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Friday, September 30, 2016

Creativoices Productions Holds Voice Workshop for Sykes Asia Inc.

Sykes Asia’s Artist Anonymous, in partnership with Creativoices Productions, organized a voice workshop for the employees of Sykes on September 29, 2016 at the Sykes Asia office in Glorietta, Makati. Over 20 participants from nearby Sykes offices, trainers and agents, attended the workshop.the-voicemaster-inspires-call-center-agents-and-trainers-of-sykes-asia

After some introduction and opening remarks, the workshop began with a session on Voice Care, facilitated by Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director, Ada Cuaresma. She began with facts about how important the voice is especially in the BPO industry, and how voice problems could become a barrier to one’s performance in the job. Ada explained the process of voice production, and also had the participants go through a series of exercises to improve posture, relax the muscles and develop deep breathing. She ended the session with helpful voice care tips, and action planning so that the participants can apply what they have learned.


The voice care session was followed by a training on voice acting, by another one of Voiceworx’s graduate, Andrew Miravalles. In his one-hour training, Andrew walked the audience through a series of exercises to explore the elements of their voice and discover how to use them to create imaginative characters. The participants enjoyed the training as they performed individual and group exercises that enabled them to play with their voice.

The last speaker was Creativoices’ CEO and Managing Director, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. Pocholo inspired and motivated the participants to perform at their best and always strive for excellence in performing their work regardless of their role and position in the company. He also showcased his own voice acting prowess with a series of voices of famous cartoon characters, celebrities and even politicians.


Artist Anonymous is one of the duly-organized clubs in Sykes Asia, where creative enthusiasts get to meet like-minded individuals to express and develop their artistic side.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pochology Academy Inspires Financial Management Students of Wesleyan University in Cabanatuan

Over 500 Financial Management students of Wesleyan University Cabanatuan gathered for the Junior Financial Executives – Wesleyan University Chapter’s Symposium. The event was held on September 28 at the Roof Park of SM City Cabanatuan. With the theme “Financial Insights of the Millennial Generation,” the event focused on raising the level of financial literacy for today’s youth.


The audience were entertained with raffle draws and games in the half-day symposium. The highlight of the afternoon were the invited speakers who inspired, motivated and empowered the participants towards a shifted mindset towards the subject of finances.


Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was the first speaker, who gave an entertaining yet very inspiring talk about greatness, excellence and passion. He shared his journey to becoming the VoiceMaster, not because of the many voiceover projects he’s done, but for the path he paved for aspiring voice artists through his voice acting school. The VoiceMaster shared how everything he’s done in life is always done with passion more than with the motivation of earning money, and encouraged the audience to do the same. He shared many of his words of wisdom which he calls “Pochology” to encourage the students to discover their passion and purpose in life in order to do work that is meaningful and not just for necessity. Of course, the VoiceMaster amazed the audience with his tirade of hugot lines and sample of character voices and a one-man radio drama.

The second speaker was Ada “The Voice Care Queen” Cuaresma, who spoke about “The heart of personal investing.” Just like her mentor, The VoiceMaster, Ada inspired the audience with a different concept of investing. Her talk centered around investing one’s time, effort and skills in order to discover one’s purpose, improve personal energy, develop healthy relationships and sharpen one’s abilities. Ada also made her presentation interactive with some activities.


The symposium ended with more energized, inspired and empowered Financial Management students of Wesleyan University.


Monday, September 26, 2016

The VoiceMaster Holds Voice Acting Workshop in Saint Paul Manila

On September 26, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales led his team of trainers to conduct a voice acting workshop for Communication and Advertising students of St. Paul University, Manila. A dozen students gathered for a half-day of in-depth and fun-filled learning on the subject of voice acting.


The workshop started with Ada Cuaresma, Executive Director of Voice Care Philippines and a Voiceworx graduate. She gave a little introduction about the industry of voice acting, about the common misconceptions and the qualities needed to succeed as a voice artist. She then transitioned into a workshop about acting with the voice. Ada gave the students a series of activities to train the students to use facial expressions, gestures, and “human sound effects” like laughs and cries to make their voice acting more natural and believable.


