShop as your training partner.


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Jenelma Daet, Social Welfare 11

I have learned a lot from TalkShop. I have been longing for this training to improve myself in public speaking. It’s been worth the wait. It has met my needs and I will be applying everything I learned.

It’s a well-done and concise design yet the learning is over-flowing. TalkShop Consultants are excellent and are the experts in this training field. TalkShop workshop has boosted my self-confidence. The tips given will help me a lot in improving myself.


Divina Buela, Social Welfare Officer 11

I learned a lot from the TalkShop workshop. The program design is all informative. The TalkShop Consultants are excellent. They have expertise in the topic and delivered the lessons very well.

The workshop has boosted my self-confidence and taught me relevant exercise and information about public speaking, which is very vital in my present work.


Charina Capitis, Social Welfare Admin Assistant

I learned a lot. The program is very good and all the topics are interesting and helpful. The TalkShop Consultants are confident and enthusiastic. Right after the training I can cope with my nervousness already.



I learned a lot from TalkShop workshop. The program design is comprehensive. I like all the topics.

The Consultants are experts in their field. My TalkShop training taught me to be brave to talk in public.


Marla Pelobello, Admin Assistant 11

It is my honor to be a part of this TalkShop workshop. It is nice to know and learn from you. The public speaking lessons and exercises are great and applicable to our daily life. I will do my best to apply the things that I have learned. I learned a lot!  The program design is unique and very substantial. I can easily relate and understand the topic especially the frameworks of communication, PREP and PNP.

The TalkShop Consultant shows his expertise in delivering the topic. He gives examples in every topic which makes us understand it clearly. Now I can handle awkward situations without getting sidetracked.


Almado Suarez, Regional Field Coordinator

The TalkShop workshop was well-done with an excellent Consultant.



I’ve learned a lot especially the communications framework. The program design is very good.

Thank you for giving us your time. The Consultant is excellent. TalkShop’s transformative effect is immediate and I will apply all learning when I present during seminars for other employees.


Karen Gabriel

I learned a lot actually. Some were refreshers from my speaking class back in College. I actually enjoyed everything in the workshop.  The TalkShop Consultant is excellent. Now I became more mindful of my presentation styles.


Mara Garcia, Social Welfare Officer 11

I like the group interaction the most. The TalkShop Consultant is well-versed and informative.


Estelito Arenal, Social Worker Officer 11

Thank you for the learning. The program design really fits the audience. What I like most was when the TalkShop Speaker gave examples in his presentations.

TalkShop Consultants show their expertise in public speaking. My self-confidence was built up.


Vanessa Rovelo, Social Welfare Officer 11

Your topics are really practical and applicable. Thanks TalkShop Team. I like the energizers and the whole topic. It’s the first time for me to attend such activity. I became aware about the mistakes I committed in my talks.

Melfred Buraga, Admin Asst. 11

Thank you for the excellent job. God bless you always.

Every area of TalkShop workshop is 5 (Excellent).

Elaine Monale, SWO 11

I learned skills and manners. The program design is innovative. I like the activities.

The Consultant is equipped with the trend skills in public speaking.

I have conquered my fears.

Danica Obana

The program design is very applicable to the need of the audience.

TalkShop Consultant has mastery in his profession.

The workshop gave me more idea on how to present myself to others and become more conscious in using words.

April Marilla, SWO 11

The tips and techniques are very helpful. I like the frameworks the most.

The Consultant is excellent.

Leana Jean Coloma, PDO1

I really appreciate every activity conducted relative to every topic being discussed. Everyone actively participates and enjoys the activities.

The program design is organized. I like before and after scenario performance.

TalkShop Consultant is very approachable and facilitated the activities well.

The workshop has boosted my self-confidence and improved my speaking with credibility.

Mary Ann Yulas

Be confident, conquer your stage fright. Speak from your heart and mind and know what you’re talking, too. I learned enough to make me feel confident.

The program is very interesting especially the dos and donts in public speaking.

The TalkShop Consultant is very informative.

The workshop makes me think that I can do it and conquer my fear of public speaking.

Jam Albert Libanan, PDO 1

The workshop is very helpful especially to our field of work because we get to encounter different types of people. I learned how to deal with other people by means of different frameworks when it comes to effective communication.

I like the positive negative positive approach for most of us deal with clients’ request and beneficiaries.

