DERRICK Interview with Motivational Speaker and Author Jonathan Rivers

February 12, 2018

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 Jonathan Rivers who has as a BS in Marketing from Auburn University and MBA from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Rivers is married to his wife Erica and they have four children; Kingston, Ezra Adah and Titus. He is also an author, motivational speaker, professional development consultant and youth coach and mentor.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dream is to travel around the world with the purpose of transforming mindsets through speaking, encouraging and enlightening. I plan to create a program that sends young men and women to leadership camps to build their acumen and leadership skills, which they will bring back to the community and share with their peers.

E is for Education. What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

I have my BS in Marketing from Auburn University and my MBA from the University of Phoenix. I consistently speak about the principles I learned in college such as the product life cycle and human capital. I also discuss my experiences of discovering my purpose, overcoming adversity and building relationships.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I consider myself unique because of my versatility. I am a powerful and passionate storyteller with knowledge and experience because of my background as a former collegiate athlete, high school educator, motivational speaker and believer in Christ.

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

I realized I was ready to run my own speaking and consulting business when I was laid off from the University of Phoenix in 2014. I applied for at least 40 jobs and got told no every single time. I then knew I wasn’t being told no to anyone’s organization; I was being told yes to my purpose!

I is for Individual. Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

Darren Palmer is my publisher, one of my mentors and a driven individual. He is the owner of his own self publishing company (selfpublish-N-30days) and he has helped me step into a new level of greatness. His vision and preciseness regarding his professional direction is inspiring and beneficial to anyone.

C is for Challenges. What challenges have you had to overcome?

I was abandoned by my father at birth and raised by a single mother. I was sexually abused as a child and involved in multiple life threatening car accidents. There was a time I only had $30 in my checking account but I did not allow those circumstances to make me a victim because I chose to allow them to make me a victor.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

1. Do not compere yourself to anyone else! God made each of us in his mold, but unique in our own way. Everyone has a purpose and it is not predicated on being just like the next person. Work to be better than you were yesterday, rather than being better than someone else.

2. Be intentional about everything in your life! Too many people live life on cruise control with a laissez faire attitude because they don’t care what may transpire. If you don’t intentionally create your road to success, you are creating your road to mediocrity.

3. Learn, Learn, Learn! Continue to research what it is that you want to pursue in life. Do not allow the opportunity to learn be stripped because of arrogance or your perception of a specific source. Life is a teaching tool and it needs to be observed.

Visit www.Jonathanbamrivers.com for more information.

 

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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


Global Hero in Education Develops WEEKEND Program to Uplift Youth

December 6, 2014
Presentation at Tennessee State University

Presentation at Tennessee State University

Derrick Hayes is the #1 Encouragement Speaker and was recently honored by Microsoft in their blog Daily Edventures as a Global Hero in Education.

Hayes saw a need to use his gifts to serve youth on Saturdays and Sundays and it inspired the WEEKEND (Words of Encouragement to Enlighten Kids on Entrepreneurship Networking and Decision Making) Program.

Derrick knows firsthand how important it is to be inspired even in adversity. While faced with divorce with his after college sweetheart Derrick Hayes moved with a friend and slept on his apartment floor without a bed for over a year.

Next to Derrick was a bible that read woe is me and a dictionary that defined woe as a trial and tribulation. When Derrick pulled out a pen and pad he received his life changing statement, “Before you leave work or go to sleep tonight, give someone a WOE, a Word Of Encouragement.”

Here are the 3 success areas that the WEEKEND Program will focus on.

  1. Entrepreneurship. Everyone has a talent and it is up to us to help others find skills, develop skills and become an expert at what we do.
  2. Networking.   No one can do it by themselves and it is important to learn how to have a dream and a team and one way to do that is to always BUILD relationships.
  3. Decision Making. With over 10 years of working with youth in detention and over 20 years of working with students in Urban America Derrick Hayes realizes the importance of teaching young people that every choice they make is important.

When children are encouraged and enlightened they can put ideas together, build relationships and more times than not make the right decisions.

The WEEKEND Program is designed to give youth, community, and social service organizations a chance to bring in a quality Motivational Speaker or Trainer for programs, meetings or events at a cost effective rate that take place on a Saturday or Sunday.

Hayes is a highly sought-after speaker. He has been featured as the keynote speaker at several events sponsored by such entities as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Subway, Legacy Chevrolet, 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.

For more information about the WEEKEND Program or to book Derrick Hayes for speaking engagements and Derricknym signings at meetings, conferences, and events please visit http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662 to book Derrick Hayes now.

 


DERRICK Interview with People Developer Lauren Anderson

February 8, 2013

LaurenAndersonEncouragement 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 Lauren Anderson the CEO of Lauren Anderson Associates, Inc., a Training/People Development firm that focuses on soft and hard people skills.  They specialize in Creation, Design, Development and Delivery of Educational Programs, Tools, Workshops, National Meetings and much more.  Many attributes set Lauren Anderson Associates, Inc. apart from other consultant firms; one worth mentioning is the wide array of business experts, professional speakers, successful writers, professors and Master Trainers that have many years of experience, knowledge and the ability to deliver that in an interesting, professional manor.

