I’m Michael Boezi, and this is my “now” page – the top-line projects that I’m working on right now:
I produce a podcast called Marketing Without the Marketing to help teach people the basics of building an online audience. I post a new episode (nearly) every Monday; you can subscribe through iTunes and other podcast apps.
If you’re new to the podcast, start with these recent series:
- So You Want to Start a Business? How to market yourself when you’re starting a business. (here’s the complete 10-part series).
- What Content Strategy Teaches You About Business. Counterintuitive lessons that I’ve learned from running my own business (here’s the complete 16-part series).
I’ve been at work this summer writing and compiling a new series of online courses called Core Concepts of Content Strategy. I have a lot of topics planned, including SEO Basics, Social Media Strategy for Business, Repurposing Content, and more.
My flagship online course is still CreateBiz: Content Marketing for Creatives, which I produced in partnership with Dave Kusek, founder of Berklee Music Online. It’s focused on helping writers, musicians, and visual artists use their content to build an audience. The course is 42 video modules, with dozens of worksheets, templates, and guided assignments. Here’s a brief audio overview of why I wanted to take on this project:
I’m a practitioner. I run my own business called Control Mouse Media, LLC, helping clients build their audience using content. I do a mix of writing, strategy, and training – whatever it takes to create genuine, bi-directional connections with their customers.
I’ve been doing a lot more work in SEO and building online courses recently. A great example of my work is in the online courses offered by the Summers School of Yin Yoga. Each of these mini-courses serve as the online component to live intensive training. Though a lot of my work happens behind the scenes, some other projects of note:
- I helped write and edit this book, Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive and Survive in Their Digital World.
- I trained Josh on how to produce his wildly successful podcast, Everyday Sublime.
- Due in part to my SEO efforts, this post has been viewed over 150,000 times since Oct 2014.
I teach a course at Emerson College called Fundamentals of Content Strategy. It is a project-based grad-level course that I designed, based on the stuff that I do in practice with my own clients. We just finished up the spring term with another great set of students who are now empowered to go out and preach content strategy! Here are a few posts about my experience – including links to my students’ past projects so you can see their work.
I play the “part” of Johnny Rockmore in a band called The Rockmores, a smartrock powerpop quartet. We write and perform original songs, and we’re in the mastering stage of our first full-length album. Here’s a video from a recent show. I play guitar and sing backing vocals.
Derek Sivers came up with this concept (a “now” page), and my page is included in his collection.