Workshops

Sharing you workshops that are handled by Mommy Ginger’s Manila Workshops.

Vlogging seems to be an “in” thing now. I can’t believe that there is this kid who earns 26 Billion US Dollars since he started way back in 2015. He earns 22 Million Dollars in 12 months. Read the full article here.

I’m sure that this is the dream of every child, because of the unlimited toys that he/she would receive. It would also be the dream of every parent since this kid is set for life!

You need not look far as we have a lot of moms and kids who vlog in the Philippines. I interviewed some mom and kid vloggers two years ago, and it was already something that was being enjoyed by a few parents with their kids: https://mommyginger.com/philippines-mommy-kid-vloggers-creating-youtube-channels.html

Personally, my daughter and I have been enjoying vlogging. Even if our main intent is to record our precious moments with each other and not really as something that we can earn from, we’d love to know how to become better at it!

So this summer of 2019, Manila Workshops is bringing you one of its Manila Workshops Originals which is its Vlogging 101 for Kids. The speakers for this workshop are the sweet couple Omni & Bryce of #TheClingyFam.

In this session, kids and parents will learn how to turn their moments into wonderful vlogs! The course covers the following highlights:

  • Doing it right the first time.
  • The right mindset, purpose, and equipment that can help kickstart your vlogging career.
  • Youtube Basics: On Branding
  • How to properly present yourself and make your vlog standout
  • Youtube Basics : Setting Your Channel Up
  • Creating your channel art and other items needed to attract more viewers
  • Youtube Basics : Building your content
  • Crafting your content plan
  • Monetization
  • Turning your passion into profit through the different ways of monetizing your content

What I like about this workshop is that it can also be a bonding activity for parents and their kids!

For those who want to learn more about the speakers, here is the profile of Omni and Bryce.

Omni and Bryce Larrosa is the couple behind the fun and quirky family vlog dubbed as Omni & Bryce or #TheClingyFam. They started their channel in March 2017 with the aim to capture their children’s milestones on video. Little did they know that people are looking forward to relevant family content and they realized this when their channel reached 3000 subscribers in just 4 months after launch and receiving thousands of heart-warming and encouraging comments from Filipinos all over the world. Since then, their passion to inspire more people that having a happy family life is possible by sharing their story grew bigger day after day.

Their story was also noticed and featured on different TV shows such as Social TV’s FamBam ABS-CBN’s Tapatan ni Tunying and GMA’s Reel Time reaching an even wider audience both on traditional and digital entertainment channels. Today, Omni and Bryce has garnered over a million watch minutes with over 400,000 watch views and more than 6,500 subscribers and counting in just less than 2 years of existence, making them one of the country’s fastest rising family vlogs. They are also trusted by over 30 companies to execute branded content for their brands including Babyzen, Foldaway, Ergobaby, Baby Dove Cheez Whiz, Eden, The Araneta Center, and many many others that cater to moms, dads or families in general.

So are you coming to join me for this workshop? For those who want to sign up, here are the details of the Vlogging 101 for Kids Workshop:

1st Run:
Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 9AM – 4PM
Venue: Toy Kingdom, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

2nd Run:
Date: June 22, 2019
Time: 9AM – 4PM
Venue: Toy Kingdom, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

LEARNING RATES:
Early Bird Rate: Php 3,995.00 (Adult + Kid)
Early Bird Group Rate: Php 5,495.00 (Group of 3)
Regular Rate: Php 4,995.00 (Adult + Kid)
Group Rate: Php 6,995.00 (Dad + Mom + Kid)

Workshop Fee is inclusive of handouts, certificates, giveaways and snacks!

You may buy your tickets at: https://manilaworkshops.com/events/vlogging-for-kids-2019

To make this deal sweeter and for visiting my blog, check out the Easter Surprise that I am sharing with you!

Hope you can avail of it! 🙂 Hurry and sign up now! For more details about the workshop, please contact VENI – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

It’s April 25 and it’s the perfect day to rewrite your future (haha! Any day is perfect for rewriting your future!). You just have to start now! I had a talk for Solopreneur Philippines last Friday, and my topic was Entrepreneurship 101. If you attended my talk, I began with knowing the reasons why you want to be an entrepreneur or the reasons why you want to start your business.

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*Thank you, Fitz (fitzvillafuerte.com), for the picture!

