Tuesday, November 22, 2016

11 Sincere Ways to Say Thank You

11 Sincere Ways to Say Thank You
In today’s workplace culture, perks like free food and gym memberships are nearly expected, and not just as ways to reward your team for a job well done. But not all tokens of appreciation have to be monetary.
For leaders, expressing simple yet sincere gratitude boosts team morale, reduces turnover, increases productivity and helps set the overall tone and culture of your organization. And typically, happy employees lead to a successful business.

As part of YPO’s 10 Minutes From the Top podcast, members of Young Presidents’ Organization shared how they show their teams appreciation—11 ways you, too, can say thank you to the people in your life:

1. Tell people “well done.”

It’s a great thing to say. It’s sincere and meaningful.
—Fred Crosetto, founder and chief energizing officer of AMMEX Corp and AMMEX iSupport

2. Express gratitude.

Say thank you; treat them like friends; talk to them face to face; call them by their names; make them feel part of the company and part of the family.
—Simon Cohen, CEO of Henco Logistics

3. Show compassion.

Achieve a compassionate mindset and live that in everything you do, especially in small ways.
—Mitch Presnick, founder, former chairman and CEO, and current board director of Super 8 Hotels China

4. Be in the moment.

Don’t hesitate. Be honest and appreciate them.
—Asha Saxena, founder and CEO of Future Technologies Inc.

5. Make it public.

—Asheesh Advani, president and CEO of JA Worldwide

6. Be authentic.

People know whether you are telling the truth and being sincere, and that is the greatest compliment you can pay to someone. Be open.
—Dick Simon, CEO of RSI Inc., founder of kNOwTHEM Initiative

7. Write a note.

Regularly send a random note to different employees acknowledging their great work and recognizing them.
—Rosa Scarcelli, CEO of Stanford Management

8. Listen.

When I’m touring the store, I’m listening to their comments and ideas, and just showing them that even if we are strict about behavior, we still care and love genuinely.
—Christine Sfeir, CEO of Meeting Point (Dunkin’ Donuts Lebanon) and Treats Holding (Semsom)

9. Get personal.

Take an interest in their personal life, appreciating their performance and appreciating who they are.
—NK Tong, managing director of Al Batha Bukit Kiara Holdings

10. Make time.

Make time for them. I always have activities outside of the office.
—Charles Edouard Barthes, chairman and CEO of EviDenS de Beaut√©

11. Realize their value.

Treat them as equals. In today’s world, the knowledge and wisdom on what’s best for the company lies with the team.


4 Definitions of Success That Will Never Fully Satisfy You

 4 Definitions of Success That Will Never Fully Satisfy You

We all have our own definition of success, right?
For some it’s to work for themselves, build a business, travel, migrate to another country, master a particular skill or craft. It’s great to have a definition of success—to outline your goals and dreams. It’s what motivates us to strive, thrive and grow.
But there are certain things people attribute to their idea of success that just aren’t as satisfying as you think they might be. They never truly satisfy, and if they do, it’s only temporary.
Here are the four definitions of success that will never fully satisfy you:

1. Achieving Enormous Wealth

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.” —Bob Mar


We all start out wanting to be rich, don’t we? Perhaps when we’re younger and know less about the true joys of life.
How many of the world’s billionaires do you think started out with the goal of making a billion dollars? Most likely none of them. They became billionaires, but that wasn’t their true intention. They wanted to change the world. They wanted to have an impact on people’s lives.
Mark Zuckerberg was obsessed with creating Facebook and connecting the world. Jeff Bezos wanted to build the largest and simplest e-commerce companies. Making it your sole intention to earn millions or billions is never the road to lasting satisfaction.

2. Having a Lot of Friends

“Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.” —Haruki Murakami

Wanting to be liked by everyone is innately human. But this simple fact can seriously damage our lives in ways you might not expect. When you aim to build and maintain a lot of friendships, it causes several problems:
  • You often go out of your way to do things for people who are happy to ignore or belittle you whenever it suits them.
  • You try your best to please everyone, which means your attention is spread out, and you’re not there for the true friends you have when they need you the most.
  • You might not end up building strong relationships with a few individuals, and therefore you won’t have people in your life willing to do anything for you. You’ll just have a lot of people who aren’t willing to do much.
Your goal shouldn’t be to build a ton of friendships in life, but simply to search and find unbreakable friendships with a select few.

