Did you ever wonder who the voice behind all of those TV Ad was? Or the man behind those Cartoon shows you’ve adored since you were little? Well, I just met him yesterday!
I was informed that there will be a seminar held marketing and other business students are invited to come. My reason for attending was just for the certificate. Ha! I didn’t even know what would the theme of the so called seminar will be until I got to the venue. It started around 10:00 am in the morning, the first speaker was fine. He said some pretty interesting stuff, but it was the next one who lulled me to sleep. I don’t mean to be rude but it is true. Just imagine someone talking without intonation or stress. I have to play 2048 to keep myself awake, seriously.
Even took selfies.
After I ate my lunch, which they almost ran out of, I wanted to get home. I was not having fun, my shoes are hurting, and I’m sleepy. I don’t know what came to me, but I decided to go back to my seat.
My seat was at the back, and behind me were the organizers of the event. I could barely what’s going on in front. Then they’re playing a video of an interview of the Voice Master of the Philippines. In the interview he was doing some voice acting which was awesome. It was played twice and then the crowd went wild when he entered the room. It was the Voice master himself, Mr. Pocholo Gonzales. And to be honest he’s a quite looker too!
He is the voice behind a thousand characters in anime, hundreds of local commercials in radio and television, and various children’s programs, films, foreign telenovelas, drama, and other TV shows.
This was from his facebook and the yellow arrow is where i sit.
He was different. His topic was “Personal Branding: Enhancing Competitiveness of the Filipino Professionals”. It was a talk, but it felt like I was in a concert. But the kind that you were not just entertained, but inspired too!
These were his tips:
- Update your online profile.
- Start a blog.
- Use technology as your advantage.
- Interact with your audience.
- Document yourself.
- Be everywhere.
- Speak, speak, and speak.
- Serve the community.
- Pay attention to google.
- Re-invent yourself.
"the greatest ability is availability" -Pocholo Gonzales, the voice master of the Philippines.