TalkShop Trains the Regional Managers of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Regional Managers, upon the endorsement of the Civil Service Commission,  availed several CSC-accredited training from TalkShop.   PCSO is the principal government agency for raising and providing social welfare funds and charities that benefit the nation.

PCSO’s main products are the sweepstakes and the lottery games. Over the years, it has introduced various game types and  innovations. Created in 1934, the PCSO has adhered to its mission and purpose to uplift the quality of life of the Filipino people. The agency has established itself as a model government institution with its many projects for the disadvantaged sectors of society.

With the provision of funds for health programs and other charities as its main thrust, the PCSO involves itself in various social welfare and development programs. The main programs include endowment fund/quality health care program, individual medical assistance program, community outreach program, ambulance donation program, national calamity and disaster program, and hospital renovation and improvement of health care facilities.  The agency also actively contributes to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Comprehensive and Integrated Shelter and Urban Development Financing Program (CISUDFP), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Centennial Commission (PCC), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), and the Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC).  Most Filipinos know PCSO as the leading contributor  to charitable institutions engaged in giving welfare services to children and the youth who are either abandoned or exploited, as well as the elderly, and the physically and mentally handicapped.

TalkShop’s Systematic Managerial Analysis is a workshop on decision making and situational analysis that allows the agency’s managers to function more strategically and effectively in both their internal and external operations.  The program consultant is TalkShop’s Management and OD Specialist Carilina Coloma.

Their second module is Executive Management Program to be conducted by the TalkShop Team led by CEO Sheila Viesca. The contents and activities will focus mainly on helping leaders identify management issues and implement management techniques for the higher efficiency and productivity of their offices and team members.

TalkShop, an ISO-Certified company and the country’s leading training institute for personal effectiveness,  continues to broaden the scope of its offerings with relevant designs that are  engaging, fun, practicable, and relevant.

TalkShop Social Media Writing for Peregrine Group of Companies

PEREGRINE DC and its groups of companies have selected TalkShop to run its workshop in Creative Writing for its Marketers and Online Writers.

The American company based in the State of Oklahoma with local operations in Clark Freeport Zone is focused on project management, consulting, and logistic services for the design, construction, and development of residential and supporting structures.

Peregrine VP for Sales and Marketing Jeff Pradhan reinforced, “This is what we need.  We give TalkShop the freehand to design this program that will not only hone the writing skills of our team but will also ensure that our companies’ directions and branding are communicated well to both our current market and other potential clients.”

TalkShop CEO Sheila Viesca, pioneer of Integrated Language Teaching (ILT)  partners with one of the country’s top bloggers, Raffy Pedrajita,  in the design and conduct of what is possibly the most relevant and practical program for anyone who writes with the intention to inform and reach out to the global market.   “At TalkShop, we value communication integrity.  With the social media now becoming the most popular communication channel, everyone who writes online for whatever purpose should know the responsibility that comes with the freedom.   That it is free and open does not mean that there are no values to uphold.  Individuals and company owners must be vigilant about the quality of communications they put out there.  They owe that much to themselves and to their readers, the current customers and the prospective ones.”

The range of program offerings and the research-based, results-driven approach to customization and delivery of its training modules has secured for TalkShop its very own niche in the training industry as the premium choice of international companies and leading local firms.   Its teaching methodology, especially applied in its wide range of communication programs, is most suitable for international companies operating locally.  Sheila Viesca notes, “We decided to register Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) as the teaching methodology in many of our speech, writing, and personality courses to affirm the effective learning style of the East and the interactive teaching style of the West.   That is how we make the designs truly global.  Everybody counts.”

Participant Carell Mae Simeon, Peregrine’s writer for said, “As an online writer, I find this training awesome and effective.  I am happy to learn so much more to help boost the marketing campaigns of our company.”

TalkShop designs and conducts personal effectiveness and skills-enhancement programs that help bridge the gap between corporate directions and personnel competencies.  Since its founding in 2000, TalkShop has become the choice consultancy and training provider of many international companies operating in the Philippines

Philippine National Oil Company Partners with TalkShop

PNOC has chosen TalkShop to conduct the company-wide Business Writing workshop with the aim of promoting its corporate branding and upgrading the communication skills of its teams.

The Philippine National Oil Company was created in 1973 as the country’s response to the oil crisis of that time, to provide and maintain the stable supply of oil to the Philippines.  PNOC soon rose as the market leader in the domain of international companies, as it eventually focused its resources on energy exploration and development.

TalkShop CEO Sheila Viesca said, “We are privileged to be working with PNOC, one of our country’s key institutions and national pride. From the first time we had our meeting with is dedicated leaders and managers, as they were reviewing the competencies of TalkShop compared to other providers, we knew by their questions that their priority is to raise the bar, extend better service to their customers, and continue creating a better working situation for their teams.  The TalkShop team is truly honoured to be a part of this great effort.”

TalkShop has played a major role in the training industry, being the only training institute that is both Civil-Service accredited and ISO-Certified.  The premium quality of the training designs, trainers, and service make TalkShop the choice training provider of key industry players.

PNOC’s first series of trainings with TalkShop this year will cover communication excellence to give priority to the completion of their corporate communications manual.  TalkShop CEO Sheila Viesca, pioneer of Integrated Language Teaching and communication guru to both local and international firms, will help in the process.

Asian Social Institute Taps Sheila Viesca Anew

The Asian Social Institute (ASI) taps Sheila Viesca anew as its lead professor of the English Proficiency Program for its international graduate students. ASI is a graduate school and research institution in Manila, Philippines. It is one of the few graduate institutes specializing in economics, sociology, social work and social services and development in the country.


TalkShop CEO Sheila Viesca takes pride in joining the ranks of seasoned professors who handle the master programs of the institute. She took her PhD in Applied Cosmic Anthropology at the same institute where she helped develop and launch the language program.

Sheila Viesca pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and is the choice trainer of leading international organizations and their key executives in handling their leadership development and personal effectiveness needs.

Viesca, a seasoned corporate coach is not new in the academe, being a professor of the Language Proficiency Program of the Asian Institute of Management’s (AIM) Management Development Program for 4 years now.

Her company, TalkShop, which she set up in 2000, continues to extend the same brand of customized communication and leadership training for clients of all industries and all ranks. She points out, “Language is one key area of effectiveness. I am amazed by how wonderfully individuals evolve as they find their voice. The positive change in the world truly starts with one person at a time. Students keep enrolling and asking us to design progressive programs for them. I am blessed to learn so much from them during this process. There is never a day at the office or in the workshops when I really have to work. Another blessing is to be able to work with institutions like Asian Social Institute whose programs are devoted to social transformation through public service.”

Currently, TalkShop houses industry experts and training partners, all sharing the same vision to create that one positive difference Sheila Viesca is known for – all starting with one person at a time.