We start our next series of interviews with an example of what happens when you love your job.  Sam McNeill is highly successful and entertaining because of the energy he brings.  You will see that as we go through a discussion of his background, his challenges, and becoming a key part of the success of a company he loves, SongDivision.

A Natural Talent

Sam is one of those people that is born with plenty of natural talent.  He started as an aspiring musician and actor.  He briefly describes that childhood and his early loves.  This sets the table for his career.  The two worlds of childhood and his future meet up at a Microsoft event as he is introduced to SongDivision.

Love Your Job = Success

We almost start at the end as Sam points out how much he enjoyed working with SongDivision and the people in the organization.  This enthusiasm put him on track to join the company and see a lot of success.  The important point for us to learn is that success took work.  However, he enjoyed every minute and was even more effective at his job because he had found what he loved to do.  Optimism and excitement are contagious.  When you exude these, you will find success following close behind.

A Little Background

Voted as a Top Five Speaker in Spice Magazine’s Hot 100, Sam McNeill – SongDivision GM for UK & Europe – is an in-demand Corporate MC and accredited DiSC Facilitators.  Sam has hosted over 600 interactive face-2-face, and online experiences.  These include musical team-building workshops, gala awards events, and product launches on five continents.

Sam’s accolades include winning ‘Future Leader’ awards for Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). Sam is also a member of Connect Corporate’s esteemed list of ’40 under 40’ industry professionals.

Sam’s professionalism and energy have made him a favorite among some of the biggest brands in the world, including Coca- Cola, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Spotify, and Fujitsu, and Virgin.

Sam earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Studies (Classical Voice) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Learn More

You can learn a lot more about the work Sam is doing and the organization he loves by visiting the Song Division website.  If you think they might be able to help you then give him a call.

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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