The College of Tourism and Hospitallity Management of De La Salle University – Dasmarinas conducted a seminar entitled “Road to Building Personality Growth and Image Enhancement” on February 24, 2016 at the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Dasmarinas, Cavite. Hundreds of students from the said college filled the event venue to be inspired and motivated by the invited speakers.
The last speaker of the event was Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, who talked about creating “The Future Me”. Inspired by the famous 80’s film “Back to the Future,” the VoiceMaster challenged the students to think as if this is the year 2030. “Tell the person next to you what you are now (year 2030) – your career, how successful you are, what you have achieved.” He motivated the students to push their minds to the limit, projecting and feeling being successful in their chosen path.
During his talk, Pocholo shared how he has envisioned himself as the “VoiceMaster” way back when he was 16 years old. He told of his journey as a voice artist, youth advocate, and motivational speaker, and how he has responded to his life’s calling to make other people better and happy by using his greatest weapon – the VOICE. Recognizing that one of the biggest challenges, especially of today’s youth, is discovering what they want in life, Pocholo gave them a simple, 5-question formula for discovering their life’s purpose. “It all starts with knowing what you can do, and ends with finding out how that can change the lives of others.”
At the end of his talk, Pocholo shared his favorite “Pochology” (words of wisdom of Pocholo Gonzales) – “The best ability is AVAILABILITY.” It’s his way of saying that your talent and skills will go a long way only if you seize the opportunities to use them.