After the last activity, Ada introduced the next speaker, Andrew Miravalles. Andrew is also a graduate of Pocholo’s voice acting school, the Philippine Center for Voice Acting, Andrew discussed the different elements of the voice, and taught the participants how to mix-and-match the different elements of the voice such as pitch and tempo to create different characters. He also gave exercises and role-play activities for participants to practice exploring the range of their voice, and the characters they can create within their range.


Voice of the Youth member and radio anchor Kelvin Lomibao came up next, to discuss about character analysis and how to play with one’s voice for dubbing and animation. Kelvin amazed the audience with a lineup of character voices that he showcased – from famous broadcasters to cartoon characters to celebrities both dead and alive! Kelvin ended his session with a “fun dubbing” activity – where the class was divided into small groups that dubbed excerpts from some famous films and anime.


The workshop ended with words of inspiration from the VoiceMaster. He challenged the participants to take the opportunity to pursue their passion even as young people, and to always follow what their heart desires. He said that none of what they learned from the workshop matters if they don’t use it to make other people better and happy.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

The VoiceMaster Shares the Power of Voice in BlogEx Manila 2016

BlogEx Manila 2016 was held on September 24, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Taguig City. It is the first expo that combines a trade show and conference for bloggers, social media enthusiasts, business owners, digital influencers, and new media experts.


The conference part of BlogEx Manila 2016 featured speakers who are experts in various fields such as e-commerce, tourism, education, entertainment and even food. Speakers were given 15 minutes each to share their knowledge and expertise in their respective industries, followed by a moderated panel discussion to answer questions from the audience.


Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was one of the speakers in the afternoon session, where he talked about the importance of the voice and the industry of voice acting. He started by introducing his work and his company, Creativoices Productions, and how he has revolutionized the field of voice acting by opening the country’s first-ever voice acting school – the Philippine Center for Voice Acting. Pocholo also told the story of how he discovered his voice acting talent at the young age of 7, when he started imitating the voices in his favorite radio drama, “Gabi ng Lagim,” growing up in their humble home in Mariveles, Bataan.

In his short speech, Pocholo did not fail to amaze the audience with his voice acting talents, as he imitated voices of famous personalities and cartoon characters. Aside from being entertained, the audience were also inspired as Pocholo emphasized the importance of pursuing a career and building a business out of passion, and the passion to serve. This led Pocholo’s talk to conclude with the promotion of his latest book, “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent,” the first-ever voice acting book in the Philippines, which he has written to share his 20 years of knowledge and experience in voice acting to more aspiring voice artists all over the country.


BlogEx Manila 2016 was organized by TAG Media and Public Relations in partnership with Brand Philosophy Inc.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

The VoiceMaster Talks about Success and Personal Effectiveness at the PUPFPJIA’s 1st Academic Seminar

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants held its first Academic Seminar entitled "NEXUS: Breaking Barriers, Establishing Connections". Hundreds of Accounting students from various PUP campuses in Metro Manila and nearby provinces gathered at the City Hall Auditorium of Sta. Rosa, Laguna for a whole day of fun and learning.


Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales graced the event as the last speaker to speak about personal effectiveness. In his talk entitled, “Personal Branding: How to be an Effective You,” The VoiceMaster shared his knowledge and principles of success, and how those principles can be used to discover and live one’s purpose in life. He shared about his childhood ambition and how that led him to get into the world of voice acting and broadcasting, and how he maximized his youth to do the things he loved to do while inspiring and motivating other people.


Pocholo also talked about his advocacy of making other people better and happy with the use of his voice. He reminded the audience that the human voice is one of the most powerful sounds in the world, as it can be used to command war or love, hatred or peace, depending on the intention of the person who speaks. This led to his sharing about discovering his calling to be a youth advocate and a motivational speaker, and how he founded several advocacies to empower his fellow Filipinos here and abroad.

