LGBT Events

March 25, 2020

LBGT Events in Columbus, Georgia are brought to you and presented by Columbus Colgay Pride and Diversity Saturday and Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” was invited out to perform and share his LGBT motivational message with L for Lesson instead of Lesbian, G for Gift instead of Gay, B for Belief instead of Bisexual and T for Transformation instead of Transgender.

Thank you! That was so amazing!!! I’m going to start sharing your information today! That was an awesome motivational message that touched me so deeply! Then for you to even take the time to make that beautiful message for me… I was just speechless. Which doesn’t happen often! I love what you do!!!  It was so inspiring. I was feeling a little down and you changed my entire day! Which in turn changed other people’s day… like a ripple effect. ️Perfect example of what spreading positivity and love can and will do!

Marcie Campbell – Columbus Colgay Pride Diversity Saturday’s Volunteer Outreach/Marketing Director and Board Member


The DAILY Message for Tuesday June 30th, 2015

June 30, 2015

“Change Their Heart Before You Change Their FLAG (Faith Love And Grace).”

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Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available 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.


The DAILY Message for Tuesday April 28th, 2015

April 28, 2015

The DAILY Message for Tuesday April 28th, 2015: “If you won’t accept change you are only nickel and diming yourself.”

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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 info@derrickhayes.com  or (706) 615-1662.

 

 

 

 


The DAILY Message for Friday April 24th, 2015

April 24, 2015

“One way to turn a C student into a B student is to let them see what they can be.”

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Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available 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.


Get the 1 Word Is All It Takes To Build Your Brand eBook For FREE

January 1, 2014

1wordlogoby Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

It happened overnight. I said I could do something and it became a brand. When I wrote my first book I knew that I could turn words into positive messages. Some called them acronyms but when they needed a name I added mine and they became Derricknyms. Now everywhere I go people call me Derricknyms because of what I can do and how my gift makes them feel when I personalize their name.

One of my greatest Derricknyms is WOE for Words Of Encouragement. When I was down and out I read in the bible, “Woe is me.” When I looked up WOE in the dictionary it stated that woe was a trial or tribulation. A woe to one may be losing a job while to another it might be losing a loved one. No longer wanting woe to be negative the slogan came to me that “Before you leave work or go to sleep at night, Give someone a WOE, a Word Of Encouragement.” Through WOE I realized that a brand can come through something you are great at and also through a situation that you have to go through.

After evaluating my life I realized that everything I do comes through one word. I traced my motivational speaking roots that go back to 1992 and came up with a formula that if applied can bring you favor.

Life itself breaks things down to me in terms of words and in my humble opinion there are 7 keys to success. These keys to success that I will leave you with are the ones that are the basis for my new book 1 Word Is All It Takes To Build Your Brand.

The 1st key to success is to Find Your Word. Look at what you do or are good at and try to simplify it in one word. My word is Encouragement. If you can pinpoint exactly who and what you are it allows you to focus on what you need to do.

The 2nd key to success is to Speak Your Word. Write down why this is your word and turn it into an affirmation that you can use to speak life into your dream. Write this statement on a piece of paper that you can keep with you or near you at all times.

The 3rd key to success is to Activate Your Word. Pull out a piece of paper and write down what your word inspires you to write. The ideas that pour out in this brainstorming session will be phenomenal. Give it a chance and don’t limit yourself. Many have discovered that for the first time that they could write poems, stories, quotes and even novels. Some will even come up with ideas for articles that could produce future books or movies.

The 4th key to success is to Name Your Word. Take some of the ideas that you have brainstormed and give them a title. When I wanted to describe myself when I marketed my workshops I used my word and called myself the Encouragement Speaker. Each article or concept that you bring to life has value and with the right brand there is no limit to how far you can go with it.

The 5th key to success is to Share Your Word. If you like to write short pieces like quotes a good idea is to open up a Twitter or Facebook account and share your ideas with your friends or followers. If you are a long distance writer a blog with WordPress or Blogger would be a good idea and if making videos to empower others is your cup a tea give YouTube or Tube Mogul a try.

The 6th key to success is to Keep Your Word. It is known that it takes at least 21 days for a habit to become permanent in your life. Several attempts may be necessary for others to believe in you enough to make you a part of their day. Keep sharing your insight day after day and you may soon become the expert that others see you as.

The 7th key to success is to Live Your Word. Once you learn to keep your word it will become a part of your lifestyle where you wake up and Live Your Word. When this happens you will have a brand that can stand because 1Word Is All It Takes To Build Your Brand.

Inbox me on Facebook or email me from my Derrick Hayes website before Sunday January 5th, 2014 at 11:59 PM and I will give you a free copy of 1 Word Is All It Takes To Build Your Brand.

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University gives insight to groups and organizations on the topics of Blogging, Branding, Networking and Building Relationships. Hayes 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.


