Make Your Dream SCREAM in 2015

December 31, 2014

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Copyright © 2015 by Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

Did 2014 workout the way you wanted it to? In 2015 many people will come up with New Years Resolutions without a plan in place to get things done. The thought of struggling year after year chasing dream after dream should make you want to scream.

The next time you scream start putting passion and purpose into your dream so that you can see and hear the possibilities in your future. Scream like never before so that the noise this time helps your message become heard and that it is loud and effective enough that you could be also be found in a crowded room.

When a baby exits the Mother’s womb one of the first things they do is to let out a scream. Look at your life like you still have time to give birth to ideas, inventions and institutions so that the world can scream out your name.

Through the word SCREAM I will share with you 6 things you can do now to help you build your cash cow and  Make Your Dream SCREAM in 2015.

With my Dad James Hayes, Jr. Be thankful of those that dreamed of you.

With my Dad James Hayes, Jr. Be thankful of those that dreamed of you.

The S is so that you Speak Your Dream. Anyone can have a dream but many are afraid to speak life into it. You have the power to speak positive and negative into your life. Talk to your dream daily and share with others that have your best interests at heart. The more you speak your dream the more it will become a permanent and positive thought in your your mind that will attract the right ideas and instruction so that your dream can reach it’s destiny.

It is known that it takes at least 21 days for a habit to become permanent in your life. Several attempts may be necessary for others to believe in you enough to make you a part of their day. Keep sharing your insight day after day and you may soon become the expert that others see you as.

The C is so that you Content Your Dream. After you are confident in speaking your dream to life start writing it down. Simply pull out a piece of paper and “write it down and make it plain,” just like it says in Habbakuk.

Think about why is this your dream and write it down into an affirmation statement that you can read and speak life into your dream.  Write this statement on a piece of paper that you can keep with you or near you at all times.

This is necessary because people, places and things will come your way to only distract you away from your dreams to help them with their dreams. You have to know when to say win.

Now pull out another piece of paper along with your affirmation statement and write down what your dream inspires you to write. The ideas that pour out in this brainstorming session will be phenomenal. Give it a chance and don’t limit yourself. Many have discovered that for the first time that they could write poems, stories, quotes and even novels. Some will even come up with ideas for articles that could produce future books or movies.

The R is so that you Resource Your Dream. Once you see for yourself how your dream can benefit others find ways in which you can share these nuggets of wisdom. If you are on social media platforms like Twitter, Linked In, Facebook, Google Plus or YouTube you already have an audience that you can share your dream with and get immediate feedback.

If you like to write short pieces like quotes a good idea is to open up a Twitter or Facebook account and share your ideas with your friends or followers. If you are a long distance writer a blog with WordPress or Blogger would be a good idea and if making videos to empower others is your cup a tea give YouTube or Tube Mogul a try.

AskDerrickAboutThe E is so that you Expert Your Dream. In order to be the best you have to want to be the best. Learn how to turn what you understand into a brand. I will share with you three things I started to do that help establish myself as an Encouragement Expert. Add what you learn to this list and share it with others.

#1. Build a brand with your content. Each weekday I share The DAILY (Derricknyms, App and Idea to Lift You) Message throughout my social media and subscribers of my Motivation To Your Mobile Android and iPhone app receive a positive word of encouragement right to their phones to give them boost at the start of each day.

#2. Get quoted. In 2008 when the economy was declining I started looking for ways to get free publicity and I started getting quoted in blogs and on other online publications like CNN.com and MSNBC.com. Recently I emailed over 100 educational reporters to possibly write a story about me and the one response I received was from Daily Edventures a blog published by Microsoft and they honored me as a Global Hero in Education.

#3. Write articles. Some of the publications that I write for on a regular basis are magazines such as B.O.S.S., Gigare Lifestyle Magazine, and the Holistic Times Newsletter. Find blogs, newspapers and magazines that you are interested in writing for and see what their writer guidelines are and start submitting your best articles today.

As you continue to build your brand and you are quoted along with your articles appearing in publications start to develop a press page that you can update where you list all of your accomplishments in one place and a press release so that you can keep getting the word out about what you are doing.

