unleash the confident communicator in you!

Be the confident communicator that you aspire to be by attending this Basic Broadcasting and Communication workshop. Learn the secrets and methodology of being effective communicators from sportscasting and newscasting veterans that have covered some of the biggest international events. Sign up now to start your journey to master your way with words.


About the Basic Broadcasting and Communication Workshop

Masterclass PH’s 2-Day Basic Broadcasting and Communication workshop is designed to teach participants to become polished and effective communicators by equipping them with the tools and skills needed to deliver their thoughts effortlessly. Participants will learn how to become compelling storytellers, interviewers, and broadcasters while gaining a better appreciation for clarity and style. This workshop will unlock limitless wisdom on being confident in front of a crowd or when facing a camera.


What You Will Learn

  • 1. Identifying/Understanding Personalities

  • 2. Broadcasting Voice Applications

  • 3. Listening Tools in Broadcasting

  • 4. Story-Telling

  • 5. Data Collation and Dissemination

  • 6. Hosting and Interviewing

  • 7. “The Pendulum” (Working in Tandem)

  • 8. On-Cam Basics (Quadrants, Finding Lights, Wardrobe)

  • 9. Podcasting Basics

Participants of this workshop are expected to take part actively in the exercises and assignments for maximum fun and learning experience.

Details of the Workshop


5th and 6th February 2022


9am – 4pm SGT


Knovo platform

Who Is It For

Participants who want to be confident communicators, hosts and public speakers. 

Course Fee

SGD 165.00 (₱6,150).

SGD 135.00 (₱5,020), loyalty rate for past participants of Introduction workshops by Noel Zarate. 


Workshop Schedule


Day 1: 5th February 2022, Saturday



Pleasantries/Students Introductions



Course Overview/Workshop Rules



Ice Breaker Exercise – Behavioral Matrix






Voice Basics



Lunch Break



Podcasting Basics (Instructor: Mr. Chuck Araneta)



The Concept of Story-Telling



Sustaining Broadcast and Communication Rhythm with Interest and Energy (Instructor: Prof. Sev Sarmenta)






End of Day 1



Day 2: 6th February 2022, Sunday



Shares from Day 1/Assignment Checks



Camera Basics



Hosting and Interviewing Basics (Instructor: Ms. Rizza Diaz)






Setting up for the FINALE (Working Lunch)






Q&A, Final Pro Tips



End of Workshop

Know Your Instructors

Who is Noel Zarate?

Noel Zarate is an international sportscasting veteran who began as sports broadcaster in 1994 and transitioned into training broadcasters. Armed with almost three decades of experience in the field of broadcasting, communication and television production, he created MASTERCLASS PH to cater to the training and implementation facets of both industries with the educational aspect being “Masterclass” in caliber and the execution aspect also a “Masterclass” on how to get the job done. Zarate has produced hundreds of graduates, many of whom are now among the elite in the Philippine broadcasting and communications realm.

Who is Chuck Araneta

Before becoming a sportscaster for the Philippine Basketball Association and a reporter for Gilas Pilipinas, Chuck Araneta started out as a podcaster back in 2010. The podcast was called From The Stands, and was routinely a top sports podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. From those humble beginnings began a career in the sports industry as a sportscaster, writer for ESPN Philippines, and host for various sporting events.

Who is Sev Sarmenta

SEVERINO R. SARMENTA JR. PhD was Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication of the Ateneo de Manila University for 32 years, teaching courses such as Public Relations, Events Management, Broadcast Writing and Communication in Management. 

He has also lectured frequently on presentation skills, media management and crisis communication to companies and organizations like the Asian Center for Journalism, the Asian Media and Information Centre, Pilipinas Shell, Peace and Equity Foundation, Engie Services Philippines, Shopee, Steel Asia, Plan International, Nestle and others.  He also hosts a podcast on Spotify called “The Effective Business Communication Playbook.”