The VoiceMaster also shared an unlikely yet meaningful metaphor on how to view success in life. He challenged the students to define their own success and to go beyond the motivation of earning money. He encouraged them to see themselves as a person with value and purpose, and to not be defined only by high grades or social status. At the end of his talk, he reminded the audience that success is nothing unless it is shared. Which is why he shared the stage with one of his students, Brandon, who amazed the audience with his voice acting talent!


In the end, the VoiceMaster left the participants with a fresh new perspective on success and personal effectiveness.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

The VoiceMaster Successfully Launches his Second Book “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent”

On September 17, 2016, thousands of people flocked the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for the first weekend of the 37th Manila International Book Fair. MIBF is the biggest gathering of book publishers, authors and book lovers, with thousands of textbooks, fiction books and other educational materials are available in one place.

The VoiceMaster Poses with Buyers of his Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent book

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales had his book launching and signing at the Psicom booth, as he released his second book entitled “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent,” the first-ever voice acting book in the Philippines. The book provides a roadmap to building a successful voice acting career – from developing one’s voice to setting up a recording studio. It is the VoiceMaster’s gift to the voice acting industry and those who aspire to be part of it, in celebration of his 20th year in the industry.

Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent book signing at the 37th Manila International Book Fair

Dozens of voice acting enthusiasts, young and old, lined up to buy their own copy and have it signed by the VoiceMaster. Not only did they get their copies signed, but they also had the chance to have selfies with the VoiceMaster and of course, to hear a “sample” of his voice acting prowess!

The VoiceMaster poses for a selfie with students who bought Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent

There was an overwhelming support for the launch of the VoiceMaster’s book from his family and friends from Creativoices, Voice of the Youth Network, the Microphone Club, and even his fellow motivational speakers.

Fellow Motivational Speaker Lloyd Luna Supports Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent by the VoiceMaster

After the book fair, “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent” will be released in all leading bookstores nationwide at a retail price of Php 175.


Friday, September 16, 2016

The VoiceMaster Inspires HR Practitioners at the Asia HR Expo 2016

The Asia HR Expo 2016 was held on September 16 at the SMX Convention Center in Taguig City. The functon hall was divided into 2 main areas – an exhibition area for companies, and a seminar area where seminars and breakout sessions were held.

The VoiceMaster as a panelist at the Asia HR Expo 2016

As the first HR conference to discuss “digital talent acquisition,” a panel discussion was held in the afternoon to discuss out-of-the-box ideas for sourcing hard-to-find talent on and off social media. The discussion was moderated by Luuk Rietvelt of the European Chamber of Commerce. The panel was composed of Teledevelopment Country Head John Manzano, Bestjobs’ SVP for Business Development in Asia Christian Palau, Yupangco Group of Companies President Robert Yupangco, and Creativoices Productions CEO Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

The discussion mainly talked about the strategies each panelist uses in their respective industries to acquire and maintain talents in their business. They also talked about the “millennials,” and how talent acquisition have changed to adjust to the mindset and behaviors of the new generation of young professionals.

Panel discussion on out of the box ideas to source hard to find talents

Pocholo made a mark in the panel by focusing more on the heart of talent acquisition – the intrinsic motivation of today’s youth. He pointed out that everyone wants to be successful, yet very few can define what success for them is. Pocholo quoted the great Abraham Lincoln who said “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” And challenged the audience to discover their talents and skills that can be used to serve other people.

Pocholo also shared how his passion for his craft powered the founding of his own recording studio and his voice acting school, the Philippine Center for Voice Acting, the first and only one in the country. For Pocholo, the best strategy he discovered to find talents for his voiceover business is to actually train them!

As a final message, Pocholo challenged the participants to maximize their skills and talents for a purpose beyond just earning money.

