On October 21, Voice of the Youth Network’s Radio Broadcasting Academy was conducted for the Communication students of St. Dominic College of Asia in Bacoor, Cavite. About 30 students attended the half-day workshop to learn about the basics of voice and radio broadcasting.
The workshop started with a short but powerful motivational talk from VOTY Founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. The VoiceMaster challenged the participants to use Broadcasting as an avenue to fulfill their life purpose and inspire their fellow youth, instead of getting into Broadcasting for the purpose of becoming rich and famous. He also talked about discovering their life purpose, and went around the room to ask a few participants their “why” in life.
Up next was VOTY’s Head Secretariat, Ada Cuaresma, who did a mini-workshop on conducting radio interviews. Ada started by sharing about VOTY – its mission and vision, and the radio programs they produce all over the country. She then transitioned into her topic, where she taught the students of the essential elements of an interview. She also discussed the before, during and closing of an interview, and gave the students tools and techniques to effectively conduct interviews on radio.
The interview workshop was followed with a quick lesson on voice, which was conducted by Voiceworx graduates Andrew Miravalles and Romi Jallorina. They talked a little bit about voice acting, and even led the students through a fun activity so that they can experience it for themselves. They also shared their experiences with Voiceworx, and even entertained the audience with their repertoire of character voices.
The VoiceMaster came back onstage to conclude the workshop with more words of encouragement. He invited the participants to become part of VOTY’s radio shows, so that they can also do their part to inform, inspire, involve and empower their fellow youth.