Keynote Speaker Dre Baldwin | The Third Day | Work On Your Game | Professional Athlete Discipline Expert

On The First Day, It’s New.

The Second Day Is Still Exciting.

But, Where Do You Find The Energy On The Third Day

If you’ve ever joined a gym or re-started your workouts, you know The Third Day.

Day One, you feel great. New gym clothes, new sneakers to break in, a new trainer… new everything! The workout is tough — you’re not in shape, remember? — but it’s fun to be back and doing something new. You drag yourself to the bathroom mirror and say to yourself, I’m DOING this!

Day Two brings some soreness, your body reminding you how long it’s been since it worked this hard. The workout kicks your butt, but you’re still excited about this new experience; it’s only the second day after all. You drag yourself home and say to yourself, I’m DOING this!

On The Third Day, things are… different. You snooze the alarm a time or two. Getting out of bed sounds like you’re making a bag of microwave popcorn. You don’t want to hear your trainer’s mouth. You seriously considering quitting this whole getting-in-shape scheme; you’re still within the 10-day cancellation period.

The Third Day is any situation in life where it’s no longer new and exciting, but there’s a job to be done — and you’re responsible. The Third Day is the discipline to show up and do that job, regardless of how you’re feeling. The Third Day is reminding yourself that you’re a professional — then showing up and proving it.

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Dre Baldwin keynote speaker

Do These Challenges Sound Like You?

  • Having a staff / association that is growing personally and professionally in the positions they’re in?
  • Handling Change that is happening — and happening fast — smoothly and seamlessly?
  • Keeping your people Engaged, Energized and Motivated — but don’t want the rah-rah brand of motivation you’ve heard before?
  • Finding a Motivational Message from a Keynote Speaker who has traveled the world and who Built A Brand Online Before It Was Cool?
  • Your people Embracing The Discipline that their work requires — and maybe even looking forward to it?

… Then, you’re looking for The Third Day.

Ideal Audiences

The Third Day: Leadership

Just because you’re the person in charge doesn’t means you’re always feeling your best. But there’s a job to be done, it’s your job to get it done, and everyone is watching you. This is exactly what The Third Day is about.

By the end of Dre’s presentation, you leaders will:

  • Understand that being “professional” is about day-to-day activities
  • Lead by example and set the tone
  • Bring daily energy and inspiration to their teams more consistently
  • Prepare like the Top 1% of all professionals
  • Know how to get through “The Third Day” when it happens

The Third Day: Millennials

You love the energy of Millennials and want to tap into their creativity. And, you also want this generation to have the Discipline and Work Ethic they’ll need to grow and maximize themselves. The Third Day teaches these principles.

By the end of this presentation, you will:

  • Foster cooperation from by showing respect for other’s ideas and contributions
  • Drive team loyalty and engagement by getting comfortable with change
  • Instill the Discipline needed for anyone to get the most out of their talent
  • Know how to get through “The Third Day” when it happens

The Third Day: Sales

Sales is just like sports: We don’t win every game and we don’t make every shot. The good news is, there’s another game and another shot ahead of us. The Third Day ensures that you show up with the same mental focus regardless of whether you’ve made or missed your last ten opportunities.

By the end of this presentation, you will:

  • Unlock The Super You and tap into your highest level of confidence
  • Use Separation Days to make yourself stand out amongst the competition
  • Condition yourself to win like the championship athlete
  • Know how to get through “The Third Day” when it happens


Own The Third Day: Produce Your Best Results On The Toughest Day

The newness wears off eventually. It’s not as exciting as it used to be. Staying mentally “On” is a challenge. How do you keep the momentum to finish strong?

It comes down to that dirty word that we want to avoid: Discipline.

In this engaging and empowering Keynote, 9-year professional basketball player and #1 content publisher Dre Baldwin shares the Mental Game keys that activate you to do the work when you least feel like it. You will learn what you Action Triggers are and how to get yourself active when you least feel like it.