Asia HR Expo 2016 was organized by TAG Media and Public Relations, headed by husband-and-wife tandem Grace and Troy Nicolas.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

The VoiceMaster Motivates John Calub’s Public Speaking Trainees

On September 13, over 50 entrepreneurs, network marketers and professionals gathered at John Calub’s Success Lounge and CafĂ© in Ortigas for a training on public speaking and voice care.

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was invited by Success Coach John Calub as the featured speaker for the evening, as a supplemental training for his Train-the-Trainer class. To introduce the VoiceMaster, John recalled his first encounter with Pocholo, and how he has seen him inspire and motivate other people through the use of his voice.

The VoiceMaster Speaks to John Calub's Public Speaking Students

The VoiceMaster then came on stage and started off with an energizer to keep the energy of the audience at a high. He then transitioned smoothly into his talk, introducing himself and how he has established himself in the world of voice – as a voice artist, a voice director and a motivational speaker. He also amazed the participants with the multitude of voices he can make.

Pocholo talked about the power of voice, and how everyone should use it to build strong personal and business relationships. He challenged the status quo of public speaking with his bold statement that “The rule in public speaking is that there is no rule.” He talked about the power of being authentic and natural in public speaking, and focusing on the skills and talents that you can offer to other people. From there, one can craft an inspiring story that is worth sharing.

The VoiceMaster Inspiring Aspiring Public Speakers towards Greatness and Excellence

The discussion was a perfect segue to the topic about having a vision and purpose in life, and not just be motivated by earning money. The VoiceMaster encouraged the participants to get into business or network marketing or do their job well not because they want to earn money, but because they are passionate about what they do and would like to share that passion to others.

The VoiceMaster’s talk was followed by a hosting practice session by the participants.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The VoiceMaster Launches the Philippines’ First Voice Acting Book in the Manila International Book Fair 2016

Book enthusiasts, unite!

The 37th Manila International Book Fair will be held on September 14-18, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. It is the biggest and longest-running book expo in the country, where thousands of titles ranging from fiction, textbooks, graphic novels and educational materials may be seen and even bought at a discounted price. MIBF is a haven for book lovers as they have access to such wide variety of reading materials, and also an opportunity of exposure and exchange of ideas amongst the players in the publishing and academic industry.

MIBF is a great venue for authors to launch their new titles… and this year, the VoiceMaster is one of them.

Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent at the Manila International Book Fair 2016

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, releases the very first voice acting book in the Philippines entitled “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent”.

Pocholo has made his mark in the voice acting industry, not only because he has voiced thousands of commercials, anime, foreign TV shows, children’s programs, video games, audiobooks, etc., but because he has opened the door of the industry to aspiring voice artist through his school, the Philippine Center for Voice Acting. Since 2005, the school – also the first and only in the Philippines – has produced more than 1,000 graduates, and many of them have been making their names as voice artists, broadcasters, hosts and even public speakers.

“Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent” is a book for all aspiring voice artists who would like to learn the tools and techniques to build a successful voice acting career. In this book, Pocholo has laid down a comprehensive yet easy-to-follow roadmap so that anyone can take the first step in making their dream come true in the world of voice. That roadmap includes:

  • The opportunities that await you in the voice acting world

  • How to find the best voice acting workshop

  • Tools and techniques to develop your vocal variety and vocal power

  • Scripts of commercials, animation, and even tongue twisters to help you practice your voice acting skills

  • Ways to uncover your niche and build your brand

  • PLUS: how to set up your own recording studio at the comfort of your own home!

For over a decade, Pocholo’s voice acting school has helped thousands of people to develop not only their voice acting skills, but also their confidence in discovering and pursuing their passion in life.

The VoiceMaster Voice Directing Actor Dingdong Dantes for the Movie Kubot

Pocholo formed the idea of writing a voice acting book because of the big demand for his voice acting workshop. “There have been countless times when I have been asked if our school has a branch in the provinces, if we can take more than 20 students per batch, or if we can do one more batch for the year. So while we may not be able to reach as much people as we want with our voice acting workshop, this book will be able to do so, as it will be available in bookstores all over the Philippines. It’s our very own workshop-in-a-bottle!” the VoiceMaster said.

