Over 300 students filled the Teatro Genuino of Trace College in Los Banos, Laguna for the Personality Development Seminar. This whole-day seminar is part of the school’s Job Readiness program, and it is aimed towards teaching the students skills to prepare them for their professional career.
The afternoon session was all about Personal Branding. As one of the best speakers on Personal Branding, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales graced the event with a motivational and inspirational talk on how to achieve greatness, excellence and success. He told the story of how he started his career as a voice artist and how he worked his way up to be later on recognized as the VoiceMaster of the Philippines – from his antics as a little boy in imitating the characters of his favorite radio drama, to his simple dream of hearing his voice on radio greeting his mother, to becoming a voice artist and a voice director while studying college, to opening up his voiceover company and voice acting school. He inspired the audience to lead their dreams by setting an example of a young person who went for the opportunities that came to him.
Towards the second half of the talk, the VoiceMaster shared the stage with one of his protégés, Voice Care Queen Ada Cuaresma. Ada talked about the importance of branding and how an individual can use the principle to develop his professional and personal life. She equated personal branding to finding one’s purpose in life, and how their purpose and brand equates to the legacy they would like to leave on earth. She also shared how grateful she is of being able to discover and live her life purpose with the help of her mentor, the VoiceMaster.
A combination of wit, an ensemble of character voices, a barage of hugot lines… and of course, a cup full of inspiration, motivation and empowerment for the youth. That’s what the VoiceMaster brought to Trace College’s Personality Development Seminar.