Preachers Tribute

March 17, 2019

Preachers Tribute was giving by Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” to Jimmie Fryer for his 19th Pastor’s Anniversary at Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Phenix City, Alabama. Pastor Terry Magby of New Mt. Sellers gave us the message “Can’t Help But Call His Name.” Also it was great to see Veronica Garlic do the Welcome.


How To Tie a Tie

September 21, 2017

Here is a link to a video clip https://youtu.be/Z6-c7qWm4j4 so people can learn How To Tie a Tie and it is a fun way to learn to increase your fashion and swag. On Saturday April 26th, 2017 Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes at  was one of the guest speakers at the Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church 1st Annual Men’s Conference in Phenix City, Alabama.

In this video clip Derrick Hayes shares with men, women and children the importance of having options of wearing a tie and not wearing a tie and also how to expand your territory with a bowtie. Also learn how you can turn what you have into what you need by turning a regular tie into a bowtie.

Here is the chant song or anthem to help other learn how to tie a tie.

Come Around

Come Around

Bring It Up

Bring It Down

Slide It Up

That is It

Get a Job

and Never Quit


DERRICK Interview with Multicultural Center Director Dr. Shakeer Abdullah

April 5, 2013

DrShakeerEncouragement 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 Dr. Shakeer Abdullah who the Director of the Multicultural Center at Auburn University along with being an Author, Diversity Consultant, Host, and Motivational Speaker.

Dr. Abdullah has worked in the field of higher education for more than 15 years and has worked in a number of capacities related to diversity, leadership development, program management, strategic planning, and many other areas.

Dr. Abdullah’s passion for student success and higher education comes from his range of experiences in higher education as both a student and an administrator.

As an undergraduate student at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio Shakeer took full advantage of all the opportunities that Witt had to offer.  He was a four-year letter man on a football team that won 3 conference championships and only lost four games in four years.  In addition to football, Shakeer joined a fraternity, served as the president of the Black student union, co-founded the school’s unity march, served on the campus programming committee, acted in the experimental theater troupe and much more.

Please watch our DERRICK Interview below and visit Dr. Shakeer Abdullah for more information.


“Your Life Needs a SPARK” Tour with Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

March 5, 2013

SparkPhotoFor Immediate Release:

Countless individuals vow for a change. Be it spiritually, financially or mentally, goals cannot be accomplished without the encouragement to take the necessary steps. With a guiding hand and powerful words, Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes is here to help.

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes recently bought a 2013 Chevrolet Spark. The joy of driving the Spark and the love of motivating people inspired the message “Your Life Needs a SPARK.”

Encouragement Speaker will be available to bring the “Your Life Needs A SPARK” tour to the states of Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri. This is a great opportunity to bring in an International Energizer to uplift your staff or organization at the next meeting or event.

The “Your Life Needs a SPARK” Tour will last from June 5th through June 30th, 2013 and dates are booked on a first come first serve basis and they are filling up fast.

Derrick Hayes is coming to the Midwest to give back to the area that encouraged him first. Hayes is a 1988 graduate of Rantoul Township High School in Rantoul, IL. Hayes realizes that we are at a time where many are unemployed and too many live in fear. Now more than ever people need hope, a glimpse of a better tomorrow, a Spark. A Spark for one could be a new job and to another a Spark can be their family getting back together. Encouragement is what can ignite the Spark to bring someone out their dark.

Hayes is a highly sought-after speaker nationwide. He has been featured as the keynote speaker at several events sponsored by such entities as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Subway, Brown Sanders College, Georgia State University, Tennessee Childcare Facilities Corporation, Mississippi 4-H, American Camping Association, Bowie State University, Tennessee State University, Georgia Power, Jackson State University, and many others.

Each day Derrick Hayes networks with leaders and executives all over the world with his blog Today’s Honoree, DERRICK Interviews and his Android and i-Phone app Motivation To Your Mobile.

If you would like to book the Encouragement Speaker on the “Your Life Needs a SPARK” Tour or for more information please visit http://derrickhayes.com/the-tour/, email info@derrickhayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.


DERRICK Interview with International Journalist George E. Curry

December 3, 2012

Encouragement 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 George Curry who is an International journalist, keynote speaker, moderator and media coach.  From 2001 until 2007, he served as editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service in Washington, D.C. Curry writes a weekly syndicated column for the NNPA and “Beyond the Spin,” a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Before joining the NNPA, Curry was editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine for seven years. Under Curry’s leadership, Emerge won more than 40 national journalism awards.

D is for Dream. What is your dream?

As a person that grew up in Alabama under segregation I have gone much further then I have ever dreamed of going. In 8th grade I said I wanted to be journalist and now I have been doing it 42 years ever since 1970. My first job was with Sports Illustrated and I could not get a job with my hometown newspaper. I wanted to write books and I have done that so what I want to do most of all is to bring Emerge Magazine back out with an online version.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

My mother who never finished High School worked 3 and 4 jobs to take care of me and my younger three sisters. She had a huge heart and was always helping people.  My mother would take an older lady food across the street every day.  She was always willing to share and felt she had an obligation to help others even though we were poor growing up in the housing projects.  She still would go back and help others and this was instilled in us and this is something I try to live up to until this day.  My mother had an impact on me at an important part of my life.

