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Friday, January 29, 2016

The ‘Three Musketeers’ of Motivational Talk Rocks DLSU Dasmarinas

The College of Business Administration and Accountancy held its whole-day General Assembly entitled “Elevate: General Assembly 2016” last January 28, 2016 at the Ugnayang La Salle Gymnasium. Almost a thousand students of the said college filled the gymnasium for a day of fun, learning and motivation.

Pocholo The VoiceMaster Gonzales and Al Ian Barcelona Speaking at DLSU Dasma College of Business Administration General Assembly

The morning of the General Assembly featured 2 of the country’s most sought-after motivational speakers, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales and Al Ian Barcelona for “Elevate: On Success, Motivation and Leadership.” After the opening remarks, The VoiceMaster took the stage and delivered a talk about PASSION and how to wake up every day with excitement and purpose. He gave the “2-minute formula” for discovering one’s life purpose by answering 5 simple yet profound questions about yourself and what you can do. It led to him sharing his own journey to becoming the VoiceMaster – how he discovered his love for voice acting at a very young age, and how he didn’t waste a moment to fulfill his dreams even while he was in school. He shared how he has encountered many challenges along the way, but he came through to where he is today because he focused on and committed himself to using his greatest gift – his VOICE. Of course, the audience had to hear his whole array of character voices, which left them amazed.

The VoiceMaster Speaks at the College of Business General Assembly

After the VoiceMaster, his mentor and good friend Al Ian Barcelona of AIB Training spoke next about leadership and qualities that make a great team player. He opened his talk with a great energizer – making the audience dance, shout and laugh. He then moved on to sharing his young beginnings as a teacher, then as a trainer and motivational speaker. The bulk of his presentation featured leadership principles from world-renowned leaders, and shared how the students can use this knowledge and words of wisdom in their daily lives.

The Three Musketeers of Public Speaking Rocks DLSU Dasmarinas

The highlight of the morning assembly was the Q&A portion, where the 2 speakers were joined by yet another motivational speaker and good friend, Lloyd Luna. Dubbed as the “Three Musketeers of Public Speaking,” Pocholo, Lloyd and Ian shared the stage to answer the questions of the students on how to be successful, how to be an inspiration, and even on how to “move on”. The audience found themselves amazed, entertained, mesmerized and captivated as the Three Musketeers showed both their funny and serious sides in answering the questions – with their quirks, banters and, yes, freestyle rapping!

The second half of the General Assembly is an entertainment program with bands, dance and raffle.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pochology Academy Caps Off National Teachers College’s Business Week

The College of Accountancy and Business of the National Teachers College celebrated its Business Week on February 17-22, 2016. With the theme “Glocally Competitive Beyond Borders,” the last 3 days of the celebration featured seminars with speakers and motivational speakers speaking about topics aligned with the theme.

Pochology Academy's Pocholo Gonzales and Ada Cuaresma

Pochology Academy was invited to speak on the last day of the Business Week. Pochology Academy founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, inspired and motivated the 300+ students in attendance with his talk entitled “Passion-Driven Work.” He started his talk by introducing what he does especially with his voice, and how he has used it to inspire other people to do what they love and love what they do. He also talked about his hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, whom he looks up to in terms of motivating and empowering the youth. Of course, the audience found themselves entertained with the VoiceMaster’s quirks, jokes and a whole ensemble of character voices. Above all, he drove the point home regarding what it means to be successful in life. “Most people think that being successful is all about being rich or famous. But for me, success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. Simply put, as long as you know what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and where you are going… you are already a success.”

After the VoiceMaster’s empowering talk, Ada Cuaresma came up onstage to do a mini-workshop with the participants regarding professionalism in the workplace. Ada started her talk by defining professionalism, and how it’s a set of characteristics that make up a quality worker, and not just about physical image or first impression. She focused her talk on the main skill that needs to be developed by any professional – COMMUNICATION. The participants did a couple of exercises on communication.

The VoiceMaster and the Voice Care Queen with NTC CAB Faculty

The event closed off with an open forum, where the VoiceMaster not only addressed the questions of the participants, but also gave an opportunity to some aspiring broadcasters in the audience by giving them a scholarship to his upcoming Broadcasting Workshop.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Pochology Academy Talk on E-Business

On January 19, 2016, the 4th year Financial Management students of Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila organized a seminar entitled “SMARTCLICK: Sign Up for the Future”. Smartclick aims to encourage students to get into online business, and to study what it takes to start one.

Smartclick Sign Up for the Future

Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director and one of Pochology Academy’s trainers, Ada Cuaresma, was the first speaker of the event. In her talk entitled “E-Business Made E-asy,” Ada started on a motivational note by sharing her story on how she shifted from living an ordinary life to living her dreams and inspiring other people. She also shared the life lessons she learned in her journey.