Your team will learn:

  • Maximize Productivity on Third Days
  • Leveraging Separation Days To Distance Yourself From Competitors
  • Unlock Your Highest Level Of Confidence To Do Your Best Work
  • Prepare Like The Top 1%
  • Condition Yourself to Win Like the Champion Athlete

Why Dre?

  • I have published content to YouTube since 2005, amassing over 7,000 total videos whose views surpass 42 million.
  • My book The Mirror Of Motivationis a manifesto on self-discipline: what it is, how to get it and make it work for you.
  • My entire brand is Discipline: I blog daily, have a daily podcast, and communicate with my fans daily.
  • Discipline is a dirty word to many people, until they meet someone like me who built his entire career, brand and business on discipline.
  • My TED Talk, Showing Up when the Newness Wears Off: The 3rd Dayis about conquering The 3rd Day as a habit.

Work On Your Game: The Pro Athlete Mindset Applied To Business

Dre “DreAllDay” Baldwin started playing basketball at age 14. Didn’t make his high school team until his senior year — and spent that season on the bench.

5 years after his final high school game, which he watched from a great seat on the bench, Dre signed his first professional basketball contract, beginning a 9-year career. Around that same time, Dre published his first of over 7,000+ videos and created the “Work On Your Game” brand that is synonymous with the highest level of the Mental Game.

In this engaging and inspiring keynote, you will learn the Mental Game keys Dre learned to go from a benchwarmer to a professional that apply at work, in the gym and in life.

Your team will learn:

  • Creating Your Own Luck Via “The 3rd Day”
  • Becoming “Super You” to Unlock Your Highest Level Of Confidence
  • Mental Conditioning: The 1×1 Philosophy For Beating Any Challenge
  • The 5 Attributes Of The True Professional
  • Work On Your Game: The Game Is Bigger Than You Think It Is

Why Dre?

  • I wrote The Mental Handbookwhich covers the Bulletproof Mindset necessary to deal with the challenges of life both internal and external. The Mirror of Motivation is a self-motivation guidebook. And The Super You is about unlocking one’s highest level of confidence.
  • Less than 3% of high school basketball players play in college. And less than 1% of college players play professionally. I did both while only starting with basketball at age 14 and playing at the 3rd level of the NCAA.
  • I have coached and consulted with hundreds of athletes, entrepreneurs and professionals on their mental game since 2005 – not to mention the millions I have virtually mentored through my online content.
  • My Work On Your Game Podcastis daily and delivers on the same Mental Game topics, and has over 50,000 downloads per month.


Keynote: Midwest Digital Marketing Conference 

Dre opens MDMC with the energy the 1,700 attendees needed to kick off the 2-day event. From St. Louis, MO.

Keynote: Maryland Health Human Resources Administration [MHHRA]

Dre shares the Mental Game principles he learned in sports with Health and Human Resources professionals as the Afternoon Keynote in Baltimore, MD.

Work On Your Game: Applying The Pro Athlete Mindset to Business

The Pro Athlete mindset principles of Mental Toughness, Confidence & Discipline are’t just for pint guards, first baseman and quarterbacks. Dre explains how these principles apply to the world of the business professional from Atlanta, GA.

Dear Dre…How to Be Confident When You’re Not

You’ve heard of the saying “Fake It ‘Til You Make It?” Dre tells us why there is no such thing and how to harness the best version of ourselves in his top-rated TED talk from Miami, FL.

Too Much Confidence Is NOT Your Problem

“Confidence is great, yes, but you don’t want to have too much. Keep it under control. Don’t take things too far…” Says the loser.
At TEDxUNLV, Dre tells you how to blow the lid off of your confidence once and for all in Las Vegas, NV.

Workshop: Principles of Personal Leadership

A pre-conference “Power Session” at the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration [ASHHRA] in Seattle, WA.



Perry D. Drake
Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC)

My name is Perry D. Drake and I am a professor of digital and social media marketing at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. I also run the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC) held in St. Louis every April with approximately 1,500 attendees and featuring speakers from Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Under Armour and more.

