As a child, the considered talking in entrance or amongst massive teams of individuals made Anjay Anson nervous. However by a curious accident, the present biz newcomer ended up touchdown a internet hosting job within the morning present “Unang Hirit” final yr.
“I’m not used to it… When individuals cross me the mic, I cross it to another person. It was my first time to attempt internet hosting so I used to be fearful. I didn’t know what I used to be doing. I had no thought what I took on, or received myself into,” Anjay stated in an interview on the sidelines of “The Public Talking Huddle,” a workshop carried out by tv host Boy Abunda on the Philippine Ladies’s College (PWU).
However Anjay knew that if he have been to succeed and final in his chosen path, he must look past performing, and increase his skillset to change into a well-rounded artist.
“Internet hosting is so totally different from performing. You get totally different experiences from interacting with totally different individuals. You don’t know the way they might react or obtain you. And that makes it difficult,” the 20-year-old Sparkle GMA 7 expertise stated. “However I do know that I needed to get out of my consolation zone.”
Attempting new issues
The extra he did it, the extra assured he grew. “When you get the dangle of it, when you get going, you finally be taught to take pleasure in it,” stated Anjay, whose current performing stints embody supporting roles within the sequence “Sparkle U” and “The Write One,” and the sitcom “Open 24/7.”
“I’ve realized that it’s OK to attempt new issues, with out expectations, as a result of that’s the place you uncover new issues in life… That’s the joys of it.”
Anjay just lately mustered the braveness to observe his reside internet hosting spots. “I couldn’t convey myself to observe them earlier than as a result of the considered it makes me really feel shy. However after I lastly received round to watching myself, I noticed that there was a whole lot of useless air and miscommunication with my cohost,” he stated.
“It wasn’t excellent, but it surely was a place to begin. I knew what I needed to repair and enhance,” added Anjay, who put his research at De La Salle College on maintain to give attention to present biz.
Anjay was one of many movie star contributors of the aforementioned workshop, the place Boy talked concerning the significance of public talking and efficient communication—one thing he believes present biz personalities can drastically profit from, particularly within the age of social media.
“There’s a whole lot of noise on-line. Folks have shorter consideration spans. Everyone has change into all people to a sure extent. Anybody who engages on social media platforms is, in a approach, a public individual. Subsequently, there are qualities anticipated from a public individual doing a public job,” Boy advised the Inquirer.
Unbeknown to many, Boy is a communications educator and holds a doctoral diploma in Philosophy in Social Improvement from PWU. And so, in his non-public conversations with celebrities, he tries to induce them to pursue larger training, given the possibility.
“I encourage individuals to return to highschool, pursue larger training or simply proceed studying… I hope that extra celebrities change into to take, not simply programs on public talking, however the training path normally,” identified Boy, who sponsors the training of actors Kaori Oinuma and Aljon Mendoza.
“There’s this mindset that you simply both be taught from the college of onerous knocks, otherwise you go to the academy. However the factor is, you are able to do each,” stated Boy, who’s more than pleased to impart his a long time’ price of data to aspiring younger artists.
Anjay’s largest takeaway from the workshop, he stated, is that there’s nobody who can inform your story higher than your self. “Each individual has a novel story and it’s as much as you to convey that story out. That’s what stood out to me… It was additionally reassuring to appreciate that nobody’s excellent. It’s regular to make errors; you settle for, be taught and transfer on,” he stated.
“It is a new atmosphere for me. Nevertheless it’s inspiring to see and be round passionate individuals who love what they’re doing and are all the time prepared to be taught,” he added.