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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pochology Academy Conducts In-Service Training at St. James Academy Malabon

On May 30, 2017, Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales conducted an In-Service Training for the non-teaching staff of St. James Academy in Malabon. Around 50 school employees from different departments attended the half-day training which was held in the school library.

Filipino motivational speaker conducts In Service Training for St James Academy

With the theme, “Change your Mind, Change your Life,” the training focused on shifting the mindset of the participants to approach life and work on a more positive light. Pocholo started by sharing his journey of being a voice artist, youth advocate and motivational speaker, as well as the challenges he had to overcome to become the person he is today. He spoke about his career as a voice artist and how he built his own company, and used his story as an example of how being passionate about one’s work will fuel them towards success.

Pocholo also talked about national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, whom he considers to be the epitome of greatness and excellence of Filipinos. He challenged the participants to discover their own greatness and their purpose just like our national hero. Pocholo also gave the audience several reflective questions to help them identify their purpose.

After a snack break, Voice Care Queen Ada Cuaresma took the stage to conduct the second half of the training. In line with the theme, Ada talked about dealing with people in the workplace. She led the participants through a series of activities that would help them improve their communication skills, and how they manage conflict with their colleagues. She also taught the participants to shift their mindset towards confronting people who disappoint or break expectations in the workplace.

St James Academy Malabon Non teaching staff

In the end, Pocholo came back onstage to leave one last powerful inspirational bit to the audience. “Availability is your best ability.” Pocholo reminded the audience that the present is the only moment they have control over, so that they can maximize their time and live to be the best version of themselves.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The VoiceMaster Teaches Teachers about the Future of Education

What is the future of education? In an era where information is literally “at the tip of your fingers,” what is the teacher’s role in educating students in the classroom?

This concern was addressed during the Teachers Induction Program organized by the DepEd Schools Division of Iloilo last December 26-28 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center in Iloilo City. Over 600 Elementary school teachers attended the event, to learn about the theme of the conference, “21st Century Teachers: Meeting Standards and Exceeding Expectations.”

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was one of the speakers during the Induction. Dubbed as the Filipino Futurist Speaker, Pocholo delivered an informative, entertaining and inspiring talk entitled “The Future of Education, Learning and Knowledge.” His talk started with the bold statement that “the future is NOW,” referencing the popular 80’s movie “Back to the Future,” where the lead characters travelled forward to year 2015. Pocholo then transitioned into explaining how the evolution of techonology has quickly changed the landscape of how we live – especially today’s youth who were born without knowing what it’s like to be “offline.”

Pocholo delved deep into how the young people of this generation has been shaped by their environment and technology, and how the old way of teaching is no longer relevant to the 21st century classrooms. He made the audience realize the long-term impact of the internet, social media and touchsceen gadgets have on today’s kids. Pocholo’s talk was an eye-opener to the audience that someday, these young people will grow into full-blown adults, and they need to be prepared for the future of the future.

With all the gadgets and programs available for self-paced learning, Pocholo made the teachers realize how valuable their role is in shaping the minds of the youth, and how they can employ modern teaching strategies to make learning in the classroom meaningful, fun and relevant to these digital natives. He emphasized how VOICE was, is and will always be the teacher’s most valuable teaching tool, and gave them a few tips and strategies to use their voice effectively in teaching.

Pocholo left the audience with a powerful message that life is all about “doing something today that your future self will thank you for.”


Monday, April 18, 2016

The VoiceMaster Celebrates World Voice Day with a Voice Care Podcast

April 16 was World Voice Day. Every year, various organizations from all over the world hold different kinds of events like seminars, workshops and concerts to celebrate the human being’s most powerful tool – the VOICE.

World Voice Day 2016

In the Philippines, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales celebrated World Voice Day by releasing a podcast that pays tribute to professional voice users. In his 7-minute podcast, the VoiceMaster shared how important the voice is, and gave 5 tips on how to keep the voice healthy. From drinking plenty of water to getting voice training, his valuable tips on taking care of the voice will surely go a long way for those whose occupations rely mainly on their voice.

