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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.”

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.

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.”

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The VoiceMaster Shifts the Youth’s Financial Mindset at the 6th Thomasian National Finance Summit

The Junior Finance Executives of University of Sto. Tomas conducted its 6th National Finance Summit on January 14, 2017. Over 900 students flocked the St. Martin de Porres Medicine Auditorium for a whole-day event of learning about investing, business and financial management.

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was the last speaker for the event, who spoke about “The Future of Entrepreneurship.” The VoiceMaster’s hour-long talk started at a high energy, especially with his icebreakers, hugot lines and ensemble of character voices. He then proceeded to sharing the story of his entrepreneurial journey in the voice acting industry – first as a freelancer, until he eventually built his own voiceover company. He talked about how he opened the first voice acting school in the country, and how it opened the door of the voice acting industry to all who aspire to become part of it.

The rest of Pocholo’s talk was about motivating the audience to shift their mindset when it comes to money and business.  As a futurist, he talked about how technology will continue to evolve and will exponentially change the way business and money are handled. He then encouraged the audience to go beyond working for money and instead work for MEANING. “Before you manage your finances, you should first manage your life” were the wise words of the VoiceMaster, as he talked about living a life of passion and purpose.

Pocholo’s story is in itself a testimony of how being driven by passion and purpose will help anyone push forward regardless of the struggles that come their way. His journey in the voice acting industry was met with challenges and frustrations, but Pocholo stayed true to his vision, and that empowered him to get to where he is today.

In the end, Pocholo motivated the students to seek their life purpose, and to use their passion – and not money – as their motivation to succeed in life.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The VoiceMaster Inspires Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs at the First National Youth Business Convention

The University of the Philippines Business League, together with 16 other university-based organizations, conducted the first-ever National Youth Business Convention on January 12-14. The 3-day convention was filled with seminars and activities to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in the Filipino youth, and is envisioned to be the apex of youth business summits. Each day of the convention was held in different venues to accommodate the activities prepared for each day.

Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales capped off the second day of the summit with a motivational talk about the future of entrepreneurship. Held at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati, the talk was attended by over 200 delegates who were preparing for their case presentation for the last day.

Pocholo shared his knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship, as a Go Negosyo Angelpreneur, and a proponent of Youth Entrepreneurship through his advocacy Negosyo Kabataan. He shared the story of how he discovered his talent in voice, and how his passion for voice acting became the fuel to establish not only his own voiceover company, but also his voice acting school which is the first in the Philippines. Pocholo talked about his challenges and struggles as a young entrepreneur in 2005, and how he was able to navigate through those experiences through passion, dedication and commitment.

As the Filipino Futurist, Pocholo gave the audience a glimpse of the future, especially in the world of business. He recapped some of the major trends and advancements seen today and how technology has greatly changed the way business is done – with things like artificial intelligence, cloud storage and smart gadgets.

Pocholo then posed the question “So, what kind of business will you start?” to the audience, and challenged them to think beyond the purpose of making money. He encouraged the audience to build a business with passion, purpose and legacy, to ‘future-proof’ themselves in the world of business.

In the end, the participants of the NYBC were given a fresh new perspective on what it means to become an entrepreneur.

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