Tie Tip Tuesday

April 14, 2020

Welcome to Tie Tip Tuesday and Tie Tip Episode 1 is where Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” teaches the world how to tie a regular tie.


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

The DAILY Message for Friday June 6th, 2014

June 6, 2014

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: Only Great Things Happen On Great FRIDAY (Find Resources to Inspire Dreams Around You).
  • App: Today’s word is Student. Never think you are finished learning. As you play a great game learn how to be a student of the game so that you stay ahead of the class. Receive Today’s word in Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android and i-phones.
  • Idea: You are too blessed to guess. You are a success.

Please visit Derrick’s website at http://www.DerrickHayes.com and to book him to speak or for Derricknym signings at upcoming meetings, conferences, and events send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.

The DAILY (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas to Lift You) Message for Tuesday

November 6, 2012

The #1 Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes  brings you The DAILY Message to inspire, uplift and empower you to your next level.

In This Issue:

1. The Daily Derricknym is WALL. How to Knock Down Your WALL (Work Adjust Listen Lead). Dream). You can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Graduate. Class will never stop being in session. The decision has to be made when to apply the knowledge. Step up from being a sideline reporter to becoming the go to person. This is brought to you by Motivation Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to vote for yourself at least one time today. It’s Super Tuesday.

We provide you with the DAI (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas) so that you will be inspired to have a great DAY (Dreams Are Yours).

Derrick 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 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.


April 30, 2012

by Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

Ivan Gibson known as IG is best friends with Kevin NORANT. When IG and NORANT come together their bond spells out IGNORANT. IG and NORANT use IGNORANT to teach 8 life principles to help youth clear their life of anything that is IGNORANT.

I is for Inspire. When people become inspired they should want to stay inspired. Give powerful words of encourage to each other. Young people should hear you speak great of them like you do to others. The next time a youth messes up ask if you can give them constructive criticism? This will open up doors to better communication.

G is for Give. Back up what you say by giving others a role model to look up to. If we tie our shoes others might want to pull up their pants. Learn how to apologize when you make a mistake. This may be the best gift someone receives in their lifetime.

N is for Notice. Anyone can look and find something wrong with you. Take time and found out what people are good at. Many fall and come short because they never found their strengths and no one in leadership found it either. Look for the light that can keep others out of darkness. When you do others will come through for you.

O is for Opportunity. When you study a person and can’t figure out what a person is good or great at, ask them? You may discover an unhidden talent that can be developed. Just when you think you can’t help someone a few questions can open doors to many opportunities. Open up your database and call to see who can truly help the ones you want to help.

R is for Read. Al Tucker who is a great friend of mine has a gift to inform you what books you should read based on your abilities. When Al saw I wanted to become a better father he suggested the book Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy. When I was interested in spiritual growth I was presented with the Maxwell Leadership Bible. If we read what we need life will give us what we want.

A is for Adjust. One way to leave ignorance is to become better at the things that are relevant in our lives.  How we adjust to situations that comes to and through our life plays a vital role in how far we go. Learning how to do more or less is the critical balance we have to strive for that will keep us on the beam or off the team. Keep trusting the future by adjusting from time to time.

N is for Navigate. When you learn better you will earn better. Go forth wise so you won’t be caught by surprise. The adjustments you make today shouldn’t keep you from making achievement tomorrow. When you are able to keep going your progress will keep growing. People that used to just look at you will start to look out for you. They will even open the gate so you can navigate through.

T is for Team. I have never met anyone that totally made it by themselves. If anyone tells you anything else it may sound IGNORANT. We have to discuss discernment with the next generation so they will know who or who not they should work with. In business help will be in the form of a mentor or partner. In a life a mate or spouse will be your side. It takes a wise team to multiply your dream.

IG and NORANT don’t want you or your children to be IGNORANT. This is a story with the morals being that we need to camp out in our homes and schools so that less of us will be IGNORANT. Some will stay IGNORANT only because they or the ones before them refuse to leave an IGNORANT life.

If you are a parent that is holding children back from proceeding put that curse in reverse so they can go from worst to first.  If this doesn’t apply thank you for not being IGNORANT.

SPEAK Better: 5 Things That Can Improve Your Presentation Skills

March 29, 2012

by Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

I was asked the other day, “How can I learn to speak better?”

