On September 13, over 50 public school teachers attended the Voice Care for Teachers workshop held at the Grotto Vista Resort in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.
The whole-day workshop began with Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales giving a motivational talk. He shared his experience not only on how he became one of the best voice artists in the country, but how he has utilized his frustrations, disappointments, and experiences in building advocacies that help other people find and express their own voices.
The VoiceMaster also talked about the Generation Z, the generation of young people dominating the modern-day classroom. He discussed their mindset, lifestyle and behavior to give the teachers a better understanding of the students they are teaching. He shared tips on how to best engage these young people in class so that their learning becomes fun, relevant and meaningful.
In the afternoon, Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma took over the workshop and to teach the participants about voice care. Her module started with the importance of the voice in the teaching profession, the different factors that make teachers prone to voice problems. She also discussed the process of how voice is produced, and led the participants through a series of exercises for the voice.
The workshop ended with tips on how to take care of the voice, and the teachers coming up with action plans to implement their learning from the workshop.
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!
Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales travelled to Cavite City, together with Voice Care Philippines Executive Director Ada Cuaresma, to hold a Voice Care for Teachers mini-workshop to the teachers of San Sebastian College Recolletos de Cavite on July 27, 2015.
Around 30 teachers from the college, plus a dozen teachers from neighboring schools, attended the workshop, which they called “Creating Wellness through Awareness”. After the opening ceremony, the VoiceMaster took the stage for an entertaining and motivational talk for the teacher-participants. He also talked about the Generation Z – the young people that are dominating the classrooms today. The VoiceMaster showed the participants the lifestyle and behavior of the Gen Z, so teachers have a better idea how to teach them better in class. Pocholo’s entertaining character voices and empowering words of wisdom has surely captivated the teachers.
After his talk, Voice Care Queen Ada Cuaresma took over to conduct a mini-workshop on voice care. She taught the participants proper techniques on breathing and body alignment, explained the reasons why teachers are at high-risk of voice problems, and voice care tips.
The “Creating Wellness through Awareness” Seminar was organized by San Sebastian’s Student Development and Placement Center in celebration of the 3rd SDPC Week.
On June 26-28, 2015, the VoiceMaster was invited to do a Voice Care workshop and be a plenary speaker in the English and Education Conference for Professionals 2015, held at the STI Events Place in San Vicente, Tarlac.
Organized by the International TESOL Education and Consultancy Corporation (ITECC), the conference was a combination of plenary talks, workshops and demo-teaching that showcases 21st century training methodologies and principles.
On the last day of the conference, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales facilitated a Voice Care for Teachers mini-workshop in the morning, teaching over 100 teachers about the science of taking care of the voice. He also discussed how voice acting skills can help in effective teaching in the modern classroom.
After lunch, he came up on stage as a plenary speaker, speaking about one of his expertise “Understanding the Generation Z”. He spoke about the different behaviors and lifestyle of the young people of today, and the influence of technology in their daily routine. The talk about Generation Z helped the teachers to understand their students, and learned ideas on how to engage their students better in class.