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Monday, February 27, 2017

The Pochologist Inspires Student Leaders of Naga

Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales spoke at the Regional Leadership Congress 2017 held on February 26 at the Camarines Sur National High School in Naga City. With the theme “Young Minds in Motion: Leadership by Service – Act. Plan. Dream. Believe,” the event creates a platform for the 100 student leader participants to realize their capacity to support Philippines 2030 on youth development.

Pocholo was the first speaker of the event. In his talk entitled “The Future Filipino: Be an Inspiration,” Pocholo talked about how today’s youth can be an inspiration to their fellow youth. He started by sharing his own story of how at a young age, he discovered his passion and talent in voice acting, which became his starting point of building his brand as the VoiceMaster. Pocholo also talked about how he became a youth advocate, and how he eventually became a Filipino motivational speaker with his desire to inspire and empower the people around him.

Pocholo talked about his journey as a youth advocate. He talked about the orgnization he founded, Voice of the Youth Network, and how he has empowered his fellow youth by giving them a voice on issues that affect them. Pocholo also talked about how he looks up to national hero Dr. Jose Rizal as the epitome of Filipino greatness and excellence. He shared a lot of stories about Rizal – his travels, his books, the love of his life – and challenged the audience to put themselves in high standards in living their life.

Pocholo also talked about his career as a voice artist. He showed the audience the projects he has been involved in – commercials, anime, video games – and even amazed the audience by performing a live one-man radio drama of his childhood favorite, Gabi ng Lagim. He also made the crowd go wild by doing his voice impressions of famous cartoon characters and celebrities.

On a serious note, Pocholo then shared what he calls “8 to be Great” – which are the 8 things that a person must have in order to become great. He talked about passion, faith, purpose, and opportunity, among many others, that would propel a person to his/her greatness. He then encouraged the audience to pay it forward by sharing this learning to their fellow youth.

Pocholo also shared the stage with fellow Filipino motivational speaker and a good friend, Lloyd Luna.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Pochologist Inspires Business Management Students in Legazpi, Albay

Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was the main resource speaker of “STRATA IX: Building Global Competence: The Progress of the New Millennium”. The whole-day event was organized by the College of Business Management and Accountancy - Student Council of Aquinas University of Legazpi in Albay. Over 400 Business students from various colleges and universities attended the event to learn about business and global competitiveness.

Pocholo started his presentation by energizing the audience with an icebreaker. He then shared the story of how he has developed himself into what he calls a “global citizen” – starting young as a professional voice artist, radio broadcaster, and eventually into being a highly sought-after Filipino motivational speaker. He talked about the challenges and obstacles he met along the way, and how he overcame those to become the person he is today.

Pocholo also spoke about Dr. Jose Rizal, whom he considers to be the epitome of the greatness and excellence of a Filipino. He told the story of Rizal’s travels, his books, his childhood, and his challenges that ignited his own inner revolution for freedom. Pocholo challenged the students to embody the ideals and principles of Rizal, and to use the resources they have right now to become great people.

Pocholo also talked about his journey in the voice acting industry, as well as his company, Creativoices Productions. He talked about his vision of making the Philippines as the center of voiceover excellence in Asia, and how this vision led him to establish the first and only voice acting school in the Philippines. Pocholo also left the audience in awe as he showcased his voice acting talent, with his voice impressions of famous cartoon characters and celebrities. Pocholo’s accomplishments in the voice acting industry has also spilled over his career as a Filipino motivational speaker, as his story served as the perfect example to build a “passion-driven business.”

Pocholo’s main topic was about the future of entrepreneurship, where he highlighted the importance of building a business based on passion, and not just a business that will make profit. He encouraged the students to identify what they are passionate about and discover their life purpose, and then come up with an idea to turn that into a business. Pocholo’s main premise is that one should become an entrepreneur with the intention of serving and leaving a legacy behind, instead of just making money.