The VoiceMaster’s podcast aired in VOTY Network’s radio programs – Radyo Kabataan and Paaralan ng Buhay in DZXL, and Voice of the Youth Radio and Generation Y&Z Radio in DZIQ. World Voice Day was also celebrated in the Sunday program, School of Life Radio, where the guest is World Voice Day National Coordinator and classical singer Camille Lopez-Molina.

Camille Lopez Molina World Voice Day Coordinator

His Voice Care tips were also published online through When in Manila and Wazzup Pilipinas. The podcast is available through Soundcloud and podcast.


Friday, March 18, 2016

The VoiceMaster Educates Elementary School Heads on Voice Care

On March 16, over 900 Elementary School Heads of the Iloilo Schools Division gathered at the Sarabia Manor Hotel for the 2016 Conference Training for Elementary School Heads. With the theme “Ignition for Greater Action,” the conference featured speakers who spoke various topics geared towards the holistic development of the academic heads in primary schools.

The VoiceMaster Teaches Elementary School Heads on Voice and Communication Management

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was the first speaker of the day, who energized the morning with a 2-hour workshop on the voice. With his talk entitled “Voice of the Teachers: Mastering Your Voice,” Pocholo taught the audience about the power of the voice, and its importance in the field of teaching. He started by sharing his story about how he started his career as a voice artist, which led to him being the most recognized and respected coach and trainer in the field of voice. He also talked a little bit about his advocacies on voice, particularly Voice Care for Teachers.

Pocholo gave the participants a glimpse of his Voice Care for Teachers program by doing a workshop during his talk. He started by discussing about the “Generation Z,” the young people who are dominating the classrooms of today. He described this generation of young people to give a better understanding of how to deal with them, especially in the classroom. He then went on to say that the VOICE is a teacher’s greatest tool in reaching out to these students, so they need to know how to use it effectively.

The VoiceMaster on Mastering the Voice for Effective Teaching

Pocholo centered his workshop around 2 important keys to mastering the voice – vocal power and vocal variety. Through various posture, breathing and vocal exercises, Pocholo taught the participants a handful of techniques that will not only make them effective speakers, but will also enable them to preserve and take care of their most valuable teaching tool.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Voice Care for Teachers Workshop: 1 Year Ago

First Voice Care for Teachers Workshop November 2014November 17, 2014, the first-ever Voice Care for Teachers workshop was held at the Creativoices office in Makati. It was a free workshop in celebration of World Teacher’s Day. The workshop only had 3 participants, the first 3 Voice Care Ambassadors.

Fast forward to a year after, the Voice Care Philippines training team has travelled to various parts of the country to teach the Voice Care for Teachers workshop. From Luzon (Baguio, Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Bataan, Cavite), Visayas (Iloilo) and Mindanao (Bukidnon, Zamboanga), thousands of teachers have learned the science and art of voice, and how it can be applied to their vocation.

Voice Care for Teachers is the flagship training program of Voice Care Philippines, a training organization whose mission is to equip professional voice users with knowledge and tools to save their voice, save their career. The organization was founded by Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales – veteran voice artist, experienced radio broadcaster, internationally-awarded youth advocate, author and highly sought-after motivational speaker and trainer. With an innate passion to teach and pay forward, Pocholo has high respect for teachers and recognizes the importance of their role in nation-building.

“When I started thinking about how I can be of service to teachers, I took 2 of the things that I do best – voice acting and motivational speaking – together and created a program called ‘Voice Acting for Effective Teaching’. The goal was to help teachers use voice acting techniques to capture and sustain their students’ attention, especially with the young people today having short attention span and access to more information than they know what to do with.”

