The DAILY Message for Wednesday June 10th, 2015

June 10, 2015

“Teamwork is when one spends time and the other spends MONEY (Meeting Others Needs Elevates You).”


Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available for speaking engagements and Derricknym signings at meetings, conferences, and events. Please visit email  or call (706) 615-1662 to book Derrick Hayes now.



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.

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

January 16, 2013

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

In This Issue:

1. Daily Derricknym is COUNTED. Don’t be COUNTED (Commitment Opens Up Networks To Empower Dreams) Out. You can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Homecoming. At a certain time of the years schools have a Homecoming for their Football team. When you work all day and come home to no trials or tribulations it is another way to describe Homecoming. This is brought to you by Motivation To Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to rise up and lift up someone else.

(Contact me if you Like, Share, Retweet or Reblog this message for the article “5 Keys To A GREAT Meeting”)

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  and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to  or call (706) 615-1662.

5 Strangers I Met At Lunch

May 24, 2012

by Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

In 2008 my wife and I were on the Tom Joyner Morning Show Fantastic Voyage and one day we both decided to go to separate events and meet up at a later time. When I went to lunch I saw a table with 5 people and I asked if I could sit with them. Everyone was cool. I didn’t know them and they didn’t know me. They knew each other.

Now it’s 2012 and I remember the lunch like it was yesterday. 2 of the 5 people I met that day I still communicate with on a regular basis. 3 of the 5 people at the table that day are now on the legal team for the family of Trayvon Martin and they are Benjamin Crump, Daryl Parks and Natalie Jackson. Their efforts have helped give birth to the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation. The JusticeTM is a non-profit organization that was established in March of 2012.  If you want get involved with this movement go to for more information on ways you can support this cause.

The 4th person at the table was CoCo Brown who has appeared in movies, plays and had the independent music classic Sun Dress. The 5th person at the table that day was L.J. Holloway who was a lawyer back then but now has started a nonprofit organization called All About HealthCare Advocates.

Benjamin Crump and Natalie Jackson

Benjamin L. Crump is a principal with the Tallahassee firm of Parks & Crump, LLC. Mr. Crump has been recognized for his generous contributions to those in need, excellence in the legal profession and personal service to the community. Recently, Mr. Crump received the distinction as the first African-American to be named Philanthropist of the Year from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in recognition of his donation of $1,000,000.00 to the Legal Services of North Florida. Visit Benjamin Crump for more information.

Daryl Parks is a founding and managing partner of Parks & Crump, LLC. He hails from Haines City, Florida, and attended Florida A&M University on a Presidential Scholarship. While there, Mr. Parks was the first Student Body President elected to two consecutive terms and founded the National Coalition of Black College Student Governments. In 1992, Mr. Parks was selected as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s National College Brother of the Year and received his Bachelor degree in political science and economics. He graduated from the Florida State University College of Law in 1995 and had his first client only one day after being sworn into The Florida Bar. Visit Daryl Parks for more information.

Natalie Jackson is the founder of The Women’s Trial Group and has more than 13 years of combined leadership, media and legal experience. She is best known for her work advocating for the legal concerns of women and children and her work in the fields of criminal defense, personal injury, injury to children and wrongful death as it relates to women and their families as well as being featured with her high profile clients on: The Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, CNN, Fox News, Headline News, and most local and state news channels. Visit Natalie Jackson for more information.

CoCo Brown is leader of The Phat Cat Players that sparked an Independent movement when their song “Sundress” began climbing Billboard’s hip-hop/R&B charts in early spring 2000. On the Parlane Entertainment label, the track first attracted attention when it was featured on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. Coco has made appearances in the play Love In The Nick Of Tyme and the movie Madea’s Family Reunion. Visit CoCo Brown for more information.

L.J. Holloway is an Author, Advocate and student of  Aviation. A divine original willing to DO the impossible, to achieve the inevitable.  Her life’s mission is to educate and enlighten.  Ms. Holloway devotes her energy and efforts toward three of her passions: Books; an Annual Benefit; and Business (all of which are inter-related and born on the same day). Consistent with the three’s in her life, lj is a native and resident of Jacksonville, Florida who plays on Amelia Island at historic American Beach and works in the Nation’s Capital (Washington, D.C.). L.J. Holloway earned the Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida College of Law and in her spare time enjoys fine dining, international travel and spending time with mature adults who impart wisdom. Visit L.J. Holloway for more information.

I wrote this to remind you that when you are amongst strangers you just might be entertaining angels.  I recently read in Reid Hoffman’s Book, The Start Up of You that the word company is derived from the Latin cum and pane, which means breaking bread together. You may never know when or where but sooner or later you will be breaking bread with great company.

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 as the Encouragement Speaker. For more information or to book Derrick Hayes for a meeting, conference or event email him at or call (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

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.