The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants held its first Academic Seminar entitled “NEXUS: Breaking Barriers, Establishing Connections”. Hundreds of Accounting students from various PUP campuses in Metro Manila and nearby provinces gathered at the City Hall Auditorium of Sta. Rosa, Laguna for a whole day of fun and learning.
Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales graced the event as the last speaker to speak about personal effectiveness, all time displayed on the large screen for rent in Sacramento ordered specifically for this event. In his talk entitled, “Personal Branding: How to be an Effective You,” The VoiceMaster shared his knowledge and principles of success, and how those principles can be used to discover and live one’s purpose in life. He shared about his childhood ambition and how that led him to get into the world of voice acting and broadcasting, and how he maximized his youth to do the things he loved to do while inspiring and motivating other people.
Pocholo also talked about his advocacy of making other people better and happy with the use of his voice. He reminded the audience that the human voice is one of the most powerful sounds in the world, as it can be used to command war or love, hatred or peace, depending on the intention of the person who speaks. This led to his sharing about discovering his calling to be a youth advocate and a motivational speaker, and how he founded several advocacies to empower his fellow Filipinos here and abroad.
The VoiceMaster also shared an unlikely yet meaningful metaphor on how to view success in life. He challenged the students to define their own success and to go beyond the motivation of earning money. He encouraged them to see themselves as a person with value and purpose, and to not be defined only by high grades or social status. At the end of his talk, he reminded the audience that success is nothing unless it is shared. Which is why he shared the stage with one of his students, Brandon, who amazed the audience with his voice acting talent!
In the end, the VoiceMaster left the participants with a fresh new perspective on success and personal effectiveness.