Pocholo recalls how the program had a very short lifespan. “I only did the workshop ONCE, in March 2, 2013. After my talk, a teacher approached me and said (with a hoarse voice), ‘This is great, but how can I (teacher) use voice acting if I don’t even have voice to begin with?’ That question struck me, and I realized that more than being able to PLAY with their voice, teachers have a much bigger need to learn how to TAKE CARE of it. Right there and then, Voice Care Philippines was born.”

Voice Care for Teachers Workshop all over the PhilippinesSeveral months of research made it clear to Pocholo that there’s practically no one teaching professional voice users how to take care of their voice and prevent voice problems, especially for teachers, whose occupation places a great demand on their voice compared to others. In 2014, Pocholo formed the Voice Care team, including Ada Cuaresma, who became the Executive Director, and Andrew San Fernando, who is one of the trainers of the workshop. Both Andrew and Ada were Pocholo’s students in Voiceworx, his basic voice acting and dubbing workshop.

Voice Care for Teachers is a 2-day workshop that teaches teachers the science of taking care of the voice, and the art of voice acting for effective teaching in the 21st century. In June 2015, the workshop was also brought into written form with Pocholo’s book, “Voice Care for Teachers.”

As a true visionary, Pocholo sees the country as the center of vocal health education in the ASEAN. “We have been hearing about ASEAN Integration, and education is crucial in ensuring that we are building a strong and forward-looking ASEAN community. I would like to do my part in making that happen through Voice Care Philippines. Helping teachers protect their primary teaching tool will not only save their career, but also save the future of the ASEAN region.”


Monday, November 16, 2015

Holy Child Academy Teachers Got Positive Vibe in their In-Service Training

What better way to start a brand new day and a brand new week than with positive vibes?

On November 16, teachers of the Holy Child Academy from its different branches gathered in the Novaliches campus for their In-Service Training. Over 100 teachers filled the multimedia room for a whole-day training. The INSET started with a morning energizer, where the group was led to an aerobic dance. The opening ceremonies followed, including opening remarks from HCA Novaliches School Head, Mrs. Elizabeth Robledo.

Ada Cuaresma Inspiring and Making the Teachers of Holy Child Academy Laugh

The highlight of the morning was a back-to-back talk on “Positive Attitude in the Workplace” from Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma, and Sharp Rocket’s Founder, Venchito Tampon.

Ada started her talk with a standup comedy-esque scene as she entertained the teachers with her wit, sense of humor and jokes. She then went on to tell the teachers that it is possible to start each morning with such positivity by learning the secrets of the Law of Attraction. Carrying the humor all throughout, Ada gave the audience an understanding on how to attract positive things, people and situations in their life. She ended her talk with tips on how to harness this principle and apply it in everyday life.

Venchito Tampon on Positive Attitudes in the Workplace

Shortly after, Venchito took the stage to share his knowledge on how to create a positive atmosphere in the workplace. He talked about the traits that positive people possess and contribute to their organization, such as passion and excellence.

Overall, the Holy Child Academy teachers were motivated and given a huge dose of positivity with the morning talk, getting them ready to face the rest of the school year.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

The VoiceMaster’s Homecoming: Voice Care for Teachers in Mariveles, Bataan

For the first time in his 15 years as a motivational speaker and trainer, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales comes back to his hometown in Mariveles, Bataan, to inspire and motivate his fellow Bataenos!

The VoiceMaster on Understanding the Generation Z

On November 13, 2015, hundreds of elementary teachers gathered in the covered court of Alasasin Elementary School as Pocholo and his team conducted a whole-day Voice Care for Teachers workshop. The program started with some opening remarks and introduction from one of Pocholo’s good friends in high school – now school principal – Elda Afable. She recounted her memories of the VoiceMaster back when they were students, and expressed her excitement to witness him become Bataan’s pride with all that he has accomplished. The VoiceMaster’s own father, Luis Gonzales, also took the stage to share his own introduction and remarks about his son.