Ada then proceeded to giving an introduction about e-business, and how the internet has transformed the way marketing and business are done. She introduced the conept of “Information Marketing,” and how the internet allowed businesses to sell their products through education, and not through direct advertising.

Ada Cuaresma talks about E-Business to Financial Management Students in Letran Manila

At the end of her talk, Ada reminded the participants that when starting a business – traditional or online – it is best to consider their passion. She encouraged them to discover what they are deeply passionate about, and eventually turn that into profit.


Monday, January 18, 2016

The VoiceMaster Inspires Foreign Language Learners

On January 17, 2016, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales paid visit to a class in the Connoisseur World Language Institute in Lipa City, Batangas to inspire the students.

VoiceMaster Inspires Students at Connoisseur World Language Institute

In his short but sweet talk, Pocholo talked about GREATNESS – how everyone was born to be successful, with all that they need in order to achieve their goals. He reminded everyone of their dreams, of what they have always wanted to be, and encouraged them to act on those dreams.

Pocholo also talked about the power of the voice, and how – together with language/speech – it is the most essential skill of humankind: the ability to communicate. He inspired the students, who are learning foreign languages, to not only learn another language for its monetary potential, but more importantly, to be able to inspire others towards excellence and success.


Pochology Academy’s Project Management Talk at Adamson University

On January 16, 2015, The Adamson Junior Marketing Association held their seminar entitled “Marketing Institute 2016: Level Up your Marketing Prowess”. About 200 Junior and Senior Marketing students of Adamson University gathered to learn about different aspects of marketing from the invited speakers.

Ada Cuaresma Teaches About Project Management to Adamson University Marketing Students

Ada Cuaresma, Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director and one of Pochology Academy’s trainers, was the first speaker of the event. She presented her talk entitled “Project Management Simplified: FOCUS your Way to Project Management Success.” Ada started her presentation by sharing her inspiring story, on how she shifted from living an average life to discovering and living her calling in life. She motivated the students to discover their own passion and take steps to fulfill it now because “It is never too late – or too early – to become what you might have been.”

Ada then went on to discuss about project management. She presented the complex web of Project Management into a simplified yet helpful system – defining what a project is, understanding the key elements of a project, and 5 tips on how to have “FOCUS” and succeed in Project Management. At the end of the talk, she looped back to discussing about life, and how it is everyone’s biggest project. She linked the lessons in Project Management to how they can be applied in life.

Marketing Institute 2016 - Level Up your Marketing Prowess

The seminar also featured other marketing related topics as Events Management, Graphics Design and Personality Development.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

The VoiceMaster Inspires Future Innovators in Cebu

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales has yet again inspired hundreds of youth in the Cebu leg of the 21st STI National Youth Convention on January 12, 2016 at the CAP Center in Cebu City.

The VoiceMaster with the participants of the STI National Youth Convention Cebu

With his talk entitled “The Innovator’s Creativity,” the VoiceMaster stepped on stage and energized the crowd with his introductory icebreaker and funny banters. He then went on to share his own story, on how he has continuously innovated to build his business, found his advocacies and establish his brand as the VoiceMaster.

As he began speaking about innovation, Pocholo gave a simple yet powerful idea on how to develop the mindset of an innovator. For the VoiceMaster, it is of utmost importance to think like an innovator in order to come up with innovative ideas, whether for business or for personal use.

The VoiceMaster also inspired the students to keep their imagination alive, and to have a vision for themselves and for the community. He explained that innovation is not just about ideas. More importantly, innovation is about having the HEART… the passion to make the world a better place. And that is his challenge to the participants: to innovate for positive social change.


Monday, January 11, 2016

The VoiceMaster Kicks Off 2016 with a Talk on Innovation

About a thousand Tourism and Business students of STI College West Negros University in Bacolod gathered at the Garden Royale for the 21st STI National Youth Convention. With the theme “I Will Lead Innovation,” the convention aims to inspire the STI students to develop an innovative mindset in relation to their chosen career path.

STI National Youth Convention Bacolod

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales took the stage as the second speaker to talk about “The Innovator’s Creativity.” In his talk, Pocholo shared his own experience on how he applied innovation to rise to his niche in voice acting as the most recognized voice artist in the country today. He also shared his own thoughts and principles on innovation, and how one’s imagination and power of the mind can be utilized in order to “do something better than it was ever done before,” which for Pocholo is the true essence of innovation. He even shared some stories about the world’s greatest accidental discoveries that turned out to be innovations that we still use today.

Just like in all his other talks, Pocholo never failed to mesmerize the audience with his words of wisdom and inspiration. “What is your HASHTAG idea?” was the question he left in the hearts and minds of the audience, encouraging them to dream and dream big… and of course, to believe that achieving that dream is possible for them.

The 21st STI National Youth Convention was divided into 9 legs – Baguio, Naga, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Metro Manila, General Santos, Davao, and Cagayan De Oro – and is being conducted from December 2015 to March 2016.


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