During my DERRICK Interview with Boxing Legend Roy Jones, Jr.

During my DERRICK Interview with Boxing Legend Roy Jones, Jr.

The A is so that you Align Your Dream. A great lesson I learned with business and life is that you can only go so far by yourself and that you must network and connect with others so that you can BUILD relationships.  A great way to partner with like minds is to offer them opportunities to share their talents with your audience. When you do this it opens doors for more people to want to work with you. Here are three opportunities that I offer to other entrepreneurs, experts and celebrities so that we can connect and get to know each other without any pressure of having to do business together.

#1. Interview other experts. One day I decided to use my name to create DERRICK Interviews where each letter of my name inspires a question that will allow others to tell their unique story through my brand. I have done over 250 DERRICK Interviews via email, over the phone and in person. Go to DERRICK Interviews for more information where you will see the questions that are asked and other DERRICK Interviews that I have done.

TodaysHonoree#2. Honor people. After talking to L.J. Holloway one day I was inspired to start a blog where we would recognize someone each day of the week that is making  a positive contribution to our society. This brainstorm session is what inspired Today’s Honoree. The decision was also made that I could not nominate anyone myself and that the people that are featured have to be recommended by one their peers. Today’s Honoree has featured over 750 people and each person that is nominated and featured can pay it forward and nominate others that deserve recognition.

#3. Let others write.  After writing articles for several blogs and publications I realized the importance of offering Guest Blogging Opportunities to others so they could have the chance to become published that would assist in building their portfolios and brands. On Encouragement Speaker people can write guest blog posts that are encouraging including topics such as Words Of Encouragement for their industry, College Shout Out, Importance Of Building Relationships and Welcome To My City.

The M is so that you Monetize Your Dream. When you are able to use your skills and pay some bills it gives you a feeling of accomplishment. Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t just want you to have a dream. Dr. King marched, boycotted and fought for Civil Rights so that you can “Make Your Dream SCREAM in 2015.”  When you Speak, Content, Resource, Expert and Align your Dream you will be in a good position to Monetize Your Dream. Here are 3 ways you can Monetize Your Dream.

Presentation at Tennessee State University

Presentation at Tennessee State University

#1. Get paid to speak. There is an audience that will pay you for what you are an expert at. The College Market is one where I present to students and staff on the topics of Personal and Professional Branding, Networking and How to BUILD Relationships. Through my own campus experiences when I was a student I teach others how to find their own entrepreneurship opportunities while working from their dorm room as well as how to give back and pay it forward by starting scholarships funds that can help raise millions of dollars to keep kids in school with their dreams alive.

In the past I have lectured at colleges and universities such as Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Illinois, Clarion University, Jackson State University, Columbus State University, Bowie State University, AIU Buckhead and many others.

#2. Get paid to consult. When you begin to speak to groups and organizations people will be interested in learning how you are able to get paid to do what you do. This can be a golden opportunity for you to develop a training program that will assist others to help make their dream SCREAM.

#3. Write books. Back in 2000 I wrote and self published my first book entitled Derricknyms that I went on to sell over 4,000 copies out my car. During my self publishing days I was able to meet celebrities such as Mike Epps, Butch Carter, Pastor Troy, Ecstacy of Whodini and Herschel Walker who were inspired by my story and bought a copy of my book right out of my hands.

The more you dream the more your life will SCREAM. Keep finding ways to Speak, Content, Expert, Align and Monetize your Dream so that your passion and purpose will not only SCREAM but put you in position so that the noise you do make will be heard by the right people.

I pray that after you read this article you are able to, “Make Your Dream SCREAM in 2015.”

Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available to consult with you as an individual or speak to a group so that you can Make Your Dream SCREAM in 2015. Contact Derrick Hayes now to schedule a speaking engagement or Derricknym signing at upcoming meetings, conferences and events by visiting http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.

