On September 18, 2015, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales inspired about 600 teachers, school administrators and students at the 25th National Conference of the Council of Management Educators and Practitioners in the Philippines or COMEPP. The conference was held at the Apo View Hotel in Davao City with the theme “Gearing towards a new vision.”
The VoiceMaster’s talk was about understanding the Generation Z, the young generation that dominates today’s classrooms. He discussed their mindset, behaviors and lifestyle of this group of young people, and shared tips on how to engage them in class. He also discussed the challenges of teachers in this day and age as their students are very exposed to technology and the World Wide Web.
The VoiceMaster left the audience with a heartfelt message about making the most out of life, as he dedicated his talk to one of his dear friends who recently passed. He shared how his inspiration in doing what he loves is death, that he lives each day of his life with the goal of leaving a mark in the lives of the people he touches. This inspiring message pierced through the hearts of his audience, as evidenced by a such words from the participants:
“Hi Sir! Two thumbs up for you Sir. You did a great speech. You touched our hearts. You inspire and motivate us Sir. Thank you. Job well done.”
– Marie Antonette Octavio
“Sir, thank you for giving us the opportunity to give us the knowledge and the idea how voice is very important in daily lives.”
– Rolan Canada