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.
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.