“Personal effectiveness is the core of our business.”
- Sheila Viesca, TalkShop

Monday, September 12, 2011


Great expectations lie ahead in 2011, the Year of the Rabbit. Characteristic of the rabbit, the year promises to bring joy, peace, and good fortune. It is believed to be a placid year, unlike the ferocious Year of the Tiger just past. Aligned with the gentle nature of the rabbit, people will be temperate in their dealings, realizing that warmth and persuasion over force will get them closer to their goals. People will act with discretion which is a refreshing, welcome change from the crassness of the previous year. In all, diplomacy and international relations are expected to reign. 

The business community is upbeat as it looks at a growth rate of 7.5%. This will be led by private and public partnerships in infrastructure. Such optimistic scenario will push local investors rather than foreign ones to drive growth.

Which industries are expected to thrive this year? Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) will continue to boom, as the country now enjoys the distinction of being the call center capital of the world, surpassing India, with expected revenues of $12-$13 billion this year. This is expected to balloon to $100 billion in 2020. Likewise, tourism will enjoy a boost that will benefit the hospitality and service sectors. The property market will experience an upswing with the expected entry of multinational corporations and greater influx of tourists. The retail industry will continue to rake it in on the wave of strong remittance flows from OFWs.

Be poised for a successful year. With people as the greatest asset of any company, manpower development is key towards corporate success. Intensify communication skills to meet global standards, fortify leadership skills to address the challenging times, boost morale and rally them towards the company’s goals. TalkShop has an arsenal of corporate workshops that will see your company through these interesting times.

Talkshop is the preferred training service provider of many companies, counting Top 1,000 Corporations that include First Gas Power Works, First Gen Corporation, Fujitsu Ten Corporation, United Coconut Planters Bank, and Glaxo Smithkline, among many others. It is affiliated with the U.S. based International English Education Research Association (IEERA). 

On top of customized, relevant and meaningful training modules, TalkShop harnesses employee creativity and emotional well-being – the top recruitment consideration in today’s managers. Participants take part in a journey-to-self communication exercise instills a strong sense of self-esteem and harmony in any workplace.

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