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"From Obstacle to Opportunity"- DERRICK TENNANT Motivational Speaker from Orlando, FL

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 4 Reviews
  • 10 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2021
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • 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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Review by Andrea O.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on August 21, 2023From Nashville, TN

Our whole team strongly agreed that Derrick was the highlight of our two day conference in Nashville! He was humorous, enthusiastic, and heartfelt. He kept our team engaged and captivated with his dynamic storytelling and genuine outlook on life. After sharing with Derrick that our team ran into several obstacles in the beginning of the year after a merger, he focused on turning obstacles into opportunities which also ties in perfectly with our firm mission statement. Thank you, Derrick! You were just what our team needed! You were the perfect way to end the conference and we hope to see you again...next time your amazing sister Julie. We highly recommend Derrick!

Review by Harlan A.

CelebrationReviewed on March 9, 2023From Staplehurst, NE

What an amazing experience. Derrick was extremely professional and an amazing inspiration!

Review by Natalie S.

School AssemblyReviewed on May 5, 2022From Rochester, NY

Derrick and Julie were wonderful! They joined us for a school assembly focusing on Character Education and left a lasting impression with our students and staff. Derrick created a presentation that was based on the character traits we taught throughout the year and served as a wonderful culmination of our lessons. The presentation was engaging and funny but also extremely impactful, demonstrating the importance of a positive attitude, perseverance and dedication. Thank you, Derrick and Julie!

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Upcoming Events

May 16, 2024 • Convention
Thu8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Daytona Beach, FL

Past Events

February 3, 2024 • Fundraiser
Sat5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Los Alamos, NM
August 15, 2023 • Corporate Function
Tue3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Nashville, TN
July 29, 2023 • Club Event
Sat8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Atlanta, GA
March 8, 2023 • Celebration
Wed1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Staplehurst, NE
May 14, 2022 • Fundraiser
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mount Holly, NC
May 4, 2022 • School Assembly
Wed10:00 AM - 1:30 PM Rochester, NY
October 6, 2021 • Celebration
Wed1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Jasper, NY
September 17, 2021 • Celebration
Fri9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Alpharetta, GA
August 5, 2021 • Celebration
Thu8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Fulton, MO

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