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The Importance of Building Relationships In College and Out

October 6, 2014

BuildRelationshipsarticleBy Aditya Singhal

College is a very opportune time in a person’s life. Not only are you gaining knowledge and experiences, but you are also meeting people. Lots of people. These individuals may continue to influence and change your life long after college graduation. There are many different reasons for cultivating professional and personal relationships with people such as professors, fellow students, and professionals. However, the following three are important to recognize now.

Learn Street Smarts:

Many people will tell you that a lot of the learning you experience in college actually happens outside of the classroom. While it’s great to be a 4.0 student, and keep tidy notes that you can use for the rest of your career, there’s also something to be said for the person who can gain insight and share ideas from outside of a text book. Having relationships with others during college gives you a sounding board for ideas and resources that can’t be found in a book. It can be instrumental in figuring out the direction you want to head in.

Increase Career Opportunities:

You may have heard of the old adage, ‘It’s not what you know, but who you know…” Well, it’s true in many cases. Hundreds of professionals can attribute their career to knowing someone else in the field. As a matter of fact, 63% of college graduates have a friend or acquaintance to thank for helping them land the job they have. Professors are also a great connection when job searching. They often have connections to people already working in the field, and can refer them to you or provide letters of recommendation. Even if you find a career and are happy with your current job, it’s never a bad idea to have contacts in related fields of study, in case you want to move in a different direction.

Build Confidence:

Lastly, most students entering college are fresh out of high school and still figuring out who they are, where their strengths lie and what they want to do. By reaching out to a new community of people, you will put yourself in new situations and relationships where you can learn more about yourself. Making new connections will allow you to push your limits, try new things and develop confidence along the way. People often look back in fondness at their college years. Many are thankful for the education and proud of the degree they earned through long hours of studies. But most people are truly happy to have met people, whether students, professors, mentors, their spouse or professionals in the field. These connections will be taken with them no matter what steps they take next. The quality of the connections made can greatly influence the college experience and opportunities available afterward. So take our words of advice and reach out to those around you, look for opportunities to get involved, get to know your professors and connect with people every chance you get. You will be thankful you did down the road.

About Aditya Singhal:

Aditya Singhal is the co-founder of Transtutors.com, a leading online tutoring help for college students. Having graduated from prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), he worked briefly with American Consulting firm, Kurt Salmon Associates before taking the entrepreneurial route. Outside the work ambit, Aditya has a personal interest in helping MBA students. He is also actively involved in giving back to the society by contributing a part of the revenue towards education of poor students in India.

 


Lander University Student Gives Words Of Encouragement

March 30, 2014

KendraTalleyby Kendra Talley

Having a college education is one of the most important achievements in my life because it is something that no one can take away from me. Knowledge is a powerful tool and can be used to change the world. I am definitely an advocate for youth wanting to pursue a higher education. My life has been filled with adversity however I did not let that stop me from wanting to go to college. Things that have happened in my past have only made me stronger to fight for all my goals that I want to achieve in life.

My mother is a single parent and I didn’t know how I would even afford to go to college. Although that could have stopped me I did hours of research and applied for scholarships and grants. Now that I am a senior and look at the people back at home that decided not to go off to college I know now that I made the right decision to go to school. Being in college has been one of the greatest experiences of my life and it will always be something that I will remember because it helped transform me into the person I am today by learning life lessons.

Kendra Talley is currently a Senior Mass Communications and Theatre major at Lander University who will graduate on May 3 2014.


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 http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com 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.


Get the 1 Word Is All It Takes To Build Your Brand eBook For FREE

January 1, 2014

1wordlogoby Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

It happened overnight. I said I could do something and it became a brand. When I wrote my first book I knew that I could turn words into positive messages. Some called them acronyms but when they needed a name I added mine and they became Derricknyms. Now everywhere I go people call me Derricknyms because of what I can do and how my gift makes them feel when I personalize their name.

One of my greatest Derricknyms is WOE for Words Of Encouragement. When I was down and out I read in the bible, “Woe is me.” When I looked up WOE in the dictionary it stated that woe was a trial or tribulation. A woe to one may be losing a job while to another it might be losing a loved one. No longer wanting woe to be negative the slogan came to me that “Before you leave work or go to sleep at night, Give someone a WOE, a Word Of Encouragement.” Through WOE I realized that a brand can come through something you are great at and also through a situation that you have to go through.