After the opening ceremonies, Pocholo took the stage and delivered a motivational seminar entitled “Understanding the Generation Z.” He shared his knowledge and expertise in dealing with the youth, and inspired the teachers to be open and embracing of the new generation’s mindset and their need to be taught differently in the classroom. Pocholo also inspired the teachers to become an inspiration to their students, not by bombarding them with information, but by providing guidance and motivating their students to cultivate their talents and pursue their dreams.

Posture Exercise

Right after the VoiceMaster’s motivating and memorable talk, it was Voice Care Philippines’s Executive Director Ada Cuaresma’s turn to deliver the Voice Care for Teachers workshop. She started her talk with an activity to remind teachers to come up with creative ways to approach classroom teaching. She then went on to discuss the science of voice, and taught the participants exercises to correct posture and observe proper breathing. She ended her talk with helpful tips on how to take care of the voice.

Voice Care Philippines Training Tea

Last but not the least, Andrew San Fernando did a talk on “Voice Acting for Effective Teaching.” He taught the basic elements of voice that teachers can utilize to make their teaching more engaging in the classroom. He also gave exercises where teachers got the chance to “play” with their voice and create fun characters.

Gonzales Family Witnessing the VoiceMaster's Talk

The whole-day event ended with impactful and inspirational words from the VoiceMaster. He expressed how happy and grateful he was to be given the opportunity not only to speak in his hometown, but more importantly, to be witnessed by his parents as a motivational speaker for the first time. The VoiceMaster also left the teachers with a challenge to become a pride of Mariveles, by using their teaching vocation to inspire and bring out the greatness in the young people of the country.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Voice Care Philippines Conducts Public Speaking and Voice Care Workshop for Future Teachers

The Speech and Theater Arts Guild in Education (STAGE) of the Philippine Normal University organized a lecture series called “PASSCODE: 3P – Pagsasalita. Pagkukuwento. Panonood.” The series aims to educate the students how performing arts skills such as speaking and storytelling can be used in the classroom.

Ada Cuaresma teaches Public Speaking in Passcode Pagsasalita

On November 14, the first leg of the series, Pagsasalita, was held at the MB Auditorium. Around 50 students attended as the trainers of Voice Care Philippines taught about the importance of voice in teaching. In the morning, Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director, Ada Cuaresma, delivered a talk entitled “Pagsasalita: Public Speaking 101,” where she shared her knowledge about effective public speaking. Ada started her talk with a dose of motivation, by sharing her journey as a motivational speaker and how she fulfilled her dream of becoming one. She then discussed the common fears in public speaking, as well as how to use the pitch, volume and tempo to create a more impactful presentation.

Voice Care for Teachers Workshop in PNU

In the afternoon, the participants were treated to a mini-Voice Care for Teachers workshop, with Ada back on stage. She talked about the importance of voice, and the factors that make teachers prone to voice problems. Ada then walked the participants through exercises to correct posture and practice deep breathing. She ended her talk with useful tips on how to take good care of the voice.

After Ada, it was Andrew San Fernando’s turn to conduct his module, “Voice Acting for Effective Teaching.” Andrew started his talk by sharing his experience as a voice artist, and even showcasing his talent in imitating voices of some famous characters and personalities. He then taught the voice acting workshop proper, where he gave the students warm up exercises to explore pitch range, resonators and many more. He also explained how creating characters can help in teaching effectively in the classroom.

The “Pagsasalita” leg of the lecture series is, indeed, a success.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bulacan Teachers Get a Second Serving of Voice Care for Teachers Workshop

Over 100 Elementary and High School teachers of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan gathered at the conference hall of Grotto Vista Resort on November 2, 2015 for the 1-day “Voice Care for Teachers” workshop. The team of Voice Care Philippines came back to teach the second batch of teachers regarding voice care, following the success of its first run last September.

