Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales once again takes part in TAG Media and Public Relations’ Asia Leaders Forum. This time, it’s for a workshop entitled “Make your Pitch Matter: Voice Care for Sales and Marketing Professionals.” The workshop was held on Tuesday, August 25 at the Misono Events Place in Makati.
The VoiceMaster, together with Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director, Ada Cuaresma, taught the importance of voice to 25 sales and marketing professionals, mostly from the events management and hospitality industry.
The workshop started with the VoiceMaster explaining how the voice is our most important tool, not just for sales and marketing, but for communicating one’s message in general. With the old adage that “It’s not WHAT you say, but HOW you say it,” he emphasized how the voice – which is the HOW – reflects our emotions, sincerity and intentions in conveying our message. The VoiceMaster also shared the “7 deadly sins” to avoid in order for other people to want to communicate with you. He also explained how the voice is a “toolbox” that people rarely use, and how to use those tools such as pitch, prosody, and register to be more effective in communicating.
After a short break for snacks and networking, Ada took the stage and continued on with the Voice Care part of the workshop. She started with the importance of vocal image, and how to use the body to improve it. Ada facilitated a series of warm up exercises for the voice, and capped the workshop off with a lesson on “stadium pitch.”
On August 8, 2015, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales joined fellow motivational speakers Al Ian Barcelona, Ruben Lanot, PJ Lanot and Johner Fernandez in the SSG Division Leadership Training and Strategic Planning for Students and Advisers, held at the Sarabia Manor Hotel in Iloilo City.
With the theme “Strategic and Effective Leadership Towards Campus Governance,” more than 800 students were entertained, motivated and empowered in a day filled with motivational talks and teambuilding activities. The VoiceMaster talked about “generational leadership,” where he discussed the valuable components of passion, purpose, influence and inspiration that define the true makings of a leader. He also spoke about the capacity and ability of the youth to be able to lead their fellow youth, as long as they uncover their greatness within.
In the afternoon, the VoiceMaster also conducted a 3-hour workshop to over 200 teachers on Voice Care. He gave the teacher tips, exercises and helpful information on how to take care of the voice, especially since it is the teacher’s most important teaching tool. He also talked about learning in the 21st century, and gave his piece of advice to teachers in handling today’s students in the classroom, which is also known as the Generation Z.
The day capped off with some teambuilding activities and a fun dance number from the awesome speakers!