DERRICK Interview with Magician Mitch Williams

December 6, 2012

MagicianMitchWilliamsEncouragement 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 Magician Mitch Williams  who is an international award winning magician and sleight of hand artist, an inspirational speaker, and an authority on creativity, personal transformation, and peak performance.  His newly released book, A Call to Magic – the Artful Science of Transforming Self and World, reflects his belief that we all have untapped “magic” within us.

D is for Dream. What is your dream?

My dream is to inspire people with fun, uplifting, thoughtful programs combining magic with encouraging themes such as creativity, peak performance, and/or personal transformation.  My mission is to spread the word, in fun, uplifting ways, that YOU have untapped magic within you that can help you to be all that you can be.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

I’m encouraged by inspiration of all kinds from a variety of sources, and by seeing people respond to my work by being uplifted and inspired.

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

I’m an expert entertainer, performing artist, and speaker (if I do say so myself!), which allows me to present my message in amazing, often awe inspiring, and very memorable ways.  I’ve also spent the majority of my life studying the principles of top achievers and self transformation, and have developed a philosophy of using “real magic” for success in life.  My experience performing magic also provides crucial lessons in the power of the experience of wonder, and of our ability to transform our perceptions of the world around us.

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

Several years ago, I realized that my diverse interests in magic and performing; self help, peak performance, and personal development; artistic expression and creativity; the martial arts and other physical movement disciplines; and eastern philosophies were all aspects of one unified personal passion, purpose, and mission:  that of sharing the experience of MAGIC with others in a variety of ways.  Over time I have integrated these skills and interests into a form that I can share to inspire and encourage others.

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

I think people should learn more about Albert Einstein.  He’s known mainly as a scientist and for having developed the theory of Relativity.  But he was really much more.  He was a true philosopher, a world citizen, a humanitarian, and gave a great deal of thought to not only the nature of the universe, but also mankind’s place within it.  His writings have inspired me greatly, and I quote him regularly in my work.

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

When I’m discouraged, the biggest factor that keeps me moving is realizing the positive impact that I can have on others, even when I don’t realize it.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for other experts and entrepreneurs?

First, keeping an open mind and an attitude of curious exploration and discovery.  Our perceptions of the world around us are never completely accurate, and they can undergo dramatic transformations.  Our beliefs about the world are based on those imperfect perceptions, and when we think they reflect absolute reality, we’re in big trouble.  We need to be ever open to learning and growing and expanding our perspective.  Secondly, the power of the experience of wonder.  When we find ourselves in awe–of anything–it is the source of all inspiration, aspiration, and discovery.

Visit Magician Mitch Williams for more information.


DERRICK Interview with Transformational Speaker Charmaine Hammond

November 7, 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 Charmaine Hammond, MA, BA, who is an international transformational speaker, best selling and award winning author and radio host, and is a leading trainer in corporate North America helping transform workplaces. An expert in Conflict Analysis and Management, she opened Hammond International Inc. in 1997, a mediation and training company.  For the past 8 years she has been speaking and consulting with business and community organizations.

D is for Dream. What is your dream and what have you achieved?

I have had many, but the underlying theme is to make a big difference by how I show up in life, and to make our world a kinder place to live. My dog inspired me to be an author, and his books have helped me accomplish this dream through his story.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

People encourage me. Animals encourage me. And, I am also a cheerleader for myself.

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

One of the reasons I might stand out or be memorable is that I bring others to the table with me. I am a champion for others. I believe in supporting others and bringing them with me while I climb towards my goals.  This creates what my friend Shawne Duperon calls a Cycle of Reciprocity.  Others become champions and connectors for me.  And, I believe that one resource I bring, that is memorable, is our dog Toby and his story. His presence created experiences for people that lasted long after the speaking event. Interesting point is that I am a corporate speaker and trainer that speaks on leadership, resilience and business success strategies. Interesting how our dog has found his way into my corporate world.

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

I think I knew I was ready when I was a little girl, I just had to catch up to the dream, which took about 40 years. 🙂

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

Oh, I have a huge list.  Others should more about my friend and musician Justin Hines. His music helped me write, and has inspired millions. And he is a terrific example of a person who shows up in life with a dream!

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

I give myself a short time to be disappointed or sad but then I change my mindset to look at a) what did I learn, b) what can I do differently next time and c) what other opportunities are there for me now. I avoid self blame (and blame of others), it only reduces your confidence and commitment to be optimistic

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

One key is to ASK! Many entrepreneurs struggle through unnecessarily because they don’t ask for help.  When you learn to be comfortable with asking (and receiving) the world opens up.

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

I’m an award winning and bestselling author of On Toby’s Terms (Bettie Youngs Books, Sept. 2010), Toby The Pet Therapy Dog – and his hospital friends (Bettie Youngs Books, Aug. 2011), and Bounce Forward (Hammond International Publishing, April 2011), and has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul- What I learned from the dog (Sept. 2009)

Visit Charmaine Hammond for more information.