DERRICK Interview with Business Consultant Ja War

September 7, 2014

JaWarEncouragement 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 JAWAR who is a Keynote Motivational Speaking Expert, Author & Business Consultant. He speaks and consults on personal achievement & self-motivation, self-publishing your own book, social media & internet marketing and the music business.

JAWAR has authored and published over 20+ paperback, audio and ebooks including the How to Self-Publish for Profit, the Twitter Resource Book and the Music Industry Connection Book Series while maintaining over 60+ websites, blogs and social networking profiles.

As a keynote motivational speaking expert and panelist JAWAR has spoken and appeared in over 100 conferences, workshops, seminars, radio shows and publications.

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

I’m going to help over 1,000,000 people be happy, healthy and wealthy using the three step success system of “THINK, PLAN, EXECUTE!” while creating and leaving a legacy of generational wealth.

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

My educational background is a combination of formal mis-education, street knowledge, knowledge of self, personal research and intuitive vibrations.

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

The resource of intuition, combined with a burning desire to achieve whatever goal is set allows me to show and prove my divine resourcefulness.

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

Myself was made ready through circumstances and conditions, yet at the end of the day all the glory goes to God. Like most intelligent people, I realize I’m a work in progress, so ready is relative.

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

People should learn about Ty Cohen, because he continues to use his mind and burning desire to create that which he desires, has great humility and seeks to help others achieve their financial and personal goals should they have the burning desire to do so. Tell him JAWAR sent you.

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

I’ve had to overcome a severe speech impediment as a child. I’ve gone on to become a motivational speaker. I’ve also had to overcome being homeless … I’m no longer homeless.

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

Be true to yourself, follow your intuition, create a definite purpose, write out your specific daily activities and get them done. Focus on working ON your business and not necessarily IN your business.

Of course, you’ll want to employ the three step success system of “THINK, PLAN, EXECUTE!” to get started visit

You Can Help SPONSOR Derrick Hayes Next 2 Events

February 1, 2014

TSUDerrick Hayes is offering Individuals, Entrepreneurs, Businesses and Organizations a chance to SPONSOR his upcoming events. In the 1st Quarter of 2014 Derrick Hayes will be speaking to college students in the states of Tennessee and Pennsylvania on the topic of “Building Relationships in College and Out” and he wants to take you along with him.

You can now market you and what you do in two places for one fee.

On February 28th, 2014 Derrick Hayes will be speaking on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN at the 2014 Best Practice for Student Success, Inclusion & Retention Summit.

On March 24th, 2014 Derrick Hayes will be speaking on the campus of Clarion University in Clarion, PA as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Series.

collegespeakerAt each event Derrick Hayes will be giving the audience attendees a handout along with a Sponsorship Page. Each Sponsor will be allowed to have a listing in the handout that can include their company name, contact person, contact information along with how to connect on social media. Sponsors will also have the opportunity to give a DOOR (Derrick Offers Other Resources) Prize that will be raffled off or given away at each event and this will give Sponsors another way to discuss you and what you do. Each Sponsor will also receive a mention on the blogvertisements and Sponsorship Page.

The Sponsorship Fee is $50 and the deadline for both events is February 21st, 2014. If you want to give more or less than the Sponsorship amount click DONATE and let us know if you want to be listed or if you want to remain anonymous.

Contact Derrick Hayes to sponsor his next two events or for more information visit email or call (706) 615-1662. Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University is available to speak at small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops.

Networking in College: How to Promote Yourself?

January 7, 2013

By Fresno State University Student  Steve Armstrong

Networking is defined as an exchange of information where an individual introduces himself and the services he can provide to persons or organizations. This is a particularly useful mechanism for the growth of productive relationships leading to future employment or business ventures. The mechanism of networking is especially beneficial in college as you will want to start building professional connections prior to graduation, thereby facilitating and increasing future job possibilities. According to college experts from, networking is especially useful when you want to get to know and build connections with people in the industries that you will be entering post graduation.

Networking in College – How to Promote Yourself?

College studies are undeniably one of the busiest periods in a young adult’s life. In addition to a packed course schedule, most college students have a full social schedule and are hence kept constantly busy. Several ways to go about integrating networking processes amidst the packed schedules are highlighted below.

Approach Seniors and Alumni Members

It is beneficial to know your seniors and college graduates. Firstly, they are already in the industry or know people in it. Hence it will be most useful to leverage on their available contacts to aid in promoting yourself. They may also have invitations or sources to attend industrial – linked seminars and conferences that you could gain exposure in. This will help in facilitating your future entry to the relevant industries.

Harness Social Networking Sites to Gain Exposure

There are an abundance of social networking sites that you could leverage on to promote yourself. Most prominent sites are Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Facebook and Twitter would be useful for connecting with people in the industry in a non-formal setting. It is also easier for you to keep in touch with them through postings and events. Examples of these would be social events or gatherings with industry players. LinkedIn, on the other hand, could be used to build a more professional image of you are to launch yourself into the industry. It is also easier to identify the key players in your industry through LinkedIn and initiate professional connections with them starting in college. They will most likely remember you in future when relevant opportunities arise or when you are looking to enter the industry.

Be Mentored in an Internship Program

Internship is an obvious step to gain exposure and promote yourself in the relevant industry. A good approach would be to source for a mentor who is willing to guide you during internship and future school related projects. Your mentor will not only be able to guide you through the proper industrial procedures, but he will also be able to identify your strengths and highlight your weaknesses. Hence, you will have the time to rectify and be better equipped to enter the workforce by graduation.  The industrial advantage of an internship is also beneficial for you to promote yourself to potential employers in terms of skills and connections. There is a high chance that employers will hire candidates who have served internship in their companies as these candidates are already acclimatized to the working environment and built connections with other colleagues. Hence, this places you ahead of other candidates. Furthermore, an internship provides you with relevant work experience to add to your resume. This will contribute favorably to your job application.

The mechanisms listed above are several ways that you could network and promote yourself. Most importantly, you have to show up and be present in these interactions. Promote yourself as a positive, dedicated person who has passion in the relevant industries and that you will be an invaluable addition and be a contributor in their companies or ventures.

Author Bio: Steve has a Marketing major from Fresno State University in California and in his spare time works part-time for, which is a college paper writing service, helping students with term paper writing