Antonio Amaral | http://about.me/antonioamaral
What do you do?
I provide Communication and Instructional Design services to companies looking to increase revenue through strategies for achieving Top Of Mind, and/or reduce costs by creating Training programs for shortening Sales and On boarding cycles.
What are the biggest changes you see happening in your industry?
By far, the biggest change in my industry has been the rise of Social Media. It provides avenues for communication that were previously out of reach for small businesses. It is a communication giant with the potential for leveling the business playing field for all participants.
What opportunities and challenges will these changes bring about?
The opportunities appear limitless because new ones appear every day; and that leads to likely the biggest challenge – simply keeping up. We are entering an entirely new age of doing business by making connections in ways never before available – which means that no one actually knows the full scope and spectrum of this new landscape. The challenges for me are no different than the challenges facing everyone else; and that is simply grasping the shape of a new paradigm and navigating in the dark to determine a best strategy for oneself in achieving success. There are no manuals available for anyone to follow simply because everyone will need to devise their own course toward success.
What are your biggest goals?
My goals are modest. I am interested in developing positive working relationships with like-minded people with whom I can share in mutually beneficial goals. I’m not interested in developing a multinational enterprise because I value relationships with people over and above statuses of power and wealth.
Who and what would you need to reach your goals fast?
I need to meet people who recognize and appreciate the value I can bring to their organization.
Finally, who should contact you and why?
Anyone who recognizes that I, as an individual can provide them with a degree of professional quality services otherwise available to them only through very expensive Advertising and Marketing agencies. If someone recognizes that they would benefit from a strategic alliance with an agency, but doesn’t have the budget to support such a relationship, then someone like myself is a perfect marriage.