Lauren Anderson Associates, Inc clients include Proctor and Gamble Prestige Products,  The Estee Lauder Corporation, Aramis and Designer Fragrances, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Calvin Klein, Avon, DeBeers, LVMH, The Limited Corporation, Lancôme, YSL, Chanel, QVC, Procter and Gamble, Beaute Prestige International, Waterford, Christian Dior, Johnson and Johnson, Elizabeth Arden, Clarins, Saks Fifth Avenue, Express and more.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dream is to be happy making a difference in the lives of the people I meet, live with and work with. I learned early on that I could do this by using the gift of good communication, etiquette, kindness and spirituality used in an open way for the world to see not just hear.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

People doing small kindnesses, people trying to be better at anything they do, particularly in their people relationships, people who love what they do and are proud to do it well, regardless of what it is they are doing. When I witness this or hear about this I am encouraged to do the same and pass on what I witnessed to others who may need encouragement too.

MOcoverR is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I have very basic and simple resources.  I use my ability to connect people with other people. Faith Popcorn coined a person who does this as a “CLICKER”. I am a clicker and love to talk to people and learn what makes them tick, what they may need to help them in the future and then I connect them to someone that could help them….even in a small way by enriching their life by just knowing this person. In kind, I encourage then to do the same and so on and so on and so on.

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

I did not know I was ready! I did not even think about if I was ready. I just tried it, it worked, I loved it and I try to keep reinventing what I do, to make it fresh and new every single day. So far it works.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

Thomas Jefferson. He was a forward thinker, a wise man, insightful and he help our country and this world so very much in so many many ways. People should read about Thomas Jefferson to learn about his thinking and why he thought the way he did and to get his perspective that is appropriate even today.

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

My attitude has always been, never give up.  Many people say to me, when a hundred others would give up, I do not. Please know that I do not let patience become neglect by sticking with something. I know that when I start something valuable enough for me to start, that I will see it through. I believe that most people give up sooner than they should on most things in life. Personally I love the challenge of something difficult… it inspires me to be better by achieving it because it may be difficult.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Work hard, don’t complain, don’t think anyone owes you anything, they do not. Surround yourself with winners, hard workers and people who want to learn. Surround yourself with people you can learn from, and learn. Ask questions, listen well, take notes if you do not have a good memory. Set goals, ask others what theirs are. Be curious beyond belief. Read, Eat right, sleep enough and exercise daily…REALLY!

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

Be open minded, talk to folks that are of different thinking then you. Remember, set an example that you would want for your self and your children.  Our future depends on it.

Visit Lauren Anderson for more information.


DERRICK Interview with International Speaker Rebecca Morgan

October 30, 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 Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC, who  is a high-achiever, bestselling author, trusted adviser to executives, international consultant, seminar leader that has has been featured in/on: 60 Minutes, Oprah, USA Today and NPR. Each week Rebecca sends out the SpeakerNet News to over 9,000 subscribers.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dream is that Books For Treats will encourage people to give books to children instead of candy for Halloween. Books For Treats is now all over North America and my dream is to have every community have a Books For Treats event in their community every Halloween. In my local community of San Jose we are doing two events this year and our goal is give out 8,000 books.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

Positive feedback from others and positive acknowledgement about my work, seeing the light come on when I do something that pleases them.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I think perseverance and plodding forward even when it seems like nothing else is happening. When you keep progressing and then you get calls up from Oprah it is something that makes you say “wow, if I had not kept moving good things would not have happened.”

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

I don’t know if I ever realized that I was ready. When I started speaking I was 24 and I was paid for my first talk.  Then a few years later a publisher asked me to write a book. Things happen and you say yes to them.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

1. Jana Stanfield. Jana is a Grammy Award-winning musical artist who helps heal the world by taking others on trips to help others — to Volun-Tour.  Volun-tourism is the most fun form of enlightenment you will ever experience.

2. Scott Friedman. Scott is a past NSA (National Speakers Association) president and international speaker who in April 2005 brought the first Global Speakers Summit to Singapore. Three hundred international speakers and meetings professionals from 20 countries attended this event.

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

You look at your options and say, “I could be depressed and stay in bed or force myself to throw back the covers and go make something happen.” I look at my options and see which one is going to get me where I want to go.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Persistence and believing in what you do.

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

Early in my career I had a mentor who said, “When something comes into your life that will be to your betterment, say yes to it immediately.” Something magically happens when you say yes to good things.

Visit Rebecca Morgan for more information

 

 


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 http://www.derrickhayes.com/derricknyms/. 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, www.BlackEmerge.com, www.DiversityInc.com, The Anointed News Journal, and others. Most recently, Hayes has written Grow The “F” Up (www.amazon.com) 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 www.DerrickHayes.com, send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com or call (706) 615-1662.


Back To School Encouragement For Students and Staff

August 4, 2011

Countless educators 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.

From the classroom to staff meetings, 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. 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 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, http://www.BlackEmerge.com, http://www.DiversityInc.com, The Anointed News Journal, and others. Most recently, Hayes has written Grow The “F” Up (www.amazon.com) and is a contributor to the thought-provoking book, Can Hip-Hop Be Holy? In the fall of 2011 Derrick Hayes will release his highly anticipated book entitled, 1 WORD Is All It Takes™.

Derrick Hayes new venture Motivation to Your Mobile™ is an application that will allow scholars to receive Hayes daily quotes that they can use to empower students and staff. Motivation to Your Mobile™ is a free downloaded on the Android Market. Learn more about Motivation to Your Mobile™ and to download the app go to http://www.motivationtoyourmobile.com.

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.