"Where Stories Are Told Through Neck Ties to Entertain and Empower Others to Greatness"
Derrick Hayes is the #1 Encouragement Speaker and 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.
After being a sought-after 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 Derrick Hayes was asked by a friend to participate in Bow Tie Monday.
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. After wearing a bow tie for a few weeks there was a day when the weather would not permit anyone to go out and get another bow tie so Hayes had to learn how to turn the regular ties that he already had into bow ties so that he could continue to participate in Bow Tie Monday.
During workshops and seminars Derrick Hayes started and teach others how to tie regular ties and also how to turn them into bow ties and the impact and feedback from men, women and children was incredible.
Now Derrick Hayes has branded himself as the “enTIEtainer” and has added new tie tying techniques to his seminars, workshops and Stand Up Encouragement sessions like tying one behind his back and turning it around to show others how to overcome adversity. 2 Chainz vs 2 Ties is a tribute to Hip Hop and Tauheed Epps who is known professionally as 2 Chainz (formerly known as Tity Boi) that inspires others to look at fashion as a way to lift themselves up when they fall.
The Hurricane Harvey tribute was inspired by the events that took place in Houston, Texas where the “enTIEtainer” takes the socks off his feet and turns them into a Bow Tie right before your eyes to let audiences know that sometimes you have to walk through obstacles to get to opportunities.
The “enTIEtainer” is available to perform and uplift audiences at schools, colleges, corporations, meetings, events, concerts, festivals, clubs, casinos, churches, carnivals and other venues where people need a positive vibe.
How To Tie a Tie: https://youtu.be/Z6-c7qWm4j4
Hurricane Harvey: https://youtu.be/-aAaWcqu_80
2 Chainz vs 2 Ties: https://youtu.be/LU7xXWmG1J8
“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