Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin (pronounced DAV-lin) began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea — and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records.
Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early ’90s as a national speaker in public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. He now speaks at numerous corporate and association conferences each year. From public school students to CEOs, Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.
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“Rebound – Elements for Scripting a Comeback Story”
The late Jim Rohn once said, “Life is difficulty mixed with opportunity.” While most individuals and organizations find it comfortable to thrive in times of opportunity, it requires specialized skills and a specific mindset to be victorious in times of difficulty and change.
In this presentation, Dave addresses the unexpected changes and challenges that can manifest themselves in conventional business and everyday life. He reveals seven principles that can lead us to thrive amid uncertainty and to be triumphant in the face of overwhelming odds.
“The Game-Winning 3: A Roadmap for Professional & Personal Development”
Success can be defined in its simplest form as making life better for someone else. Whether it comes in creating a better product, helping to relieve someone’s stress or pain, bringing someone laughter or joy, or helping someone get more out of their life, success is always about serving. This being the case, the key to success in any business lies not only in the development of great products and services, but more importantly, in the development of great people. In this insightful presentation, Dave Davlin shares three essential ingredients for developing a purpose-driven mentality to achieve a fulfilling career and a balanced life.
This presentation is an hour of interaction, humor and audience participation mixed with a powerful message. It is a roller coaster ride of emotion that will find the audience engaged in hilarious laughter one moment and brought to tears the next. The audience will be challenged to make the most of every moment in order to develop themselves personally and professionally while creating value and making a difference in the lives of others.
“MAKE IT COUNT – Uncovering the Strategies to What Matters Most”
In his presentation “The Game-Winning 3”, speaker/author Dave Davlin shares that the scorecard of true success is built upon three elements…The Person You Become, The Memories You Create, and The Difference You Make. “MAKE IT COUNT” is the sequel as it takes the audience into a deeper understanding of what is required in terms of action and mindset in order to accomplish a life and career of purpose, fulfillment, and contribution. In this eye-opening presentation, Dave leads the audience through a nine-step journey of self-discovery and mastery…a journey toward extraordinary results. “MAKE IT COUNT” uncovers the strategies and steps necessary to identify, pursue and experience what is truly most important.
“Above the Rim – Achieving Success Despite Limitations”
In everyone there exists the potential to achieve excellence. Each of us has unique skills and innate abilities that can lead us to success and fulfillment both personally and professionally. Unfortunately, however, we also possess certain traits, habits and even beliefs that often prevent us from reaching our true potential and experiencing life to the fullest. Whether manifested in the form of a physical or mental limitation, an emotional or psychological affliction, or even an imagined encumbrance, such handicaps sabotage the pursuit of our goals and desires in ways that may be hidden to us. In this inspiring and impactful presentation, Dave Davlin shares how he identified and refused to be limited by his own obstructions—and reassures audiences that even though limitations exist in many forms, we do not have to be limited by them.
The Game-Winning 3: A Roadmap to Professional & Personal Development
What is the scorecard for success in your life? This book is a journey into the meaning of genuine success. It illustrates and examines the true elements that create a life of meaning, fulfillment and lasting contribution. Buy Here
“We booked Dave last April for our Annual Conference – he was outstanding and appealed to a broad demographic at one of our sponsored breakfasts for approximately 350 attendees. Dave’s messages were on point and his delivery was upbeat, fun and entertaining. I found Dave and his wife to be great people with wonderful, core values that came through not only with me personally, but also with our sponsor and the attendees. I don’t hesitate in giving Dave a strong referral and have confidence that he will listen intently to your goals and objectives and deliver a solid, on-point presentation.”
Joel Dandrea, CEO, Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association
“I know I shared this with you before but I loved your talk and message. It was both thought-provoking and inspiring. I am an educator of 25 years and an ex-college football player. I have heard a lot of “pep” talks on my journey and this ranks up there with the best of them. I have even embarked on a journey of personal and spiritual growth and my journal where I capture my thoughts and reflections is entitled “THE GAME-WINNING 3”. Thanks again!”
Brian Baca, Assistant Superintendent, Los Lunas Schools
“The compliments and evaluations from our program are still coming in and every attendee has something good to say about you. We are hearing compliments such as, “Very motivational and set a good tone for the conference.”- “Absolutely loved Dave Davlin!”, and when asked to rate your program 1 out of 5 (5 being the best) we are seeing 10’s!!!”
Grants Management System
“On behalf of the employees of Crete-Monee School District 201U, Thank You! Your presentation was the highlight of our Opening Day Event for the 2015-2016 school year. This year’s session was voted the best since its inception. A large part of the success of Opening Day can be attributed to your message.”
Crete Monee School District
“You were the perfect blend of easy-going, inspirational, athletic, funny, charming and truly motivational that we wanted for our conference, and you delivered everything we had hoped for in just one hour of fun! Our members were engaged and I saw them laughing and then even in serious moments become moved to tears. You touched our hearts and lives in a very memorable way and have left a lasting impact on all of us.”
Virginia Association of Health Underwriters
“Dave’s interesting backstory and his basketball handling skills made the hour-long presentation fly by—leaving everybody wishing for more. His customized interaction with our group—including the audience participation segments—was a hit. Everyone was laughing! With his engaging style, Dave took our audience on a great journey—one filled with entertainment and great meaning. His polished presentation talents are as sharp and well-timed as his basketball handling skills! If you want to make your conference a winner—put Dave Davlin into your game plan!”
Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union
“We had such positive feedback from the attendees. A few attendees asked the board to invite you back! We all agreed that the time we had with you flew by and you charmed the audience. Loved that your presentation included our attendees. It really was a lot of fun and we have some really good sports.”
San Antonio, Texas