After evaluating my life I realized that everything I do comes through one word. I traced my motivational speaking roots that go back to 1992 and came up with a formula that if applied can bring you favor.

Life itself breaks things down to me in terms of words and in my humble opinion there are 7 keys to success. These keys to success that I will leave you with are the ones that are the basis for my new book 1 Word Is All It Takes To Build Your Brand.

The 1st key to success is to Find Your Word. Look at what you do or are good at and try to simplify it in one word. My word is Encouragement. If you can pinpoint exactly who and what you are it allows you to focus on what you need to do.

The 2nd key to success is to Speak Your Word. Write down why this is your word and turn it into an affirmation that you can use to speak life into your dream. Write this statement on a piece of paper that you can keep with you or near you at all times.

The 3rd key to success is to Activate Your Word. Pull out a piece of paper and write down what your word inspires you to write. The ideas that pour out in this brainstorming session will be phenomenal. Give it a chance and don’t limit yourself. Many have discovered that for the first time that they could write poems, stories, quotes and even novels. Some will even come up with ideas for articles that could produce future books or movies.

The 4th key to success is to Name Your Word. Take some of the ideas that you have brainstormed and give them a title. When I wanted to describe myself when I marketed my workshops I used my word and called myself the Encouragement Speaker. Each article or concept that you bring to life has value and with the right brand there is no limit to how far you can go with it.

The 5th key to success is to Share Your Word. If you like to write short pieces like quotes a good idea is to open up a Twitter or Facebook account and share your ideas with your friends or followers. If you are a long distance writer a blog with WordPress or Blogger would be a good idea and if making videos to empower others is your cup a tea give YouTube or Tube Mogul a try.

The 6th key to success is to Keep Your Word. It is known that it takes at least 21 days for a habit to become permanent in your life. Several attempts may be necessary for others to believe in you enough to make you a part of their day. Keep sharing your insight day after day and you may soon become the expert that others see you as.

The 7th key to success is to Live Your Word. Once you learn to keep your word it will become a part of your lifestyle where you wake up and Live Your Word. When this happens you will have a brand that can stand because 1Word Is All It Takes To Build Your Brand.

Inbox me on Facebook or email me from my Derrick Hayes website before Sunday January 5th, 2014 at 11:59 PM and I will give you a free copy of 1 Word Is All It Takes To Build Your Brand.

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University gives insight to groups and organizations on the topics of Blogging, Branding, Networking and Building Relationships. Hayes is available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. Please visit Derrick’s website at http://www.DerrickHayes.com and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.


The DAILY Message for Wednesday December 18th, 2013

December 18, 2013

AskDerrickAboutEach week day Derrick Hayes encourages you through a Derricknym, App and Idea to Lift You.

(Please read , Like, Share, Retweet or Reblog The DAILY Message)

  • Derricknym: You Can Win AGAIN (Always Get Advice to Increase Now).
  • App: Today’s word is Try. Many dreams are found in the cemetery because people let them die. One way to keep a legacy alive is to make an effort. Go for it. Receive Today’s word in Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android and i-phones.  
  • Idea: Listen to wise investors.

Please visit Derrick’s website at http://www.DerrickHayes.com and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.


The DAILY Message for Thursday Novemebr 21st, 2013

November 21, 2013

collegespeakerEach week day Derrick Hayes encourages you through a Derricknym, App and Idea to Lift You.

(Please read , Like, Share, Retweet or Reblog The DAILY Message)

  • Derricknym: What Runs Your HOUSE (Habits Open Up Success Everyday)?
  • App: Today’s word is Relief. Money may be your answer and to someone else it is time. Find your way to the way that will eliminate the errors of your ways. Receive Today’s word with Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android and i-phones.  
  • Idea: Do you have a hello in you?

Please visit Derrick’s website at http://www.DerrickHayes.com and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.