The VoiceMaster on Understanding the Generation Z

After the opening ceremonies and welcome remarks, the workshop began with an inspiring and motivating talk by Voice Care Philippines founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. He brightened the morning with his wit, charm, humor and even voice acting prowess. The highlight of his talk, however, is on understanding the Generation Z – the new generation that fills the classrooms of today. With his extensive experience of working with the youth, Pocholo shares his learning through research and experience regarding the lifestyle and behaviors of this new breed of young people, and how to best motivate them to learn. The teachers learned about the language, applications, games and many other tools that kids of today use, and caught a glimpse of their ‘virtual world’. Pocholo also motivated and inspired the teachers to love their vocation, which he considers the most influential vocation in the world.

Voice Care Philippines Executive Director Ada Cuaresma on Voice Care

Shortly before lunch break, Voice Care Philippines Executive Director Ada Cuaresma took the stage to do the Voice Care workshop proper. Ada opened with an icebreaker to remind teachers to expand their horizons when it comes to teaching the Generation Z. She then went into the science of voice, and gave the teachers a simple yet helpful explanation of how voice is produced. She also gave tips on how to take good care of the voice.

After lunch, another one of Voice Care Philippines’ trainers, Andrew San Fernando, facilitated a workshop on “Voice Acting for Effective Teaching.” Andrew shared his journey to the voice acting world – starting from when he became one of the VoiceMaster’s protégé, up to establishing his own name and career. He then talked about the elements of the voice that make a teacher sound more confident and effective in teaching their students. He also gave voice exercises for the participants to explore their vocal range and release tension from facial muscles that are essential to producing voice.

Voice Monster Andrew San Fernando teaches Voice Acting for Effective Teaching

Overall, it was a day of fun-filled and memorable learning for the teachers, who have paid attention this closely to their voice, perhaps for the first time in their lives.


Friday, October 30, 2015

‘Your Voice, My Future’ – a Voice Care for Teachers Workshop in Zamboanga

Over 200 teachers from various schools in Zamboanga City filled the HRDC multi-purpose hall for a whole-day seminar entitled “Tu Voz, Mi Futuro (Your Voice, My Future): A Voice Care Seminar/Workshop for Teachers”.

Voice Care Philippines and JCI Zamboanga La Bella

Organized by the DepEd Zamboanga City Division in partnership with Junior Chamber International Zamboanga La Bella, the workshop aimed to equip the teachers with the knowledge and tools to protect and care for their most essential tool for teaching – their VOICE.

The workshop began with a motivational talk from Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, who not only entertained the audience with his wit, humor and voice acting talent, but also talked about the Generation Z – the young people who are the students of the modern-day classroom. He shared how these young people think, compared to the previous generations, and how their lives have been greatly influenced by touchscreens and the World Wide Web. He posed a challenge to the teachers to understand the mindset of this generation, if they were to be effective in fulfilling their role as children’s second parents.

The VoiceMaster at Voice Care for Teachers Workshop in Zamboanga

The VoiceMaster also motivated the teachers and gave them a boost regarding the importance of their vocation in building a better nation. He talked about our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, who was and will always be the epitome of greatness and excellence in every Filipino. He once again challenged the teachers to not only mold today’s youth as the “hope of the nation,” but rather to mold them as the FULFILLMENT of the hope of the nation.

After lunch, Voice Care Philippines Executive Director Ada Cuaresma took the stage to do a mini-workshop on voice care. She shared valuable information about why teachers are at high risk of developing voice problems, and empowered the teachers not only with knowledge, but more importantly, tools and exercises that they can use to prevent vocal strain. She also shared tips on how to take care of the voice.

Ada Cuaresma teaches Voice Care for Teachers

The workshop was concluded with a speech from DepEd Region 9’s OIC – School Division Superintendent Pete Natividad, who challenged the teachers to share the knowledge they learned to their colleagues. He also expressed his gratitude to Voice Care Philippines for having developed the first and only workshop that teaches teachers how to take care of the voice, and expressed that the workshop is only the beginning of the partnership to reach all teachers in the region.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Voice Care Philippines Reaches the Province of Bukidnon

The training team of Voice Care Philippines flew to the beautiful province of Malaybalay, Bukidnon for the Voice Care for Teachers workshop, on October 22-23, 2015.