3. Retiring at an Early Age

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” —Marc Anthony

Many people enter into entrepreneurship wishing to retire by the time they’re 30 or 40 years old. It’s certainly possible. The issue is that once you find something you truly love doing, you won’t want to suddenly stop doing it. You’ll want to continue doing it until the very end.
Look at people like Warren Buffett. He is 86 years old and he continues to work because he loves it. Being one of the richest men in the world, he could certainly have retired more than 30 years ago, but he didn’t. Passion. That’s what it is.
So having the goal to retire at an early age probably means you’re not going to enjoy what you’re doing in order to get there. You’re simply selling the best years of your life to live your later years in “freedom.”

4. Acquiring Materialistic Things

“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.” —Chuck Palahniuk

I used to be obsessed with upgrading things in my life, other than myself. My TV, my car, my clothes, my phone. And I grew up in a time when technology was just starting to progress at a rapid pace—from 10 years old when I got my first colorless Nokia brick mobile, to the color phone, to the flip phone, to the slide phone and finally to the touch-screen smartphone, all within a span of 12 years.
You begin to realize a lot of the material things you acquire in life will fade. There are certain items that might hold sentimental value to you, but 90 percent of the things you own will quickly become old and outdated.
A sole goal to purchase your dream car or buy amazing pieces of technology will only keep you happy for so long. Several years later, your possessions will be worn and showing signs of age, and something newer and better will come along.


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Friday, October 21, 2016


Kampuni Ya Mikono Speakers International Inakuletea Maonyesho Ya Huduma Za Kifedha Kwa Kifupi ‘’Tanzania’s Financial Services Expo 2016’’

Kuanzia Tarehe 10 Mpaka 11 November 2016 Katika Ukumbi Wa Diamond Jubilee Kuanzia Saa Nne Asubuhi Mpaka Saa Moja Jioni Kwa Siku Mbili Mfululizo za Maonyesho na Mikutano .
Haya Ni Maonyesho na mkutano Mkubwa Sana wa Kifedha Barani Afrika Ambapo Onyesho Moja Kuu la TFSE 2016 Litakuwa Na Maonyesho Mengine Ndani yake sita Kwenye Ukumbi Mmoja Na Siku Mbili Mfululizo Kama ifuatavyo:

• Tanzania Mortgages Business Expo 2016
• Tanzania Insurance Expo
• Social Security Fund’s Expo
• Tanzania Lenders Expo
• Africa Payment Solutions Expo 2016
• Africa Ventures Capital Expo 2016
Faidi Ya Kushiriki Kwenye Haya Maonyesho Ni:
• Kutumia Nafasi Hii Adimu ya Kufanya Mauzo Ya Moja Kwa Moja
• Kukutana Na Watu Wanaoweza Kufanya Maamuzi Juu Ya Kufanya Biashara au kwa kifupi wanao saini cheque
• Kujitangaza Biashara Yako Kama Sponsor Wa TFSE 2016 Mkutano wa TFSC 2016
• Kukutana Na Watu Wapya Na Kutengeneza Mianya Mipya Ya Biashara
• Kama Hautaweka Biadhaa Yako Kwenye Maonyesho Haya Basi Ujue Mshindani Wako Ataweka.
•Boresha Mahusiano Yako Na Watea Wako Huku Ukipata Wateja Wapya Na Fursa Mpya

Mpaka sasa Kuna Makampuni zaidi ya 50 wamesha thibitisha Kushiriki kama: IBM East Africa,NMB bank,Barclays Bank,Mkombozi Commercial Bank,Mayfair Insurance,Credit Info, Mic Global Risks (Tanzania) Limited,Technology Associates,Daresalaam Stock Exchange,Banc Abc,Tan Insurance Brokers,Selcom Tanzania,Midata Tech,Data House, Data Vision International, Info Bip,Ssra,Utt Amis,Alliance Insurance ,Coso Marketing, Maxi Insure, Dun And Bradstreet Credit Bureau,Protection Against Inflation,The Exchange, My Staff Check,Iris Executives, Information Technologies Limited, Mind Source Tanzania,The Guardian,Interbanking Trading Limited,Bit Coin,Novatti Uda Rapid Transit, Chimbuko Vicoba Limited, Soft-Tech Consultants Ltd Na Nk List Ni Ndefu Sana.
Kushiriki Piga Simu: +255 717 109 362 Or 0682897280
Email: Sales@Excel.Co.Tz Visit: Www.Expo.Mikonospeakers.Com

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Register NOW - Employee Coaching, Counseling & Mentoring Course

