Dr. Vincent Kituku's Monthly Newsletter - March 2012
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Dr. Kituku's Commentary:
Run: Whether You Are a Lion or a Gazelle

How To Speak and
Get Paid Seminar

April 15th Confirmed!
The Book Is Here!

7 Easy-To-Do Things to Increase Your Personal Value

About Dr. Vincent Kituku


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Overcoming Buffaloes, hosted by Dr. Vincent Muli Kituku is now a weekly radio program on KBXL94.1 FM, in the northwest United States on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.

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buffaloes book

Book specifications:
ISBN: 978-1-60585-958-3
Hardcover with glossy dust jacket 5.5 by 8.5
112 pages

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lion or gazelle book

Book specifications:
ISBN: 978-1-60585-961-3
Hardcover with glossy dust jacket 5.5 by 8.5
128 pages

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Issue Number:
Volume XI No. 4
Kituku & Associates
Date of Issue:
March 2012

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Stay Positive, Achieve More, Balance Work and
Life and Become A Person of Value

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will die. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle; when the sun comes up, you’d better be running." -source unknown

More of these thought provoking points are highlighted in Run: Whether You Are a Lion or a Gazelle book (to be released on April 15th)

Nothing kills determination, creativity and self-worth faster and more effectively than the availability of unlimited resources. There is absolutely no desire or reason to develop one’s skills and talents. There is no sense of accomplishment. No thrill come from whatever one does without goals to achieve or obstacles to overcome. Soon morale declines and attitudes heads south.

For both the gazelle and the lion, yesterday’s successes do not guarantee today’s survival. What if the remaining gazelles moved or were eaten by other carnivores? The lion would starve if it couldn’t find an alternative. For the gazelle, the lion might be more determined or aggressive than on the previous day. What got you or your organization to where you are today is not necessarily going to keep you there. Things change and unless you change, you will be changed.

You get the point. We are living in a time when you or your organization cannot take anything for granted. We now expect people to have several career changes in their working years. We expect competition to continue becoming more global and the world to continue becoming a small village.

To thrive, not just survive in our new jungle, you must learn that lack of resources is not an excuse for having no dream or not doing something to live a life of achievement and fulfillment. You cannot afford to ignore change, based on real or perceived fear, or to use absurd excuses to avoid doing the right thing at the right moment. You must learn to make ordinary actions bring extraordinary results.

You have to think as the owner of everything that affects your life and act to make it better. That includes the organization you work for, the community you live in and the world your community is part of. Again, you must be the CEO of your life!

To keep your organization running toward higher goals, you are required to know and value its mission, identify opportunities that can make it grow, become innovative with the available resources, be able to verify anything you do and remember, at the core of every decision you make and everything you do, people’s lives are affected. You must initiate change and/or be ready to change to always keep what you do in pace with a changing world.

As you navigate through our ever-changing workplace, family relationships are a critical factor that plays a major part in how you will determine your success. Your family relationships affect your spiritual, mental and physical well-being. No achievement in life matters if your relationships with your loved ones suffer because of your professional “successes.” Balancing work and life should not just be a slogan, but a way of life for you.

Remember you will retire from your job, but you can never retire from being your children’s mother or father. You can never retire from being special to someone — your presence and active love of those you care about make you a special someone.



"If I went back to college again, I’d concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively." -Gerald R. Ford, U.S. President

You will learn what you need to know about how you give presentations, which presentations get paid for and how to turn a speaking opportunity into gold mine. Please DON’T register if you don’t value (by at least charging $2,500/hr keynote) your speaking, consulting, writing and coaching abilities

Date: April 10th & 11th, 2012

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Riverside Hotel (former Doubletree Hotel) Garden City

Part I

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

  • Develop the platform image that captivates audiences all the time
  • Know what makes each of your presentations memorable
  • Learn to make any audience listen, learn and call you back
  • Top tips to turn your fear of public speaking into a profitable possession
  • 3 strategies you need to know and relate with any of your audience’s expectations
  • Learn how to make your information lead to maximum audience learning experience
  • How to use your uniqueness and deliver presentations skillfully
  • What, why and when to use tangibles for maximum presentation impact

Part II

How to start and keep your speaking/training/consulting business growing:

  • Getting from unknown to a celebrated and well paid speaker/trainer or consultant
  • How to charge morally acceptable fees and you don’t feel guilty about it
  • 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 with every engagement

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 are required 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.

Only a small group of participants is allowed in this life changing (professional, personal and financial) commitment - This means those who participate, if they practice what they learn from this seminar, will be compensated at least $2,500/engagement!

You will also learn how to turn a $2,500 engagement into $10,000 returns by leveraging.

Registration Investment: $299 if you register
BEFORE March 7th, $499 thereafter

Scholarships available for Idaho women at www.howtospeakandgetpaid.com

How To Register:

1. Online HERE

2. Toll free 1-888-685-1621 or (208) 376-8724 to register with a credit card

3. Fax THIS FORM to (208) 323-7612

4. Mail a check or money order to:
P.O. Box 7152
Boise, Idaho 83707

5. Email vincent@kituku.com or kasiva@kituku.com

Guarantee: You will not be disappointed! Please note: this is not for people who just want to give presentations. This is for individuals who want to inspire, challenge, influence people and change the world.

