"Okay. Well, as some of you know, I'm human. And yet I've told you I have gifts. Why?" I paused. "Well, humans can be gifted too."
I looked around the room, meeting the eyes of each and every person in front of me.
"I'd watch out if I were you, because I can influence you, and I can make you do what I want you to." That got people's attention.
"Now, I'd just like to say that if anyone needs anything there's a room upstairs that makes it for you, but tell me before you go in there and I'll make sure you know all the rules. Otherwise you will NEVER get out of here."
There was complete silence.
"Oh, and watch out for the microwave, it's wandering around here somewhere."