Interview with MC Abbas
On a lovely Saturday evening, 11th of July at 6pm, we had Dr. Syed Asad Abbas, Famous anchor and TV personality, join Mr. Arvind, CEO of team.i on our Instagram live series Expert Speak on the changing landscape…a plethora of opportunities.
Tell us about yourself
Mr. Abbas finds his journey so far, as he says in his own words, “quite an interesting one”. His love for speaking on stage in front of the audience started when he was in school. “. I used to be a headboy in school, and did a lot of stage performance such as debates and anchoring. Teachers back then used to tell me “You would either be a neta or an abhineta”. Interestingly, right now I am both”.
After doing his college graduation from Jain University in journalism and Masters from Christ University in Media studies, he started off at Big Bazaar as a sales announcer 10 years back. “I used to get paid 800 bucks for these announcements. I used to love doing that, even though it sounds quite banal. It used to give me a kick”.
This is where his colleagues and superiors suggested to him that he should probably take this talent to a bigger stage, and this motivated him a lot. After that, he started doing many stage shows and events. But his real work started off the mic. He spent time over the next years busy networking amongst different event firms, people and brands.
His entire idea was to create a brand of himself and market it well amongst the strong network he built. “Thus I feel your branding and marketing is very important. Whatever I am today is because of the way I have branded myself amongst my network”.
Write now, he’s writing a book of his own about his journey which is titled as “From auto to Audi ”. “From debating on stage at school to debating with Arnab Goswami on live TV, it’s been quite a journey”.
How has the lockdown period been?
“It’s been quite a fantastic journey so far. I was completely cut off from the world. Apart from featuring on primetime news hour debates, I read a lot during this period. In these 100 days I have red over 30 books”.
Any advice for aspiring event managers?
“Follow this series and it will keep you motivated. You all have your friends and family. So always be a helping hand for everyone close to you. Emotionally, financially and mentally. Anyone wants to reach out to me, feel free to contact me on my social media account.
Youngsters need to understand this: Take as much blessing of your parents as possible. You should love your parents first. They will stand by you no matter what happens. Life is everything. Try and stay healthy. Stay calm and stay safe and things will come back to normal soon”.
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