The Asian Social Institute (ASI) has started incorporating in their graduate programs TalkShop’s Speech and Creative Writing course. TalkShop CEO, Sheila Viesca handles the Saturday classes at the graduate school’s premises that cater to mostly religious graduate students counting priests, missionaries, monks, and nuns from China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia.
Reverend Bante, a Buddhist monk in the group shared, “Creative writing has always been a struggle for me, but Ms. Viesca showed how natural it can be by listening to my core and expressing my voice through reflection, taking heed of life’s lessons on growing, loving, and healing, and opening my heart to write about these experiences. I now know that writing is a journey that I look forward to pursuing it. He added, “The skills I have learned are interwoven with speaking as I practice valuable lessons in creative thinking and confidence building that will be put to best use in my work for my communities.”
TalkShop specializes in communication programs for companies, organizations and professionals. “All our programs are customized to suit our clients’ concerns and considerations, going beyond canned program as needs vary with each client having varied reasons for honing their communication competence,” explained Viesca.