On October 3, the 5th Semi-Annual Student Conference of Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Lopez Campus was held in SM Lucena in the province of Quezon. Hundreds of students participated in a morning of fun raffle draws, as well as learning from speakers who were invited to talk in line with the event theme “Fostering competitive edge to the borderless business world.
Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was the second and last speaker for the event. In his talk entitled “8 to be GREAT,” Pocholo inspired the students to discover and embrace their greatness, and to be an inspiration to their fellow youth. After an energizer and a barage of hugot lines, the VoiceMaster went on to share his story of how he used the power of his voice to pursue his passion not only for voice acting, but to also to inspire, motivate and empower his fellow Filipinos.
The VoiceMaster talked about the voice as the most powerful human instrument, and how it can be used to spark positive social change in the society. He demonstrated how his voice has enabled him to brand himself as the VoiceMaster, not because of the many character voices he could make, but because he has opened the door of the voice acting industry to those who aspire to be part of it. He also told the story of how he became a youth advocate, travelled the world, and discovered his calling to be a motivational speaker.
The VoiceMaster inspired the participants to “do something today that your future self will thank you for.” He spoke profoundly about time and how it should be spent doing something significant, and not let it pass without discovering what they are really passionate about. In the end, he left the audience with his own words of wisdom – his Pochology – that “Availability is the best ability.” He encouraged the audience to make themselves availabe to the opportunities that will enable them to live out their life purpose.