About Despatis
Joined February 2014
My name is Desmond and as entrepeneur I provide management, consulting and business services to foreign SME's in the South East-Asia region, in particular Indonesia where I hold office.

I am member of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of more than 1. 2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

As group manager of Expats Indonesia LinkedIn network group (3.500+ members) I moderate daily activities within the group. Expats Indonesia is a closed network group, open to past, present and future expatriates interested in developing a professional network in Indonesia.

I'm also active on Twitter and Facebook, so online networking is quite common to me. My reason to join the Wealthy Affiliate Community is that I like to learn about online networking and marketing in a more professional and profitable way.

My interests: stay in touch with nature - charitable projects - social media marketing - professional networking - travelling - art - culture - outdoor sports

Look forward to get acquainted with all of you and to gather/share the knowledge needed to set up our own successful online business!
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hi Desmond, great to have you on board! I am now living in the Philippines, so not too far from where you are now. WA is the place to learn those skills. Thanks for the follow and of course...I will FOLLOW you and see where it leads us. I only joined like 6 weeks ago, but its great! I wish I would have a 48 hours day, so I can learn more here! Have a good week! Tom
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despatis Premium
Hi Tom, the pleasure is all mine, thanks for following me back! It's great to read about your enthusiasm within WA and let's look forward to learning, sharing and serving moving forward within this amazing community.

We only have 24 hours a day, the difference between successful and not successful people is how they use those 24 hours! I've quite a busy job what demands most of my free time currently but I believe better times will come!

Desmond
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That is quite the resume dear. I hope to aspire to such an awe inspiring list of accomplishments. Considering how I want to conquer the evils of this world while networking in a profitable way. Much to do. I'm starting to feel like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, running out of that proverbial time lol. Or running late.
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despatis Premium
Thanks Michelle, for your support and kind words reg. my experience and social activities! Let's together look forward to learning, sharing and serving moving forward, inside and outside this amazing community.

Yours,
Desmond
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DBeatty Premium
Thanks for following me. I'm following you as well. Do you ever miss living in the United States? My father-in-law lived in Australia in the last 25 years of his life. He would occasionally come back to the U.S. to buy underwear. He said, "You just can't beat American underwear." He was quite a character.
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despatis Premium
Likewise Debra, thanks for following me back, much appreciated. Really nice quote from your father-in-law. I live in Europe but have my business in South-East Asia, in particular in Indonesia. When I return to Holland, where I live, I buy there my clothes and shoes, more expensive but better quality and, last but not least, it suits me better.

All the best,
Desmond
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DKMade Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network Desmond and welcome to the WA! If you ever have a question, need a helping hand or simply need some inspiration, shoot me a PM and we will get you back on track and be moving forward. If I don't know the answer I will know where to get it.

Just start with the Certification first, complete all task and lessons and PM me after the first course and I will send you a nice little gift to really help you out. All the best Desmond.

-Jair.
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despatis Premium
Hi Jair, the pleasure is all mine! Thanks for your kind support reg. my progress within WA and let's together look forward to learning, sharing and serving moving forward, inside and outside this amazing community

We all have 24 hours a day, the difference between successful and not successful people is how they use those 24 hours! I've quite a busy job what demands most of my free time currently. Let's hope better times will come!

Have a great weekend,
Desmond
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Armlemt Premium
Hello Desmond! It is nice to meet you. I want to thank you for adding me to your network here at WA. I hope that we will be able to help one another along our respective journey. Please do not hesitate to ask me for help.

Have a great weekend!

Anita
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despatis Premium
Hi Anita, the pleasure is mine, nice to meet you too! Thanks so much for following me back and for your kind offer of support, most appreciated. On our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Armlemt Premium
Sounds good to me!
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Give It A Go Premium
Hi Desmond
Thank you for including me in your circle of friends here at WA. It's a pleasure to meet you. I love the work the Rotary Clubs do. When my daughter was in primary school she received an encouragement award and small monetary gift towards her education from the local Rotary. We were very proud that she had come to their attention. She had Leukaemia as a child so it was a welcome positive for her at the time. Wishing you much success with everything.
Ange
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despatis Premium
Hi Ange, the pleasure is mine, nice to meet you too.
Thanks for sharing your daughter's story, and about the small but meaningful contribution that Rotary brought to her recovery.

As Mother Teresa once said: "It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." I'll certainly continue the good work and keep in touch with you. On our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch.

Take care,
Desmond
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Give It A Go Premium
Thank you and yes, please stay in touch.
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gcd Premium
Hi Desmond, it's great to meet you and thank you for the follow and adding me to your network.

Interesting to read that you belong to Rotary. Once upon a time, when I qualified age wise lol, I belonged to the junior Rotary arm - Rotaract. I did enjoy my time there, I must say.

Wishing you all the very best
Gary
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despatis Premium
Hi Gary, thanks so much for your positive feedback, most appreciated. Good to read that you once joined Rotaract. Both Rotary and Wealthy Affiliate have in common that when we are serving others, we are building ourselves!

