The DAILY Message for Friday April 3rd, 2015

April 3, 2015

“One way to get a speaking engagement is to create your own meeting, conference or event.”


Derrick Hayes is the Author of 1 WORD Is All It Takes, Creator of Derricknyms, Developer of the app Motivation To Your Mobile, Nominator of Today’s Honoree, and blogs at the Encouragement Speaker and can be reached at  or (706) 615-1662.


Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes is Available for Vacation Bible School

April 29, 2012

Last June 22nd, 2011 I was asked by Millicent Perry to speak at the Greater Ward Chapel AME Church Vacation Bible School.  I was inspired to use Luke 10:29 and my topic was entitled “Who’s My NEIGHBOR

When I say Who’s My NEIGHBOR, I want you to say I’m Your NEIGHBOR

Sometimes you have to look in the mirror and say who’s my neighbor? Go through your phone and say Who’s My NEIGHBOR? When you pray say Who’s My NEIGHBOR?

Luke 10:30 Then Jesus answered and said a certain man went from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves who

  1. Stripped him of clothing
  2. Wounded him
  3. Departed leaving him half dead

Luke 10:31 Priest saw him and looked the other way

Luke 10:32 Levite came and looked and passed on the other side

Luke 10:33 Samaritan had compassion

Luke 10:34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Luke 10:35 On the next day when he departed he took out two denarri and gave them to the innkeeper and said to him take care of him and whatever extra you spend when I come again I will repay you.

While reading the scriptures there were 8 things I found that spell out the word NEIGHBOR.

(N) Nurturing – Bandaged his wounds. Stopped the bleeding.

(E) Extra – Pouring on oil and wine. We deserve the best.

(I) Inspiring – Set him on his own animal. Every neighbor needs a lift.

(G) Going – Brought him to an inn. In life where are we taking each other?

(H) Health – Took care of him. Made sure he was alright. Do you check on your neighbors?

(B) Business – Gave two denarii to inn keeper. Handled the expenses.

(O) Organize – Take care of him. Scheduled help in his absence.

(R) Resources – I will repay any extra expenses. Had enough to keep sharing.


We have to ask Who’s My NEIGHBOR so we know exactly who we are to help. If you take P off the word HELP it leaves you with HEL. The P is for Pray, Praise, Protect, Provide and Partner. If we don’t do these things for and with our neighbors it can cause more hell than we could ever imagine.


Since I’m your NEIGHBOR  I’m here to let you know that your NEIGHBOR needs some help. This message is my flower pot and in order to get a flower you first must plant a seed. Before you leave here I want all able bodies to plant at least 1 seed into my life. The three types of seeds are.

1. Comment seed – Leave me a word of encouragement.

2. Connection seed – Inform me of others that can hire me to speak at their upcoming meetings, conferences and events.

3. Change seed – Make a donation.

Before I sit down I need to know one thing. Who’s My NEIGHBOR, I’m Your NEIGHBOR.

Visit Derrick Hayes for more information or to book him for an event email or call (706) 615-1662.

MORNING Is The Derricknym Of The Day

March 26, 2012

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

Good MORNING (Meeting Others and Realizing their Needs Inspires New Growth).

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

Keep Your WORD In A Team Environment

February 10, 2012

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes presents “There’s More In STORE For You” at the Subway Annual Meeting in Columbus, Georgia.

Earlier in the presentation Store Managers selected a word that best described the type of service that they give. During this clip the meeting is closed out by everyone giving their word as a team.

Derrick Hayes is available to speak at your next meeting, conference or event.

Book The W.O.E. Man Show For Black History Month in 2012

December 16, 2011

Do you have a Black History Month program coming up?

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

From the work place to the church pews, people need encouragement to propel them to the God-given success they already possess, Hayes says. While it’s inside already, sometimes an extra push is needed. I strive to provide that.

Hayes has the unique talent of turning names and words into positive messages within seconds right before your eyes.  Hayes calls these Derricknyms. His critically acclaimed first book by the same name (first print 2000) has been utilized in corporate, religious and scholastic settings. Personalized Derricknyms can be ordered by going to One of the most frequently used Derricknyms is W.O.E.

I always tell people to make sure they give others a W.O.E. daily. Hayes says, “In the general context, a woe is a problem.” In the Derricknym fashion, it is a Word of Encouragement.

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, 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,,, The Anointed News Journal, and others. Most recently, Hayes has written Grow The “F” Up ( and is a contributor to the thought-provoking book, Can Hip-Hop Be Holy? In the fall of 2011 Derrick Hayes released his highly anticipated ebook entitled, 1 WORD Is All It Takes™.

You can now book The W.O.E. Man Show for Black History Month by visiting Derrick’s website at, send an email to or call (706) 615-1662.

Definition of Encouragement

October 25, 2008

According to one of the meanings of Encouragement is 

2.  the act of giving hope or support to someone 

In your daily walk are you giving hope or support to someone? If you are that is what encouragement is all about.

Encouragement for Fathers

October 24, 2008

In a few minutes I’m going to go get my kids for the weekend. I love my children and Im working to put myself in position so that I can see them more often. If you are a father and the relationship with your kids is not right strive to work on it.  Write a letter, make a call or visit them in person. In whatever way you can reach out and make a connection.