Dre Baldwin was a speaker this year at MDMC17. He delivered an outstanding presentation with rave reviews titled “Applying The Athlete Mindset To Business.” It was rated very highly by conference attendees. He was engaging, entertaining and educational the entire time. Attendees were constantly taking notes through laughter and fun. Everyone really connected with Dre and the message.

I will be having Dre back next year for MDMC18.


Brantanique Williams
Florida International University

My name is Brantanique Williams and I am the graduate assistant for pre-college programs at FIU. Dre Baldwin delivered a powerful message at the National Achievers Society general body meeting.

Dre kept the audience entertained by providing great examples that illustrated each point he spoke on. Including stories from his own life allowed the audience to connect with him. The greatest take away was learning the most commonly forgotten steps, “steps three and four,” towards reaching life goals. I will use this take away as a tool to actually complete my own future goals.

Thanks Dre!


Anna Rosenthal
South Florida Business & Wealth

We were thrilled to have Dre speak at our Technology Event on Social Media for Business held at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Dre was not only energetic, but was also very engaging and his wealth of knowledge, specifically on YouTube was very beneficial to the guests that attended. We received nothing but positive feedback and look forward to having Dre speak at future Boca Chamber events!


Corenzo English
Urban League Of Broward County

I was connected to Dre through a mutual friend who said he would be a great speaker at our professional development meeting, and they were right! Dre delivered 10 times over. His delivery style was conversational yet informative. Dre displayed his expertise of the subject matter well. Many of the attendees said they gain a new perspective on personal branding and would like to hear from Dre again. I would highly recommend Dre for your upcoming speaking engagement.


John Lazar
Independant Sales Representative

Phenomenal Keynote Speaker At Toastmasters in Miami at a Leaderships Training! Dre Baldwin is a Pro. He did an amazing job inspiring the group on mental toughness and what it takes to make a difference in our professional and regular lives. He left us wanting to chase our dreams and make a difference in our lives. Dre is a humble guy and I have known him for 3-4 years and we never really talked about the books he has written, the TEDx speeches he has done and the difference he makes in others lives. When looking for a Keynote Speaker I was challenged to find someone that would touch the lives of the team in District 47. Dre did a phenomenal job talking about mental toughness and the obstacles he faced when playing basketball. WOYG is an amazing anagram that best describes DRE. Work On Your Game. Awesome message and powerful direction. Thanks for the inspiration at the Miami TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute). Thanks for the heartfelt message and keep on WOYG.


Jeff Rashad Thomas
Customer Service Specialist

One of the methods used to address these and other issues was working with Dre Baldwin of “Work On Your Game”. The coaching sessions with him resulted in the creation and implementation of actionable steps toward accurately focusing effort more consistently. A great deal of attention was given to developing a rubric of perspective to engage new challenges of any sort successfully as they arise. The positive gains from the experience overall have been lasting and are evident in my day to day life. A big take away was being reminded of how much control each of us have in maximizing our quality of life each day. There won’t ever be a need to repeat this process ever again. If you could benefit from learning how to be more organized, more confident, or whatever…heck we all can be better at something! Contact Dre ASAP and make good on your plans to improve if you are really serious about it. His methods are sound and his approach is both polished and professional. There are still many more mountains I have to climb, but I am geared up and ready to reach every summit. Thanks Dre!!! Read More


Frank Torres
Area Governor

I booked Dre as a guest speaker for the Toastmasters Area 51 Contest this past Wednesday. I had seen him speak at the Toastmasters Learning Institute and knew he could contribute towards the success of the event. He closed the contest by delivering an inspiring message on how to make the most out of yourself. His message of mental toughness encourages you to increase your level of performance. Anything is possible if you are willing to push yourself for it. If your objective is to inspire an audience or workforce, book Dre. He is passionate about helping others see their own potential and challenging them to work towards it.


Stephanie Franklin
Head Of Sales

Dre is an engaging motivational speaker that gets you to change your prospective of failure, on one to success. He clearly illustrated to our audience that there is no one path to success but many paths. Our audience at ClickZ San Francisco thoroughly enjoyed his message. purus.

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