On our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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gcd Premium
Hi Desmond, thank you for your warm reply. I'd love to keep in touch with you.

You're right - they do both have a lot in common. I'm loving my time here in WA. It really is rewarding on so many levels.

Take care
Gary
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despatis Premium
You're most welcome Gary, thanks for following me back and let's keep up the good work.

Have a great weekend,
Desmond
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Wayne66 Premium
Greetings, Desmond, from the west coast of British Columbia, Canada and thanks for adding me to your network. I have added you as well.

I see that you have put together some blogs about writing. I will have to read through them as I could probably use some help in that area.

I hope it's going well with your website/s and your other ventures and I look forward to connecting from time to time.

All the best,
Wayne
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despatis Premium
Hi Wayne,

Thanks so much for following me back and your comprehensive message. Great to read about your interest in my Writing Tips, quite an underestimated issue regarding blog writing. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Nice to connect with you Wayne, on our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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phildora Premium
Hi Desmond, and thank you for the follow!

I believe Wealthy Affiliate has the best training modules on the planet! My main focus is on Affiliated Marketing; starting with Amazon products. They sell any and everything worldwide.

I'm into my fourth week, and on day 7, I ranked #1 and page 1 on Google. So you have chosen the best business foundation on which to build and expand, as well as monetize your goals!
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despatis Premium
Hi Phildora,

Thanks so much for following me back and great to read about your enthusiasm reg. our Wealthy Affiliate community, in particular about the progress you've made on Amazone. Thumbs up!

On our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch - Desmond
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phildora Premium
Desmond, absolutely!
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MCrim Premium
Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
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despatis Premium
You're most welcome Mitch, thanks for following me back and let's keep up the good work.

Desmond
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Desmond

Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you too :)
I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since June 2017 and absolutely love it. The support and training are awesome and my sites are starting to generate revenue which is awesome.

You might be interested in my recent blog update here, which talks about the things I learned at WA in the first month;
Please feel free to follow me on social media;
https://www.facebook.com/kdforsman/
https://twitter.com/kdforsman_nz
https://plus.google.com/+KDForsman
(and drop me a line with yours and I'll follow you back)

All the very best with your online affiliate journey, it's exciting times ahead.
Best wishes,
Cheers, Karen
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despatis Premium
Hi Karen,

Thanks so much for following me back and great to read about your enthusiasm reg. our Wealthy Affiliate community. Thumbs up! Your recent blog update about the things you learned at WA in the first month is a real valuable reading!

Also I've 'liked' your Facebook page and connected to your Twitter account.

On our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch - Desmond
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kdforsman Premium
Thanks Desmond, I've replied on the post you left on my profile :-) Cheers, Karen
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MKUddin Premium
Hello, Desmond. I am impressed with your bio. You are very active persons and involve yourself in different areas. I am also on LinkedIn and like to join your group. I had also worked as an expat in three Southern African countries.

I wish you a success in your endeavor.

Mohammad Kamaluddin
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despatis Premium
Dear Mohammad.
Thanks so much for your kind comment. Please feel free to invite me to your network on LinkedIn.

Best wishes my friend,
Desmond

Website: www.expat.or.id
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BradBurns Premium
Hi Desmond
Thanks for the follow.
My interests as well - to stay in touch with nature - charitable projects - travelling - art - culture - outdoor sports.
I am getting to the social media and professional marketing side of things as I progress through the WA courses.
Got mixed up some years ago selling timeshare as a cold liner in Bali. Kuta square then Candidasa.
I absolutely love Bali.The north east coast up around Amlapura /Jasi - surf surf surf and no one around just the locals.
I wish you all the best, my friend.
Cheers
Brad
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despatis Premium
Hi Brad,
Thanks so much for following me back and your comprehensive message. Great to read about your love for Bali, in particular the Northern part. There are plans to build a second airport on the north side and even to build a railway line. With these plans, the Indonesian government hopes to attract more tourists. However, I hope these plans are not being implemented so there's still something to discover in Bali.

I'm very pleased to meet you Brad, on our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch.

Have a great weekend,
Desmond
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JoseLuisR Premium
Hi Desmond,
I have found your profile by referral from our colleague Taetske (laparra1) and found your bio very interesting. I lived in Singapore for almost a year a few years ago, and had the opportunity to visit your beautiful country a few times. I have joined WA earlier this month and the niche I am currently working with are job seekers in Spain. I am looking forward to network with you.
Best regards,
JL
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despatis Premium
Hi Jose, thanks so much for your positive feedback on my bio, most appreciated. On our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch.

Have a great weekend,
Desmond
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laparra1 Premium
p.s. Desmond, I went to have a look at 2 of your websites, it all looks so professional, quite a bit above me I must say.
I wanted to leave a comment somewhere but got a bit lost. I find the idea to help people who want to emigrate very good indeed as changing country can really be a hassle, have done it myself a couple of times.
As I am clumsy with everything technical do tell me where to go to leave a comment and I will gladly do so.