The VoiceMaster motivating the teachers of Bukidnon State University

Over 100 full-time faculty members of Bukidnon State University gathered for a 2-day workshop, expecting to learn about how to take care of the voice. They, however, learned about that and so much more.

Day 1 started with Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales giving a motivational talk, and introducing “Generation Z” to the teachers, who are the young people filling the classrooms of today. He shared their behaviors and mindset that influence how they treat their learning experience in the classroom.

Vocal Workout

In the afternoon, Voice Care Philippines Executive Director, Ada Cuaresma, opened the workshop proper. She discussed the importance of voice for the teachers, how voice is produced, and also gave numerous exercises to warm up the voice. She gave the teachers a self-assessment, and also tips on how to take care of the voice.

Ada’s session was followed “Voice Acting for Effective Teaching,” discussed by Andrew San Fernando, one of Voice Care Philippines’ trainers. Andrew shared his experiences on voice acting, gave the teachers exercises to explore their vocal range and experiment with making character voices. He also ended with a group assignment, where the teachers were grouped to perform a storytelling session to integrate what they learned about voice acting.

Teambuilding Activitiy

The second day of the workshop started with the group performance, where Ada and Andrew shared more tips on how to use voice acting for effective teaching in the classroom. After which, the VoiceMaster has yet again shared more meaningful and motivational insights to the participants not only on how to understand Generation Z, but more importantly, on how to empower them to believe that they can reach their full potential.

Towards lunch, Ada shared classroom strategies on how to engage students inside the class, through activities that involve active participation. The workshop was culminated with the teachers writing down their action plans to take care of their voice moving forward.

Indeed, it was a fruitful, fun-filled and memorable 2-day workshop for the teachers of Bukidnon State University.


Monday, October 19, 2015

500 Teachers Learns Voice Care from the VoiceMaster

On October 18, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales flew to Iloilo together with the AIB Training group to speak at the Teacher Induction Program for the teachers at DepEd’s Iloilo Division.

The VoiceMaster Teaches Voice Care in the Teachers Induction Program

Over 500 teachers gathered at the Sarabia Manor Hotel to hear some of the best speakers in the country to help them cope up with the demands of the 21st century classroom – from leadership to their image and, of course, voice care.

Pocholo spoke for almost 2 hours about how teachers can take care of their voices. He started by talking about how voice is the most essential but most often overlooked instrument of teachers in fulfilling their vocation. He also shared his experience as a voice professional, and even showcased his talent of making character voices!

Teacher Induction Program DepEd Iloilo Division

Pocholo also taught the teachers various exercises that they can use on a daily basis to prevent strain on their vocal folds. He then shared tips on what habits to develop in order to take care of the voice – such as drinking plenty of water, taking “voice naps” and avoiding caffeinated drinks.

The teachers were also asked to share their most common voice problems in writing, which is essential in helping Pocholo and his team in strengthening their advocacy for teachers’ vocal health.


Monday, September 14, 2015

Voice Care for Teachers Workshop in San Jose del Monte Bulacan

On September 13, over 50 public school teachers attended the Voice Care for Teachers workshop held at the Grotto Vista Resort in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

The VoiceMaster talks about Generation Z in Voice Care for Teachers Workshop

The whole-day workshop began with Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales giving a motivational talk. He shared his experience not only on how he became one of the best voice artists in the country, but how he has utilized his frustrations, disappointments, and experiences in building advocacies that help other people find and express their own voices.

The VoiceMaster also talked about the Generation Z, the generation of young people dominating the modern-day classroom. He discussed their mindset, lifestyle and behavior to give the teachers a better understanding of the students they are teaching. He shared tips on how to best engage these young people in class so that their learning becomes fun, relevant and meaningful.

