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How does one speak with authority?

 
 
Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 02:47 pm
I have a small dilemma. I'm in an acting class, and my part is that of a police officer. My instructor told me during scene rehearsals that I need to speak with authority, but I don't know how! I'm naturally a very shy, quiet person so I don't really know where to start.

Can anyone give me some pointers?
 
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 02:48 pm
@Riddle Me This,
Do you know any small children? Think about if they are doing something dangerous. How do you react?

One Eyed Mind
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 03:26 pm
Speaking with authority is easy. I do it better than the toughest blow hards - (when I say this, I mean it from experience). You have to stand - do not quiver. You have to let people think you know that you know them more than they know themselves. Stare them down. When they speak, you ready words to counter any attempt of theirs to elevate themselves higher than you. You bring them back down with your words so heavy, so fierce and so on fire, that your balls burn when you make them lose eye contact with you because of their shame and insecurity surfacing.
neologist
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 10:30 pm
@One Eyed Mind,
I suppose it would also help to know what you are talking about.
One Eyed Mind
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 10:55 pm
@neologist,
Apparently, I can make the most social topics seem cryptic because of my large understanding of sociology.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 11:41 pm
@One Eyed Mind,
Of Course! Nobody here is willing to contend with your social brilliance.
One Eyed Mind
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 11:51 pm
@roger,
And why is that?
roger
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 11:53 pm
@One Eyed Mind,
It's just. . . just overwhelming.

Honest.
One Eyed Mind
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2014 12:21 am
@roger,
Oh?

Is it overwhelming? Or are people underwhelming?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2014 12:34 am
@One Eyed Mind,
Everyone must seem underwhelming to you, your brilliance.
One Eyed Mind
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2014 12:44 am
@Lordyaswas,
There is a difference between the power of the sun and the power of the planets revolving around the sun.

Frankly, the people want the truth, but when it comes to them, they run from it, to found themselves within a foundry of lies that are not condoned by wise men.
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Riddle Me This
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2014 01:12 am
@maxdancona,
That actually gives me a great place to start from! Thank you!
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Riddle Me This
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2014 01:15 am
@One Eyed Mind,
Thank you for your suggestions. I wasn't able to make use of much of it, but the parts I could make use of were really helpful!
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