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    Why Is Personal Branding So Important? How Can Personal Branding Affect A Person’s Professional Life/career?

    Personal branding could also be called an image building exercise. In the current situation of an ever increasing competition, one has to get themselves at par with the competitors.

    Or else the chances of one succeeding in the particular field would be restricted to only a particular extent. The competition could hit anyone from anywhere. It could be out of the industry, within the industry or within oneself. Here, shall we discuss on how these three insurgencies strike any particular person or company, and what would be the role of a personal branding consultant in these situations:-

    Outside the Industry

    A person may be from a particular industry, say for example a textile industry. And due to the steep and continuous growth or downfall in the parallel and non-parallel industries - such as the energy industry, or hardware industry, or even service industries like telecom; the company in picture could bear the effects in minimal or greater extent. There could be impossible number of combinations pertaining to this, but only for better understanding, here we take the hardware industry. The relation between the textile industry and the hardware industry would merge and complement each other when it comes to the machineries needed for textile printing. If the machines needed for textile printing are not being manufactured efficiently, owing to some deficiency in procuring the machine's hardware - that supports the built; the textile company could also face unknown consequences. Its prints could get inefficient. There could be a drop in the quality of the prints. But, here's where the role of a personal branding consultant comes into the picture. Consulting them results in the CEO's ability to foresee the changes that are about to hit the market so that he/she is prepared to face it. It also helps the manager to face the consequences with a calm and a composed head.

    Within the Industry

    Only competition could rise within the industry or there could also be a dull performance in a particular year - owing to the changes in the policies of the government. A personal branding consultant prepares one's mind-set of how to face dire consequences and how to maintain and retain the in house public and the clients. Labour union problems may also arise. Here, the manager must have a commanding personality to gain everyone's favour by being diplomatic.

    Within Oneself

    It is obvious that one can never be in the same energetic mood all the time. But, this must not affect the people working around you. If you have taken training under a personal branding consultant then, you must have developed the art of hiding or mixing personal emotions with the profession. This helps in building ones personality and gain favour from the colleagues.

    Overall, a personal branding consultant equips a person with the strength, and the psychological control to handle himself during difficult times, which ultimately relates to your success.

    Gaurav Gulati Introduction

    Gaurav Gulati is a personal branding and brand engagement consultant, he works with iconic brands and celebrities, his solid insights and practical advice have taken him to clients around the world and into confidence of celebrities and politician, as their personal brand advisor.