Derrick Hayes is internationally known for having the unique talent of turning name and words into positive messages within seconds right before your eyes. Hayes calls these Derricknyms.
At Tennessee State University he started his business as a freshman with three packs of hotdogs and before graduation Derrick realized that some students were not able to finish school because of financial hardships. This revelation inspired Derrick to help start The Wall of Excellence Scholarship and Development Fund that has helped raise over $1,000,000.00 so that College of Business students can continue and complete their education.
After becoming a sought after speaker the last thought on Derrick Hayes mind was to wear a tie to work but he also did not want to say no to someone else dream. Now Derrick Hayes has branded himself as the “enTIEtainer” since he has added new tie tying techniques to his seminars, workshops, routines and Stand Up Encouragement sessions.
When COVID19 made an impact on communities and schools Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” saw a need to give back to help students, educators, parents and others stay focused in learning by starting a live show entitled Life Skill Life School with the slogan “Where we TIE a Life Skill into your Life School.” A life skill is what we do and a life school is what we become. The goal is to teach others to have the confidence to one day teach others.
Derrick Hayes is never selfish with his success as he gives opportunities to others to be a guest on Life Skill Life School, publicity with DERRICK Interviews, recognition via his blog Today’s Honoree and provides parents with children on the spectrum a chance to tell their story each month in Autism Parenting Magazine.
“A brilliant man and helped out a lot to the questions I had in PR and marketing”
Joel Hinojosa –Reeding High School
“Derrick’s presentation was an absolute inspiration for my life and my business”
Sean Royer – UW-Eau Claire
“Thank you for your beautiful words of encouragement”
Amy Pschierer – Genesee Community College
“Derrick Hayes has really inspired a young entrepreneur like myself to to really connect with everyone”
Orlando Tate, Jr. – Ball State University
“Derrick’s enthusiasm for life is contagious. He sincerely cares about the people around him. Derrick is a great example of someone who finds joy in seeing others succeed”
Bryan C. Bennett – Brigham Young University
“Thank you for sharing PR leads that were great”
Joyce McCauley – Saint Louis University
Dr. Jerome A. Kat – Saint Louis University Professor of Entrepreneurship
“Social Media Strategies to Position yourself as an Expert is a bright, motivational program that can inspire any young entrepreneur to explore the endless opportunities to promote their business”
Nora Kipp – Genesee Community College
“Very inspirational and informative”
Abbey Brau - College of St. Benedict
“Derrick Hayes gave us an encouraging word that if you can’t do big things, do small things in a big way”
Pastor Timothy Beard – Danville Community College VA
“You’re awesome, thanks for teaching us about networking and being service minded”
Hong Zoo Lu – St. john’s University
“Informational and Inspirational”
Sarah Harbottle – The College of Wooster
“Derrick’s presentation changed the way I think about social media and ways to market my business”
John Breitbart – Miami University of Ohio
“Thanks for providing creative advice on how to brand yourself”
Marc Capistrant – Radford University
“Thank you for opening up the world of PR. I now have many valuable strategies to market myself in business”
Emily Reznecheck – College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University
“Derrick Hayes opens our eyes to opportunities and how to see if they are for you or for someone else in your network”
Olga Rozmuszcs - College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University