Columbus, Georgia (PressExposure) February 03, 2009 -- As with any New Year, resolutions are being made across the globe for 2009 More often than not, 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, effective talent of composing Derricknyms from countless letters. 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 Derricknym 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 keynote speaker at several events sponsored by such entities as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Auburn University (Ala.), Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee State University, Bowie State University, Georgia Power and 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, Black Emerge.com, the Anointed News Journal, Selfgrowth.com, CollegeRecruiter.com and more. Most recently, Hayes is a contributor in the thought-provoking book, Can Hip-Hop be Holy.
Every Monday Derrick Hayes delivers The W.O.R.D. to faithful subscribers online. You can sign up for The W.O.R.D. at [http://www.MondaysWORD.com]
Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University and a member of the Baltimore Worldwide Speakers Bureau, is available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. To book him for an event, media feature, call (866) WOE-7879 or visit his blog at [http://www.encouragementspeaker.com]