How to use vocal tonality to control people – Jack Bauer (24)

February 22, 2012


What is it?

Character: Jack Bauer
From: 24
Type: TV Star
What is this clip about: In this clip, we have numerous examples of Jack Bauer’s great tonality.

Why should I watch it?

  • Bauer’s has a deep masculine tone. When he talks his standard voice tone is louder than normal. He doesn’t just talk, it’s like he is talking right through the person (or whispers sinisterly), Bauer doesn’t hold back. This can be used to control women, tool chodes and the like.
  • Bauer gets right into the person’s proximity, he invades their personal space. He looks them in the eye and talks straight at (not to, AT them). He talks to them as if he is reprimanding a small child. People listen to him and act Beta towards him.
  • Bauer doesn’t fuck around. He asks direct and simple questions. There is no fluff in Bauer’s questions, he simply asks people exactly what he needs to, to get the information that he needs.
  • Notice that it doesn’t matter who the person is, man or woman, Bauer does the same to all.

How can I do that?

  • Don’t be scared to raise your voice, it’s not against the law. Talk louder (but stay clear) than normal. Build it up till you reach a level that feels natural and authoritative.
  • Look people in the eye, connect with women (or men) and imagine you are speaking only to them. Talk to them as if it’s only you and them in the world. Maintain that eye contact throughout but remember to blink!
  • Ask exactly what you mean, don’t sugar coat it. Do not hold back and especially do not try to pretend or sneak into someone’s affection – it just doesn’t work. Just man up and say what you mean.
  • Get up close to people. Invade the space around people that social norms means you would normally avoid. Girls see it as confidence, guys seem it as a dominant gesture and tend to back away from Alpha displays (be careful when doing this as it can leads to people drunk or coked up throwing punches). You will need to learn through trial and error what is too much and what is just right.
  • Practice it at every opportunity you can. Every social interaction (even with family) is a chance to work on your assertiveness and vocal tonality.


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One comment on “How to use vocal tonality to control people – Jack Bauer (24)

  1. A great look at Jack Bauer’s use of tonality Bauer uses great methods to get answers – click and see how you can to!

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