Then, over the weekend, I thought about my mission, and I thought of so many questions. Questions like, with what I am doing, is it enough? Is there another way to help others, where I can truly contribute and make things happen for them? I then looked at different workshops on what can help me answer these questions. Aside from the workshops at Manila Workshops (http://manilaworkshops.com/events), of course, I also saw this interesting seminar to be held on May 5 – 7, 2017 at Marriott Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel Manila, Pasay City. This seminar is called SLS1 Transformational Leadership and it will be held by Successful Living Summit.

SLS1 Transformational Leadership is a 3-day experiential training where transformation occurs by way of exploration, reflection, and participation in activities that parallel real life situations. This will be facilitated by Ever Miranda, a consultant with The John Maxwell Team. Participants will examine their behaviors and experience the effects of their behavior while embracing feedback in a safe and supportive environment. Assumptions will be challenged and new ways of thinking will be formed.

Past participants (of those who attended the US training) have attested that this seminar is life-changing, enabling them to appreciate their relationships, helping them to overcome their success blockers to reach confidently for their lifelong dreams. Some of the testimonials are here below:

“Before SLS1, I was holding back on my goals. SLS empowered me to overcome the fears that were holding me back.”- Alonso Vargas, California

“My experience in SLS was beautiful, I have no words to say how amazing this training is. SLS is a journey to discover who are as a person and your mission that God sent you in this world for. Without SLS in my life, I wouldn’t be living, I would be a human being in this world without a purpose.” – Carlitos Henriquez, USA

Registration begins at 1:00 PM on May 5, 2017 and training will follow shortly after ending at 10:00PM. The second day of training will be from 12:00 – 10:00 PM and third day of training starts at 12:00PM commencing at a graduation at 7:30PM where participants can invite family or friends.

Participants can avail of the early bird rate of P15,000.00 until May 1, 2017 after which time it will increase to P18,000.00. You can register via this link: http://bit.ly/SLSTransform.

I hope to see you there!

***SLS1 Transformational Leadership is produced by Thirdmillenium Projects, Inc., Makati City and organized by Event Detailer Events Management Services, Parañaque City.

I have packed Zeeka‘s schedule with a lot of activities for this summer. I have searched for summer workshops and interesting stuff to keep her busy. I just have my own personal pre-requisite. It has to be near our home… haha! One of the things that I enrolled her to is gymnastics. she started her class today!

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For those of you who have kids and teens and are looking for summer workshops, I would like to recommend this workshops that we at Manila Workshops created.

Photography for Kids: 

http://manilaworkshops.com/events/photographyworkshopforkids

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This workshop is for kids 8-12 years old who would like to learn more about taking pictures! Sharing with you the course outline.

What Kids Will Learn:

1. The Camera and How It Works
• Bodies and lenses.
• Capabilities and limitations

2. Why Are We Getting Blurred Photos?
• Exposure triangle lecture and hands-on
• Aperture and depth of field
• Shutter speed and motion
• ISO

3. Camera Handling and Care

4. Why you need to shoot in the best lighting conditions and finding what works.
• Light and exposure (further demo on the exposure triangle)
• Understanding light and how to use it to your advantage.
• Artificial lighting and Natural light
• Hard and soft lighting.
• Modifying light

5. Quick formulas to ensure good photos.
• Elements of composition.
• Subject, foreground, and background relationship.
• Emphasis.
• Rule of thirds.

6. Visual exercises and the IG game.
• Photo challenge
• Portraits
• Still life
• Abstract/IG game

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This workshop is in partnership with Keith Dador, a professional photographer!

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SIGN UP HERE FOR THE KIDS PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS!

 

Photography for Teens:

 http://manilaworkshops.com/events/photographyworkshopforteens

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This photography workshop is for teens ages 13-20. Here is the course outline:

What Teens Will Learn:

1. The Camera and How It Works
• Bodies and lenses.
• Capabilities and limitations

2. Why Are We Getting Blurred Photos?
• Exposure triangle lecture and hands-on
• Aperture and depth of field
• Shutter speed and motion
• ISO

3. Camera Handling and Care

4. Why you need to shoot in the best lighting conditions and finding what works.
• Light and exposure (further demo on the exposure triangle)
• Understanding light and how to use it to your advantage.
• Artificial lighting and Natural light
• Hard and soft lighting.
• Modifying light

5. Quick formulas to ensure good photos.
• Elements of composition.
• Subject, foreground, and background relationship.
• Emphasis.
• Rule of thirds.

6. Visual exercises and the IG game.
• Photo challenge
• Portraits
• Still life
• Abstract/IG game

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SIGN UP HERE FOR THE TEENS PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS!

