Chicoi Gonzales with the officials of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines

A Memorable Experience: Speaking at the Rural Bankers Association’s 67th Charter Anniversary

June 12, 20242 min read

Recently, I had the honor of being invited as a motivational speaker for Digital Marketing at the Rural Bankers Association’s 67th Charter Anniversary held at SMX Bacolod City. The experience was both exhilarating and enlightening, and I’m excited to share it with you.

The idea of speaking to rural bank owners from all over the Philippines was initially overwhelming. The audience was a diverse mix of Boomers, Gen X, and some Millennials, each with their unique perspectives and experiences in the banking industry. The challenge was to deliver a message that resonated with everyone, a task that was as daunting as it was exciting.

Adding to the pressure was the venue - the prestigious SMX Convention Center, a place renowned for hosting some of the biggest events in the Philippines. The grandeur of the location was a constant reminder of the significance of the event and the responsibility I had been entrusted with.

Chicoi Gonzales holding a mic doing his talk.

Sharing the stage with Presidents, CEOs, and experts in their field was another aspect that made this experience truly humbling. It was a testament to the importance of continuous learning and growth, regardless of where we are in our professional journey.

Despite the challenges, I was determined to make the most of this opportunity. I prepared my presentation meticulously, ensuring it was insightful yet easy to understand. I practiced relentlessly, striving to deliver my speech with confidence and clarity. Most importantly, I educated myself about the rural banking industry, gaining a deeper understanding of its nuances and the challenges it faces.

The result? I was able to deliver a well-received talk, garnering a handful of positive feedback from the attendees. It was an amazing feeling to see the enthusiasm in their eyes after the presentation. This experience not only validated my expertise in digital marketing and public speaking but also reinforced my commitment to empowering businesses through knowledge sharing.

In conclusion, the experience was a valuable lesson in resilience, preparation, and the power of effective communication. It reinforced my belief in the importance of continuous learning and adapting to diverse audiences. As I continue on my journey, I am more motivated than ever to help businesses grow and succeed in the digital world.

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Chicoi Gonzales

Chicoi Gonzales is a seasoned business consultant with a passion for helping Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) thrive. With decades of experience in marketing, he provides insightful strategies to businesses looking to grow and succeed. As a motivational speaker, he inspires entrepreneurs and shares his expertise in digital marketing. Chicoi believes in the power of continuous learning and the potential of every business to reach new heights.

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