R is for Resource. What resource do you have that makes you stand out or unique?

I read a lot. I have always loved reading. I was a History major at Knoxville College in Tennessee and I love, love reading and even when I’m writing stories people may research 2 to 3 things while I will research up to 20 because you never know what part you are going to use.  I just prepare myself so when I’m on television or anywhere else if I show up I’m going to be prepared. I feel obligated particularly in the situation when I’m the only black person in the room or on television at the time that I have to be smarter than everyone else and better prepared than everyone else. I don’t show up unless I’m prepared.

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

Something was instilled with me at an early age and I was never told that I wouldn’t be even though there were signs around me that said I couldn’t with white and colored fountain water signs and I had to ride in the back of the bus . I had people around me that told me I could do this and I had excellent teachers. I’m still in touch with my first grade teacher because I wanted to know and I’m grateful for all of the contributions that they have made in my life. I never thought I wasn’t ready. I just knew that they prepared you and like their generation said you had to be twice as good and get half the credit so you don’t complain about it and just go out and be twice as good and move on.

I is for Individual. can you name at least one individual that we should learn more about and why?

W.E.B. Du Bois and he was born February 23rd the same day as me and that is all I needed to know. He was a man that stood up when everyone said Booker T. Washing ton was a great figure and was preaching segregation and I understood where he was coming but still I wanted someone that would  fight and disagree with that and once I found out about WEB Dubois it changed my life.  

William Monroe Trotter in 1901 helped publish the The Boston Guardian. He  did not compromise and take junk from anyone but he used his skills and talents and his newspapers to fight for Black people.

C is for Continue. When things look bleak what makes you want to continue?

When I think about how bad things are now it was worse before.  When I think about all of our ancestors coming over here in shackles and in the deck of slave ships not knowing where they were going to and our people survived all that and they survived lynchings and beatings so whatever we are going through today is minor compared to that and so we have no right to complain considering what are people have gone through.

K is for Keys. What keys to success can you leave for other?

Key to success is to always know that you have to keep studying and improving so that you never get to the point where you can rest on your laurels that you don’t have to work hard anymore. There is always ways to improve and I always look for ways to improve. In order to stay ahead in your game you have to always know that you can get better and strive for that.

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

A lot of youth use the fact that their father wasn’t home as an excuse not to succeed.  My father wasn’t in my home either. Success stories like W.E.B. Du Bois, Jackie Robinson,  Jesse Jackson,  Al Sharpton  and Barack Obama  didn’t have a Father in their home and they never let it hold them back. When we talk to young males we have to teach them to turn a negative into a positive

Visit George E. Curry for more information.


Amber Hayes Is Featured As The Luminary On Inspire Me Today

July 14, 2012

I’m so excited to share some great news with you. On July 14th, 2012 I will be the featured Inspirational Luminary on InspireMeToday.com, sharing my wisdom with the world. This FREE website is one to bookmark!

Inspire Me Today features the ‘Brilliance’ of a new Luminary every day. You can start your day with the wisdom of Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Neale Donald Walsch, Marci Shimoff, or one of hundreds more, now including me. I’m so honored to be with such esteemed company!

To help you stay inspired, you can sign up to receive this 3 minute ‘Today’s Brilliance’ pick-me-up each day by email, by RSS feed or as an iPhone app. You can even subscribe to it on the new Google Currents.

Please visit the site on July 14th, 2012 and help me inspire the world. If my traffic and comments break records, InspireMeToday.com will share my content with millions of additional people too! I hope you’ll check it out, leave a comment and share it with your friends.

From the folks at Inspire Me Today and from me, thank you in advance for your kind support. I know you’re going to love InspireMeToday.com! Together we really can inspire the world.

Be inspired,

Amber


Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes Provides Back To School Motivation For Students and Staff

July 10, 2012

Countless students and staff vow to come back to school energized and ready for success. Be it in the classroom or outside the classroom goals cannot be accomplished without the right motivation to take the necessary steps. With a guiding hand and powerful words, Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes is here to help.

From assemblies for students to Professional Development workshops and seminars for staff Hayes empowers his message, “There’s More In STORE For You” to lift scholars and educators to their next level.

“There’s More In STORE For You” is an ideal program for meetings, conferences, and events at schools, colleges and educational organizations.

With over 20 years experience Derrick Hayes has been featured as the keynote speaker at several events sponsored by such entities as Fulton County Board of Education, Muscogee County Board of Education, U.S. Department of Commerce, Brown Sanders College, Georgia State University, Tennessee Childcare Facilities Corporation, Mississippi 4-H, American Camping Association, Bowie State University, Tennessee State University, Georgia Power, Jackson State University, and many others.

As a featured writer, Hayes has had articles and columns appear in several publications and on many Web sites. Hayes has written for Next Step Magazine, www.BlackEmerge.com, www.DiversityInc.com, The Anointed News Journal, and others. Most recently, Hayes has was a author contributor in The Power Of Persistence and Facebook For Your Business. Derrick Hayes current book is entitled 1 WORD Is All It Takes™.

Contact Derrick Hayes:

Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University is available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. Please visit Derrick’s website at 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.