In the end, Pocholo left a powerful message to his audience by challenging the students to act on their passion right now, with whatever resources they have. He encouraged them to maximize their youth, and to “do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pochology Academy Hosts the First International Leadership Summit and Seminar in Inclusive Education

The Teacher’s Gallery, together with SMX Convention Center Manila, and SM Cares Foundation, organized the First International Leadership Summit and Seminar in Inclusive Education. This three-day event is being held on February 22-24, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. With the theme, “I AM YOU: Opening Minds, Opening Hearts,” the summit is a one-of-a-kind gathering of educators, legislators, local government officials, parents and students that advocate inclusive education.

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was invited to host the first day of the summit, together with Ada Cuaresma, one of Pochology Academy’s trainers and speakers. Together with Biboy, a 4th-year PWD student from Centro Escolar University, they led the audience through a day of fun and learning about inclusive education.

The day started with a doxology and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem, led by the Philippine School for the Blind and the School for the Deaf. Soon after, Pocholo, Ada and Biboy started the program with high energy as they welcome the participants. The opening remarks was delivered by Engr. Bien C. Mateo, Vice President for Operations and Director of SM Cares Program on Persons with Disability.

There were three speakers during the morning session. The keynote speaker was Professor Tony Booth from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Tony is the author of “Index for Inclusion: A guide to school development led by inclusive values”. He shared his 30 years of experience in researching, teaching and writing about inclusive education.

After Professor Booth’s talk, the VoiceMaster came back onstage to energize the audience with an icebreaker. He also introduced the art of voice acting to the teachers, and emphasized the importance of using the voice effectively in teaching especially persons with disability in class. He also amazed the audience with his voice acting prowess by performing a one-man radio drama onstage.

Mr. Erick Marco Ramos was the next speaker, who shared his success story of thriving despite disability. Erick is the first blind person to qualify for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program administered by the US Fullbright Commission. He talked about his experiences and the lessons he learned along the way.

The last speaker in the morning was Dr. Stella Manalo, head of the Center for Developmental Pediatrics of The Medical City. She shared her experiences in handling young PWD patients, and shared valuable insights to parents and teachers on how to do their part in developing these children.

After lunch, there were several parallel sessions for paper presentations and mini-seminars on inclusive education.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Pochologist Inspires the Youth of Batangas City Towards Greatness and Excellence

The Bachelor of Elementary Education students of St. Bridget College, Batangas City conducted a seminar entitled “Inspiring Greatness and Excellence in Every Filipino Youth” on February 20, 2017. Around 500 students from various universities and colleges in Batangas City filled the school auditorium for an afternoon of fun, learning and inspiration.

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales – also known as the “Pochologist” – was invited as the resource speaker for the seminar. Pocholo came onstage after some introduction and opening remarks. He started his talk with an icebreaker to set his audience off at a high energy. He told the story of his 20-year journey in the voice acting industry. He shared how he won a competition on radio when he was 16 years old, and how this win jumpstarted his career as a voice artist. He also shared to the students the struggles and challenges he met along the way, and how he used those to fuel his personal life mission to make other people better and happy with his talents and skills.

Pocholo talked about Dr. Jose Rizal, whom he considers to be the epitome of Filipino greatness and excellence. He took the students down memory lane as he shared interesting tidbits about the life of Rizal. He encouraged the audience to learn more about our national hero, and learn to imbibe his standards of excellence.

Pocholo then gave the audience a sneak peak of his voice acting career. He got the crowd roaring wild as he did voice impression upon voice impression – of cartoon characters, commercials, and famous personalities. He also performed an excerpt of his favorite childhood radio drama, Gabi ng Lagim, and did the voices of all the characters.

Pocholo then transitioned into inspiring the audience, to take the time to discover their passion and purpose. He challenged them to move beyond the goal of making money, and instead pursue things for the purpose of meaning. “Don’t just aim to be happy. Aim to be GREAT,” Pocholo said, as he shared what he calls “8 to be Great.” He talked about the 8 things that make people great, and how the students can unlock the greatness that is within them.

Towards the end, Pocholo challenged the students to commit to a lifelong quest to discover their purpose and dedicate their life to making other people better and happy.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Voice of the Youth Network Rocks Marinduque State College in their Youth Empowerment Summit

About 200 students filled the covered court of Marinduque State College for a Youth Empowerment Summit held last February 16. The audience were a mix of Communication and English majors in MSC’s School of Arts and Sciences, as well as some Senior High students. The summit’s goal is to hone the youth to become involved and empowered in creating positive social change.

