Filmmaker Friday

June 26, 2020

HAPI Film Producer Felicia Harden interviews with Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” for Filmmaker Friday on Face Live and YouTube. For more information about Felicia Harden please go to https://www.hapifilm.com/mission


Life Skill Life School Episode 22

June 25, 2020

Coach Corry Black interviews with Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” on Life Skill Life School Episode 22. In this interview Coach Corry talks about how to connect with other coaches, organizing events for athletes to get scholarships, and teaching others how to get 1 % better each day. Find out more information about Corry Black by visiting http://www.cblackhoops.com

 


Freaknik Lawyer Harold Michael Harvey

June 19, 2020

Harold Michael Harvey the Freaknik Lawyer interviews with Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” to tell his story of how he kept black college students out of jail during the Freaknik in Atlanta, GA. For more information on Michael Harold Harvey please visit his website at http://www.haroldmichaelharvey.com


Flashback Friday

April 10, 2020

In 2007 I was a presenter at the Student Leadership Conference at Jackson State University. This is a moment that I will always appreciate because I had the opportunity to give back to another HBCU.


DERRICK Interview with International Artist and DJ Sabrina Terence

July 29, 2016

TerenceEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Sabrina Terence who is a contemporary abstract painter and DJ. She has lived in Germany Berlin, Miami and is currently for the past 9 years in Dubai U.A.E.  Her paintings are mostly acrylic and oel on canvas and her signature work consists of bright, bold colours, with very different effects and techniques.

She took her first painting lesson in 1998 after school back in Germany. Went to many Art Exhibitions worldwide, Art Basel, Art Berlin, Art Fair Singapore and many more.

Now intently focused as an abstract artist, Sabrina was inspired – the paintings were fresher and more sophisticated.

My paintings are about energy, color, and feelings. My work has a spiritual bent and is a result of continual exploration.  I believe that true art comes from within and color is central to my individual expression of my feelings. As well I combine my music with the Art I create , live on stage or in my studio.  My Paintings are sold worldwide, I am travelling all over the globe.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My biggest dream was always, traveling around the world, which I did and still doing. Then building a family besides my career. My last goal was becoming a well known dj in the region ( Middle East , Dubai) which I successfully achieved. My next goal is becoming a well known artist and painter.

E is for Education. What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

I went to a school 🙂 honestly , if you arent a Doctor etc you just need to educate yourself via internet, I watch Youtube Videos to learn more about the world.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I am very creative since school, means I love colours and can combine them, so for example with my Art, there is many different styles not just one , some artist just paint the same style again and again. I am open format as we say in music, means flexible 🙂

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

You can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself nothing is impossible…

I is for Individual. Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about?

My mom.

C is for Challenges. What challenges have you had to overcome?

Relationships due my career, distance from family etc.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

The Key is not to give up and think positive which is not always easy , but even you fail , stand up and try again! Rom was not built in a day 🙂

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

YEs please have a look at my art, tell me what you think by visiting  http://www.artsabrina.com and please follow me on facebook >>> http://www.facebook.com/sabrinaterence where we now have 1.4 million fans since 2007.


DERRICK Interview with Heroes Haven Creator Mario Simone

May 15, 2016

MarioEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Mario Simone who founded Gotham City Films in 2009, where he has written and directed films with A-list talent such as Jessica Biel, Slash, Tony Hawk and Hilary Duff. Simone’s original comic book, Heroes Haven, was published by Gotham City Films and is now available for purchase.

D is for Dream: What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved? 

I have vast dreams and big vision which include running a full service entertainment company, and building a publishing division that can help other independent artists achieve their unique voice. I hope for Heroes Haven to reach audiences worldwide and inspire them with the poetry and passion of its character’s journey.

E is for Education: What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

I studied intensely at Jesuit schools, Fordham Prep and Fairfield University, where I ventured deep into philosophy and art/film making. And in my world travels, I studied many cultures and intriguing philosophy’s that pushed my artistic voice to great depths.