Taetske
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despatis Premium
Taetske,
Again sorry for my late reply. Website http://www.expatfinder.com/expat-guides/expert-profile/desmond-koot/37 is created by http://expatfinder.com where I'm registrated as management expert, a site on which you can't write a comment. My apologize for the confusion. I'm working on a Rotary website, but didn't make any progress yet, due to my busy professional activities. :(

Komt tijd, komt raad zullen we maar zeggen,
Desmond
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Desmond,

My dear Father was born in Indonesia, at the Toba Lake/Sumatra.
In Holland, he was also a member of the Rotary Club.
Reading your profile I really get the impression that you must be very busy indeed.
I like the bit: stay in touch with nature. As a child, we lived like that and now in Spain, I have created my own little paradise, that is what my friends call it.
When I meet new people here I always say in case you need a good source for writing do have a look at my WA post on the Spanish priest and the world library, you might find it helpful.
Thank you for the follow and good luck.

Regards, Taetske
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despatis Premium
Hi Taetske,

Thanks so much for your comprehensive message and please accept my apologize for the belated reply. Great to read about the similarities between me and your late father, reg. country of birth and our Rotary membership. There are also some similarities between Wealthy Affiliate and Rotary, as we are building ourselves when we are serving others!

Thumbs up about creating your own little paradise. 'We only live once but if we do it right once is enough'. I've read your WA-posting on the Spanish priest, but couldn't find the priest's letter though on http://www.wdl.org.

I'm very pleased to meet you Taetske, on our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch.

Fijn weekeinde,
Desmond
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laparra1 Premium
That is a little misunderstanding Desmond.
I just want to draw people's attention to go to the www.wdl.org as it is a great source for writing, lots of ancient manuscripts etc.

Regards, Taetske
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despatis Premium
Understood Taetske, I've bookmarked www.wdl.org as a reference for my blog writing.

Thanks a lot,
Desmond
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Desmond, thank you for the follow, I am now following you! It is good to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, it looks like you are probably approaching your three year mark here! I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts and I wish you every success in what you're doing.

All the best to you Desmond, Roy.
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despatis Premium
Hi Roy, thanks so much for your positive feedback, most appreciated. When we are serving others, we are building ourselves! On our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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franciscodon Premium
It is great to read your profile, congratulations on all your accomplishments and projects. I know about Rotary Club, my father was Governor of the 440 district covering all my country,s territory (Ecuador). Very nice to meet you Desmond. I'll be following you. No doubt you are a vast source of good knowledge and virtues.

Best regards,
Francisco Donoso
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despatis Premium
Hi Frank, thanks so much for your positive feedback on my experience and activities, most appreciated. There are some similarities between Rotary and Wealthy Affiliate in a way that when we are serving others, we are building ourselves! On our both personal and professional growth and let's stay in touch.

Kind regards,
Desmond
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ToveL Premium
Hi, Desmond. I especially like your work in helping build goodwill and peace in the world. I thrive for that too with my personality and how I interact with people.
I wish you the best in getting a successful online business and I am confident you will learn new skills here in this community.

Tove
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despatis Premium
Dear Tove, thanks for your kind comment reg. my background and let's together look forward to learning, sharing and serving moving forward, inside and outside the WA community. On both our personal and professional growth.

Desmond
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docub Premium
Thanks for the follow. Right back at ya. Been an expat in Qatar for 18 months, so it's nice to be able to connect with others while abroad, so organizations catering to expats and assimilation help is greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work and all the best to you here at WA!

Brian
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despatis Premium
My pleasure Brian, wish you all the best and good luck here at WA with your online ventures!

Desmond
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docub Premium
Thanks,

Brian
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey Desmond !

Do you mind subscribing to my youtube channel?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVZPdYPkw47GLBKf6wCIAA

It would mean a lot to me. This channel is my dream job : makeup artist

Please check it out and subscribe! and let me know if you need me to return the favor, by subscribing to your channel or anything that can help your business =) I will be happy to do it! :D
Many thanks!!!
Sarah
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despatis Premium
Just subscribed Sarah, my congrats with your channel and success with your dream job! Well done and to be continued.

To your success,
Desmond
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks a lot!! you are awesome, I appreciate it!
Let me know if you need +1s on social networks =)
Cheers
Sarah
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Desmond.
Paul here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network.
I graciously accept by following you back.

You have a very interesting and dynamic background.

I am very pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing and serving moving forward.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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despatis Premium
Hi Paul, the pleasure is all mine! Thanks for your kind comment reg. my background and let's together look forward to learning, sharing and serving moving forward, inside and outside the WA community

Just remember what Eleanor Roosevelt once said: "The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams". On both our personal and professional growth.

Desmond
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