The whole-day event was graced with the presence of Voice of the Youth Network – the volunteer youth media organization that informs, inspires, involves and empowers the Filipino youth through radio broadcasting and ICT. There were a total of 4 speakers during the event, led by its founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

After the opening ceremony, the VoiceMaster came onstage with his energizing, entertaining, and inspiring talk. He started off with an icebreaker, and went on to tell the story of how he became a youth advocate at the young age of 16. He talked about the challenges that he faced as a young professional voice artist, and his defeat in the Sangguniang Kabataan election, that led him to establish VOTY. Pocholo wanted to give young people a voice on issues that affect them, and to give them an opportunity to inspire and empower their fellow youth.

The VoiceMaster then entertained the audience with a series of hugot lines, and his voice impersonation of famous characters and celebrities, dead and alive! He also did the voices of the cartoon and telenovela characters he has voiced, including Cyborg Kuro-Chan and San Cai’s father in Meteor Garden. After which, the VoiceMaster went on with his inspiring message, as he challenged the young people to discover their purpose and live a life of greatness and excellence. He ended his talk with a powerful message to “claim” one’s desire, as he gave away a copy of his book, “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent,” to one of the participants.

The afternoon session was also filled with fun and inspiration as 3 more VOTY members took the stage with their own motivational talks. First up was VOTY’s Head Secretariat, Ada Cuaresma. In her talk, Ada shared how she gave up her quest for money after spending over a decade in the corporate world, to pursue her calling to become a motivational speaker. She emphasized what the VoiceMaster has shared earlier about finding one’s passion, and gave the participants more time to reflect on the questions that would lead them to discover their purpose. Ada also talked about nurturing one’s relationships, on how trust is very important in order to build personal and professional relationships. Lastly, she talked about developing one’s abilities in order to succeed in pursuing their passion.

Kelvin Lomibao was the next speaker. Kelvin is a voice artist, motivational speaker, and the host of Voice of the Youth Radio, VOTY’s flagship radio program. He talked about how to have a positive mindset, and gave the students tips on how to develop one. Kelvin talked about gratitude, and “positive mental foods” to help the students raise their consciousness and have a positive perception in their life. Kelvin got the crowd going wild as he did his own repertoire of voice impressions of more than 20 characters. He also shared the stage with fellow VOTY broadcaster and voice artist, Jomel Wequiz, who shared his own experience as a VOTY member, and impressed the crowd with his talent as a “human echo.”

The Youth Empowerment Summit ended with a putong for the guest speakers, Marinduque’s traditional song and dance for welcoming visitors to their hometown.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The VoiceMaster Celebrates Love Month with Psicom’s Love At First Write Book Sale

Psicom Publishing celebrates the love month with yet another book sale for their fans! The book sale, dubbed as “Love at First Write: Share the Love, Triple the Fun,” was held on February 12 at Function Rooms A and B of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. Hundreds of Psicom book readers filled the venue not only to buy their favorites at affordable prices, but also to get their books signed by the authors.

Over 51 authors graciously attended the book sale to sign autographs, and meet and greet their fans. Among them is Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, who has published his second book “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent” under Psicom. As the country’s most recognized voice artist, Pocholo’s book is about his 20 years of experience in the voice acting industry – his successes and failures, his triumphs and defeats, his happy and sad moments as a voice artist. He also lays out a simple roadmap for all aspiring voice artists who would like to start their own voice acting career. “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent,” is the first and only voice acting book in the Philippines, and is written in a motivational and entertaining manner.


The VoiceMaster signed dozens of books, took selfies and had quick chats with the buyers of his book. He also came onstage and amazed the participants with his ensemble of character voices – from the cartoon and Koreanovela characters he has dubbed, to the commercials he has done, and even the famous personalities he can imitate!

“Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent” is available at all leading bookstores nationwide.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Pochologist Speaks about Passion-Driven Business in Baler, Aurora

Over 500 Business students filled the Sentro Baler covered court for the 6th Business Students’ Summit. It was organized by the Business Administration Department of Mount Carmel College of Baler, Aurora, with the theme “Divergent Leadership Toward Convergence.” The summit was held to continuously improve the quality of business education in the province to prepare the youth for the competitive global business landscape.