TalkShop Consultants have great connection with the audience.

The workshop taught me the techniques in effective communication.

Lauren Rose Tamondong

What I like about Talkshop is that the discussion is very light but the topics and ideas were clearly discussed and addressed by the Speaker. It’s a very inspiring good job.

I learned a lot especially the framework in communication and also the dos and don’ts in public speaking.

The flow of the program is good.  What I like most is the way it was discussed and delivered.

They are approachable and they know what they are saying.

It gave more confidence speaking in public.

Imelda Salvador, Project Development Officer 2

The first day of this training what I have done was read the program to know the topics to be tackled in this training. I wondered if I may be bored or will I enjoy. When the Speakers talked I was really impressed and assured to myself that I will learn more from them and I am not mistaken because I will go home after today with full of learning.

I have learned much from the TalkShop workshop. The program design is excellent. I like most the workshop which developed my public speaking well.

Well, Ms. Sheila is excellent because she was able to arouse my interest on this training.

The workshop built up my confidence.


Krizila Decena, Nutritionist

The training was very informative for me and I gained a lot of tips, do’s and don’ts in the field of public speaking.I have learned a lot in the 3 day- training. The program design is very brief yet very informative and interesting.

The TalkShop Consultants are very credible and they were connected with their audience. I become more aware on the do’s and don’t’s in public speaking.

Winnie Sagusay

As the Training Manager, I can say that Talkshop shared so much knowledge and skills to us. It helps us boost our self- confidence in training. Thank you to Sir Dela Fuente and Ms. Viesca.

I cannot number the learning from day 1 to 2. The program design is full of information that will make us more competitive in communication.

TalkShop Consultants are very approachable and skilled Speakers.

There is much transformation that happened to me. I commend TalkShop for sharing with us excellent   presentations.

April Alianza, Training Specialist 111/OIC

Public speaking is important. If you have it then you’re good to go and you can do anything. Excellence is not a skill but an attitude.

I learned a lot of pointers particularly on how to properly introduce a speaker and accepting an award. I also learned that the opening and closing of a speech are important. The program design is very good and significant to my job in DSWD.

They are excellent Speakers.

Public speaking doesn’t have to be extravagant. It’s either you flourish or perish so keep it simple.

As part of management, it is important for me to know how to deal in a conversation with the audience, the clients, rank and file employees, partners, co- employees and the superiors.

I have learned much the do’s and don’t’s in public speaking. It’s simple. The topics I like most is the pixar pitch, the use of framework like the sandwich effect and the PREP method.

The Consultants’ presentation is organized

Awareness of being in public speaking is the transformative effect that TalkShop workshop brought.

Maridel Licerio, Social Welfare Officer 1V

As part of the Management, it is important for me to know how to deal in a conversation with the audience: the clients, rank and file employees, partners, co-employees, and the Superiors.

I have learned much of the dos and don’ts of Public Speaking. The program design is simple. The topics I like most is the PIXAR PITCH, the use of frameworks like sandwich effect and the PREP method.

The Consultants’ presentations are well-organized. Awareness of being in public speaking is the transformative effect of TalkShop’s workshop.

Joy Banaken, SWO 11

Subjects laid down were informative and have been very educational. We still have much to learn when it comes to public speaking but Talkshop has provided good inputs toward mastering such skill.

It was all relevant and creatively delivered with authentic interaction with the participants.

TalkShop Consultants are well- versed with enough knowledge on the topics being discussed. The

workshop has enhanced my self- confidence and provided me with adequate ability to deal with my fear in public speaking.

Dr. Victoria Oquias, Social Welfare Officer 11

I am still in the process of learning. The program is not common.

The Consultant is well- versed about the topic he speaks about. The workshop is applicable to my responsibility as IDCB Alternate in the center I’m working with.

It is applicable to my responsibility as IDCB alternate in the center I am presently working with.

Karen Joy Buzon, Psychologist 1

Training provided by Sir Caloy and Ms. Sheila helped me realize that nervousness is indeed part of being human, more so in public speaking. Even if it is quite a short time, I will reflect on the main points emphasized that will eventually lead me in fulfilling it and make it part of me as well. Kudos to the team!

I learned a lot particularly the content and delivery topics. What I like most is that the RP provided chance for participants to speak their minds through on the spot recitations.

