I wanted to be class president because I wanted everyone to believe in me, but the only way I became president is by believing in myself.
Chris from Everybody Hates Chris
I remember watching this funny episode where Chris was running for school president. His geek friend prepared a polished speech for him. His opponent, the school bully, stole his speech. So Chris had to face the crowd with no prepared speech. He just spoke his heart out plain and simple: things that mattered to him such as the quality of the Jello served in the cafeteria or the boring school trips. It turns out that’s what mattered to others as well and he was elected school president by speaking his heart out and keeping it real.