I was able to pull from these experiences, and it helped me create Heroes Haven, and in my daily life I’m able to continue my philosophical quest through my writing and other art forms.

R is for Resources: What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

My resolve and willingness to bring my vision to fruition; my courage to take the risks to overcome fears and rejection. The fact that I have built my own entertainment/production company and have the ability and knowledge to now expand that into a full “small-press” publishing company as well.

R is for Ready: When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

Ever since I was a kid, I realized that I loved the arts and storytelling. I saw the world as paintings and wanted to experience life so I would have a better story to tell. I don’t know if we are ever really ready for what we are doing in any moment, but there are moments in life where we take the courage to jump into the abyss and face your fate.

I is for Individual: Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

I always enjoyed the stylistic flair of Frank Miller’s interpretation of Batman; or director, Christopher Nolen and his translocation of the story to the film, “The Dark Night”; or even the late actor, Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker, where he pushed so far outside the normal constants of acting to create such a profound character.

C is for Challenges: What challenges have you had to overcome?

I arrived in LA with a backpack and $200 in my pocket and built a name for myself in the entertainment business as an author, producer, actor and director. Challenges were many along the way, and rejection and stumbles were a daily ritual. Perseverance and courage pushed me to achieve my vision.

K is for Keys: What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Never give up – but even more importantly, be true to yourself, be honest with your work and your art.

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

Use your fears as a guide to see the path that will challenge you the most, and help you to live the life of your dreams.

Connect with Mario Simone on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

Heroes Haven is now available on the official website and for pre-order on Amazon.


DERRICK Interview with Judge Angela Cox

October 5, 2015

JudgeCoxEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Judge Angela Cox who is the 1st black female appointed in the 4th judicial circuit in Fl., A prominent & sought after speaker. Her passion-“to help others, find their purpose in life.”

In November of 2014, Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Cox to the Circuit Court bench. Prior to her appointment, she served as a County Court Judge for nine years… after being appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in 2005.

She attended Tennessee State University as an undergrad and received her J.D. Degree from the University of Memphis School of Law.

Judge Cox serves her community by being a mentor, as a committed volunteer in her local church, as a volunteer for the Justice Teaching Initiative in Duval County Public and Private Schools… and as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Judge Angela M. Cox is a Detroit native. Her story will have you in tears and leave you, inspired. From young-to old- Judge Cox engages her audiences – and leaves them with the desire to find their passion and purpose in life.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dream was to become a member of the judiciary in the State of Florida. I achieved my goal and my dream became a reality when I was first appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in 2005 to our County Court and then appointed in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott to our Circuit Court as the first African American Woman in the 4th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

E is for Education. What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Tennessee State University.

Juris Doctor from Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law at the University of Memphis.

I use my degrees every single day since receiving them. I practiced Criminal Prosecution and I serve in the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

The ability  to motivate others to find their purpose in life.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

The process of knowing I was and am ready is continuous. When I was 17, my only sibling who was 18 was shot and killed. I knew then that I wanted to be a criminal prosecutor and one day a Judge. Getting to that place was no easy feat but as I moved in the direction of my goal, I knew I was exactly where I was meant to be.

I is for Individual. Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

My husband, Sgt. Travis Cox. He is an intelligent, articulate, hardworking, and valued member of our law enforcement community.  He embodies the definition of a professional. He makes me and everyone he encounters want to be their very best.

C is for Challenges. What challenges have you had to overcome?

I grew up in less than ideal circumstances in Detroit, Michigan. My mother was addicted to drugs so my primary care was left to my grandmother and then my aunt when I was 15 and my grandmother died. I had a terrible attitude because I felt that life wasn’t fair but my aunt stressed that if I didn’t like the life I was living, to change it. So I did. Hard work, a better attitude,   taking responsibility for my actions, making better choices, choosing the right friends and taking advantage of the opportunities afforded to me helped me to live my best life.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Live a life of integrity. Be a person of your word. Be on time, all the time. Have a vision for the areas of your life, write it down and make a plan to bring the vision to pass. Don’t let the answer “no” steal your dream, all you need is one yes.

