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Content Strategy for Building Your Audience Content Marketing is about using content to create connections and build the trust of your audience. It's a much more “soft touch” approach, and it works best when it’s a part of your overall Content Strategy. The purpose of this podcast is to show you how to promote yourself or your business without coming off as self-promotional. Hosted by Michael Boezi of Control Mouse Media http://controlmouse.media.

Content Strategy for Building Your Audience Content Marketing is about using content to create connections and build the trust of your audience. It's a much more “soft touch” approach, and it works best when it’s a part of your overall Content Strategy. The purpose of this podcast is to show you how to promote yourself or your business without coming off as self-promotional. Hosted by Michael Boezi of Control Mouse Media http://controlmouse.media.
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Boston , MA

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Content Strategy for Building Your Audience Content Marketing is about using content to create connections and build the trust of your audience. It's a much more “soft touch” approach, and it works best when it’s a part of your overall Content Strategy. The purpose of this podcast is to show you how to promote yourself or your business without coming off as self-promotional. Hosted by Michael Boezi of Control Mouse Media http://controlmouse.media.

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@mboezi

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617-477-9044


Episodes

Contracts Are Not a Trap (Episode 110)

10/16/2017
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Signing a contract is often a big commitment for a client, and I want them to feel like the investment is low-risk. Here's my counterintuitive approach to writing a contract that is clear and simple, fair to both sides, and starts from a point of mutual trust. The post Contracts Are Not a Trap appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:16:40


Hourly Rate vs. Project Rate: Which Is Most Fair for Both Sides? (Episode 109)

10/2/2017
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Everyone advises to bill by the project (not by the hour) when you run a consulting business. In the 4 years that I've been doing it, I've found that the opposite is true. But it requires a few important principles to make sure that the exchange of value works for both sides. The post Hourly Rate vs. Project Rate: Which Is Most Fair for Both Sides? appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:18:31


When to Ask for the Sale: Not Early and Often (Episode 108)

9/25/2017
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Conventional wisdom is to ask for the sale early and often. With today's consumers, it turns out that the opposite is true. Exhibiting a little patience and providing a lot of upfront value gets you away from the icky parts of self-promotion and it's more effective too. The post When to Ask for the Sale: Not Early and Often appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:16:26


Non-Disclosure Agreements: Mistrust Is Not a Good Starting Point (Episode 107)

9/18/2017
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It may seem counterintuitive, but the NDA request is always a red flag to me. Mistrust is not a good starting point for any relationship plus it betrays a lack of self-confidence in your ability to execute. Is this really the message you wish to convey? Let's take a deeper look at Non-Disclosure Agreements: Pros and Cons. The post Non-Disclosure Agreements appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:15:04


Execution Is Everything In Business

9/12/2017
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We tend to overvalue our own ideas I do it too. But it's always the execution that counts. This week's episode is about how to pick the right idea to bank on, how to develop it with continuous customer input, and how to assess whether or not the idea is actually succeeding. The post Execution Is Everything In Business appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:15:28


Creating Content as a Business Asset

9/5/2017
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In short, running a good content strategy is a huge time investment. It takes a lot of effort, and let's face it it takes a long time to start seeing results. The only way to make it worth it is to treat everything you produce as if it's a renewable asset. The post Creating Content as a Business Asset appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:10:20


Tweeting Is Believing, Tweeting Out Is Not (Episode 106)

8/28/2017
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Twitter is the best social platform for connecting with people you DON'T know already, making it a critical tool for finding new potential customers. So, why is it still not taken seriously? Episode 106 is about making a shift in mindset so that you can up your game and get more out of Twitter. The post Tweeting Is Believing, Tweeting Out Is Not appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:11:24


Social Media Is a Waste of Time Without a Content Strategy (Episode 105)

8/21/2017
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If your plan is just to start "getting the word out there" by posting to Facebook or Twitter stop now. The outcomes will never be worth the time you put into it. You need a complete content strategy in order to make social media worthwhile. Here's a simple way to adjust your approach and the three advantages to doing so. The post Social Media Cannot Exist in a Vacuum appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:15:15