The Consultants are well-versed and knowledgeable on their topics. Their expertise is evident in every discussion they’ve done. The realization is that everybody commits mistakes and that in public speaking I don’t need to be anyone but myself.

Mary Anne Santos, SWD 11

I gained additional knowledge and skills in public speaking. I like developing self-confidence and dealing with nervousness.

TalkShop Consultants are knowledgeable on the topics.


The training really helps me a lot with respect to the techniques on how to become a better public speaker. I learned a lot particularly matters related to public speaking.

The program design is definitely good and applicable to the present set-up. Pixar pitch is the activity that I like most.

TalkShop Consultants are excellent. Now I become more confident and competent in public speaking.


Dr. Amelita Manalong, Medical Specialist

I really enjoyed attending the two-day training about public speaking and hoping that I will be able to practice that I gained when I come back to the office.

I have learned so much from TalkShop about public speaking and proper conduction of different types of speech. The program design is properly conducted and well-explained.

The TalkShop Consultant is knowledgeable and has expertise about the topic. The workshop has been presented with the topics making the participants active during the discussion.

Cynthia, SWO 11

The workshop is very informative. I’ve learned a lot! Keep up the good work, Team TalkShop! The workshop teaches me a lot in terms of the know-how techniques in public and combating myself to deal with fear speaking and standing in front of others.

Great design and I like all topics. The Consultants are good and well-versed on their topic. I’ve transformed into a more relaxed public speaker.

Mark, SWO 11

I personally want to thank TalkShop for giving me the opportunity to attend this workshop since this is my first time. The workshop helps me increase my self-confidence in public speaking as well as to know how to deliver effective communication.

The program design is very interesting since all the participants are very participative especially in the workshop. The Consultant is knowledgeable and knows how to deliver the topic effectively.

The workshop has helped me become confident.

Eloisa De Los Reyes, Psychologist 1

I enjoyed the activities while learning a lot. Thank you so much for the opportunity. I learned the framework of communication, the art of storytelling, organizing, delivering a talk, and mostly, the practical tips.

TalkShop program design is good and effective. I like the workshop. TalkShop Consultants delivered the topics well. The program gave me more confidence in speaking in front of an audience.

Rose Sharon Alcantara, PDO 11- Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

TalkShop training workshop was informative; it is also a venue to review and enhance the skills and knowledge on proper facilitation. It provides info on the dos and don’ts in public speaking.

I like most the activities provided that help us communicate well with others and work with them.

The training Consultants are good, interactive, and can relate with the group. The workshop enhances my capacity to prepare a presentation as M&E Officer. It is my task to provide the power point presentation in all consultation/meeting that we had.

Carol Lana, SWO 1

I learned from the lecture and example of the RP. I was able to validate my personal skills which I am practicing with difficulties. I need to practice more. The program design is excellent.

It’s well-done. Learn to say no in a proper manner when needed especially in workshop results.

The workshop helps me observe myself while speaking in public.


Public Speaking is quite hard to do but if you learn its techniques and strategies, it will make you feel better. I like the interactive and working activity most. It enhances learning from what is being discussed.

For TalkShop Consultants, it’s their field of expertise. No negative comment. Somehow, the discussion/presentation has helped me deliver a speech/conversation using the PREP method.

Jacky Fajardo, SWO 11

TalkShop training is very helpful to me since this will improve my speaking skills with my Superiors and clients as well. This would also help us express our thoughts and ideas clearly to individuals and groups.

I learned a lot especially in expressing myself. The TalkShop Consultant speaks clearly and he seems to be very knowledgeable of the subject-matter.

I learned to speak confidently in public avoiding mannerisms.


I learn some points to consider in public speaking. I like the presentations and the topics. I learned new things. Just hope for personal coaching.

TalkShop Consultants presented well. There was an additional knowledge.


Thank you!

I think I learned a lot from this training. The Resource Speaker has the mastery of the presentations. I learned how to decline a request in good manner and also how to introduce a speaker.

The program design is excellent, understandable, and efficient. I like the interaction with other participants the most.

TalkShop Consultants are good in explaining every topic.

Anna Carmille Lucas, Training Officer

I’m so blessed to be part of the training. This is very useful for me especially in my job. To the training team, TalkShop, God bless and more power to your organization.

