As a child, the considered talking in entrance or amongst large teams of individuals made Anjay Anson nervous. However by a curious coincidence, 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 folks go me the mic, I go it to another person. It was my first time to attempt internet hosting so I used to be anxious. I didn’t know what I used to be doing. I had no thought what I took on, or received myself into,” Anjay mentioned in an interview on the sidelines of “The Public Talking Huddle,” a workshop performed by tv host Boy Abunda on the Philippine Girls’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 develop his skillset to turn into a well-rounded artist.
“Internet hosting is so completely different from performing. You get completely different experiences from interacting with completely different folks. You don’t know the way they’d react or obtain you. And that makes it difficult,” the 20-year-old Sparkle GMA 7 expertise mentioned. “However I do know that I needed to get out of my consolation zone.”
Making an attempt new issues
The extra he did it, the extra assured he grew. “When you get the grasp of it, when you get going, you ultimately be taught to get pleasure from it,” mentioned Anjay, whose current performing stints embody supporting roles within the collection “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 fun of it.”
Anjay not too long ago 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 once I lastly received round to watching myself, I noticed that there was numerous useless air and miscommunication with my cohost,” he mentioned.
“It wasn’t excellent, nevertheless it 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 celeb individuals of the aforementioned workshop, the place Boy talked in regards to the significance of public talking and efficient communication—one thing he believes present biz personalities can significantly profit from, particularly within the age of social media.
“There’s numerous noise on-line. Folks have shorter consideration spans. Everyone has turn into everyone to a sure extent. Anybody who engages on social media platforms is, in a approach, a public particular person. Subsequently, there are qualities anticipated from a public particular person doing a public job,” Boy informed the Inquirer.
Unbeknown to many, Boy is a communications educator and holds a doctoral diploma in Philosophy in Social Growth from PWU. And so, in his personal conversations with celebrities, he tries to induce them to pursue increased schooling, given the prospect.
“I encourage folks to return to high school, pursue increased schooling or simply proceed studying… I hope that extra celebrities turn into to take, not simply programs on public talking, however the schooling path typically,” identified Boy, who sponsors the schooling of actors Kaori Oinuma and Aljon Mendoza.
“There’s this mindset that you just both be taught from the varsity of exhausting knocks, otherwise you go to the academy. However the factor is, you are able to do each,” mentioned Boy, who’s more than pleased to impart his many years’ price of data to aspiring younger artists.
Anjay’s largest takeaway from the workshop, he mentioned, is that there’s nobody who can inform your story higher than your self. “Each particular person 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 comprehend that nobody’s excellent. It’s regular to make errors; you settle for, be taught and transfer on,” he mentioned.
“This can be a new atmosphere for me. However 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.