I always wonder about this particular scenario, where in a large area, the lead speaks and all of the audience listen although they are quite far away. In some motivational speeches, the army commander speaks from a long distance and the soldiers get encouraged and respond to it.

This can be observed in many movies/series like:

  1. In Game of Thrones S08E06, "The Iron Throne", Daenerys' speech be audible to everyone. Also in previous episode, Missandei's words were audible for Dany and her army?

  2. In Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, during Saruman's speech to all the orcs, Even though Saruman is at the top of the tower his words/voice wouldn't naturally be discernible from hundreds of feet away.

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    This is not a film technique...its a dramatic effect. That said, some people have voices that carry a long way.
    – Paulie_D
    Aug 22 '19 at 12:31
  • I couldn't find the appropriate tag to my question .
    – ashveli
    Aug 22 '19 at 13:57
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    It's pretty clear what's being asked here. Should definitely reopen.
    – Charles
    Aug 23 '19 at 2:09
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    I'm not sure what the question exactly is. Do you wonder how can people hear the speaker from so far away or you wonder why people standing in far far away listens to the speaker?
    – Vishwa
    Aug 23 '19 at 4:10
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    The people who closed this question are probably standing too far away to hear it clearly.
    – user43022
    Aug 23 '19 at 12:34

There are three potential approaches here.

  1. The leader's voice carries due to geography/technology/psychic connection

  2. People in the front ranks can turn around and tell those behind what's going on

  3. (more usually), the ranked masses pretty much understand what's going on and simply yell and stamp their feet when the people in front do

In terms of actually valuable knowledge, this comes in the smaller briefings that come afterward where operational leaders brief their underlings.

Or the entire army marches off to undoubted glory without really needing to know the details.

  • #3 is most accurate and has been the case IRL for centuries during field battles and similar. Those in the back/farthest away have no actual idea of what's being said, they just cheer and scream along with everyone else that's closer up.
    – Charles
    Aug 23 '19 at 15:43

In reality, MAYBE YES

I said maybe because it will need ideal conditions as discussed in this Physics SE answer and this Guiness World Record.

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