Dr. Vincent Kituku's Monthly Newsletter - August 2012
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Issue Number:
Volume XI No. 11
Kituku & Associates
Date of Issue:
August 2012

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5 Must Know Proven Strategies to
Remain Relevant in the Workplace

Let’s start with what you can apply right away at work and in life to remain relevant. Then I will share the story of a rod I used in the 1960s, in Yatta, Kenya when lions and other wild animals roared a few yards from our cattle at night.

1. Things change. Are you changing? Your skills, knowledge and abilities might have been great to get you where you are. But chances are that they may not necessarily be relevant in addressing new challenges and/or exploring new opportunities. Flexibility is not a luxury but a survival tool. Be flexible. Learn new things and new ways of doing things differently.

workplace2. Multi-task. But don’t confuse engagement in multiple activities with productive involvement in results-generating tasks. Be experienced in more than one area. When asked, are you able to do something beyond what’s in your department? You increase your chances of survival by being deep and broad in your experiences.

3. Two people are better than one. Realize that no one can do everything, but each one can do something. Yet for maximum impact, each person must have 100% commitment to the task. Being an active producer in a team setting will take you to new heights of professional and personal growth faster. Diversity of ideas and learning different approaches for accomplishing tasks in efficient and effective ways not only make teams successful but illuminate the brilliance of team members. For a species to survive, it needs food, water, space and diversity.

4. Prepare for the unknown. The bad economy of the 1970s and 1980s is well documented. Remember when the speed limit was reduced to 55 mph to conserve gas? What about the massive restructuring in the 1990s as a result of deregulation, removal of business transaction barriers between nations and outsourcing? Then came the dot.com bust and 9/11 events that exposed the vulnerability of markets and jobs. That was before the mortgage industry rudely brought millions of unsuspecting people to the brutal reality of the economies of our time — unpredictable!

5. Commit to lifelong learning. Even if you don’t, you will be forced to learn new things. My daughter just bought me an iPad. I hear that is the 3rd generation. I missed the first and second. I now text. I can’t recall the last time I saw the face of a human being at a gas (petrol for my English speaking readers) station now that we all fill our own tanks after making payment with a plastic.

Now, the rod! It was a simple stick that I used for grazing our cattle in Yatta when the area was scarcely inhabited by people. This one unpretentious piece of equipment was used for an array of tasks. You could use it to pull or push branches, herd cattle toward a predetermined direction, process beans, start a fire, and even protect oneself from snakes. This is what I mean by multi-tasking and doing more than what is in your job description.

The power of teamwork became clear when a rod, together with others, was used to process beans and peas. I still cherish memories of 7-10 people in a circle around a heap of beanstalks, each person using their rod to thresh the beans and separate them from their empty husks. A task that could take one rod hours was accomplished by the group of rods within minutes.

It was not uncommon for rods to be modified. Some were strengthened by tying rubber bands near the ends. Wires were used to stop small cracks from becoming big. Lack of personal and/or professional modification is stagnation that kills morale and creativity needed to fulfill one’s purpose with passion and pride. You get the idea. With that rod, we survived what westerners referred to as a jungle. You and I need to be the rod in our own jungle. What we used to know and how we did things has served us well in the past, but things continuously change, thus we must change our perspectives and actions as a means of self-preservation.

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bounce back

bounceback➢ Has fear or failure stolen your hope, creativity and purpose? ➢ Have circumstances reduced your ability to love?
➢ Has your attitude suffered because of turbulences of life?
➢ Would you want strained family relationships healed and restored?
➢ Has financial turmoil heaped your life with stress?
➢ Are you or a loved one suffering from an illness that tested your faith?

You name it, you can Bounce Back Too. Learn how from internationally known experts Max Lucado, Gary Smalley, Vincent Kituku, Charles Swindoll, Linda Shepherd and Karen O’Connor, among others.

Compiled by Diana James, Bounce Back Too continues to re-invigorate people’s hope, focus and purpose in life whether they experienced tragedy, failure or disappointment.

When its publisher, Horizon Books could not reprint it, Dr. Vincent Kituku bought some extra copies for his audiences. Now you can have your own copy that’s less expensive than the $9.00 posted on Amazon.com.

For a small investment of $10 (plus $4.99) for shipping/handling, you get TWO copies, one for you and one for a family member, a neighbor or a co-worker you know can use a word of encouragement.

You can’t go wrong learning from Jerry Jenkins, Florence Littaurer, Zig Ziglar and Bette Price.

After reading Fred Littaurer’s story on Times of Joy and Sorrow, your perspectives of the purpose for each person born into this world will never be the same again.

