As an MC – Sam’s skills are in high demand, having hosted events for ACCOR, BAYER, DELL, TEDxSYDNEY, OPTUS, MIRVAC, SAMSUNG, AIRTASKER, ING DIRECT, AUSTRALIA POST, CANADIAN TOURISM COMMISSION, the AUSTRALIAN EVENT AWARDS plus many other trusted national and global brands
As a comedian, Sam burst onto the scene as a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent. He soon followed with sell-out solo shows at Sydney Opera House, several DVDs from his 1 hour comedy festival shows, and became a hit on the international comedy circuit touring from Bollywood to Hollywood and far beyond.
Sam has presented many versions of keynotes, however always impacting a serious message with an air of light-heartedness. 2 of his most memorable are below:
1) His keynote about “Embracism” the opposite of Racism – for the Australian Human Rights Commission at the University of New South Wales
2) A mini keynote on Sam’s experience as an expat in Indonesia, given at the request of the founders of The Chaser for their annual lecture at Sydney Town Hall
“Sam McCool was our awards MC throughout our National 2 day conference in September 2014 in Melbourne. Sam was exceptionally professional from the start of our briefing session’s right through to the event itself. During the 2 day conference, Sam was everything we could have hoped for. He was professional and respectful in his delivery with the right amount humour and warmth and created a great inclusive vibe whilst ensuring that everyone stayed to time and each session ran smoothly. In the breaks Sam mingled with the delegates which created a great vibe. In addition Sam was also our gala dinner speaker, where he unleashed his stand up session. This endeared him even further to our guests. I cannot recommend Sam highly enough to MC any conference or event as an Events Organiser, he is everything you could wish for. He is intelligent, witty and respectful. Many of our delegates commented on their hope that he will return for future conferences.”