Empowering Naked Conversations – Sean Tyler Foley

“Art in general binds us together as a human society because we can see how others see the world through their art.” Sean Tyler Foley

Art has long been used to explain the uniqueness in the being of every individual. That every person is special simply because they are unique and have something to offer is an attitude that should be embraced to encourage and inspire self-expression. This is according to our guest today, Sean Tyler Foley, who through embracing his artistic self has been able to achieve tremendous successes in the world of performance. Tyler believes that self-confidence and self- awareness are very important when taking the stage. 

Sean Tyler Foley has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years old after his father passed away suddenly in a motor vehicle accident. He is an accomplished film and stage performer and has appeared in productions including Freddy Vs Jason, Door to Door, Carrie, and the musical Ragtime. Tyler is passionate about helping others confidently take the stage and impact an audience with their stories. He is currently the Managing Director of Total Buy In and author of the #1 best-selling book The Power to Speak Naked.

In today’s episode, we will be discussing more about how people can open up to have more open and honest interactions, and how people can embrace different kinds and mediums of communication to connect with people and have an enhanced understanding of the world around them.

Listen in!

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  • I was born a performer and every time I tried to get away from it or hide it as an aspect of my life it always came back. [2:47]
  • I have had to embrace the fact that I am who I am and that is just where I have got to live. [3:01]
  • I found that I have always relied on the use of performance to be better in every other situation that I have. [3:10]
  • Performance has helped me be a better leader even in school to moving to start my business. [3:19]
  • I went to a fine arts high school and moved out to be on my own to pursue performance as a career which I later retired from at 25 years. [4:10]
  • The book came because I found myself giving the same advice over and over again. [6:43]
  • As a speaker the first thing that any promoter is going to ask is whether you have a book or a course. [7:09]
  • Every training or facilitation I have done is on film and so we took all of that and transcribed the audio then repurposed it into the book. [7:30]
  • When you read through the book it is the closest thing you can get to being in one of the training sessions with me and my team. [8:03]
  • It is the easiest and fastest way to respond to people who ask me for advice. [8:36]
  • There are three layers to the title of the book. [11:07]
  • The most upfront one being that I honestly want to empower people who work with me to have such confidence in their ability to take the stage because their message is what people will focus on and not what they are wearing. [11:11]
  • The next part of the title is having honest and tough conversations because it is the content that matters. [11:39]
  • The root title is about being exposed and speaking our raw naked truth and saying the things that we are afraid to say. [12:0]
  • These are the conversations that we are having one-on-one with our loved ones and peers. [12:23]
  • Saying the things, we are afraid to say are usually how we are going to move ahead and that is true leadership. [12:36]
  • Those are the conversations that I am trying to empower people to have. [12:44]
  • Ultimately, I am trying to facilitate the ability to have the self-confidence because that is what it boils down to. [13:45]
  • To have people know that their messages and stories matter and that that if they hold on to it, it will not be serving anybody. [14:00]
  • Commercial Break [16:30]
  • Art is universal particularly story telling particularly in the art that I embrace which is story telling. [16:50]
  • We have had as a human species an oral tradition for thousands of years, and it is how we have learned and passed down values. [17:12]
  • It doesn’t matter race, religion or orientation, you can go to the Louvre and have appreciation for these pieces work and art from around the world. [17:54]
  • Art in general binds us together as a human society because we can see how others see the world through their art. [18:38]
  • This gives me some understanding and some appreciation for where you are coming from and why you do the things you do. [18:48]
  • The most effective leaders are those who can tell a compelling story or who can give effective imagery to their mission. [19:10]
  • That is when you can get people on board and get them aligned in what you want to see accomplished. [19:23]
  • Advertising is another visual medium and true art form that I think is under appreciated [19:43]
  • That is why good ad copy speaks universally to your client base. [20:20]
  • Embrace your story because it matters. [24:34]
  • Authenticity is synonymous to self-awareness. [24:40]


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