Max Lucado’s story of Seeds of Peace, will inspire and challenge you to reach new heights by doing the most simple things, even if it’s just for survival.

Guarantee: 100% of your money will be refunded if you don’t find the book valuable. You can call (208) 376-8724 or email
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small help

The title should be “How to Handle Unemployment or Loss of One’s Business”. But first, let’s get the bad news out of the way.

Throughout America, an estimated 12 million people are unemployed. A statistic, however, is just a number with major limitations. It doesn’t show the whole picture. When HP or Supervalu announces that they will downsize a given number of employees, I see the faces of my friends who work there and I wonder if they will retain their jobs and, if not, how their lives will be affected.

Those 12 million people have lost more than a paycheck. Their identity, self-worth and sense of belonging are devastatingly affected. If the unemployed person has a family, they are also financially and emotionally devastated.

There are five must know things to minimize the negative impact of being unemployed:

1. Keep things in perspective. No question the loss of employment is bad. But worse things do happen. I recall two close friends who were going through tough times. One had lost his business and was struggling to pay for his child’s college tuition. That became less painful as he listened to his friend who had lost his mother, had to drive his son to prison and shortly after lost his marriage.

2. Reassess and reflect on your talents, gifts, skills and knowledge that can be vital in your next job. Re-evaluate personal priorities and those of your family. Set new goals and expectations.

3. Stay actively involved. Being unemployed should never mean doing nothing. The absence of coworkers and lunches with people on your team can breed isolation. Join networks that understand your situation and where you are encouraged. Volunteering in causes that are important to you provides opportunity to connect with other people as well as helping you maintain your sense of accomplishment.

4. Handle family with care. Because of the vulnerability that comes when we feel unstable, an unemployed person can become increasingly sensitive to the way his or her family says or does some things — thus creating tension that, if not addressed, could lead to divorce. Children, in particular, suffer when all they hear is, “You will get that when dad or mom gets a job.” Children cannot put their lives on hold. So handle them carefully.

5. Your faith matters. Faith has been repeatedly mentioned as the main factor helping thousands of individuals maintain hope and stay focused when seeking opportunities that promise a better future. In times you are at a loss, nothing can substitute for hope, regardless of how remote that hope is.

There are also several ways to help our unemployed friends. The first step is to be non-judgmental. Provide encouragement and remind him or her that unemployment is a reflection of bad economic times, not poor performance. Offer to make recommendations should any job opportunity come along.

If you know your friend’s strengths and other positive aspects, highlight them while allowing him or her to express their feelings. The key is to use the opportunity to lift them up, but not allow them to succumb to self-pity. It helps to discuss other issues beside the bad economy and unemployment.

Most people will not ask for material assistance even when they dearly need it. Consider getting a gift certificate from a grocery store and mail it anonymously to your friend or, if you garden, share your produce (they will talk about how God sent an angel). Be a friend in deed.

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small help


This course is designed for participants who want to get paid as professional speakers, trainers or coaches/mentors and consultants. You will not only learn your speaking strengths, but also how to turn your strengths into income. Not everyone QUALIFIES for this course. It is for professionals who want to change lives, make a SIX figure income and have fun doing it.

When: Nov. 1st 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Nov. 2nd 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Stevens-Henager College
1444 S. Entertainment Avenue, Boise, ID 83709

Before you invest $795, if you miss the deadline, for this groundbreaking seminar, you need proof on how past participants and other individuals who have been coached by Dr. Kituku privately have succeeded thereafter.

Here is a sample, but bear in mind that Dr. Kituku has trained more established and aspiring speakers in Northwest America and in Kenya, Africa, than any other expert. He also coached aspiring speakers in Canada, Botswana, Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, Uganda, India and Saudi Arabia among other countries.

Kathy McIntosh, speaker, editor and author Vincent introduced and worked with Kathy on the idea of writing a regular column. Now she is a columnist for the Idaho Statesman, Idaho’s largest newspaper. Kathy has received more referrals that turned to paying clients from Dr. Kituku than anyone else. She has appeared on TV and radio programs. Kathy has been a featured speaker for associations, business organizations and at Dr. Kituku’s major events.

Kathy’s own words: “Many speakers offer training on how to be paid for your speaking. I don’t believe any of them will have the same continuing faith in your ability and the persistent support that Dr. Vincent Kituku offers. His advice is practical, innovative and supportive. He will get you where you want to be. He encouraged me to submit ideas for a column in our local paper and I’ve received several speaking assignments as a result.”

