Issue Number: Volume VIII No. 10 Publisher: Kituku & Associates
Date of Issue: October 2009.  © 2009—Overcoming Buffaloes in Our Lives. All Rights Reserved.

Do your hands, arms, knees or your entire body tremble when you speak in public? Do you experience a pounding of the heart, unusual rush of blood to your face, fast breathing and/or shaking voice? Does your mouth become dry and your tongue become heavy? Do you forget what you had planned to say? Have you felt like you have nothing to offer, even though you have lived for 20 or more years, you have a job/career/calling, you have a family, have been sick, downsized, rejected or bitten by a dog?

You have hope for good things if you experience any or all the above. You are still alive, you can do something about your fear of public speaking and you are not alone.

Cicero, renown world speaker and philosopher said, "I turn pale at the outset of a speech, and quake in every limb and in all my soul." Read Exodus to learn about Moses' fear of public speaking. John Dryden described his fear of public speaking this way, "Whenever I speak a cold sweat trickles down all over my limbs as if I were dissolving in water."

Time and space limit what I can reveal at the moment. But I know how it feels to have running stomach, sleepless nights and disappointed audience.

What is the main cause of the fear of speaking in public?


You want the approval of others but feel like it's impossible to win that approval.


You fear to fail.



You are afraid that the audience will laugh or leave as you speak or worse yet throw you out.

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1. Only speak on something that is dear to you. You must speak from deep conviction. In fact, it is like the subject chooses you! Nothing destroys my fear of public speaking like a common experience that I share with my audience. I grew up in Kangundo, Kenya, but speak mostly in America. Yet, 99.9% of the time I have a shared experience with my audiences.
2. It’s not about you but the subject and the audience. When you forget how you will be received, you will focus on the importance of the subject and the audience’s life after learning the subject.
3. Become a master of the subject. If you don’t fear forgetting what you plan to say, you are on the way to becoming a great speaker.
4. Speak. Speak at every opportunity you get. Seek and create opportunities to share your thoughts. I have made my livelihood from this noble calling we call professional speaking for twelve years. But I still call Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, Toastmasters (my favorite) and other organizations so that I can keep practicing. These groups don’t pay in dollars but give you a platform to hone your skills and most of them feed you, too.
5. Learn to move when you speak but not like a caged wild animal. Meaningful physical activities are known for reducing the fear of public speaking.
6. Keep some nervousness. It helps you to never take for granted the privilege of touching lives. Use the nervousness to create a new beginning for your listeners.
How to Make Your Speech Add VALUE for Your Audience


Be authentic - clones are easily detected and dismissed


Be aware of what they care to learn about from your speech


Be believable – why should they rely on your story?


Be consistent - your life off the platform is part of your speech


Be someone’s stepping stone—inspire, challenge and heal with your story


Be available for one-on-one “talk” after your speech

When economy heads south, marketing budget is the first item to be cut. Since the onset of the current recession, media outlets have experienced significant decline in revenue, from advertisements, that they are yet to recover. The small business category has not been spared the woes of bad times. However, experts concur that there is need for creativity in marketing, using strategies that require zero to minimum capital input to keep your products/services in the eyes and ears of consumers.

There are basics of marketing that business schools don’t teach. Like, if you and your competitors sell mashed potatoes, you must differentiate yourself by providing unique gravy. Schools also don’t teach that good marketing for poor quality products and services is an excellent way to get out of business. In marketing, especially in chaotic times such as today economic climate, to thrive a marketer of goods/services should be good before the marketplace tells him/her.

With the above perspectives in focus, entrepreneurs can then use existing platforms to promote their products and services. Do you know the power of being interviewed about your business or your involvement in the community by your local newspaper or radio or TV? You pay nothing for interviews or having your photo and write-up in the local events section of your newspaper or for press releases and much more.

Another strategy is to outthink your competitors. For instance, why would you send a Christmas card or gift to a prospect or customer who is receiving hundreds of cards and gifts from your competitors? What impact or impression would your card or gift have if it is received on Mothers or Fathers Day or any other time when your target is not encumbered with other items? Your marketing has to be magnetic… that is having a strategy that makes your company (plus products/services) the first thing a customer thinks of when he/she or someone else they know has a need of products/services similar to what you offer. Remember the wisdom of the ages, “Out of sight, out of mind.” Be sighted often.

Dr. Vincent Muli Kituku CSP,
The pioneer of zero ($0.00) input for maximum ($$$,000.00) output.
October 21st 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Wednesday)
Towneplace Suites by Marriott
1415 S. Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID

What if you have the best products or services, but no one knows about them? What if you have limited or no capital for advertising your business? What if you want your business to remain profitable in any economy? Creative marketing is the key to growing your business. Lack of marketing is the most effective way to go out
of business. This workshop will provide participants
with practical steps on marketing with zero or a
minimal budget.