In the afternoon, Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma took over the workshop and to teach the participants about voice care. Her module started with the importance of the voice in the teaching profession, the different factors that make teachers prone to voice problems. She also discussed the process of how voice is produced, and led the participants through a series of exercises for the voice.

Voice Care for Teachers Workshop in San Jose del Monte Bulacan

The workshop ended with tips on how to take care of the voice, and the teachers coming up with action plans to implement their learning from the workshop.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The VoiceMaster Teaches Voice Care and Public Speaking to Sales and Marketing Professionals

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales once again takes part in TAG Media and Public Relations’ Asia Leaders Forum. This time, it’s for a workshop entitled “Make your Pitch Matter: Voice Care for Sales and Marketing Professionals.” The workshop was held on Tuesday, August 25 at the Misono Events Place in Makati.

The VoiceMaster Teaching Voice to Sales and Marketing Professionals

The VoiceMaster, together with Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director, Ada Cuaresma, taught the importance of voice to 25 sales and marketing professionals, mostly from the events management and hospitality industry.

The workshop started with the VoiceMaster explaining how the voice is our most important tool, not just for sales and marketing, but for communicating one’s message in general. With the old adage that “It’s not WHAT you say, but HOW you say it,” he emphasized how the voice – which is the HOW – reflects our emotions, sincerity and intentions in conveying our message. The VoiceMaster also shared the “7 deadly sins” to avoid in order for other people to want to communicate with you. He also explained how the voice is a “toolbox” that people rarely use, and how to use those tools such as pitch, prosody, and register to be more effective in communicating.

Voice Care Warmup Exercises

After a short break for snacks and networking, Ada took the stage and continued on with the Voice Care part of the workshop. She started with the importance of vocal image, and how to use the body to improve it. Ada facilitated a series of warm up exercises for the voice, and capped the workshop off with a lesson on “stadium pitch.”


Saturday, August 22, 2015

The VoiceMaster and the Voice Care Queen on PTV 4’s “Good Morning Boss”

The VoiceMaster and the Voice Care Queen on Good Morning Boss

On August 21, 2015, Voice Care Philippines was featured in PTV 4’s morning show, “Good Morning Boss.”

Voice Care Philippines Founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, together with Executive Director Ada “The Voice Care Queen” Cuaresma talked about the importance of taking care of the voice, especially for teachers who experience the most demand and vocal strain because of their profession.

The interview started with the VoiceMaster sharing his journey on how he got into the world of voice acting. He showcased his voice acting talent by doing literally dozens of voices in just a couple of minutes! From famous cartoon characters to politicians to celebrities like Dolphy and Babalu. The VoiceMaster also performed a short radio drama, voicing three different characters by himself!

The VoiceMaster then transitioned into highlighting the importance of voice, especially for people whose profession relies heavily on the voice. Ada explained the factors that make teachers highly prone to voice problems – such as their teaching environment, their students, and the way they use their voice. She went on by saying that aside from teaching teachers about taking care of the voice, they also need to learn strategies on how to engage the students in the classroom, also known as Generation Gap.

Voice Care Philippines on Good Morning Boss

The interview ended with the VoiceMaster explaining the importance of voice acting in teaching today’s students, and Ada inviting teachers to get a copy of the “Voice Care for Teachers” book.


Monday, August 10, 2015

Voice Care for Teachers Workshop and Leadership Training in Iloilo

Leadership training for SSG Officers and Advisers in Iloilo

On August 8, 2015, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales joined fellow motivational speakers Al Ian Barcelona, Ruben Lanot, PJ Lanot and Johner Fernandez in the SSG Division Leadership Training and Strategic Planning for Students and Advisers, held at the Sarabia Manor Hotel in Iloilo City.

the VoiceMaster teaches Voice Care for Teachers in IloiloWith the theme “Strategic and Effective Leadership Towards Campus Governance,” more than 800 students were entertained, motivated and empowered in a day filled with motivational talks and teambuilding activities. The VoiceMaster talked about “generational leadership,” where he discussed the valuable components of passion, purpose, influence and inspiration that define the true makings of a leader. He also spoke about the capacity and ability of the youth to be able to lead their fellow youth, as long as they uncover their greatness within.