Ian Johnson, Ex-NFL player and former star Running Back for the Boise State Univ. football team Vincent introduced and mentored Ian on the business of professional speaking. Within 12 months, Ian had given more paid presentations than most speakers have in their 3rd year of business. Ian has appeared in numerous TV, Radio and print media organized and promoted by Kituku & Associates.

Darnisha Victorain As a high school student and participant at the Boys and Girls Club public speaking contest, Darnisha was coached by Dr. Kituku and went on to win (received $10K and became the spokesperson for the association) the title of Pacific Region Youth of the Year before going on to the national competition and had the honor of meeting the president of the United States America.

You learn to tell your story and to present your message with an impact audiences will remember for a long time. Then Dr. Kituku’s pours his heart out by revealing insights that get you in major media outlets, thus generating speaking opportunities, without you spending a penny! And he works with you to get you the publicity you diverse. Your success, Vincent says, “Is the greatest pay I can ever receive.”

Only a small group of participants, a maximum of 21, is allowed in this life changing (professional, personal and financial) seminar. Act NOW!

Again, ALL participants in this group are carefully selected for maximum learning experience and with great expectation for future successes!
However, you need to know small portion of what is covered.

Part I

9 must have skills that will get you invited to speak/train and get paid

• How to create a platform image that captivates audiences all the time
• Top must know steps on how to make each of your presentations memorable
• Proven ways to motivate your audience to want to listen, learn and act
• Why and how to turn your fear of public speaking into a rewarding possession
• How to gather information and tailor it to relate with your audience expectations
• Organizing your information for maximum audience learning experience
• How to use your uniqueness and deliver presentations skillfully
• What, why and when to use visual aids and when not to
• Must know tips that will help you avoid presentation pitfalls

You are guaranteed to learn proven secrets of killer presentations.

Your take home is:

• Power to inspire and wow audiences with your authenticity and speaking strengths
• Skills to prepare and speak with confidence
• Value-adding body language, gestures, voice, movement and facial expressions
• Proven strategies to establish a rapport with any audience
• Ability to develop compelling content
• How to use storytelling, props, and humor to your advantage
• In-depth knowledge of the drill, fill and bill approach
• Development of a professional image that demands respect

Part II

How to start and keep your speaking, coaching, training and consulting business growing

• Getting from unknown to a celebrated and well paid speaker/trainer or consultant
• 9 proven ways to market your business with minimum budget for maximum returns
• How to create a dominance presence and derive rewards in a competitive market
• The Be-MISH strategy that gets you paid for your expertise and speaking skills
• The 7 streams of income that keep dollars flowing into your business
• Strategies for leveraging your services to add value for clients and increase your fees
• How to skyrocket your profits and minimize your costs

Please note: You can be a great speaker or coach or trainers, but if people don’t about you and you don’t know how to market your speaking and other related services, you will always be unpaid or underpaid.

Dr. Kituku’s marketing strategies have been published by the National Speakers Association to help speakers learn How to Turn Ordinary Practices into Extraordinary Results.

speak moreTools that you will take home:

1. Letters, at least three, of recommendation to use immediately to generate speaking opportunities.
2. A copy of the seminar workbook with more materials that need two school semesters to go through but summarized and synthesized for your immediate application.
3. A copy of Speak More: Marketing Strategies to Get More Speaking Business book, that is used by world’s leading professionals who speak!
4. Numerous stories and anecdotes that will make your points memorable.

Five key requirements to participate in this program

1. You will need to be approved by Kituku & Associates after a 5-10 minutes phone interview unless you have received formal invitation to participate
2. You must be willing to do assignments—your success is the number one priority for Kituku & Associates
3. Participants are required to be present from the beginning to the end of the seminar unless an emergency situation arises
4. You should be able to give a presentation in front of other participants and get their input on how you can improve your skills
5. You must be willing to use your free 30-minutes consulting with Dr. Kituku within 90 days after the seminar

Please note: this is not for people who just want to give presentations. This is for individuals who want to inspire, challenge and equip people with tools to reach new heights in their professional, personal and spiritual journeys.

Discounted Rate information:

$795/person ($495 if paid by October 1st)
$659/person in groups of 3 or more ($395/person if paid by Oct 1st)

Guarantee: 100% refund (less $169 for administrative costs) if you are not satisfied with Dr. Kituku’s presentation.

Payment options: Call (208) 376-8724 and discuss different payment options.
Scholarship: The Margret Kasiva Kituku scholarship is available for aspiring and established women speakers who need financial assistance.

Discounted Hotel Rooms are available for out of town participants, but call us to make arrangements.