This workshop is brought to you by Catnip Studios, Paper Blush, Copii, Pringo and Alfox Printing Services.

I have been getting a lot of inquiries from expectant parents on workshops that are fit for them. I apologize as I haven’t been writing much about pregnancy and infant or baby related stuff. My daughter just turned four and she’s growing up so fast. I remember how it is though, when I was scrambling for information. Most first time parents are scared as this is the first time that you will be undergoing all — ALL of these things. Rightly so, it is understandable that you feel a little bit scared mixed with mostly excitement. I felt the same way! haha! So, here is good news for you! Manila Workshops and The Parenting Emporium, together with Stemcord Philippines Inc., will have another run of the All about Breastfeeding and Baby & Toddler Care Nutrition, this coming April 22.

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If you want to attend, just go to this link, http://manilaworkshops.com/events/first-time-parents-workshop-series-2017-2nd-run and purchase tickets. All of us need the help that we can get to know how to care for your little one. I remember the time before I had my daughter, we would regularly go to workshops like this to learn as much as we could about breastfeeding, nutrition, etc.  Sessions like these really helped us.

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The Learning Fees are as follows:

  • Individual rate: Php600/session
  • Couple rate: Php1000/session

Hope you can make time for this. By the way, this workshop is supported by our friends from Mega Malungay, VPharma, Pampers, Vicks, Mama Chows, Cetaphil, Beginnings, Cradle and Cycles!

For any inquiries, you can email donna@manilaworkshops.com and she’ll be happy to assist you. See you all at The Parenting Emporium on April 22!

 

 

 

Budgeting for Freelancers and Solopreneurs

“Pulubi na naman ako, teh, this month” (I don’t have enough money this month). Have you ever uttered these words? Have you ever been in this situation?

Yesterday, I was talking to two blogger friends, Frances and Yuki. Both these bloggers are established influencers and have been blogging for quite some time now. Both of them are go-getters, too, and will now leave anything up to chance when it comes to earning for themselves and for their family. We had a serious conversation, and the topic was earning enough from being a full time blogger and full time freelancer at that.

The misconception that others have about people who work from home, or those who are freelancing or even those who are their own boss is that you hardly spend on anything. Even if we work from home, we still have bills to pay (phone, internet, water, electricity, rent, mortgage… and the list continues). We still have to earn so that we can make it work! Our main concern really is that income as a freelancer or even a solopreneur is unpredictable. Sometimes, you earn really well and sometimes, the only thing that you can afford for lunch is a Php 50 Chao Fan with siomai that you share with your co-founders (yes, that was a real experience).

So what do we do? How can we make it work? How can you truly earn from your passion? Wouldn’t it be such a great year if you can sustain a lifestyle that is fuelled by something you love? 

Lucky for me, I am willing to share with you my secret on how I stay afloat. Actually, my secret is not a tip, it’s a person. For the first time in history, I am sharing with you my husband. Yup, my husband, EJ Arboleda.

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I’m not good at handling money. I don’t splurge or buy anything extravagant, but it seems I only have enough all the time. But man, this guy is amazing and he really makes it work for us. When I met him, at 28, he already had his own condo unit, he had investments here and there and he was able to gift me with my dream wedding and a honeymoon to Europe. What impressed me is that he had all of these, because he worked smart and hard.
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I am really excited that EJ will be conducting a workshop entitled Budgeting for Freelancers and Solopreneurs (brought to you by Manila Workshops and Payoneer) and believe me when I say this (and I am not saying it because I’m his wife) that he if you just follow his tips and tricks, you’ll be on your way to letting go of all those fears and worries about not having a stable income. I know because I have already let go of all of my worries! haha!

I’m not sure why I just thought of inviting EJ to be a speaker for Manila Workshops only this 2017. For those who want to check on his credentials, EJ is the CEO of Taxumo, a tech startup that helps freelancers, professionals, and entrepreneurs with their taxes. He is also the Chief Technology Officer of Wunderman Manila – a digital advertising agency under the WPP group. He is a certified Project Management Professional, ITIL v3 Service Manager, and a SAP R/3 FI Consultant. He has been freelancing since 2010 as a web developer, project manager, and consultant.

This year will be our breakthrough year! This year, we will all let go of all of our worries and start living the life that we want. We will start earning from our passion! Let’s make it work!

P.S. Sign up now: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/budgeting-for-freelancers