In celebration of his 20 years in the voice acting industry, Pocholo launches “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent” at the Manila International Book Fair. The book is sold at an introductory price of Php 100 before it hits the leading bookstores nationwide at retail price. He wil also have his book launching and signing on September 17, 1-3pm during the book fair, at the Psicom booth 446-448.

With his vision of making the Philippines the center of voiceover excellence in Asia, Pocholo is looking forward to develop more passionate voice artists through his book. “As I always say, the voice is our most powerful instrument. It is the only instrument that can start a war or say ‘I love you.’ And in voice acting, there’s limitless opportunities waiting for you to discover, develop and maximize your voice.”

The 37th Manila International Book Fair is organized by Primetrade Asia Inc., in partnership with Book Development Association of the Philippines, Philippine Booksellers Association Inc., Overseas Publishers’ Representatives Association of the Philippines, and Asian Catholic Communicators Inc.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy Invades Bulacan State University

On September 9, 2016, the VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy was held at the Bulacan State University in Malolos, Bulacan. Over 70 Junior Mass Communication students participated in the half-day workshop to learn basic radio broadcasting skills.The VoiceMaster Inspires Communication Students at Bulacan State University

VOTY Founder Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales led the team of trainers for the workshop. He started the event with an inspirational talk about the youth being the future of radio broadcasting. He encouraged the students to maximize their youth by using their skills and talents to pursue their passion, even if they’re still in school. He then shared his story on how he pursued his greatness when he was young – as a voice artist and voice director, as a youth advocate, an entrepreneur and a motivational speaker. He then talked about Dr. Jose Rizal and challenged the students to see him as the epitome of greatness and excellence as Filipinos.

The VoiceMaster drove the point home on how the voice is the most powerful human instrument. He talked about his journey as a voice artist, and amazed the audience with his repertoire of character voices, and a one-man radio drama performance. Towards the end of his talk, the VoiceMaster shared his favorite Pochology, “The best ability is availability,” and challenged the participants to make themselves available to opportunities to express their voice.

VOTY Head Secretariat Ada Cuaresma on Conducting Radio Interviews

The VoiceMaster’s inspirational talk was followed by the workshop proper, with 3 mini-workshops conducted by VOTY members. VOTY Head Secretariat Ada Cuaresma did a workshop on conducting radio interviews, with activities that teach participants skills on listening, probing and building rapport with the interviewee. Ada’s talk was followed by a discussion on broadcasting ethics by VOTY Online Managing Director Alvin Lorena. The last mini-workshop was conducted by VOTY RBA Head DJ Denn, who is also the main anchor of VOTY’s Radyo Kabataan in DZXL. DJ Denn discussed how to create youth-oriented radio programs, where he also walked through the important elements of a radio show.

VOTY Radio Broadcasting Academy in BulSU

The Radio Broadcasting Academy conducted with awarding of certificates and photo opp with the speakers.


Monday, September 5, 2016

The VoiceMaster Speaks about Youth Media at Comguild’s Annual Journalism and Masscomm Conference

Comguild’s 11th Annual Conference of Journalism and Mass Communication Students of the Philippines was held on September 4, 2016 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater in Ateneo de Manila University. Dozens of schools from all over the country were represented as more than 1,000 Communication students together with their deans and professors attended the event.

The VoiceMaster Talks about the Importance of Youth Media

The first part of the conference included a series of talks in line with the theme “Truth, Honesty and Integrity: Media Ethics and Social Responsibility”. Included in the speaker lineup were ABS CBN reporter Raffy Santos, TV 5’s Lourd de Veyra, GMA Kapuso Foundation Head and well-respected news anchor Mel Tianco, and Youth Media pioneer Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

In his talk entitled “The Future of Media: Youth Radio Broadcasting,” Pocholo started by sharing his experience as one of the youngest broadcasters in DZMM after winning a radio drama and singing competition when he was 16 years old. He went on to inspire and entertain the audience with his voice acting expertise as he showcased the character voices he has done in anime, Koreanovela and commercials. He also did a one-man production of his childhood favorite radio drama, “Gabi ng Lagim.”

