After my appearance on Hayda Talent with Adel Karam, I am often asked about Adel – what is he like? Is he nice in person? Or is he stuck up? My answer always is: I love him!
Today, I witnessed him answering the questions of the attendees at Director’s Kcut conference – proving to me once more how down to earth he is.
What makes him different?
1- He is a giver
Knowing that stand up is the hardest form of public speaking, giving it a try was so stressful, challenging, and scary. Coming up with a script and standing in front of millions was definitely the hardest public experience I have ever went through.
Adel Karam made it much easier for me. He went through my script, gave me advice of how to say my lines, and even interacted with me on stage when he saw how nervous I was.
2- He is not overwhelmed with fame
Today at Director’s Kcut, Adel explained to the students that all the fame and glory a celebrity gets is nothing but earthly void glory, which struck me to the core. I have witnessed Divas who almost have Godly attributes, thinking they’re better; they’re above, that they rule. That is when they actually lose in life – and that is why Adel keeps on winning: getting more successful, more imitated, and more loved; he has his feet on the ground.
3- He is passionate
Many of us are after being famous, being powerful, and being ‘glorious’. That is not what Adel Karam is after, he is after doing what he loves.
When asked about The Late Night Show “Hayda 7akeh”, he told us that it took Tareck Karam two years of convincing – for Adel to present it. If he were just about the fame and glory, it would have taken Adel a minute to jump to the opportunity – because hey, let me not state the obvious, we both know why. 😉
He also explained that he would reject (and has rejected) an offer from Hollywood if he felt that it contradicts with what he is passionate for…
4- He is responsible and loyal
…which brings me to this: Adel expressed that even if he were offered by Martin Scorcese himself a huge role in a movie, he would only take it if he makes sure he wouldn’t be slacking with Mafi Metlo and Hayda 7akeh
– which means he has huge respect and responsibility to what and where he is at now, that he wouldn’t jeopardize it for anything; not to mention his complete and utter trust in his team and his brother Tareck Karam.
So much respect for that, and Oh, even more respect because he gave Scorcese as an example. *fangirls*
4- He motivates
On Hayda 7akeh, Adel never cares about creating a scoop, instead he makes it a purpose to make his guest feel comfortable and at home.
When I was about to come up on stage at Hayda 7akeh, Adel Karam complimented me a lot and gave a lot of positive energy so I could believe in myself. I know that very few stars do that.
“Do not believe what you hear about the media. TV Presenters are recruited due to their potential and not due to whatever they have done with a director/producer. TV channels want potential, potential makes them money. You will all make it, I can see it in your eyes. Even those who are from an engineering background, you are here, you are passionate for getting there. That is why you will make it.”
– Adel Karam, to the students of Director’s Kcut
It is easy to be popular, especially if you are gifted. It is hard however, to keep on winning. How is Adel Karam STILL making it big?
He is giving, motivating, passionate, down to earth, loyal, and finally responsible.