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.

 

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The DAILY Message for Monday October 28th, 2013

October 28, 2013

TSUEach 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: You Don’t Have To Go ALONG (Always Look Out for Next Generation).
  • App: Today’s word is Seek. You can wear glasses and not know what you are looking for. Look for answers before you answer. Go where the sight is for soar eyes. Receive Today’s word with Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android and i-phones.  
  • Idea: When you give fear light find ways to dim it.

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 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.


WENDY Workshop: 5 Ways To Make Your Dream Come True In The Wink Of An Eye

November 17, 2011

Recently I attended the Tasha Smith Actor’s Workshop where I was able to meet Wendy McKenzie who is the CEO of In The Wink Of An Eye. Wendy is  6’1 and when you first meet her it presents an undeniably commanding presence.

Wendy McKenzie is a highly sought after Casting Director, Acting Coach and Motivational Speaker. Wendy McKenzie has been a Casting Director for 25 years, Acting Coach for 7 years and Motivational Speaker for 3 years.

Wendy’s home is in New Jersey but she also teaches in New York, Florida, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Texas. In the near future Wendy will be touring and teaching in Canada with Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd as they will instruct others on the business side of the industry and how to move forward in the right direction.

Wendy was modeling in NY and her casting director at the time  needed help in finding people for roles and she learned how to do it, since they were paying the Casting Director to find people. The pivotal point in Wendy’s  career came when she was hired as Casting Director for Fox Searchlights Pictures, “Notorious”, the biopic of rapper, Christopher Wallace.  While working on “Notorious”, Wendy was hired to provide (Limited) services for the 2010 Academy Award Nominated, “The Blind Side”.

Wendy has worked with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Mariah  Carey, Britney Spears, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and numerous others. Wendy was also given the opportunity to branch off and cast for MTV (Promos) such as  “Yo Momma”, and “Sucker Free Sunday”.

WENDY uses her name to give you 5 Ways To Make Your Dreams Come  True In The Wink Of An Eye.

W is for Work. In order to find work in this business the first  step is to develop a bio with your resume and headshot. Research the Yellow
Pages or Google for resources and talent in your area that provide photography  and resume services.

E is for Employed. If you want to be a star, stars are in the sky  but if you want to be a working actor make sure you learn how to be technically sound. The ones who get the jobs are the ones who usually work the hardest.

N is for Network. I met Wendy at TSAW and at events like this you  meet seasoned and up and coming actors. Wendy explained to everyone how important it is to learn from each other what has and hasn’t worked for you in  the business. Also to connect on what other training and events they can attend throughout the year to help them become better.

D is for Direction. Wendy made sure to make it clear over and over  again how critical it is to know what type of actor you want to be so that you move in the right direction. If you are auditioning for a film make sure your  monologue is not one for a Broadway show.

Y is for Youth. All parents learn from Wendy about the importance  of adults knowing what children do during auditions so that they can help them prepare at home. Practice will build confidence so they won’t be nervous when  it’s show time.

During each WENDY Workshop she brings parents out of the crowd  to perform on the spot so they can see firsthand how difficult it can be for  their children. When I was pulled on stage and asked to do a rap I did a freesytle  with these original words,

“I came here  today with my wife named Kim

A few years  ago my weight was more slim

I grew up a  few hours from Indy

The best  Casting Director name is Wendy”

WENDY is not just the best she is here to teach you how to Work so  you will be Employed. Network with the right Direction and always reach back to help our Youth. The next WENDY Workshop for youth will be Saturday March 17th, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.

Network with Wendy McKenzie:

In The Wink Of An Eye Website

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