Keynote Speaking

Bruce M Firestone, PhD, is an effective keynote speaker for organizations with a positive focus on creating opportunities for their stakeholder group. He writes, speaks and coaches in the fields of urban development, urban design, development economics, real estate and entrepreneurship.

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 Carolyn Parker

 Triple I Event Services Inc. 

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"BRUCE FIRESTONE HAS AN INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE AND A VOICE THAT WILL BREAK DOWN THE WALLS,

Firestone also advises countries, towns and cities as well as economic development agencies on how to develop live-work-play-learn-shop-grow-make-build-affordable-diversified-sustainable-visitable-neo-urbanist communities based on the principal that nothing is sustainable unless it is also economically sustainable.

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 Kristen Oliver 

 Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association executive director, Thunder Bay 

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"You wowed the crowd, Bruce! Everyone wants me to bring you back to speak in the future! Thanks for making me look like a rock star for bringing you to the Bay!" 

Some of Prof Bruce's most popular keynotes are:

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    GOATS ON THE ROOF — bootstrapping your local economy to a sustainable future
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    REALTOPIA — how to avoid eating cat food by providing for yourself & your family via real estate investing
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    STARTOPIA — how to start any business for less than $5,000
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    ANIMATING MAIN STREET — keeping your entrepreneurs at home & attracting more of them to your community

Prof Bruce's keynotes are not just about inspiring attendees and communities to do better/to be better, they are also about learning how to achieve that. He tailors each speech to his audience so no two are alike–he wants to know what are the top issues in your community/enterprise/group and then work on solving those…

 George Tierney 

 Director, Marketing Services 
Guildcrest Homes 

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"Bruce's keynote presentations are inspiring, entertaining and educational. He took the time to learn about our organization, our goals and exactly what we wanted to accomplish at our event. He created a fully customized deck for each keynote and we'll certainly invite him back to address our group again,"

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Remember what makes Prof Bruce's keynotes different? They are 75% about learning outcomes and 25% about inspiration, and each one is different, tailored to individual audiences.


Topics that Prof Bruce can cover for your organization include:

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    Future Vision: predictions, thoughts and inspiration
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    Bootstrap Your Local Economy: how a few entrepreneurs can reshape a community
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    Retire Early Retire Rich: via real estate investing
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    Startup DNA: business success decoded
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    Firestone's Power Laws of Selling
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    Home Building's Future: how to add value and differentiate yourself plus how to really create affordable housing
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    How to Amp Your Village, Town or City: and keep your most valuable resource (your kids) at home
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    Business Models for the 21st Century: so the harder you work, the more money you'll make
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    Self-finance: the secrets to capitalizing and bootstrapping practically any new enterprise
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    Secrets to Creating and Building a Successful Micro Business: developing your own PB4L, personal business for life
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    New Marketing: earning trust rather than buying it
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    Pro Sports: how the Ottawa Senators were founded and why major leagues matter
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    Modern Era Sponsorship: how to get sponsors for practically anything
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    Modern Era Publishing Models: how to sell at least 5,000 copies of practically anything and why you should avoid Amazon, Apple and other platforms so you can make some real money as an author
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    How to animate everything from outer suburbia and old industrial parks to downtown, inner cities, villages and towns: catalysts for growth
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