Voice Care for Teachers WorkshopIn the afternoon, the VoiceMaster also conducted a 3-hour workshop to over 200 teachers on Voice Care. He gave the teacher tips, exercises and helpful information on how to take care of the voice, especially since it is the teacher’s most important teaching tool. He also talked about learning in the 21st century, and gave his piece of advice to teachers in handling today’s students in the classroom, which is also known as the Generation Z.

The day capped off with some teambuilding activities and a fun dance number from the awesome speakers!

Team Awesome in SSG Leadership Training in Iloilo


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.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The VoiceMaster Speaking on Voice Care and Gen Z to ESL Teachers

On June 26-28, 2015, the VoiceMaster was invited to do a Voice Care workshop and be a plenary speaker in the English and Education Conference for Professionals 2015, held at the STI Events Place in San Vicente, Tarlac.

Organized by the International TESOL Education and Consultancy Corporation (ITECC), the conference was a combination of plenary talks, workshops and demo-teaching that showcases 21st century training methodologies and principles.

On the last day of the conference, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales facilitated a Voice Care for Teachers mini-workshop in the morning, teaching over 100 teachers about the science of taking care of the voice. He also discussed how voice acting skills can help in effective teaching in the modern classroom.

 After lunch, he came up on stage as a plenary speaker, speaking about one of his expertise “Understanding the Generation Z”. He spoke about the different behaviors and lifestyle of the young people of today, and the influence of technology in their daily routine. The talk about Generation Z helped the teachers to understand their students, and learned ideas on how to engage their students better in class.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

The VoiceMaster Educating Teachers on Today's Youth and Voice Care

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, together with Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma, shared their expertise once again to about 150 teachers during the launch of “Creative Ako! Educators Congress” school caravan launch on June 12, 2015 at the San Andres Sports Complex, Manila.

VoiceMaster speaks at Creative Ako Educators Congress

The VoiceMaster introduced the Generation Z to the teachers, the young people who dominate the classrooms of today. He explained their lifestyle, behaviors and mindset, and how their lives are built around the social media and the internet. He also gave tips and techniques on how to handle them in the classroom.

VoiceMaster talks about Generation Z

Ada then did a mini-workshop on Voice Care for Teachers. She explained the challenges and demands for the teacher’s voice in the classroom. She then gave exercises to help improve posture and breathing, and also gave voice care tips.

The workshop ended with 3 teachers sharing their experiences having voice problems in their profession.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Voice Care for Teachers in the University of the Assumption

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, together with Voice Care Executive Director Ada Cuaresma conducted the Voice Care for Teachers workshop as part of the In-service training of the University of the Assumption, Pampanga on June 1, 2015.

The VoiceMaster talks about Gen Z

About 300 teachers gathered to learn about how to take care of their most valuable teaching asset. The 2-hour workshop started with the VoiceMaster talking about the Generation Z – the youth of this generation that make up majority of the classroom population. He explained the different behaviors and lifestyle of these young people, so that the teachers can understand their students better.

Voice Care Executive Director Ada CuaresmaThis was followed by Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director, Ada Cuaresma, who tackled the subject of vocal health. Ada discussed the threats and vocal demands being placed on the teacher’s voice. She also had the class perform exercises to practice and experience the process.

Towards the end of the workshop, the floor was given to the teachers to share their own stories of having voice problems as part of their vocation. The Voice Care team also announced their upcoming book, “Voice Care for Teachers” written by none other than the VoiceMaster.

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