What you will gain and use to market your business immediately:
5 Must Know Reasons Why and How NOT to Fail in Your Marketing Strategies
Create the Statement that Sets Your Business Apart
Using the Be-MISH Principle to Market Your Products/Service for Quick and Lasting Returns
The Art of Finding “Horses” and Running with Them Even if You are a “Donkey” in the Market
9 Ways to Advertise Your Products/Services With Zero Capital
Top 4 Proven Strategies to Build Your Business with Unlimited Referrals
9 Marketing Tips You Can Use in Any Season
Why Forget Traditional Gifts—Turning Ordinary Events/Things into Extraordinary Marketing Returns
Numerous unexpected Practical Tips not covered in text books
BONUS: 99 Tips on How to Gather and Retain Customers
               (including easy-to-apply practices)



Are your products and/or services known and sought after by existing and new customers on a consistent basis?


Do you think your business is not growing because not many people know about it?


Do you know how to help your business reach a new height by partnering with giant entities?


Have you ever thought of marketing your business without a penny?


Do you know during which holidays your customers are least likely to recognize and appreciate your thank you notes?


Are there people, not customers, who talk positively about your business all the time?


Do you know and use the three forces, The Silent Marketing Force, The Visible Force, and The Invisible Forces that create momentum to keep businesses in the black?


Can you name the four critical resources any business needs to grow?


Of the four critical resources, do you know which one is the most likely to keep you in business in any economy?


Are you aware of the FREE resources in your community that you can use immediately and have thousands of potential customers know about where you are, what you have or do and how it can improve their lives?

If your answer to 4 or more of the above questions is NO,
then this seminar is a NEED.


I have a marketing degree and have been in business over 15 years and have attended hundreds of business workshops and seminars. The information you provided in this workshop was more practical than any other program I have attended. I was able to begin implementing ideas I learned from you within weeks of attending your program.

Alyce Hillman,
Marketing Director, The Leavitt Group of Boise, Inc.

Dr. Vincent Kituku:…You are a marketing genius and you fully understand the importance of effective partnerships. Your seminar exceeded my expectations and I feel very fortunate to have learned from you. The seven streams of income example, how to grow your business, and simplified negotiations techniques were extremely useful and added bonuses to this seminar…

Ben Quintana,
Small Business Success Manager, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

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Strive to do one thing extremely well. If you can outsmart your competitors in one thing, you are in the right direction


Stay creative. Markets, consumer tastes, and employees’ expectations change. Change creatively.


Hold your wallet tight. Every penny counts…viable cash flow may be your only survival thread.


Be a product/service provider to both your vendors and suppliers



Even if you are a donkey, run with horses. Build great relationship with powerful companies that will keep your products/services in front of consumers


Grow cautiously. Largeness with no focus is bad business.



Have grass ready in case there is no beef. African wisdom has it that even lions eat grass when they can’t get meat. Prepare a backup plan.


Please DON’T register if you don’t value
(by at least charging $2,500/hr keynote) your speaking.

NOTE: We have limited scholarships for members of Toastmasters International, military personnel, (active and retired), pastors, leaders of non profit organizations and youth programs. You must register before October 21st. If you don’t belong to any of the above groups but want to know if you qualify for discount call (208) 376-8724.

November 19th 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Thursday)
November 20th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Friday)
Towneplace Suites by Marriott
1415 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, ID

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.


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

Why, when and which tangibles to use for maximum presentation impact

How to catapult your business and declare your presence and expertise
with products:



That are bought—thus keeping your cash flow healthy without
you leaving home


That get you paid booking


That create market awareness within days

How to produce Top Selling products with minimum budget

How to package your products to maximize profit

Getting from unknown to a celebrated and well paid speaker/trainer or consultant

How to charge morally acceptable fees you don’t feel guilty about

9 proven ways to market your business with minimum budget for maximum returns

How to create a dominant 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


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After almost twenty years of working with business and community leaders, preachers and football coaches, I have been privileged to search for key practices that motivate and inspire people to live up to their potential. They


Have deep conviction on why you do what you are do


Know your stuff


Learn to sell effectively your vision to those around you


Treat people as individuals and prepare them for success beyond what they do for you


Teach, demonstrate, imitate and repeat what is good all the time


Focus on discipline and mental fitness in both professional and personal endeavors


Be in-charge of your limitations


Preach love, selfishlessness, and family


Be innovative, imaginative and creative


Lead by example


Be a human being—laugh and cry with others


Give credit to others for any success and accept responsibility for shortcoming


Prepare for each project like it is the only thing you live for


Do things to succeed


Commit to excellence. Good enough may not always guarantee success



Native 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.

If results are important to you, then
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