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Getting to know Sam McNeill from Song Division
Here at Event Birdie we LOVE meeting event professionals that ooze passion and enthusiasm for their day jobs. Sam McNeill, Creative Director at Song Division, is one such individual. His energy when creating amazing events through Song Division’s unique music team building activity is contagious. Having recently won the YMEA Future Leader Award at the National Meetings and Events Awards, Sam is one Event Birdie Pro you are going to want to get to know!
Give us a snap shot of your career to date
The most memorable event you have worked on and why?
I remember them all very clearly (which backs up the fact that music helps solidify memories and messages), but the highlight for me would have to be helping 1500 Virgin Australia staff surprise Sir Richard Branson with an original song about how much they loved working for him. Kissing and crowd surfing ensued.
What was your ‘learn the hard way’ event management blooper?
What are three personality traits that are required to succeed in the events industry?
If you could share one piece of advice to those starting out in the industry what would it be?
What song always gets you on the dance floor?
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Favourite type of food?
Describe yourself in two words?
How do you unwind after a big event?
Words to live by?
Do you… no one else can
What is your biggest challenge at the moment?
Not being able to multiply or teleport!
Where do you go for creative inspiration?
I have no idea. It just keeps on coming. Probably life in general – there is poetry in the most mundane things if you choose to look at it that way.
Best event you’ve been to as a guest?
It’s event day – heels or flats?
Why do you love your job?
If you weren’t working in events what would you do?