According to Jules Buccieri
If you aren’t real, you aren’t powerful.
See this essay by Howard Fine on why a speech was almost universally considered a disaster. It shows why you come across so much better when you’re spontaneous, and how important it is to have something important and real to say, compared to merely trying to say it well.
According to Phil Gyford’s notes on Stanislavski’s An Actor Prepares
Be careful when rehearsing with a mirror — teaches you to watch the outside, not the inside.
According to John Wareham (The Anatomy of a Great Executive, pp. 35-36)
A person will often present a facade founded upon the aspect of his or her personality that he/she most fears — or knows — to be missing.
He says to ask yourself
What is the impression that this individual takes the greatest trouble to convey to me?
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