This insightful workshop explores the core skills and attitudes needed by managers to provide support for growth and performance. It defines the requirements of a person-centered approach to building a learning team.
This is a hands-on course which uses role play, case studies, discussion and interactive tasks to practice all three core skills.
• Broaden awareness of performance-improving techniques
• Practise the core skills of coaching and counselling and get feedback on your performance
• Understand the role of a mentor and identify the skills and knowledge required
Beneficiaries of this programme will be Managers and Senior Officers from HRM department, Line Departments, HRD departments, Workplace Mentors and Outsourced service providers (e.g. coaching companies).
At the end of the course participants should be able to:
• Acquire new HRD skills;
• Grow the internal talent pool;
• Appropriately engage problem employees;
• Effectively manage coaching;
• Acquire professional mentoring skills;
• Acquire professional counseling skills
• Retain competent staff.
Investment: Tsh 2000,000/=
When: October 17th -21st 2016
Venue: Morogoro
Call: 0717 109 362 or 0676756163
Email: excelmanagement2014@gmail.com

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

3rd Executive Breakfast Meeting

The 3rd Executive Breakfast Meeting was such success. With a combination of Panelists and participants from different sectors and stakeholders of the e-commerce, the discussion was very informative, educative and interesting at the same time. We would like to thank everyone who participated in this event and i must say we are excited about the coming 4th Executive Breakfast Meeting this October. We will keep you all posted and updated

Friday, September 23, 2016

Why more than 45 clients have already decided to exhibit at the TFSE 2016?

Today I had a pleasure to meet with the head of sales of one company here in Tanzania, one of the sales directors that I admire a lot in East Africa and she told me that this year has been a marathon for most of sales people in Tanzania, it has not been as easy as compare to other years. According to Victor Antonio, Sell'n Ain't Hard When You Know How! No matter how hard the situation is there is always a way and the only way for people in Tanzania especially from the Financial Sector to boost their sales is the Tanzania Financial services Expo 2016. All the sales people who have decided to make use of the TFSE2016 package will find out that it is a short cut for their sales Target to be achieved.

Currently more than 45 companies through their sales manager and directors have decided to participate at Tanzania financial services expo. Do you know why? Up to now we have more than 4000 elite Tanzanians who have booked their tickets to participate in the expo and conference from different events website around the world. The second reason  is we coupe d’√©tat the main stream media through our advertisement to mobilize the mass to be there and definitely more than 15000 visitors will visit Diamond Jubilee Hall on 10th -11 November. Last but not the least is our YouTube videos like our officials advert has been viewed by more than 8500 people around Tanzania.

So my friend from the financial sector and other sectors related to it you are definitely it related to financial sector you are going to benefit from participating in the Tanzania Financial Service Expo 2016.
The following are the reasons which made companies like NMB,Credit Info, Technology associated,Selcom,UTT AMIS, Executive Health Insurance services, Mayfair Insurance, Maxi Insure, Mkombozi Commercial Bank,Midata Tech LTD,IMATIC Technologies LTD,Inter Bank Trading Limited,Iris,Tanzaniainvest.com and many others to  decide to participate in TFSE 2016:
1.     Take advantage of the TFSE powerful platform to make on the spot sales.
The general public will be attending this EXPO, and they are the ones who will benefit from the financial services and products. It’s a chance for your sales team to score some deals on spot
2.     Grab a chance to meet influential decision makers at TFSE.
Unprecedented face-to-face access with influential decision makers in your target demographic. Sixty-four percent of EXPO attendees identify themselves as holding titles such as Senior Executive, Owner, CEO, and Director.
3.     Have you been looking for means to market yourself by sponsoring?
If you sponsor this event you get a chance strengthen and generate positive brand recognition by having your name and logo printed in the event program and promotional.
4.     Come and develop relationships  at TFSE.
Business is sustained by built relationships. Build up associations with attendees who are serious about doing business with you – attendees regularly report that EXPO impacts their buying decisions, because vendors are in the same place at the same time.
5.     Shop for new innovative products and services.
If you have a new service or products which you want your customers and potential customers to buy, this is the perfect opportunity to advertise and market it in a more effective way. You might even be able to sell it during the EXPO.
6.     Network with peers in your industry during the scheduled conference at the EXPO.
Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. The TFSE operates as a catalyst to ensure you meet the “right” people to include in your network and expand your sphere of influence. In business it’s not about who you know but who knows YOU.
7.     Don’t miss this golden opportunity to attend the conference.
Learn from the best and brightest business minds through the Conference that will be held during the EXPO. The conference will give you the leading-edge on industry trends, marketing tips, important regulations and spot-on advice on how to apply more winning strategies to elevate your business.
8.     If you aren’t exhibiting at TFSE…you can bet your competition is.
Your competition is obviously targeting your clients and you too are probably targeting his clients. This is the best platform to meet your clients, impress them again and probably entice your competitor’s clients to join your chariot.
9.       Strengthen customer ties and exploit existing potential customers
 Exhibiting is a perfect way to strengthen customer loyalty and work effectively with existing business contacts. Meet your customers and prospects at the EXPO and use face-to-face meetings to present your new products and solutions. Discover the potential that exists in your address database and transform prospective customers into actual customers.
10.    Looking for a quick and effective advertisement strategy for your business? Exhibit with TFSE and take advantage of the national media coverage
Not only that the 4,000 plus visitors are interested in new technologies, new trends, and new opportunities but also there will be media representatives reporting live from the event. This is a unique chance for you as an exhibitor to draw the attention of the press to your products and services.
So what are you waiting for? We only have a few stands remaining, just about 55 only and each and everyday we have around 10-15 inquiries from different companies who are eager to exhibit at the Expo. Currently we have more than 300 inquiries, and right now some companies are confirming such as the NMB and Credit Info. Make the right decision to block your space now as you don’t  know who might take it tomorrow.
For Bookings And Business Inquiries Please Contact Us:
Phone: +255 717 109 362 Or 0676756163
Email: sales@excel.co.tz www.expo.mikonospeakers.com