Marketing and the Experimental Mindset (Episode 104)

8/14/2017
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One of my favorite quotes is, "If you're not measuring, you're not marketing." This has never been more true than it is today. What worked yesterday is not guaranteed to work tomorrow. Learn, measure, and iterate so that you can continue to optimize your marketing efforts. The post Marketing and the Experimental Mindset appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:18:34


Soft-Touch Marketing Is More Effective (Episode 103)

8/7/2017
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Marketing often feels "icky" to small business owners, solo entrepreneurs, authors, and other creatives. When you ARE your brand, you don't want to be a self-promoter. Soft-touch marketing is the answer not only does it feel better, but in light of today's consumer behavior, it's also more effective too. The post Soft-Touch Marketing Is More Respectful and More Effective appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:13:50


Stop Looking for Shortcuts (Episode 102)

7/31/2017
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Forging real connections with real customers take real effort. Every business owner knows this. So why do we behave differently when we get online? Why do we take social connections less seriously, and look for the SEO tricks and other quick fixes? The post Stop Looking for Shortcuts appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:18:51


Marketing Is an Investment, Not a Cost (Episode 101)

7/24/2017
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Marketing should not be a one-time spend to get a one-time result. If you think of it as an investment instead, today's "spend" can continue to pay off years from now. Here's how to focus on the two most important investments you can make in your business. The post Marketing Is an Investment, Not a Cost appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:13:57


Episode 100: I Am Not Special

7/17/2017
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When you set out to create something, do it to create a resource. Then it doesn't matter if organic growth is slow. You'll be creating a reusable business asset: That's content strategy in a nutshell. Episode 100 of this podcast is dedicated to you and your next big milestone. I am not special: You can do it too! The post Episode 100: I Am Not Special appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:16:30


I Am Tired of Seeing Creatives Fail (Episode 99)

7/10/2017
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It's a shame when you see great art go unnoticed. I got sick of seeing creatives fail, so I wanted to do something about it. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how and why I created a comprehensive online course to help writers, musicians, and visual artists. The post I Am Tired of Seeing Creatives Fail appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:18:05


Marketing Automation: A Case Example (Episode 98)

6/26/2017
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Marketing automation sounds robotic and impersonal. In fact, it can be a more welcoming and personal way to nurture a lead into a customer, by focusing on THEIR specific needs and interests. You have a much better chance at making a connection, while lightening your workload as well. The post Marketing Automation: A Case Example appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:21:35


The Service Disposition (Episode 94)

5/22/2017
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Generosity works. When you serve, you earn the right to serve again. Over time, you earn enough trust to ask for the sale. This used to be hard to scale, but not anymore. It starts with a genuine desire to help, and as Ive learned what you get in return might surprise you. The post The Service Disposition appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:16:05


Business Isn't "Just Business" (Episode 93)

5/15/2017
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Movies often portray success in business as a cut-throat, relentless climb to the top. Someone has to lose in order for you to win. Thats just not the case anymore, if it was ever true at all. Heres what the principles of content marketing taught me about todays business world. The post Business Isn’t “Just Business” appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:14:24


What Content Strategy Teaches You About Business (Episode 92)

5/8/2017
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Introducing a new 16-part series about counterintuitive business lessons that Ive learned from my mentors and the mistakes Ive made. It turns out that the same nuances that work in running a good content strategy also work in running a business as well. The post What Content Strategy Teaches You About Business appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:18:17


Podcast Sponsorships: Your Opinion (Episode 91)

5/1/2017
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Once a podcast reaches a certain level, its time to at least consider getting sponsorships. Lets look at the positives and negatives in monetizing a podcast and how it applies to this show in particular. The post Podcast Sponsorships: Your Opinion appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:11:12


How a Mini-Series Can Help Your Content Strategy (Episode 90)

4/24/2017
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I often produce little mini-series within this podcast. This structured way of writing is how I prefer to work, because it keeps me on track. Its good for my audience too and I have the data to back that up. So, would this method work for you? Lets take a look. The post How a Mini-Series Can Help Your Content Strategy appeared first on Control Mouse Media.

Duration: 00:14:33

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