When I get asked how I got started with public speaking I always refer to the book “Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs” by Carmine Gallo.
However the real turning point was a few years back when my friend Simone was teaching me the best opening line for a presentation: a loud “buongiorno a tutti” (good morning everybody).
It was during dinner in Rome. I remember that embarrassing moment every time since. It was great.