Words From Past Participants

"Vincent, I phoned the woman about the conference and I actually sounded confident and articulate, as if I did this all the time!…"

"Woo-hoo! I asked about their objectives and offered a break-out session following the keynote, something they’d never done before. I also said I’d want to speak with a few people to target my speech to their concerns. One would think I’d actually been giving this keynote for years!…"

"Much of my success in the conversation was due to you. Thank you, my dear friend!…" - Kathy, author, columnist and aspiring speaker

"Thank you again, Vincent, for the wonderful seminar!…In the time since the seminar I have… spoken with a friend to talk about setting up a speech for his high school leadership students… and I'd like to give a speech as soon as possible in order to keep the momentum going…" -Steve


The Publisher has confirmed April 15th will be the release date for "Run: Whether You Are a Lion or a Gazelle"!

We have decided to extend the pre-publication discount, BUT you have to order NOW to guarantee that your order is delivered no later than April 15th.

This pre-publication offer expires on April 7th!

Dr. Kituku’s new book is guaranteed to inspire, challenge and provide you with the tools you need to use immediately to thrive, not just survive, in our unpredictable workplaces, balance work and life and overcome setbacks. Complacency has relegated millions of talented people to being mediocre performers in their professional and personal lives. They continue to compare themselves with underachievers or assume yesterday’s successes guarantee them today’s or tomorrow’s success. Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku (author of Overcoming Buffaloes at Work & in Life) says that is the same as a gazelle that outruns a lion today thinking that there is no more running tomorrow. Or a lion that easily caught a gazelle yesterday assuming that it will do the same today and tomorrow. It rarely happens!

The skills, experiences or material resources that got you where you are today may not necessarily be assets you need to survive and thrive tomorrow.

Have you ever asked yourself the following questions:
  • What if a fast running gazelle ran faster than a slow gazelle each day?
  • What would happen to the gazelle if there were no lions?
  • What if the lion didn't have to run for a meal because gazelles are slow runners?
  • What does the lion do when the only available meal is an African buffalo, an animal that has the ability to fight back, and probably win?

In other words, what happens to you if:
  • You only compete with underachievers?
  • You lack skills of managing perpetual workplace changes?
  • You have zero external forces that inspire and challenge you to utilize your full potential for personal and professional growth?
  • You have challenges that require more than your current abilities can handle?
  • You have all the resources you need for all of your endeavors?

gazelle book

"Run: Whether You Are a Lion or a Gazelle" is the book to help you achieve more than expectations, become a person of value, thrive in chaos and balance work and life. You will be inspired to:

  • Never let your dreams suffer due to lack of resources
  • Discover and use your personal strengths
  • Develop marketable skills for an unpredictable world
  • Never "walk" after you learn to "fly"
  • Find meaning in your life's dark moments
  • Experience a life of no regrets

In "Run: Whether You Are a Lion or a Gazelle", Dr. Kituku equips you to become a man or woman of value and experience a life of no regrets. You'll learn how to discover and utilize your own strengths, develop marketable skills for our unpredictable world and never "walk" after you learn to "fly." He will help you find meaning in your life's dark moments and achieve your dreams despite a lack of resources.

Prepublication savings - 40% OFF (you pay only $11.99) if ordered by April 7th midnight (Pacific Time). Shipping and handling is $4.99 - your total investment is $16.98. Please include the name you want autographed for each copy.

Order at www.kitukubooks.com or call (208) 376-8724 or 1-800-685-1621
(24/7 fax line number: (208) 323-7612)

Book specifications:
ISBN: 978-1-60585-961-3

Hardcover with glossy dust jacket, 5.5 by 8.5
128 pages

Retail price: $19.99 US, $25.99 Canada



1. Self initiative –you will never suffer from boredom, laziness or productivity so long as you can tell yourself to do thing before you are asked to.

2. Infect everyone around with your positive attitude—that way you are guaranteed a positive environment

3. Become a maximum team player — the player a coach depends on when the outcome of a game depends on a single execution

4. Believe and support causes that are important to you

5. Value people and make them feel valued—relationships are more important than transactions

6. Dependable/promise keeper

7. Become more than a career—people retire from careers but never retire from who they are!


vincentNative of Kenya, Africa, and resident of Idaho since 1992, Vincent has been a featured speaker and trainer at numerous Real Estate conferences and training programs. An award winning speaker and writer, he is one of the less than 7% of all professional speakers to earn a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the highest award for professional speakers.

Dr. Kituku has worked with championship sports teams and trained leaders on how to inspire productivity all the time. What sets Vincent apart is his ability to weave life experiences in Africa with corporate America and culture in providing solutions for personal and professional growth.

Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku is known as a research-based motivational speaker. He presents motivational keynotes and training programs on leadership, employee motivation, overcoming buffaloes at work (change), customer service and living and working with cultural differences. Vincent is the founder and president of Kituku & Associates, LLC, a business that is dedicated to developing leaders and employees in business and in life.

What has set Dr. Kituku apart is the ability to use his experience in research to evaluate/assess client needs and then tailor his keynotes/training presentation to meet their objectives. Harold G. Delamarter, President/CEO, Prestige Care Inc. said, "Before the Retreat, Dr. Kituku gained as much information as possible about our company and the industry we are involved in. He made telephone calls to management team members to tailor his seminar very closely to the needs of our employees and the circumstances they face each day in the present economy. Dr. Kituku was so widely received in July, the decision was made to ask him to return to again present to our company in October."

Vincent's clients list includes Cisco Systems, Micron, Hewlett Packard, Genworth Financial, US Fish and Wildlife, US Air Force, Women Council of Realtors and National Association of Mental Health. He has been the motivational speaker for the successful Boise State Football Team since 1998. Dr. Kituku works have been featured by numerous publications including the Presentations Magazine, SkyWest Magazine, National Speakers Association Magazine and many newspapers which publish his weekly columns. Vincent holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation that is earned by fewer than 7% of all speakers worldwide.


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