How to inspire is the question. I think that all the qualities an inspirational person has are; smiling a lot, and eye contact with people. Using as much empathy as possible. If you don't seem to have it you better get it and master it. Or you'll never be any kind of an inspiration. Charisma, being charismatic is another part of it. Charisma that is healthy and used properly can be the biggest form of inspiration. Charisma used incorrectly can be damaging. Lacing it with ego or directing it for harming another's feelings is a bad idea. It will cause resentment and no inspiration will come of it. Compliments given, but supportive of areas where the person needs inspiration. This is where the empathy comes into play. If you can put yourself in someone else's shoes you should know where they need inspiration or encouragement. How John Travolta talks about his Mom always inspiring him is a great example. "Look at how well he takes the garbage out. He does such a good job. Thank you." She said this to him when he was a kid.