I learned so many things especially on the dos and don’ts in public speaking. This is very useful for me as a Training officer because this is my everyday life. I like the activities which enhance the participation of the people in the session hall.

They are one of the best Speakers I met. They delivered the subject-matter and can relate with the participants.

I’m trying to talk in English. I’m shy to use the language for I’m not sure if I can say it right. Today, I try to speak in English little by little.

Justine prince Danielle Bunales, SWO 11

I learned so much about non-verbal communication like gestures and manifestations of a nervous and non-confident person. The program design is good. The area that I like most is the template the Speaker gives which will be highly helpful in my work.

The TalkShop Consultants gave examples which are very helpful for a trainee to visualize and imagine how a certain discussion, concepts, and ideas could be done.

I am inspired. TalkShop saved me from my thoughts that I was weak because I get nervous when I speak in front of the crowd.

Jesusa Arinzo, Dentist

I learned new things which I haven’t heard in any workshops. The program design is well-researched and prepared.

TalkShop Consultants are very knowledgeable of what they are saying. They really show confidence.

This workshop will enhance my way of doing my presentation.

Mario Angelo Pascua

I learned a lot especially the use of PNP and PRA including the proper way of speaking in public. The program design is good which can help a lot improve public speaking.

TalkShop Consultants are well-trained and know the topics very well. The workshop helps me to know more on public speaking.

Jelyn lopez Payatin, SWO 11

This training is very substantial and is very unique compared to other workshops I’ve attended. This helps me enhance my personality/skills/knowledge and attitude especially in speaking in public.

I also learned how to lessen negative feelings like nervousness during public speaking. Good design. All topics are relevant. It’s a job well-done for TalkShop Consultants. To talk more with confidence is the transformative effect of this workshop.

Emelinda Badong, MDO-1

I learned a lot in this training and improved interaction with one another with confidence. The program design is to make the presentation more creative. I like all the topics for they refreshed my mind about effective communication in public speaking.

TalkShop Consultants are effective and efficient in delivering their topics. I start from being simple and learn to improve confidence.

Majel Peracho, SWO 1

I like to talk somehow in public or with others but I get nervous and being shy that I became silent. This public speaking helps me to realize that like what Sir Caloy said that it is not the words we say but how we say it and we would say it with confidence.

I learned many things in public speaking with TalkShop like power pose, delivering a talk, art of storytelling, communication frameworks, signs of security, and voice modulation.

I like the pixar pitch. The consultants are excellent. I will practice what I’ve learned.


Public speaking is very beneficial to us and useful not only at work but also with every day activity. I like all the topics.

TalkShop Consultants are very active with sense of humor. The workshop enlightens me to develop self-confidence.

Luz, Activity Therapist

As an IDCB Alternate, I have difficulty in making feedback, report, documentation, project proposal. But then it is my responsibility to do my task accordingly. With the training, I was given the chance to gain insights in public speaking and to communicate effectively.

I gain knowledge and skills in public speaking on how to communicate effectively in front of others to overcome stage fright.

I like the role playing, singing, presentation, peer group wherein each member was able to perform in front and share my personality.

The Consultants deliver well the module and connect effectively to the participants.

Being able to share my views during group exercises that contribute to the presentation of the team is the transformative effect.

Aessida Valientes, SWO 1

My experience with Talkshop is memorable because I got and learned points in communicating and preparing presentation. I also learned how to introduce a Resource Speaker. I facilitated in one of the activities that I didn’t have any idea how to do it. I aspire to be a good as an emcee for I see myself to be a serious and boring person in front.

The program design is well-explained that I can relate to the topic. I like communicating effectively to your audience.

TalkShop consultants are excellent in their profession and they know how to help their audience.

Norhaniza Airah Calaca, SWO 11

I learned a lot. No words can fully express. Anyway, I really like to emphasize my learning on Pixar pitch, PREP method, and the PNP method. They are beneficial to me as a social worker who always has to speak with lots of people from different backgrounds.

On technicalities, I think the training team has delivered the whole program in an effective manner. On a more personal observation, I think they’re all friendly and who always put a smile on their faces which put at ease the participants.

I think transformation is too early for me to say. But I can say that this training is super duper important. I’m gonna try using this methods I learned in my dealings. You can count on me with that!

On a serious note, I think I’d love to try doing impromptu speeches next time.