Luvi Silverberg
November 19, 2022

How to Audition for Power


If you're looking to be a leader in the office, it's important to know how to audition for power. While most people have the same idea about what makes someone powerful—to be authoritative, assertive and decisive—they don't realize that there are many different ways of being powerful. The best way to get ahead at work is not just to pretend that you have power but also to find your own style of wielding it.

Power Audition #1: Shock and Awe

  • Shock and Awe is a style of power that is associated with the military. It's characterized by a charismatic leader who likes to shock people. This style is associated with a leader who likes to make big changes quickly, but it can also come off as erratic or unpredictable because it doesn't follow traditional rules or norms of how things are done in that industry.

  • For example, if you're auditioning for Power and your character has this style of leadership, there might be moments when they act like their own boss and do something without consulting anyone else first (like firing someone). Or maybe they talk about putting together an "all-female" team in order to shake things up around here!

Power Audition #2: Strong and Silent

The second type of audition is the Strong and Silent. This actor will be asked to play a character who is in charge, confident and without fear. They are not afraid to take charge or speak their mind. They are also not afraid to ask questions if they don't understand something that has been said by someone else during an audition.

When you go into this type of audition, it's important that you do so with confidence because your character will be strong as well!

Power Audition #3: The Task Master

The Task Master is a take-charge person who wants to get things done. They tend to be very organized and assertive, but they may also have trouble delegating tasks or negotiating conflicts. This type of personality often makes them good leaders in business settings, but it can make them difficult to work with if they don't know when they need help.

This type of person will likely:

  • Take control of the situation

  • Try to get things done

Power Audition #4: The Wise Leader

  • Wise leaders are patient.

  • Wise leaders are humble.

  • Wise leaders are compassionate.

  • Wise leaders listen to others.

  • Wise leaders are fair and honest in their dealings with others, no matter what their station or rank may be in society is.

Understanding different styles of power can help you find your own power.

When you understand your own style of power, you can start to see how it interacts with other people. Understanding different styles of power helps you understand the types of relationships that are possible in any given situation. For example, if someone is a dominant-submissive relationship, then it makes sense to use that person's style as a starting point for negotiation and communication.

Understanding what works for each person—and why—is important whether you're working with a group or just one other person. If everyone understands their own strengths and weaknesses (as well as those of others), they'll be able to work together more effectively with less stress and drama involved. This will also help them identify what kinds of goals are most likely to succeed within the framework provided by their various styles.


Auditioning for power is a great way to learn more about yourself and your character. By looking at different styles of power, you can find the one that works best for you. I hope this post helps you on your journey!