Actors can get so driven to create a breakthrough in their career, that they walk into the audition room to get the part, rather than to give a personal, vulnerable, honest performance that comes from the heart. If a performer risks giving something of themselves emotionally, it truly is a gift. Think of your favorite actor or singer and the gifts their performances have given you.
For your next audition, set your intention to Give to the Casting Director. Start with a smile, an appreciation for the audition, and your patience in the waiting room; then make the bow on the box a piece of you in your performance.