Although anyone with a strong desire and commitment to help change people’s lives can become an image consultant with the right education, training, and mentoring, Personality development and grooming trainers, have an edge in moving towards fulfilling their personal, professional, and financial goals in the career of image consulting. The reasons for the same are as follows:-
Education, knowledge and training are no doubt one of the most essential elements of success in any field; however using that knowledge to teach others requires additional skills. Many people who are extremely knowledgeable about a particular subject matter may not be able to teach it to others. To transfer the knowledge either to an individual or to a group, it requires training and public speaking skills. While a good image consulting training program will include training on these elements, it does help a lot to have prior experience and exposure to the same. People engaged in the profession of training have these skills and they become very handy in a successful image consulting career. Although, image consulting is much more than personality development and grooming combined, but existing trainers in these subjects definitely have an edge in this field. These trainers have some exposure to image related issues and have the following skills:-
Training Skills: Since they have trained people in groups before, they develop training skills and the ability to sense when the participants are not able to understand a particular concept and re-emphasizing it and ascertaining that the material has got understood and absorbed by asking questions.
Public Speaking Skills: It requires being a good public speaker to be able to make presentations and conduct seminars. Existing trainers have this skill and many of them have perfected it by experience.
Research Orientation: Conducting training programs requires a lot of research and study in order to prepare the content based on the participants profile and training need etc. This helps a lot in keeping abreast with latest happenings and trends. It also helps in creating examples for better understanding of the participants.
The above skills are very much required in the profession of image consulting and prior exposure to them gives an extra edge to existing trainers.