Since SPEAK was the key word that I heard in the question I was inspired through it to give you 5 simple thoughts that you can use to improve your platform skills.

The S is for Study. Learn from others through books, watching videos and by seeing them speak live in person.

The P is for Perform. Put what you learned into practice. Step up to the microphone and make it happen.

The E is for Evaluate. Ask people to critique your performance. Learn to be fair but critical to your own work.

The A is for Adjust. Learn from your mistakes and apply constructive criticism to become better.

The K is for Keep. Keep striving to become better. Keep writing and wanting to be the best you can be.

Use this 5 steps daily in your business or career and others may one day come pay to hear you SPEAK.

Derrick Hayes is available to SPEAK at your next meeting, conference or event and also to come in to help employees learn how to SPEAK better.

Today’s word is School

March 21, 2012

Learning never stops. When you wake and before you go to sleep you are learning. When eyes are closed your mind is digesting each pearl of wisdom. Write down your name in front of the word school.

Download the Motivation Your Mobile app on Android Market and receive Today’s word.

DAILY (Dream And Inspire the Life in You) Derricknym for 2/20/12 is LIN

February 20, 2012

A Derricknym is an acronym with a touch of Derrick where words are messages of encouragement.

All I Do Is LIN (Learn-Inspire-Network).

Bring a Derricknym signing to your event or Order a Personalized Derricknym

Lessons From LAFAYETTE: 9 Things I Learned From My Best Friend

January 18, 2012

A few days ago I was going through a box of collectibles and I found a plaque that was given to me for a college graduation present. The plaque reads “Future Businessman Of the Year”.

Most gifts I received after walking across the stage have disappeared. I started to think about my childhood and the one who gave me this gift. When I was in 2nd grade I met a 3rd grader named Junior Mosley. As adults he wants to be referred to by his birth name Lafayette.

We grew up on different streets, went to different schools, and even played on different Little League teams yet time would turn us into the best of friends.

If you asked him he may say that he has learned a lot from me but the truth has to be told and through his name LAFAYETTE I give you 9 Things That I Learned From My Best Friend.

L is for Loyalty. When Lafayette was in college he had a choice that I never had to make. He could stay in school and see his family struggle or quit school and find a job to help provide. None of his relatives asked him to go to work but the man inside him allowed him to clock out of school and clock in for an employer.

A is for Aim. Lafayette always had one goal in mind and that was to be the best. Not being tall with a lot of weight he made up for his lack of size with fierce determination. When I write I’m just like my friend in that I aim to please with my best work.

F is for Flavor. I hear kids these days talk about swag. Lafayette was the one who I first saw on the football field with a matching towel set, not Deion Sanders. Lafayette was ahead of the game and demanded attention with his walk and his talk.

A is for Align. I learned early on that people love winners. Lafayette was super successful in elementary, middle and high School in sports. When girls from other schools knew that he was Batman and I was Robin it made my work easy. Second place was cool as long as my friend came in first.

Y is for Youth. As a youth Lafayette father passed away. I did not know how to react. When my mother passed away Lafayette complimented me on how well I handled things. As an adult I just did what I saw as a youth.

E is for Expectation. If you played ball with Lafayette you expected to win.  If you went to dances you expected girls to like you. Now when I write I expect someone to not only be inspired but for their life to be transformed.

T is for Team. As a Jr. in high school I was a member of a state qualifying relay team. Lafayette was one of th efastest and he took one for th eteam by insisting that he would run the first leg to get us off to a good start. Lafayette gave me an example of how team work can make your dream work.

T is Teach. My brothers were 6 and 9 years older than me and it was not possible for my father to be around me all of the time. Lafayette was my mentor. It’s one thing to succeed and win but it’s everything to learn the process. Being with Lafayette gave me fish but learning from him taught me how to fish.

E is Eye. Lafayette was a mover and shaker. On the field he faked many out and left them laying. He had great vision and could cut back with the best of them. The way he played taught me how to see where I wanted to go so that the path would open before my eyes.  One amazing thing he did with his hands and eyes was catch flies.  I now look for and see things in words that I have never seen before.

Go say hello to my great friend Lafayette Mosley.