Visit Judge Angela Cox for more information.


DERRICK Interview with International Pop Artist Dalal Bruchmann

February 28, 2013

DalalLaceEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Actress and Pop Artist Dalal Bruchmann who according to Hollywood Music Magazine is “A multitalented international rising star.” Influenced by Beethoven, Prince, Andrew Loyd Webber and Kylie Minogue, Dalal’s music has pushed her to the forefront of up and coming Pop artists. Her Debut Single “Taste the Night” reached #5 on the Billboard Breakout Charts, #7 on the UK Club Charts and #8 on the UK Pop Commercial Charts with a music video that premiered through AOL Music and gained over one million views.

The most added new independent artist 2011 on radio was born on Walpurgis Night, the Night that celebrates the coming of Spring. Dalal’s passion for acting, singing and modeling began in Austria, following a long a line of Artists, Composers and Musician. Dalal is a direct descendant of Franz Seraph von Bruchmann, lyricist for world-renowned composer Franz Schubert, and her mother, Maria Harmony, a painter and actress in the Shakespeare Theatre.

Dalal currently resides in New York City, where she began her musical career in the United States, writing and recording her Debut Single “Taste the Night” with Producer Michael Grant (Crazy Possessive, Body Shots).

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My Dream is to create music that the world loves listening to. My goal is to create Art that resonates with people… that moves them 🙂 I think I’ve gotten so far as to accumulate the right ingredients to achieve what I’ve set out to do.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

Beautiful stories that inspire me and that encourage me to do what I love doing. Bad experiences that I came out of stronger that encouraged me to work harder, be better, act wiser… Great experiences that made me happy and have left me wanting to go further. Recognition. Whether it is through friends, family, fans …. A good word at the end of the day.Dalal

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I grew up with classical music, learning violin and piano and toured with orchestras throughout Europe, Egypt, Turkey… I’ve also written for Gospel choirs and studied Musical Theater, 3D Animation and Editing.

My love for the cinematic world also plays an important role when it comes to writing music and creating my live shows. I think my background, the way I grew up and the environment I was exposed to makes for an interesting mixture that is reflected in my work.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

I remember that I’ve always wanted to do what I do now. Music, Performing and the Arts in general always made me feel like I’ve come home. But I remember being on this road for a while, when I came to a point where I was on my way to turning my weakness into a possibility and honing the gift of my strength; when I was eager to take the next step and faster in my decision to accept the next challenge… I knew I was ready… and I wasn’t afraid.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

For me personally, it would be my Mother, I’ve never seen a stronger person in my life. Her work ethic and her attitude towards and her trust in life is incomparable to anything I’ve ever come across.

Also, I’ve just finished reading “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, so another answer would be Abraham Lincoln. It is simply amazing how he intentionally surrounded himself with people that were against him and ended up being loved and respected by those, who were his opponents or even enemies. That’s what I call a victory in every way. I think his strategic genius should be known to the whole world.

Also, I just revisited the story of Dan Millman, which I’ve found incredibly inspiring. He took 0% and turned it into 100%

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

It depends on the consequence of the failure how hard and long that process of finding your path again is and living it well. But my family and everyone that believes in me makes me wanna go onward and upward again. 🙂

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Oi! I really actually think it is a key-chain full of keys! 🙂 There are very many ways to succeed. I believe in making fast decisions. Trust your gut, do it! Cause if you end up having made the wrong decision you are just as fast in righting the wrong decision and getting back on track.

Visit Dalal for more information


Student Encouragement

October 24, 2008

With cuts in school budgets increasing are you finding it hard to encourage your students?


No More Devil

October 24, 2008
Did you know that the Tampa Bay Rays made it to the World Series? Last year they were called the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Team officials were tired of losing and wanted a new start so they decided to take the word Devil off of their team name. Last year they were in last place. Tamp Bay had never won more than 70 games in a season out of 162. They got rid of the Devil and have gone all the way to the World Series. What are your thoughts?