Why a Professional Actor Became a Business Storyteller

By: Corey Blake, CEO Round Table Companies in Storytelling Sessions
on July 1st, 2019

In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution podcast, host John Corcoran interviews RTC’s CEO and Founder Corey Blake on how his training in acting translates into business storytelling.

Running a business is never easy.

That’s why it can be tempting—especially in times of struggle—to make up stories. Or to use white lies, if you will.

Kind of like . . . acting, you might say.

Which is why it makes perfect sense that Corey, a former professional actor, is the CEO and founder of a storytelling company. Except those white lies will not get you very far. Business storytelling is most impactful when done with authenticity and vulnerability.

“I’m certainly a fan of books I want to read cover to cover and feel like a different person by the end of it,” Corey says. “So that’s what we’ve focused our business on helping people to create. Those books are treasured by people.”

Beyond Business Storytelling

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • How Corey’s Training in Acting Translates Into the Business World
  • The Methods Corey’s Company Uses to Change the Storytelling of His Business Clients
  • Corey’s Time as an Actor, and His Famous Super Bowl Commercial
  • How Home Life Influenced Corey’s Life Choices
  • Suspending Judgement and Recognizing the Humanity in Others
  • Why Corey Left Los Angeles
  • The Struggles of Starting a New Company
  • Networking in Hollywood and Why Being Authentic Helps Good Relationships Happen Organically
  • Why Corey Chose Vulnerability as the Subject for His TED Talk
  • How Corey Came to be an Author
  • What is “Conscious Capitalism”?
  • Some People Don’t Like to Showcase Themselves
  • Impacting the World Will Inevitably Rile People Up
  • Why Books are Still Relevant Today
  • Who Corey Thanks for His Success