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Speaker Deya Smith-Taylor, also known as “Deya Direct”, is the President and Creative Director of Deya Direct Enterprises. She is a Certified Life Coach in Social & Emotional Intelligence. Deya is an experienced entertainer with over a decade of experience speaking on radio and her own podcast show, as well as expressing her insights through keynote talks and bestselling books.
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As a former Miss Black USA, Deya has been empowering women to honor and value themselves for over 15 years. Author and speaker Deya Smith-Taylor helps individuals around the world learn the process of self-love. She is the author of three published books: Amazon #1 Bestseller “Failure is Fuel”, “Touch Yourself, 30 Ways to Boldly Live, Love and Let Go”, and most recently “Soft is the New Power: Embracing Your Femininity to Win in Love & Life”.
Deya has offered expert guest commentary on national television, spoken and moderated at international conferences, and has served as a spokesperson and advocate for multiple nonprofit organizations including: The American Red Cross and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Deya is a graduate of Howard University with a BFA in Theatre, and minor in Communications. For over a decade, she served as the Lead Content and Senior Producer for the acclaimed, nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS). Which is the most successful syndicated urban radio show in history. With a reach of over 8 million people on a daily basis.
At TJMS, speaker Deya Smith-Taylor was also featured on-the-air and as a multimedia talent where she hosted, created and produced several celebrity-driven shows including: Girlfriend FM and Beyond the Studio on Blackamericaweb.com.
Speaker Deya Smith-Taylor also launched the SuperpowHer Podcast, a Powerhouse “Testimonial Series” full of real-life tools for women to apply in their daily lives. Deya’s podcast is a lively safe space where she gets real with Celebrities, Power Players and her Super-friends.
They open up about how they overcame the fire of life, and leveraged their Superpower to Learn, Live, Love and Laugh again! By its first month, her show had already acquired 1,000 downloads and it’s first national sponsor.
Whether you recognize it or not, you already have a brand, and for better or worse the perception is having an impact on how people respond to you personally and/or in your business. How do you make your brand stand out from the crowd? It begins by identifying the super power DNA of your brand. As the Super Power Life Coach & Strategist, Deya designed this for the person and brand that needs to be revitalized, who’s ready to rediscover their purpose and share their value to the world!
Sometimes we get lost or stuck for various reasons. When this happens, you may need to step back in order to review what is and isn’t working; and furthermore, how you can remain relevant. The good news is you don’t have to do it alone. With the right guidance and tools, you can upgrade your life and your business for the better.
This can be delivered as a speech, workshop or training which will help you carve out your brands rock star personality and purpose.
Participants will learn how to…
• Define and develop your superpowers
• Ask yourself and others the right questions to get clear about your unique value
• Build and grow your audience
• Connect with your audience
• Leverage and capitalize on what you already have and already know
• Design or realign an impactful brand that is purpose-driven and profitable.
(addresses Domestic Violence, Divorce, Depression, Suicide Attempt & #MeToo)
Based upon her #1 Amazon Bestseller Failure into Fuel, Deya takes her audience on a dramatic journey to teach them how to leverage shame, fear, guilt, loss and more as lessons and tools to help reshape one’s life.
Before you can take your life to the next level, you must first come to terms with areas of your life where fear and failure reside that have kept you stagnated and stuck.
Deya’s personal testimony is powerful and life-changing. She will take you on a journey of how she almost lost it all, but reclaimed her life and soared instead; providing you with hope and actionable-steps to leverage each experience to fuel your growth.
Learn how to:
• Manage feelings without being controlled by them
• Uncover the lessons and learn from challenging situations
• Leverage life lessons as tools to help reshape one’s life and purpose.
As a seasoned media and communication expert, and author of Soft is the New Power! Deya understands that it’s not only what is said but how and when it’s said verbally and nonverbally – all of which effects how data is perceived by the recipient.
This course will guide participants on how to be both savvy and strategic in their approach in order to get their desired results when speaking.
Learn how to:
• Understand, connect and read your audience
• Prepare a speech that people will remember
• Be aware of and master body language
• Speak comfortably one-on-one or to groups
• The #1 skill needed to speak with impact
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others, in the moment. when we have to make real time assessments and decisions and emotional intelligence gives us the skills to make more informed decisions and not simply emotional decisions.
You Will Learn:
• Why IQ & EQ are equally important
• Self- Awareness & Self-Management: Why behavior is everything and how to change your behavior for the better
• Other-Awareness: How you may be perceived by others, and how to effectively lead within an organization.
• Relationship Management
Whether you’re married, single, divorced or somewhere in between (this coach has been all-three and back), the reality is that the heart can become hardened because of past pain. It’s in protection mode, but it’s also preventing you from attracting or enjoying a deeper connection.
My intention is to provide real tools to prepare you for meaningful relationships. Ready to Realign Your Heart For Love? Let me introduce you to my one-of- a- kind I. L.O.V.E. U Strategy!
This course will help you to:
I: Be more intentional about what you want & how you present yourself to the world. Own it!
L: Learn from & leverage your past mistakes instead of being frozen by fear, shame or frustration
O: Open your heart & mind to give and receive more than you’ve ever imagined
V: Value yourself and empower others to do so.
E: Expect and attract love while enjoying the process.
U: Discover the secret to understanding your partner.
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