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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The VoiceMaster Receives "Mentor Me" Award from Go Negosyo

The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo – celebrated its 10th year anniversary on July 28, 2015 at the Green Sun Hotel, Makati City.

The Big GoNegosyo Groufie

Hundreds of business personalities from different industries came together to witness and experience this momentous event for the organization that sparked entrepreneurial revolution in the country. Hosted by Angelpreneurs Michael Lobrin and Chal Lontok, the evening was filled with both looking back and looking ahead for the future of entrepreneurship in the Philippines. Angelpreneur Mon Lopez delivered the opening remarks. After which, a couple of video presentations were shown to reminisce on the 10-year journey of Go Negosyo. After the sumptuous dinner, a bunch of selfies and groufies, and fun-filled networking, the celebration ended with words of inspiration from Go Negosyo founder, Joey Concepcion. Theater actress Cris Villongco also serenaded everyone with her golden voice.

Mentor Me Awardees

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was one of the dozens of Go Negosyo’s Angelpreneurs and mentors that was awarded the “Mentor Me” award, a recognition of enablers of Filipino micro, small and medium enterprises, and solid partners in helping build an entrepreneurial nation. Other awardees included Angelpreneurs Francis Kong, Michael Lobrin, Mylene Abiva, Paulo Tibig, Mon Abrea, Carlo Calimon, among many others.

Also present in the event were Senators Cynthia Villar and Bam Aquino, Christine Bersola-Babao and Miriam Quiambao-Roberto.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The VoiceMaster Amazes 5,000 Kids with "Super Appleboy"

About 5,000 elementary students gathered together in the gymnasium of Baclaran Elementary School for the Big Apple Day 2015.

The VoiceMaster with Appleboy RJ GarciaApple Drive Project founder RJ “Appleboy” Garcia was joined by his friends on the event, – Titser Fe of “Education Under the Bridge,” Youtube sensation Mikey Bustos, and representatives from JCI Makati. The kids were entertained with song and dance performances from GMA 7 stars, and also a storytelling session by Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

The VoiceMaster drove the point of healthy eating home by telling the story of Super Appleboy, who chose to eat apples instead of candies. Of course, the VoiceMaster amazed the audience by telling the story using many different character voices.

The VoiceMaster Storytelling for 5000 kids in Baclaran Elementary School

The Appledrive Project is a campaign that educates indigent kids in both rural and urban areas in the Philippines to advocate a healthier lifestyle by eating apples, instead of candies or chocolates. The Appledrive Project goes out to communities to promote good personal hygiene and an overall improved way of life through various activities like book reading, medical missions, feeding programs, and more.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Voice Care for Teachers in Cavite City

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales travelled to Cavite City, together with Voice Care Philippines Executive Director Ada Cuaresma, to hold a Voice Care for Teachers mini-workshop to the teachers of San Sebastian College Recolletos de Cavite on July 27, 2015.

The VoiceMaster Speaks about Gen Z in San Sebastian Cavite

Around 30 teachers from the college, plus a dozen teachers from neighboring schools, attended the workshop, which they called “Creating Wellness through Awareness”. After the opening ceremony, the VoiceMaster took the stage for an entertaining and motivational talk for the teacher-participants. He also talked about the Generation Z – the young people that are dominating the classrooms today. The VoiceMaster showed the participants the lifestyle and behavior of the Gen Z, so teachers have a better idea how to teach them better in class. Pocholo’s entertaining character voices and empowering words of wisdom has surely captivated the teachers.

After his talk, Voice Care Queen Ada Cuaresma took over to conduct a mini-workshop on voice care. She taught the participants proper techniques on breathing and body alignment, explained the reasons why teachers are at high-risk of voice problems, and voice care tips.

The Voice Care Queen Teaching Teachers of San Sebastian Cavite

The “Creating Wellness through Awareness” Seminar was organized by San Sebastian’s Student Development and Placement Center in celebration of the 3rd SDPC Week.


The VoiceMaster Speaks About Business Innovations in Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015

On July 26, 2015, hundreds of representatives from various agencies and companies gathered at SMX Convention Center in SM Aura, Taguig City, for the Asia Digital Marketing Expo (ADME) 2015.

Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015 panel

With the theme “Empower. Connect. Inspire and Learn,” the expo aimed to put onstage dozens of top executives together in an engaging panel discussion regarding the future of online digital marketing in the country. Four panel discussions were discussed in the whole day event, covering topics like positioning the Philippines as a gateway of east-to-west economy, embracing innovation, inclusive growth and cashless society in the Philippines.

Panelists include personalities like Chinkee Tan, Viber General Manager Kristian Melquiades, Elebram Systems Group CEO Mikel Yaw, Comelec Director James Jimenez, Zalora Marketing Director Constantin Robertz, Robert Yupangco of Yupangco Group of Companies, and Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

The VoiceMaster as Panelist in Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015

As part of the panel on disrupting tradition and embracing innovation, the VoiceMaster shared his experience in using the internet to brand himself in his niche. He also talked about the importance of personal branding both online and offline, which helped him and his company a lot in being established as the premier choice for professional voice over services. Of course, the VoiceMaster also entertained the audience by doing some voices.

AdMe 2015 was organized by TAG Media and Public Relations under the care of Engineer Grace Bondad-Nicolas.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BOSES: The VoiceMaster's Life Story in ANC's "Mukha"

Ever wonder what it's like to be able to do thousands of character voices? Do you want to know the secret to being GREAT? How do you empower others through the use of your VOICE?

The VoiceMaster in ANC's Mukha

Watch the life story of Pocholo "The VoiceMaster" Gonzales in ANC's "Mukha" -- a documentary TV show. Learn how the VoiceMaster developed his love and talent for voice acting, and how he has inspired, motivated and empowered thousands of Filipino youth as a radio broadcaster and motivational speaker.

Mukha will air the VoiceMaster's story on Wednesday, July 22 at 6pm on ANC in the episode entitled "Boses".

Monday, July 20, 2015

Voice of the Youth Launches Two New Shows in Radyo Inquirer

Voice of the Youth Network continues to inform, inspire, involve and empower the Filipino youth through 2 new radio programs in Radyo Inquirer 990.
 On July 18, Saturday, the pilot episode of “Gen Y-Z Radio” aired from 8-10pm. This show is geared towards the youth that are part of Generation Y (those born between 1982 to 1993) and Generation Z (those born between 1994 to 2010) – the students and young professionals. The show featured segments such as “Word of the Day,” “Hashtag” and “Career Map”. The highlight of the show is its advice segment, “Dear DJ Andrew.” Gen Y-Z Radio is hosted by VOTY members DJ Andrew and DJ Elaine, together with DJ Karla and DJ Denn.

School of Life Radio Pilot Episode
 The following evening saw the pilot of “School of Life Radio,” an inspirational, motivational and empowering show for professionals and business owners. Airing every Sunday from 8:30-10pm, School of Life Radio features words of wisdom and discussions that positively impact the different aspects of a person’s life – career, relationships, self-worth and many more. The program also provides guidance on personal development and self-help, like the guests on the pilot episode – Rens Esmeralda and Geri Mondejar of Gryphon International and Edwin Ebreo of Philippine Society for Training and Development. Listeners may also look forward to inspirational segments like “Status Quote,” “Life Vest” and “Nasaan si Happiness”. It is a perfect way to end a Sunday evening, with a dose of inspiration, motivation and empowerment to bring with you to your Monday mornings. School of Life Radio is hosted by Youth Media Master Rhyan Malandog and Voice Care Queen Ada Cuaresma, together with VOTY founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

Together with Radyo Inquirer, Voice of the Youth continues to provide young broadcasters a venue to contribute to positive social change.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Voice of the Youth Network, Official Youth Media Partner of NYC

Voice of the Youth Network (VOTY), a volunteer youth organization that aims to inform, inspire, involve and empower the Filipino youth through media and ICT, is now the official youth media partner of the National Youth Commission (NYC).

VOTY’s Founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) together with NYC Chair Gio Tingson on July 13, 2015 in the NYC office in Quezon City. The MOA was signed in the presence of NYC Commissioners Dingdong Dantes, Earl Saavedra, JP Penol, Perci Cendana, and Kit Cruz, and NYC’s Executive Director Shierwin Taay.

