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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Pochologist Speaks About Passion-Driven Business in Southern Luzon State University

On March 20, the Business Administration students of Southern Luzon State University in Lucban, Quezon conducted a half-day event entitled “Entrepreneurial Dynamism: Discovering New Angles for Effective Micro-Enterprising.” More than 300 Business and Finance students of SLSU, as well as Senior High students from nearby schools, and some farmers attended the event to learn about Youth Entrepreneurship from their main speaker, Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

After some opening remarks, keynote and a raffle, Pocholo came onstage to talk about the future of entrepreneurship. His talk started at a high energy with an interactive icebreaker and a string of hugot lines to which the audience could relate. He then went on and share the story of his entrepreneurial journey – from starting his voiceover career to building his voiceover company. Pocholo also shared how he built the first and only voice acting school in the country to open the doors of the industry to those who have the passion to master the craft.

Pocholo then transitioned to speaking extensively about Dr. Jose Rizal, whom he considers to be the epitome of Filipino greatness and excellence. He told of stories about Rizal’s history and travels, and encouraged the youth to follow his footsteps when it comes to exploring the world. For Pocholo, traveling is the greatest teacher, that’s why young people should seek and grab opportunities that would allow them to do so.

Pocholo also talked about his struggles and challenges in his journey as an entrepreneur. He shared how he faced rejections and disappointments and how he was able to handle those. He encouraged the audience to see failures as part of the road towards success.

Pocholo then talked about the future of entrepreneurship. As a futurist, Pocholo talked about today’s technology and how it affects the building of a micro-enterprise. He challenged the audience to generate business ideas by discovering their passion and skills, instead of simply finding out what business idea will give them the monetary returns.

Pocholo stepped back for a few minutes to give way to a mini-workshop on finding one’s passion-driven business, which was facilitated by one of his students, Ada Cuaresma. Ada distributed the “100 Talents” handout, where the students identified their passion and skill that they can turn into their own micro-enterprise. She then walked the students through various business delivery methods, and also had the students write their next 3 steps to start on their very own passion-driven micro-enterprise.

The seminar ended with the awarding of certificates and audiences having photo opportunity with the speakers.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Pochologist Inspires Marketing Management Students of Rizal Technological University

Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales spoke last March 9 at “ELEVATE: Marketers Explore the Digital World,” an event organized by the Marketing Management students of Rizal Technological University in Mandaluyong City. Over 100 participants attended the seminar for a whole-day event of fun and learning about marketing in the age of the internet and social media.

Filipino motivational speaker in ELEVATE - Marketers Explore the Digital World

Pocholo’s talk started at a high energy, as he began with an icebreaker and humorous stories. He introduced his presentation about Personal Branding by telling the story of how he built his brand as the VoiceMaster. He shared his humble beginnings in the voice acting industry, and also the challenges he met while he was starting out. He also talked about his journey to creating the first and only voice acting school in the country, to open the doors of the voice acting industry to those who have the passion and commitment to learn the craft.

Filipino motivational speaker speaks about personal branding

Pocholo also spent a large part of his presentation to speak about national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, whom he considers as “one of the greatest branding experts.” Pocholo told the audience that Rizal was the first who coined the term “Filipino,” thus setting the standards for excellence and greatness in the country. He shared a lot of trivia about Rizal – his writings, his travels, and even the foods he ate – and challenged the students to utilize their resources in order to discover their own greatness.

Pocholo then transitioned to his talk on Personal Branding. He shared how he has not only branded himself in the field of voice acting, but also in his advocacy and his career as a Filipino motivational speaker. He told the students that branding is not just about “creating” a name, but more importantly, embodying what the brand stands for. For Pocholo, branding is all about discovering one’s passion and purpose, and dedicating the rest of your life to it.

