Showing posts with label Workshop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Workshop. Show all posts

Friday, March 13, 2020

Aspire to Be An Author as CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO, ARDY ROBERTO, MAKIWANDER, AND RICKY LEE Mentors in Writing Workshop

9:37:00 PM

If these renowned people in the industry didn't inspire you to aspire to become a writer? Well, we can say that you have a different talent but if your talent is with words and pen, then you should be part of this workshop.

Charo Santos-Concio, Ardy Roberto, Makiwander, and Ricky Lee will train aspiring authors in the first-ever author search and mentoring program of ABS-CBN Books dubbed “Project Foreword.” Through this new program, writer-participants have a chance to collaborate with some of the country’s most respected authors in creating and having their original works published and promoted by ABS-CBN Books.

Project Foreword was launched last Monday, March 9, with the introduction of its four mentors Ricky, Ardy, Makiwander, and Charo.

First on the list of mentors is ABS-CBN’s chief content officer and author of “My Journey: The Story of an Unexpected Leader” Charo Santos-Concio, who aside from being a media icon has also established herself as an award-winning dramatic actress and the voice of compelling life stories through the drama anthology program “MMK.”

As such, Charo said she deeply values characterization in a story. “The characters have to resonate with me; I really have to know them so well. So the narrative that you bring your characters to has to be engaging.”

Award-winning entrepreneur and sought-after inspirational speaker Ardy Roberto, who has also authored multiple books, including “The Happy Entrepreneur” and “The Heart of Healing”—which won the Gintong Aklat Award for Best Inspirational Book in 2010—is also one of the mentors.

“The fastest-growing segment in publishing is inspirational books. So, me, I'm looking for writers and authors who still believe that miracles still happen and that heroes still exist. . .,” Ardy said.

Meanwhile, Mari Kris De Luna Ogang, known by her readers as Makiwander, is a writer who amassed a following on Wattpad. A winner of The Watty Awards, Maki has already published nine books including the novel adaptation of the Black Sheep film “Between Maybes.”

“This is a good opportunity to invite new generation of writers, they don’t have to be young or new, this is also for those who are dreaming to submit and be published by ABS-CBN,” she shared.

Completing the roster of mentors is multi-awarded screenwriter, novelist, and playwright Ricky Lee, who is perhaps one of the most respected writers in the country for his immense contribution in Philippine theater and cinema. Some of his brainchild include the films “Himala,” “Karnal,” “Muro-Ami,” and “Anak,” as well as the screenplay manual “Trip To Quiapo” and the novel “Para Kay B.”

“If you want to write, you write—whether you’re inspired, have a deadline, to be paid, or joining a contest, you write. Like a baker who makes bread, or a doctor who treats illnesses, as a writer, you write. Don’t wait for any reason, it’s your deal, you write (Kung gusto mong magsulat, magsulat ka—whether inspired ka, o may deadline, o may bayad, o may contest, magsulat ka. Gaya ng panadero, kailangan gumawa ng tinapay, ang doktor kailangang manggamot, eh ikaw manunulat ka, dapat magsulat ka. 'Wag kang maghintay ng rason para magsulat, it’s your deal, you write),” Ricky advised budding writers.

Interested writers can submit their original, previously unpublished works until April 6 for a chance to be a part of Project Foreword.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

10 Things To Do For A Better Professional Blogging Summit Experience

6:42:00 AM

In most seminars, workshop, or training that are conducted, participants tend to catch and remember only 10% to 30% of what's presented. Specially if there are no visual or hard copy of the materials. But since we are now in the age of digital and in the verge of resources depletion we should take into consideration opting with hard copies. So, Kwento Ni Toto want to share 10 simple things that you can do to make your Professional Blogging Summit experience worth it. Here are some of the suggestions that we come up with to help attendees learn and enjoy more.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

3M Philippines & Summit Media's 2nd Good Ideas Workshop

5:07:00 AM

How many people do you think knows how to organize?  Actually, I'm not sure also but as far as I know most organized persons are the Moms.  No offense to the Dads but if I'm going to have a ratio of its 1:5.  One Dad out of Five Moms knows their stuff in the house.  Hopefully, especially now that the number of Stay At Home Dads are increasing.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Discovering My Talent!

6:00:00 AM

It seems that this month class are already on period of getting clearances and graduation practices so, summer vacation is already up and teens and kids will have lots of time to do the things that they like.  Of course with the guidance of their parents and guardians.  So what's the best way to spend summer aside vacation, attend workshops!

My Talent Summer Workshop, now on its fifth year, continues to provide teens and adults with the perfect tools to develop their talents, and artistry. My Talent has also found a new home on the 3rd floor of a new mini-mall called 500 Shaw Boulevard. Classes will run April 10 to May 31.

Under the directorship of stage veteran Audie Gemora, My Talent offers the freshest staple of courses, which includes classes for Voice (training the ear, learning vocal technique, developing a singing style), Instruments (learning to play piano, guitar, violin or drums), Musical Theater (learning Broadway style performance combining the three disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing), Street Dance (the latest dance grooves taught by today's freshest hip hop dancers), Modeling (Super model Rissa Mananquil mentors aspiring models on grooming, posing, doing the cat walk, giving pointers on the ins and outs of the fashion and commercial modeling industry) and Pop Performance (with Audie as coach, learn song interpretation, mastering live performance, packaging, pointers on pursuing a singing career).

This year, My Talent introduces three exciting new courses – Acoustic (with no less than acoustic prince Jimmy Bondoc sharing first hand how to develop one’s own singing style and performing with a guitar or piano as accompaniment), Acting for Television and Film (acquire acting techniques in preparation for a career in showbiz), Hosting (discover the basic rudiments of public speaking, hosting for both live events and television).

For inquiries, call 654-7452/ 3845578 or cell phone numbers 0922-5916060 / 0915-7460756.

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