To register you may:

Call toll free 1-888-685-1621 or (208) 376-8724, to learn if you qualify or email

Mail this form with a check or money order to: KITUKU & ASSOCIATES, P.O. Box 7152, Boise, Idaho, 83707. (Cancellation terms: You can transfer your registration to future workshops. There is no refund if cancellation occurs within 45 days before the seminar.)

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More unsolicited testimonials:

“Dr. Vincent Kituku: What an amazing experience! Your training on “How to Speak and Get Paid!” was one of the most value-packed trainings I’ve ever attended. I arrived expecting to learn how to get paid as a speaker and left with a better understanding of my speaking abilities, useful ways to make my speeches stand out, and how to market myself as a speaker.” Ben Quintana, Programs Manager, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

“Vincent-Thank you for mentoring us through our next level of development. Your level and depth of expertise combined with your creativity are plus gifts- this training has enriched my strategic planning and personal goals. Lucky, lucky are we in your first class!” Sarah E. Minnis, SPHR, Minis Consulting, LLC

“Dear Vincent ~ Your creativity is amazing! By giving us example after example of your own journey from obscurity to local celebrity you have pushed the limits of my own thinking about is possible for me. I can now see paid speaking opportunities in places I would never have thought about before. The binder you put together will become a well-used resource for me. Thank you for creating it as a value-added part of this seminar…! Your careful selection of the group was fabulous - each person added to my enjoyment of this training." Gemma Utting

“Dr. Kituku: You have been a blessing to me personally and to my business. You have helped me gain the confidence I needed to pursue a speaking career and to build my law practice. I now know how to focus my energies… Thank you.” Natalie Camacho Mendoza, Camacho Mendoza law

“Vincent-This seminar has been filled with more powerful and useful information then I have ever experienced in a workshop…I now have practical tools and valuable resources to draw upon to move to the next level with Public Speaking. These tools are not available to the general population... Your approach to teaching and sharing is unique in itself also. Your stories and the wealth of information you shared was most compelling! I was captivated from the moment the class began. I walked away from this class feeling confident that I can do public speaking with competence armed with very practical and useful tools. I know without any doubt that you saved me years of struggling by your choice to share what you have learned and know about Public Speaking.” Sandra S. Wood, Inner Path Coaching CTA Certified Coach

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Read What Others Are Saying About Dr. Kituku's Programs:

"Your insights were invaluable and your sense of humor amazing…"
Geri Rackow, Deputy Director & Public Information Officer, Eastern Idaho Public Health District

"You gave us all much to think about and your impact has become a part of the way we look at ourselves and our program."
Colleen Van Winkle, SHIBA Regional Coordinator

"I personally met Kituku last year when he visited Kenya. When I learnt of his ability to motivate…, I persuaded my head teacher and we sacrificed a morning session to listen to him. Since then the students have never been the same…that was the turning point for both students and teachers who heard him. They were left bewildered that someone can pass such serious message in such simplicity…"
Joshua Kivuva, English teacher, Kinyui Girls High School, Kenya

"I will never forget the seminar I attended here in Moscow that you were the speaker. Thank you for being you and sharing." Jan Ahles, Community Relations Director at Good Samaritan Society, Moscow "Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. It was a hoot!…I certainly appreciate the time and effort you put into preparing for this event! The added touch of customizing your presentation to fit credit unions and our theme of "Trek to Success," topped it off…"
Marian Kenworthy, Education Specialist, Idaho Credit Union League

"I enjoyed your seminar this morning at the Chamber of Commerce. I've already told several people that was one of the best seminars they've had. I've heard some of your marketing tips before from other speakers but you have a special talent for making it much easier to understand. I've heard about the elevator speech before, but the speaker took much longer and was more complex at explaining it. After the few minutes you spoke on it, I understood it much better and was able to come up with my own, "I help small businesses market their business on the Internet."
Duane Hinkley, Down Home Web Design, Inc.

"…Your buoyant, encouraging message certainly demonstrates to everyone involved how to not only survive, but thrive in the turbulence of unexpected life changes…Your message crossed all boundaries; from the coach to the athlete, continuing on to the entrepreneur and business manager all the way to the company employee. It does not matter your "position" in life as your message conveyed and answered loud and clear…"
Gary Beck, Executive Director; Humanitarian Bowl

"Dear Dr. Kituku,
Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed your energetic and motivational keynote address at the opening ceremonies of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association’s annual spring conference…we heard many remarks throughout the conference praising the opening ceremonies as one of the best that the participants had experienced…"
Gregory P. Wyatt, Conference Co-chair, Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association

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