Mr. Pochology, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, was invited to close off the event with a motivational talk. Pocholo shared his experience and expertise in starting out as a young entrepreneur who built a business based on his passion for and gift of VOICE. At the young age of 16, he started his professional voice acting career, and went on to establish the first and only voice acting school in the country, the Philippine Center for Voice Acting, nine years after.

In his talk, Pocholo shared how he started his entrepreneurial journey, including the challenges and obstacles that he had to overcome in order for his business to survive past the proverbial “10-year mark” of a business. This became his transition to talk about having PASSION in building a business, which for him became his primary fuel to keep his business thriving. Pocholo challenged the students to shift their mindset about getting into business, from earning a living to giving value.

“Many people ask the wrong question when they think about starting a business,” was the bold statement of the VoiceMaster. He said that instead of asking which business will earn money, one should ask which business will enable a person to use his talents and skills to SERVE others. This is exactly how he revolutionized the voice acting business with his school. Instead of setting up his voiceover company to make more money from projects, he set it up to give opportunities to aspiring voice artists to get into the industry.

Pocholo also engaged the students in an activity to help them uncover their passions and talents that could spark their very first business idea. He gave them a formula on how they can narrow down their interests to those that they see themselves doing for the long-term, instead of just getting into what’s trending in the internet and social media.

Towards the end of his talk, Pocholo also encouraged the participants to take action, as none of what they have learned in the seminar will work unless they actually apply them.

As an entrepreneur, Pocholo was awarded as one of Go Negosyo’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs in 2009, and has since then has become one of their “Angelpreneurs.” He is also one of the country’s primary advocate of Youth Entrepreneurship, as he has founded the Youth Entrepreneurship Academy, to provide training and mentoring programs for aspiring young entrepreneurs.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The VoiceMaster Inspires Business and Hospitality Management Students in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro

The Divine Word College of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, held its 4th Business Summit on February 3, 2017 at the DWCC Gymnasium. Over 600 Business Management and Hospitality Management students participated in the event, to learn more about social entrepreneurship and innovation. In relation to the event’s theme, “Social Entpreneurship: Paving the Way for Millennium Supremacy,” a lineup of resource speakers were invited to speak about topics such as media, ethics and entrepreneurial responsibility.

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was invited to talk about the role of media in promoting social entrepreneurship. As a Go Negosyo Angelpreneur and a Youth Entrepreneurship advocate, Pocholo shared his experience in building what he calls “passion-driven businesses”. He started by sharing the story of how as early as the age of seven, he discovered his skills and passion for voice acting, and found himself pursuing the craft almost a decade after when he won a contest in DZMM. He also talked about his extensive experience in Broadcast Media, not only as a broadcaster and radio drama artist in DZMM, but also as the founder of the largest Youth Media organization in the country, the Voice of the Youth Network.

Pocholo talked about how radio broadcasting enabled him to spread his advocacy for youth empowerment, and how it opened the doors for him to get into the world of voice acting. He also talked about the challenges and frustrations he met in the industry, until he built his own voiceover services company, Creativoices Productions. Pocholo also shared how his frustrations fueled his passion for the craft, and led him to build the first and only voice acting school in the Philippines.

Pocholo transitioned to talk about the importance of the voice, and how it is the most valuable instrument that we have as human beings. He set himself as the perfect example as someone who has maximized his voice not only to share his talent, but to also motivate and empower others to do the same. He then encouraged the participants to find their own voice – a.k.a. their PURPOSE – so that they can live a fulfilling life and not be stuck in a viscious cycle of working day in and day out just to earn money.

This discussion about finding one’s purpose was Pocholo’s segue to share his topic which he calls “8 to be GREAT” – or the 8 qualities that lead a person to become great. According to Pocholo, everyone should not only aim for happiness but also for greatness, to leave the world better than how we found it. He talked about having passion, availability, attitude of sharing and gratitude, and courage in order be able to build a business that will not only make money, but also make meaning.

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