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.
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.
Speaker Deya Smith-Taylor Background
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.
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