People always ask for my advice on public speaking. My answer is simple. Start with a strong point of view, and always speak from the heart. If you do these two things, you may not always get 100% agreement (hopefully you will get 99%), but you will always earn the respect of your listeners. There is nothing worse than speakers who change their position to placate their audiences. They come across as ungenuine, making us question their credibility. People gravitate to leaders who have conviction. Don’t be afraid to be bold and passionate when you speak. Smart, clinical, sterile presentations don’t inspire most people. It’s authentic stories, told with feeling, that do!