As the official youth media partner, VOTY will be responsible for the promotion of NYC’s programs and activities through their radio programs all over the country, as well as VOTY’s website and social media profiles. With over 100,000 members and about 20 radio programs all over the PHilippines, the partnership will enable more young people to be informed and to participate in NYC’s youth development programs.

MOA Signing between VOTY and NYC

NYC’s programs include the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP) – an annual cultural exchange program that aims to promote friendship and appreciation of cultural diversities for the ASEAN youth, and Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) – an annual search and recognition program for outstanding youth organizations in nationwide.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

The VoiceMaster Ignites Leadership Spirit of the Youth in CEU-SELAM's Emerging Leaders Seminar

“Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by a passion, generated by a vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.”​

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales has once again inspired and motivated the youth, and this time, it is about passion and integrity in leadership. On July 11, 2015, the VoiceMaster spoke to almost 300 students in the School of Education- Liberal Arts- Music- Social Work (SELAMS) “Emerging Leaders Seminar” held at the Librada Avelino Auditorium of Centro Escolar University. The seminar aims to develop the potential leadership skills of SELAMS students and inculcate in them the importance of honesty and transparency in leadership.

 Pocholo shared his journey to becoming the VoiceMaster by honing his leadership skills for the past 20 years – as a voice artist and teacher, a youth advocate, and a motivational speaker. He then went on to share his favorite definition of leadership and defined each aspect of it (purpose, convction, vision, passion, inspiration, and influence).

The VoiceMaster and his son Patrick in CEU SELAMS' Emerging Leaders Seminar

One of the highlights of the talk was when the VoiceMaster called on stage his son, Patrick Gabriel Gonzales. Patrick is the youngest broadcaster and motivational speaker, having started his “career” at the age of 8. Patrick shared his own thoughts about leadership, which mesmerized the crowd. Patrick also showcased his own voice acting talent by doing the voice of Russell from Disney’s “Up”.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Voiceworx Successfully Kicks Off Batch 33

By: Dorothy Aireen Lipit

Creativoices Productions once again welcomed aspiring voice artists as Voiceworx –Basic Voice Acting and Dubbing Workshop – started batch 33 on July 4, 2015. Over 20 students in the morning and afternoon classes combined attended the first session, which was conducted by no less than Creativoices’ CEO and Managing Director, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

Sir Choy – as the VoiceMaster is fondly called – kicked off the class with a unique getting-to-know-you game, so that the class gets to know each other while breaking the ice. It was then followed by an inspirational talk where Sir Choy shared his journey to becoming the VoiceMaster of the Philippines. The class ended with each student writing a script and getting their first shot at audio recording!


Get to know some of the students from Voiceworx Batch 33:

Ruby Garcia from Paranaque learned that as a future voice artist, she must be confident even in writing scripts. She learned from Sir Choy that the first person to perform the script is the writer himself.

Kat Garcia, 27 years old, currently an online tutor of Japanese students, boldly shared that we should develop our voice for it to become more animated. She aims to become a “world-class voice artist” someday. She also added that we must enjoy ourselves and what we are doing because if not, we will give up on them eventually.

For Kenneth Pilin, who is still figuring out what he wants to do in life, the workshop reminded him to trust his own self and skills more. “I need to believe in myself.” Kenneth truly wishes to become a voice artist—a great and confident one; a voice behind a character for his own. He emphasized that voice acting is the very first thing he ever chose for himself.

Like most of the attendees of the workshop, Ruffa Valero, an English and academic tutor and volunteer Sunday School teacher from Marikina City, told us that being one of the sought-after voice artists in the Philippines was her childhood dream. The potential she sees in her voice was her primary motivation in joining Voiceworx. As long as she learns and loves what she is doing, she does not mind the distance of the seminar venue from home.

The students of Batch 33 are truly excited for the next sessions of Voiceworx. United by one goal, they are anticipating that they will eventually learn the proper techniques, skills, and proper attitude in becoming successful in the craft someday.


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