Deogratius Kilawe

Monday, September 19, 2016

Press Release: Mikono Speaker International will donate 10% of its profit

Mikono Speakers international will give out 10%  of its  profit from their upcoming Financial services Expo that will be held in dar es Salaam for Tanzania NGO’s that focus on improving the education sector in Tanzania and to victims of Earthquake in Kagera region in Tanzania. Speaking at a Conference at Holiday Inn, Dar es salaam, the Managing Director of Mikono Speakers emphasized that their main CSR Goal for this year was to focus on the education sector by 75% and leave the 25% for other sectors but due to what happened in Kagera they saw the need to take action and do what they can to assist their fellow Tanzanians as they are a company owned by Tanzanians.
 ‘’As a company we believe that having quality people determine the strength of the nation and this can only be achieved through education, Tanzanians are still lagging behind and it is not only the role of the government to play but everyone must contribute to the improvement of the education sector in Tanzania’’ Deogratius Kilawe Chief Executive officer of Mikono as he was briefing the media.

Over 1,882,313 school desks are required to meet the demand of desks in public primary and secondary schools in the country and recently the Government launched a nationwide campaign to solve this challenge.
For the Past few years Mikono Speakers Has been participating actively in the social course in the Line of it’s CRS Policy.
Mikono Speakers International corporate responsibility and sustainable development focuses on Health, Education and sponsorship and donation. The company engages in different CSR activities and Sustainable actions as follows:
1. Health:
Mikono Speakers International has been actively involved in different health programs to include Stand Up for African Mothers in Tanzania and donates to AMREF Tanzania. This is due to the fact that every year in sub-Saharan Africa, almost 162,000 mothers die as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, representing 56 per cent of the global total.  This translates to 800 women dying every day.  Over 80 per cent of these deaths could have been prevented. As a  Company they see this as a serious problem and see the need to support AMREF Tanzania to sort out this issue and their  hope is to see total eradication of this challenge in our Continent 100%.
2. Education:
  • A. Mikono Speakers have organized several continuous events and activities such as Cup of Coffee with Mikono Speakers, Executive Breakfast meeting and Online Video education which have been used as a strategy to reach as many people as they can.
  • B. Since 2016 Mikono Speakers International through its initiative partnership with different ethical NGO’s we plan to 1000 school desks to needy schools in Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. Current Board of director already set aside 10%  of its  profit to give back to Our community as they believe in the Late Patrice Lumumba quote  ’Africa will write its own history and both north and south of the Sahara it will be a history full of glory and dignity’’. They are here to write that history and  not to wait for people from outside

4. Sponsorships and Donation:
Mikono Speakers sets aside a fund and in kind help for special sponsorship and donation request.
Current More than 42 companies have confirmed to participate in Tanzania Financial Services Expo (TFSE) 2016, an event aimed at increasing financial literacy and awareness to Tanzanians. TFSE will be held in Dar es Salaam at the Diamond Jubilee Hall Exhibition Centre on the 10th and 11th November 2016, and will be hosted by Mikono Speakers International, a multisectoral consulting firm in Africa. Participants include insurance companies, banks, social security funds, microfinance institutions and payment gateway solution providers. According to Mikono’s latest update, 105 exhibitors are expected to participate from more than 10 countries, of which 90% will be local companies.