37. Build Relationships for Career Advancement
Neil Scott-Barbour enjoys doing “all things voice related” as an announcer, narrator, emcee, and occasionally an actor. But as a 12-year old in England, he felt plagued by a thick Yorkshire accent he sorely wanted to lose. Today he’s in great voice on the U.S. “side of the pond.”
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Neil rid himself of his accent, but his vocal and theatrical talents would have to wait many years. Almost by accident, he learned he had excellent people skills and an affinity for language, which carried him far in a corporate career that included sales and advertising and spanned several continents and decades.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
A defining childhood moment strengthened his character for later in life. “Just after elementary school I was about to become a fast runner, high-jumper and long-jumper, and I was doing really well. Then, I got struck down by polio.” Neil describes how he grew through this challenge in his interview.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“I believe strongly that the best way to get forward in life is to build relationships. I have never gotten a job by means of a resume or a letter. All the things I’ve done in my whole life have been done through relationships and connections I’ve formed.”
On His Bookshelf
Books by and about Winston Churchill
Top Tools on His Browser
Wix.com – “a great source to build a website“
Connecting With Neil Scott-Barbour
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