Neighborhood Pride – My TED Talk

Neighborhood Pride – My TED Talk

I had the incredible opportunity to speak at TEDxFortWayne this spring and many of you have asked where you can watch my speech. I have always admired TED talks and when I saw that the conference was accepting speakers I thought I would apply and see what happens. The theme was Resurgence, and I figured I could at least share something about how I feel like the real estate market is seeing growth and resurgence here in Fort Wayne. I submitted a video audition with a summary of my speech and figured it was a long shot. I was shocked to hear a few weeks later that I had made the first cut and eventually was picked as one of the speakers. It was an amazing experience with a lot of long nights, but it was incredibly rewarding and I am SO THANKFUL that I was able to be a part of a great conference! I am by no means a great public speaker – in fact I checked my Apple Watch thirty seconds before I went out and my heart rate was at 140bpm!

Here is my talk about the exciting things happening in Fort Wayne!

I had a lot of great friends and local businesses to thank for making Fort Wayne so great! Thank you to Fort Wayne Rising, Conjure Coffee, Business Insider Magazine, Realtor.com, David Graney, Tolon, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Fortezza, This Old House Magazine, Greg Dowling, Brittany Plassman, Food and Wine Magazine, Junk Ditch, Riverfront Fort Wayne, and Electric Works!

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Matthew Hawkins

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