The VoiceMaster Speaks at Comguild's 11th Annual Journalism and Masscomm Conference

Pocholo transitioned to the discussion of youth media by sharing about his organization, Voice of the Youth Network – a volunteer organization that informs, inspires, involves and empowers the Filipino youth through broadcasting and ICT. He talked abouth how VOTY started and how it has helped many communication students since 1996 for their voices to be heard on the airwaves, something that most Communication students could only dream of. Pocholo showed the youth-oriented radio programs he has produced over the years, and also acknowledged some VOTY members present – DJ Denn of Radyo Kabataan and one of VOTY’s earlier members RS Mojica, who is now a professor at the College of Divine Wisdom.

The VoiceMaster then called onstage his son, 11-year-old Patrick Gabriel Gonzales, who is known to be the youngest broadcaster and motivational speaker in the Philippines. In a very quick but informative speech, Patrick wowed the audience by sharing tips on how to be successful in life. He encouraged the students to take risks and to fail their way to success, and to never be afraid to pursue their dreams just like what some of the greatest people in history have done.

The VoiceMaster Shares the Stage with his Son Patrick Gabriel Gonzales

At the end of his talk, the VoiceMaster echoed Patrick’s message and challenged the students to take every opportunity to pursue their vocation out of passion and not out of the motivation of earning money.

The second part of the conference was the Comguild Awards, where several TV/radio anchors and shows were recognized in various categories.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

The VoiceMaster Inspires Thousands of Parents and Teachers at the 8th Balanga Education Summit

The City of Balanga, in partnership with DepEd Balanga, held a 2-day Education Summit on August 30-31 at the Lou-is Resort in Balanga, Bataan. More than 2,000 teachers and parents representing various schools in Balanga attended the event, which was divided into 4 sessions.

Speaking to Thousands of Bataeno Parents and Teachers about Generation Z

The first part of each session is a series of program orientation, starting with DepEd Balanga’s OIC-Superintendent Carolina S. Violeta reported on the status of Education in the schools division. It was followed by a talk about Tech4Ed and Amazon Kindle. Then Balanga Mayor Francis Anthony Garcia gave an inspirational message, and also shared information about the Barangay Hub where students can access various online supplemental learnings for free.

The second part of the session comprised of guest speakers who delivered great talks in line with the theme “Embracing Change in a Collaborative Community for Positive Results.”

The VoiceMaster Acknowledges Grade 5 Teacher DepEd Superintendent Carolina Violeta

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales came on stage as the first speaker with his talk entitled “The Future of Education: Understanding the Generation Z.” Pocholo began his talk by sharing about his younger years, growing up in the province of Mariveles, Bataan. He took the audience to a nostalgic trip down memory lane as he recalled his adventures as a young boy, as one of the intelligent yet boisterous students in his class. He recalled that when he was in 5th grade, one teacher pushed him to believe in his greatness, which led him to become part of the honor roll during that school year. Pocholo recognized that 5th grade teacher, in the person of Superintendent Violeta!

With Mayor Francis Anthony Garcia and DepEd Superintendent Carolina Violeta

Pocholo then transitioned to discussing his main topic, the Generation Z. He showed the audience how technology has influenced the lifestyle and behaviors of this young generation, who are the students of the modern-day classroom. With the help of some videos of future technology, Pocholo painted a picture in the minds of the teachers how the future looks like to the students when they enter adulthood. He challenged the audience to open their hearts and minds to new ways of educating, parenting and mentoring the youth of today.

