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  • Columbus, GA
  • United States
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Contact: Derrick Hayes
(706) 615-1662

Please watch my D.E.M.O. (Derrick’s Encouraging Message to Others)
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Countless individuals 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 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 2010 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 mobile users to receive Hayes daily quotes. Motivation to Your Mobile™ is a free downloaded on the Android Market. Learn more about Motivation to Your Mobile™ go to and to download the app right now go to

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.

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Derrick Hayes is the CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of WOE Enterprises, a ground breaking company located in Columbus, GA. At Tennessee State University Derrick Hayes help start The Wall Of Excellence Scholarship and Development Fund that to date has raised over $500,000.00 to help deserving students stay in and finish school. Derrick Hayes sold over 4,000 copies of his first book Derricknyms From A to Z out…


Posted on July 3, 2012 at 4:57pm

1 WORD Is All It Takes eBook

You can now order a copy of the 1 WORD IS All It Takes e book at
for only $.99 cents. In this program you learn how to:  Find your WORD (Focus), Speak your WORD
(Affirmation), Activate your WORD (Inspiration), Name your WORD (Branding), Share your WORD (Promotion), Keep your WORD (Commitment) and Live Your WORD (Transformation).

Posted on July 4, 2011 at 12:52am


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At 3:37pm on December 6, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello Derrick. My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

Best regards,


At 5:00am on June 17, 2011, Author Aleja Bennett gave Derrick Hayes a gift
At 9:21pm on June 16, 2011, Author Aleja Bennett said…
Nice to meet you here in the world of book marketing. I'm Aleja Bennett Author of Ten paper backs and eight available on the kindle. Here is my fan page, stay in touch when you can. I know we both may have hectic schedules at times but I will always follow you back. Below is my fan page hope you like it and thanks again for your support it's appreciated very much. Enjoy the book video

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