Filipino motivational speaker inspires Marketing Management students of Rizal Technological University

During the last part of his talk, Pocholo spoke about legacy, and encouraged the audience to “do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Pochologist Inspires Job Seekers at the Manila Bulletin Job Fair

Hundreds of job seekers flocked the Skydome of SM North EDSA for Manila Bulletin Classifieds Job Fair 2017, held on March 7-8. Companies in various industries such as BPO, real estate, food and apparel were featured in the job fair to select and hire their next employees. A free seminar was also conducted in the stage area, where Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was one of the speakers.

Pocholo was the first speaker on the first day of the job fair. He started by introducing his work, and shared a little bit about the voice acting industry where he started at the young age of 16. Pocholo showed a video about his company, Creativoices Productions, and told the audience the story of how he opened the first and only voice acting school in the country.

Pocholo also went on to share the challenges he met when he was starting out in his profession. He talked about the several times he was rejected in auditions, the frustrations he encountered with veteran voice artists who seem to have monopolized the industry, and even those who have discouraged him from becoming a voice artist. Pocholo said that those challenges propelled him to move forward, to the point that it became his life mission to help others reach for their dreams – which is why he became a youth advocate and also a sought-after Filipino motivational speaker.

Pocholo’s inspiring story became his transition to talk about the lesson he wanted to impart to the job seekers – and that is to have PASSION in their chosen work. He challenged the audience to find work that would enable them to express their passion and talent, and not just to find the job that is available, in-demand or will pay well. “I don’t know any of you here, but I know that each one of you has greatness inside,” were the empowering words of the VoiceMaster. So he encouraged the audience to dedicate their life to the kind of work that will let their greatness shine.

Pocholo then talked about “8 to be great,” or the 8 qualities that make a person great. He told the audience that passion, purpose, sharing, faith, opportunity, among many others all contribute to discovering one’s potential and greatness.

Pocholo ended his talk with the reality check that life has an end, which is why it is crucial for everyone to maximize their present in order to fulfill their life purpose, and leave a legacy behind.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Pochologist Empowers Young Taclobanons at the 1st Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

Over 500 students from various schools all over Leyte filled the gymnasium of Eastern Visayas State University in Tacloban for its 1st Youth Entrepreneurship Summit. Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was invited as one of the speakers to this event held last March 3. With the theme “Drive and Ambition: Edgewise Virtues of Entrepreneurs to Nation Transformation,” the summit was organized to equip the students with the tools to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

As an advocate for youth entrepreneurship, Pocholo shared his experience about starting out as a young entrepreneur in building his company, Creativoices Productions. Recognizing the fact that building a business – especially at a young age – can be risky, challenging and difficult. This is why Pocholo rallies that people should build what he calls “passion-driven business”. With his love for the art of voice acting, Pocholo is the perfect example who created a business out of passion, and not just something that’s lucrative or in-demand. For Pocholo, passion is the fuel that would keep you waking up in the morning to work on your business, knowing that it’s something that you love.

Pocholo also talked about his passion for empowering the youth, which led him to become a youth advocate and then eventually a sought-after motivational speaker in the Philippines. As a Go Negosyo Awardee and Angelpreneur, Pocholo founded Negosyo Kabataan, in which he also established the Youth Entrepreneurship Academy. He posed the challenge to the audience to look at entrepreneurship as a venue to be able to contribute to positive social change, and not just as a means to become rich.

Pocholo also spoke about Dr. Jose Rizal, and how he sees the national hero as the epitome of Filipino greatness and excellence. With his vast knowledge about Rizal’s history, Pocholo encouraged the audience to raise their standards and aim for greatness the way that Rizal did. He also emphasized that the youth should not only be the “hope of the future,” but more importantly, the realization of the present.

In the end, Pocholo left the audience with his Pochology (Pocholo’s words of wisdom): “Availability is the best ability.” He told the participants that he himself grabbed the opportunities that come his way, and that made all his achievements possible, both in his business and his advocacy. He encouraged the students to become an inspiration to their fellow youth by pursuing their heart’s desire and creating a business that will ultimately serve and make an impact.

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