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Signature Keynote: The Game-Winning 3: A Roadmap for Professional and Personal Development.

My Background

Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin began bringing smOver 25 years ago, Dave Davlin 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 90’s as a national speaker in the 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 associational 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.

Dave has a Secondary Education Degree from Texas A&M University.


“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 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.                     – Sampo NY

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The Game-Winning 3: A Roadmap for Professional & Personal Development

Keynote - General Session - Association Conference



San Antonio, Texas


Available Upon Request


Dave offers an engaging keynote utilizing great stories, imaginative illustrations, humor and his years of experience as an entertainer. As part of his imaginative illustrations, Dave will utilize his unique skills with a basketball to illustrate a point of focus within his speech. For instance, imagine a basketball spinning on the edge of a spoon while an audience member eats from the spoon. It's a fun visual experience, but Dave's focus in his speech is to deliver a powerful message in a fun way that will be memorable for your attendees.

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