It’s essential to have passion if you want to be an influential speaker. The heart always comes before the head. Be true, be yourself and tell your story as it is. Don’t try to be impressive. Don’t try to be interesting. Just be who you are and your audience will accept, respect and love you. Aristotle used to say that pathos (passion) always comes before ethos (credibility) and logos (persuasion).In other words, allow your heart to express itself!