Voice Care Queen Ada Cuaresma Speaking about Voice Care for Teachers

Pocholo’s talk was followed by a short presentation of Voice Care for Teachers by Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma, who presented 3 myths about voice care that teachers need to know. The session closed with the resource speaker, Joseph Titar, who motivated the teachers to ignite their passion for teaching.

The summit session concludes with the induction of new PTA officers, led by Mayor Garcia.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The VoiceMaster Inspires Aspiring Entrepreneurs at the PBEX 2016

On August 26-28, 2016, Ex-Link Management and Marketing Services Corporation held the 7th Philippine Business and Entrepreneur’s Expo or PBEX 2016 at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. With the aim to support small and medium-size businesses in the Philppines, PBEX 2016 is a venue for exploring business opportunities, learn the latest trends in SME’s, and to acquire the latest technology and promotional tools for businesses.

The VoiceMaster Inspires Aspiring Entrepreneurs at PBEX 2016

As part of the event’s Success Forum, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was invited to be one of the speakers on the 3rd day of the expo. In his talk entitled “8 to be GREAT,” he told the success story of how he built a successful voice over business, starting from the humble beginnings of his company, Creativoices Productions. He told of how his frustrations as a budding voice artist fueled his desire to open the first voice acting school in the country, the Philippine Center for Voice Acting, and how the school has opened doors for aspiring voice artists like he was 20 years ago.

Voiceworx Graduates Brandon Roque and Andrew Miravallas Showcasing their Voice Acting Talents

The VoiceMaster then called on stage 2 graduates of his workshop – Andrew Miravallas and Brandon Roque – who wowed the audience with their voice acting skills, as they took turns showcasing their collection of character voices.

Pocholo then shared his 8 points for greatness and success in being an entrepreneur. He reminded the audience to build a business out of passion, and not out of the motivation to earn money. The 8 points he shared include passion, persistence, faith, purpose and heart.

The VoiceMaster's 8 to be GREAT

The VoiceMaster also announced the upcoming release of his second book, “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent.”


Friday, September 2, 2016

The VoiceMaster Inspires Students and Teachers in Iloilo

On August 26, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales did back-to-back talks at the San Rafael National High School in Iloilo City.

The VoiceMaster Inspires Student Leaders and Advisers of Iloilo

As part of the Municipal Leadership Training for Student Leaders and Advisers, the VoiceMaster motivated hundreds of student leaders and teachers with his talk entitled “8 to be GREAT.” He started by sharing whah he is doing primarily with his voice – as a voice artist, voice director, youth advocate, motivational speaker, and a whole lot more. He also shared about Dr. Jose Rizal, and told stories about our National Hero that are mostly untold in history books. The VoiceMaster encouraged the audience to learn more about Rizal not only for remembering history, but also for setting a standard for one’s greatness and excellence, as Rizal has become one for the Filipino.

Voice Care for Teachers talk at San Rafael National High School

The rest of the VoiceMaster’s talk is about the 8 things that one needs to become a great person. He motivated the audience to discover their life purpose in order to live a life of passion. He also entertained the students with his character voices, laundry list of hugot lines and the Hashtag dance!

In the afternoon, the VoiceMaster inspired and educated hundreds of teachers in San Rafael NHS during the Municipal Faculty and Staff Development Program with his talk “My Voice is My Force.” With the goal to inspire the teachers to look at their voice more closely than they ever have, the VoiceMaster explained how powerful the voice is in their personal and professional lives, and that they can use this tool to shape and change the lives of their students. He also taught them exercises and some tips on how to take care of their voice.

The VoiceMaster Speaks at My Voice is My Force

The VoiceMaster also introduced the teachers to what is called the Generation Z, the generation of pupils and students in the classroom. Having worked with young people for more than a decade, Pocholo has learned the mindsets, behaviors and influences of young people that most parents and teachers find challenging to grasp. He also discussed the future of education, given the technological advances of this generation. In the end, the VoiceMaster challenged the teachers to open their minds and embrace the new generation of students, and focus their teaching efforts in honing children to grow into adults who live with passion and purpose.


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