badge About | Gaurav Prakash |

Gaurav is a serial Entrepreneur and a Social Media Consultant who started his first startup at the age of 16. Being a graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Manipal University and a certified commercial pilot having flown various aircrafts such as the Cessna 172SP , Piper Seneca , Beech Baron – BE55 and the KingAir 200, Gaurav brings experience from various phases of life.

Currently, Gaurav is the founder of WLS Global which is a digital agency based out of Mumbai and Delhi and has worked with clients from various industries. Gaurav is also the founder of Manipal The Talk.net which is a completely student run news/media website based out of Manipal University.

Digital Marketing is his sole expertise, he helps brands with their digital presence and works on a performance model. Unlike a lot of people, Gaurav loves making PowerPoint presentations and interacting with people while sharing what he has learnt from various spheres of his life. Gaurav has also recently authored a book on understanding LinkedIn and making the most out of it, this enables anyone with a LinkedIn profile to understand how LinkedIn works and create a stellar online presence.

Gaurav is a petrolhead who loves anything with an engine. He loves to travel and drink Ice Tea with any meal possible. He’s new found love is photography and would classify myself as just another guy with a SLR camera – sometimes he gets lucky with pictures though. Fast cars and other shiny things always excite him. He is a firm believer in giving back to the society and helping others with everything that he can. Always ready for a road-trip, he’s the kind of person who is up and running for anything adventurous. It’s rare to spot him without his glares and a smile on his face.

Over the past years, he has worked closely with the following brands.

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He has also been called as a guest speaker to various institutions. 

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SPEAKING

Having years of experience in digital marketing and a few other things, I love talking to people and sharing my knowledge about my field of expertise. I have been speaking and doing workshops at various institutions for over three years now. I feel privileged to be able to share what I’ve learnt with a set of audience.

Marketing professors, would I speak to your class about digital marketing and branding? Yes absolutely, drop me an email and I’ll get back to you.


Topics I can talk on

Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing, Branding are a few things that I have been most requested to talk on, I keep learning new things everyday so if you have anything else in mind, please get in touch and we can discuss that further.


What to expect

You’ll get a professional, captivating session with a custom powerpoint presentation that will keep your audience hooked on for the event. Depending on my availability and slots, I can do an one hour session as a keynote or a day long workshop.


Check my availability

I tend to travel a lot and have a few things that keep me busy, please drop me an email to check I am available at the dates you have planned your event.


What I need from you

If the speaking engagement is out of Mumbai, flight and accommodation needs to be taken care of, I will also require for a photographer to take pictures, these will be shared across my social networks post the event.

 

A Definitive Guide To Understanding LinkedIn

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‘A definitive guide to understanding LinkedIn’ is written with Entrepreneurs, job seekers and college students in mind. This book explains how LinkedIn is more than just a platform for adding connections. The book touches on making the most out of LinkedIn and how to use the platform the way that it was originally designed. LinkedIn is an exceptionally powerful tool for job seekers, Entrepreneurs and college students alike. For a lot of people though it appears to be a boring corporate professional network where all that we need to do is keep adding connection requests from people you don’t know, this book shows you the true essence of what LinkedIn is capable of doing. It covers everything from why you shouldn’t have a display picture with a beer in your hand ; to what you need to do when the CEO of your dream company connects with you. It also shares a few tips and tricks that makes LinkedIn even more effective for your use.

LinkedIn can be effectively used by Entrepreneurs as a business development tool, by students as a way to get better internships and by job seekers to get their dream jobs. This book shows you how you can use LinkedIn and make further more of the platform that you already are a part of. This is a must read for anyone and everyone who has created a LinkedIn profile.


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This book is created in an interactive PDF format for use on any device with a PDF reader. I understand a lot of folks out there are using the Kindle, so this book is also made available on the Amazon App Store. I would personally suggest you to use the interactive PDF version for your device and use the App Store only for your Kindle. A lot of effort has gone into formatting and designing and Amazon App Store doesn’t really help a lot with the design.

Here’s a sneak peak of the contents page.

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The book is available for sale for Amazon Book Store and as well a stand alone PDF. Please choose the option you wish to use to purchase this book.

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Thank you so much for your time for going though everything. Follow me on Twitter and connect with me on LinkedIn or get in touch with me via email

CONSULTING

Social media can be pretty intimidating if not done right. Whether you are a start up or an individual – social media can help with a lot of things for you. As a social media consultant I can help you with everything that you need to know about understanding social media and how you can use it, further I can assist you with all your requirements that you may have for social media.Having worked with people in various industries, I have a firm understanding of how social media works and I’ll suggest the best way for you based on your requirements. Further, if you are looking to simply outsource all your digital work to me, I would love to take that as well – I also run a full service digital agency and we would be happy to have you on-board.

 

Thank you for getting in touch!

I would love to help you with anything and everything in the digital space. I am willing to contribute to do a guest post on your blog, consult you on your social media requirements or be a speaker at your event. You can get in touch with me using the contact form or drop me an email or connect with me on Twitter.

I will be able to get back to you within 24 hours unless I am traveling. I would prefer the mode of communication to be via emails as sometimes Twitter and LinkedIn notifications don’t arrive on time.

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