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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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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