The College of Accountancy and Business of the National Teachers College celebrated its Business Week on February 17-22, 2016. With the theme “Glocally Competitive Beyond Borders,” the last 3 days of the celebration featured seminars with speakers and motivational speakers speaking about topics aligned with the theme.
Pochology Academy was invited to speak on the last day of the Business Week. Pochology Academy founder, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, inspired and motivated the 300+ students in attendance with his talk entitled “Passion-Driven Work.” He started his talk by introducing what he does especially with his voice, and how he has used it to inspire other people to do what they love and love what they do. He also talked about his hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, whom he looks up to in terms of motivating and empowering the youth. Of course, the audience found themselves entertained with the VoiceMaster’s quirks, jokes and a whole ensemble of character voices. Above all, he drove the point home regarding what it means to be successful in life. “Most people think that being successful is all about being rich or famous. But for me, success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. Simply put, as long as you know what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and where you are going… you are already a success.”
After the VoiceMaster’s empowering talk, Ada Cuaresma came up onstage to do a mini-workshop with the participants regarding professionalism in the workplace. Ada started her talk by defining professionalism, and how it’s a set of characteristics that make up a quality worker, and not just about physical image or first impression. She focused her talk on the main skill that needs to be developed by any professional – COMMUNICATION. The participants did a couple of exercises on communication.
The event closed off with an open forum, where the VoiceMaster not only addressed the questions of the participants, but also gave an opportunity to some aspiring broadcasters in the audience by giving them a scholarship to his upcoming Broadcasting Workshop.