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Your obstacle IS your opportunity, DERRICK TENNANT Motivational Speaker from Atlanta, GA

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 1 Review
  • 1 Verified Booking
  • Member Since 2022
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment

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Imagine you only had the use of one arm. Imagine everything you owned fit into a carry-on bag. Imagine only having seven shirts, each with a day of the week written on them. Well, meet Derrick Tennant. Derrick suffered a life-altering brain injury that ended a promising sports career, but it certainly didn't slow down his LIFE. Unable to use much of his body's left side, he still competed internationally, playing basketball. Derrick incorporates his disability into his jokes at the club and his message of changing obstacles into opportunities in corporate presentations worldwide. Clean, Inspirational, and actually funny. This is a combination that is tough to find. Derrick makes a living making people laugh and often inspires them along the way. Whether online with Zoom or in person from the stage, your audience will be moved. From entertaining at an A-list comedy club on Friday night to a Saturday afternoon magic show at the Children's hospital or speaking at Sunday morning service, Derrick is pretty versatile. You've seen him on The Mike Huckabee Show, DRYBAR Comedy, PUREFLIX and more. A gifted communicator, Derrick will capture your audience's attention and powerfully convey the message. As an accomplished magician, he can add even more value to your event by creating smiles and "wows" at the cocktail hour or even after an event. For an additional, LIFE CHANGING event, ask about adding Derrick's beautiful sister Julie and discover THE LOVE CHROMOSOME ( see video ) Derrick has even been in a JEFF FOXWORTHY movie where he plays a one-armed softball player named, get this: "Lefty." Don't get excited; he says though, "I was a featured extra; that's kinda like getting an F+" A minimalist, Derrick has no house or apartment. All of his possessions actually fit in one carry-on. He has seven shirts. ( yes, Monday, Tuesday, Wed... ) He travels worldwide, bringing smiles and communicating his message: Live Simply. Love Wastefully. Derrick prides himself in custom tailoring each performance. Virtual or live, his presentation is catered specifically for your company and/ or the audience. He also uses your theme, logos, colors, and the like in his presentation on screen. He will work with you directly to ensure it is a home run for everyone! Possible topics or events: Sales that Matter - Sales are vital, and skills are needed, but there are often for- gotten aspects of the process that leave success behind. Personal and Professional. Selfish Generosity Derrick loves sharing with audiences the countless benefits of supporting a good cause. He will motivate your group to Give better and Live better! Be A HERO Derrick’s student programs and assemblies help students have a blast while learning the value of being Helpful. Exceptional. Respectful. and Open. ( H.E.R.O.) Don’t Just Lead, Inspire Derrick talks about how true leadership creates a culture where people CHOOSE to follow and do so with a smile. The Love Chromosome An unforgettable event with his amazing sister, who has Down syndrome. See the video above : )


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Avg 5.0 | 1 Review

Review by Andrea O.

ConventionReviewed on August 21, 2023From Nashville, TN

Derrick will have you laughing hysterically while also tugging at your heart strings. His message is simple, vulnerable and will leave a meaningful impact on your life. He didn't speak at our event until 4pm, yet he was walking around during breakfast getting to know us, doing magic tricks, and building anticipation for his afternoon talk. He completely tailored his presentation to our group, even including the company logo on his slides. It was personal, inspirational, and life-changing. He was easy to work with, reliable and responsive. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone unique that will leave a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.

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Past Events

August 14, 2023 • Convention
Mon3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Nashville, TN
May 27, 2023 • Semper Fi
Sat8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Woodstock, GA

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