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4 Rocking
Public
Speaking
Tips From
U-2’s Bono
Ever Seen me
Speak?
Did you know I’m an
outstanding public
speaker?  
I’m not just
good; I’m
absolutely
phenomenal. 
Not because I’m
famous, but because
I use public
speaking techniques
we can all use.
 
Here are 4 awesome
public speaking tips!
 
Take time to connect1.
I take time at the
front end of my
speeches to
connect with my
audience. 
I thank the
host. 
Crack a quick
joke at my own
expense.
And provide a
personal
insight. 
 
I like to ask a
question that’s
on everyone’s
mind. 
At the National Prayer
Breakfast I asked, “If you're
wondering what I'm doing
here, at a prayer breakfast,
well, so am I.” 
It’s totally
disarming. 
It breaks down
barriers and
sets the stage
for a great
speech.
Know Your Audience2.
It’s a maxim
and I take it
seriously.  
It also a way
to overcome
fear of public
speaking.
And it helps me
connect with my
audience further
still. 
When I addressed the
students at Georgetown
I referenced local pubs
and student hangouts. 
I also poked fun
at the
university’s
administration. 
Needless to say,
“I Rocked It!”
Seriously
though
Because I cared
enough to learn
inside information
I gained additional
credibility. 
Tell Personal Stories3.
Telling personal
stories is an
excellent way to
connect with an
audience
It draws them
in. 
They’re easy to
remember.  
And they’re easy to
tell using a
conversational
tone.   
 I like to weave in
personal, humble
stories, not about my
rock star life, but my
personal life. 
 This is powerful.
 “We all have
a story”
Inspire4.
I like to talk about lofty
ideals like justice, the
end to poverty and
solving world hunger.  
But that’s my thing,
what’s yours?
Tie your
message back
to a larger more
strategic
picture. 
 The trivial can
interest, but the
grand inspires.  
Use the
inspiration to
close with a
motivational call
to action. 
I’m not the only
one who uses
these techniques.
Many great
speakers follow
this same pattern.
“U-2 can do the
same”
Ok, sorry about
that. In
summary…
Take time to connect Know Your Audience
Tell Personal Stories Inspire
2.1.
3. 4.
Thanks, good luck
and don’t forget to
share!
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4 public speaking tips from U-2's Bono. What a great way to overcome fear of public speaking by learning from Bono. Bono is not only a rock star but he's also a world class public speaker. In this slideshare learn about 4 of the public speaking techniques that Bono uses. Of course Bono isn't acutually doing the talking, that's just me having fun and trying to make the brief more interesting. They are however techniques that he does use in his speeches to make them more interesting and lively. Learn from a pro and rock it the next time you have to give a speech.

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4 Public Speaking Tips From U-2's Bono

  1. 1. 4 Rocking Public Speaking Tips From U-2’s Bono
  2. 2. Ever Seen me Speak?
  3. 3. Did you know I’m an outstanding public speaker?  
  4. 4. I’m not just good; I’m absolutely phenomenal. 
  5. 5. Not because I’m famous, but because I use public speaking techniques we can all use.  
  6. 6. Here are 4 awesome public speaking tips!  
  7. 7. Take time to connect1.
  8. 8. I take time at the front end of my speeches to connect with my audience. 
  9. 9. I thank the host. 
  10. 10. Crack a quick joke at my own expense.
  11. 11. And provide a personal insight. 
  12. 12.   I like to ask a question that’s on everyone’s mind. 
  13. 13. At the National Prayer Breakfast I asked, “If you're wondering what I'm doing here, at a prayer breakfast, well, so am I.” 
  14. 14. It’s totally disarming. 
  15. 15. It breaks down barriers and sets the stage for a great speech.
  16. 16. Know Your Audience2.
  17. 17. It’s a maxim and I take it seriously.  
  18. 18. It also a way to overcome fear of public speaking.
  19. 19. And it helps me connect with my audience further still. 
  20. 20. When I addressed the students at Georgetown I referenced local pubs and student hangouts. 
  21. 21. I also poked fun at the university’s administration. 
  22. 22. Needless to say, “I Rocked It!”
  23. 23. Seriously though
  24. 24. Because I cared enough to learn inside information I gained additional credibility. 
  25. 25. Tell Personal Stories3.
  26. 26. Telling personal stories is an excellent way to connect with an audience
  27. 27. It draws them in. 
  28. 28. They’re easy to remember.  
  29. 29. And they’re easy to tell using a conversational tone.   
  30. 30.  I like to weave in personal, humble stories, not about my rock star life, but my personal life. 
  31. 31.  This is powerful.
  32. 32.  “We all have a story”
  33. 33. Inspire4.
  34. 34. I like to talk about lofty ideals like justice, the end to poverty and solving world hunger.  
  35. 35. But that’s my thing, what’s yours?
  36. 36. Tie your message back to a larger more strategic picture. 
  37. 37.  The trivial can interest, but the grand inspires.  
  38. 38. Use the inspiration to close with a motivational call to action. 
  39. 39. I’m not the only one who uses these techniques.
  40. 40. Many great speakers follow this same pattern.
  41. 41. “U-2 can do the same”
  42. 42. Ok, sorry about that. In summary…
  43. 43. Take time to connect Know Your Audience Tell Personal Stories Inspire 2.1. 3. 4.
  44. 44. Thanks, good luck and don’t forget to share!
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4 public speaking tips from U-2's Bono. What a great way to overcome fear of public speaking by learning from Bono. Bono is not only a rock star but he's also a world class public speaker. In this slideshare learn about 4 of the public speaking techniques that Bono uses. Of course Bono isn't acutually doing the talking, that's just me having fun and trying to make the brief more interesting. They are however techniques that he does use in his speeches to make them more interesting and lively. Learn from a pro and rock it the next time you have to give a speech.

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