Dr. Sarmenta is an active PR tools writer, editor and director having edited 11 Days in August, the 20th and 30th anniversary books of Toyota Auto Parts and a festschrift for film teacher Fr. Nick Cruz S.J. and was also a writer for Heartstrong, the Flight of the Ateneo Lady Eagles.  He has likewise written and directed corporate videos.

He has also been an active sports journalist for the last three decades.  As a TV sports anchor, he has covered most major local events and Philippine participation in the Olympics, Asian Games and the Southeast Asian Games and for the last 10 years has written a weekly sports column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer.  In 2018, he was the only Filipino broadcaster on the international commentary team of Dentsu Broadcasting at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta. Recently, he covered his third Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Who is Rizza Diaz

Rizza Diaz’s love for sports since she was young propelled her into broadcasting. This Business Administration graduate laid an initial investment to her successful career by becoming a courtside reporter for the UAAP in 2003.

From that stint on the sidelines of collegiate sports, she covered other major sporting events like the Philippine Basketball Association, the FIBA Asia Qualifiers, the Summer Olympics basketball qualifiers, and the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. Diaz was also an anchor for the Philippine local broadcast of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Though she has already reached the summit in her most distinguished assignments, she remains down to earth by writing her informative reports as a fan who enjoys her craft. This trait helps her become a relatable broadcaster that brings out the best from whoever she talks to, be it a league official, a coach, a player, or fans like her.

Aside from conducting countless interviews with the brightest stars in Philippine and international sports, Diaz is also an accomplished newscaster via “The Big Story” with critically-acclaimed journalist Roby Alampay and One News’ morning newscast entitled “Rush.”

Hear From Past Attendees

I was just a wide-eyed sports fan back in 2001 when I joined the first Center for Sports Communication Sports Broadcasting Seminar. I was just a college student then with aspirations of becoming a sportscaster. Needless to say, I learned so much from Noel Zarate and the top sports broadcasters and writers in that 3-day seminar. Thanks to the vast amount of knowledge and inspiring stories they unselfishly shared, I was able to develop a firm foundation in all elements of broadcasting including television, radio, and print. Little did I know that a few years after, doors would open for me to make a living in broadcasting. Since then, I have worked with the top networks in the country covering and providing color commentary on various sporting events from local professional leagues, the many fights of Manny Pacquiao, SEA Games, Asian Games, and even the Olympic games. For almost a decade I was also the main sports news journalist for GMA Network, one of the top television networks in the Philippines. And I still apply everything I learned from CSC to this day.

Mark Zambrano
International Sports Broadcaster

A sports broadcasting seminar such as the one Noel Zarate conducts helps pave the way for aspiring sportscasters in many ways. First, it gives you a first-hand feel for how things go on in the industry, both in front of and behind the camera. It opens your eyes to the fact that there are various roles you may place yourself in to make a production successful. Second, you get to meet personalities who are already entrenched in the industry, who will all share different stories along the way to their success, aside from their talents and know-how for all to absorb. Thirdly, it opens doors and opportunities, because the sports broadcasting personalities will get to see you perform, pick your brains, and impart lessons, which can lead to auditions, OJTs (On-The-Job Trainings), apprenticeships, etc. That was how the seminar that I attended impacted me. I learned and was given the opportunity to show my skills, enhanced by what I learned, shortly afterward. One last thing — the seminar may also help you decide if the industry is even for you at all. There is a lot of self-realization that happens in the course of attending it.

Charlie Cuna
Senior Anchormen in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)

About Masterclass PH

MASTERCLASS PH was conceptualized to service a wide array of sectors (initially) in the Philippine broadcasting and communications industries by virtue of conducting specialized and specific training, revolutionizing live coverage on social media and everything else in between with the goal of enhancing the industry through innovation and creativity. Adjusting to the “new normal” is also among its prime directives and its use of technological advances to attain simple yet effective results is intended to bring in ground-breaking solutions to what would otherwise be considered daunting times.



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