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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The VoiceMaster Speaking on Voice Care and Gen Z to ESL Teachers





On June 26-28, 2015, the VoiceMaster was invited to do a Voice Care workshop and be a plenary speaker in the English and Education Conference for Professionals 2015, held at the STI Events Place in San Vicente, Tarlac.


Organized by the International TESOL Education and Consultancy Corporation (ITECC), the conference was a combination of plenary talks, workshops and demo-teaching that showcases 21st century training methodologies and principles.


On the last day of the conference, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales facilitated a Voice Care for Teachers mini-workshop in the morning, teaching over 100 teachers about the science of taking care of the voice. He also discussed how voice acting skills can help in effective teaching in the modern classroom.








 After lunch, he came up on stage as a plenary speaker, speaking about one of his expertise “Understanding the Generation Z”. He spoke about the different behaviors and lifestyle of the young people of today, and the influence of technology in their daily routine. The talk about Generation Z helped the teachers to understand their students, and learned ideas on how to engage their students better in class.








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Monday, June 29, 2015

The VoiceMaster Speaks at the International Film Expo 2015

On June 26, 2015, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales spoke about Voice Acting for Animation on the opening day of the International Film Expo 2015 in SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia.








Together with Creativoices’ COO and Marketing Director Brian Ligsay, they talked about the importance of voice in animated films, and the future of voice overs in the Philippines. The VoiceMaster introduced Creativoices Productions to the audience, its Voice Acting and Dubbing Workshop, and the many students they have produced who are now making their name in the industry. Brian then continued the presentation to explain further the steps to take to establish a career as a voice artist. The talk was followed by a Q&A, where the audience asked questions about being a voice artist and how to attend the voice acting workshop.


 The VoiceMaster and DJ Big Brian - Dynamic Duo of Voice Acting


In the 3-day expo, IFX 2015 is a showcase of local and international film production companies, film schools and other filmmaking services. Hundreds of film enthusiasts filled the venue to witness the exhibits and talks featured during the event.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The VoiceMaster Writes a Book on Voice Care

What is your most important tool as a teacher? Is it your lesson plan? Your books? Your intelligence and positive mental attitude? When asked, teachers are likely to forget the very essential tool that they intensely use above everything else – the VOICE.


Teachers make up the largest population of “professional voice users,” or the people whose occupations rely heavily on the use of the voice. In addition, teachers have far greater vocal demands than others – speaking for up to 6 hours a day on a daily basis, to 40 to as much as 70 students, in an environment that is not always conducive to teaching. Despite the importance of voice in their vocation, however, teachers get very little to no training on how to USE and NURTURE it.


Voice Care for Teachers written by the VoiceMaster




Voice artist, broadcaster and motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales brings to the teaching community his first book, “Voice Care for Teachers: Save your Voice, Save your Career”. It is filled with theoretical and practical information on how to care for the teacher’s voice, as well as how to use voice acting skills for the 21st century learners. The book includes exercises, techniques and tools that will make the reader examine their voice very closely, perhaps for the first time in their life.


Pocholo is also the founder of Voice Care Philippines, a non-profit organization that aims to equip all professional voice users with the knowledge, tools and techniques to save their voice and save their career. Pocholo believes that the voice is the most powerful and miraculous God-given gift, which is why it became his advocacy to teach people to protect and care for it, especially those who depend on it to accomplish their life’s work.


Voice Care for Teachers is also offered as a 2-day workshop to schools all over the country.


For more information, visit http://www.voicecarephilippines.com/book.html or search “Voice Care Philippines” on Facebook.
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

The VoiceMaster Educating Teachers on Today's Youth and Voice Care

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, together with Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma, shared their expertise once again to about 150 teachers during the launch of “Creative Ako! Educators Congress” school caravan launch on June 12, 2015 at the San Andres Sports Complex, Manila.


VoiceMaster speaks at Creative Ako Educators Congress




The VoiceMaster introduced the Generation Z to the teachers, the young people who dominate the classrooms of today. He explained their lifestyle, behaviors and mindset, and how their lives are built around the social media and the internet. He also gave tips and techniques on how to handle them in the classroom.


VoiceMaster talks about Generation Z


Ada then did a mini-workshop on Voice Care for Teachers. She explained the challenges and demands for the teacher’s voice in the classroom. She then gave exercises to help improve posture and breathing, and also gave voice care tips.


The workshop ended with 3 teachers sharing their experiences having voice problems in their profession.
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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Voice Care for Teachers in the University of the Assumption

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, together with Voice Care Executive Director Ada Cuaresma conducted the Voice Care for Teachers workshop as part of the In-service training of the University of the Assumption, Pampanga on June 1, 2015.


The VoiceMaster talks about Gen Z


About 300 teachers gathered to learn about how to take care of their most valuable teaching asset. The 2-hour workshop started with the VoiceMaster talking about the Generation Z – the youth of this generation that make up majority of the classroom population. He explained the different behaviors and lifestyle of these young people, so that the teachers can understand their students better.


Voice Care Executive Director Ada CuaresmaThis was followed by Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director, Ada Cuaresma, who tackled the subject of vocal health. Ada discussed the threats and vocal demands being placed on the teacher’s voice. She also had the class perform exercises to practice and experience the process.


Towards the end of the workshop, the floor was given to the teachers to share their own stories of having voice problems as part of their vocation. The Voice Care team also announced their upcoming book, “Voice Care for Teachers” written by none other than the VoiceMaster.
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