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A Fond Farewell to the Carriage House Cafe

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For the past five years I have managed social media and Internet marketing efforts for the Carriage House Cafe here in Ithaca, New York. Together we have spear-headed the use of new media to tell a brand’s story; we were one of the very first businesses in Ithaca to be active on Twitter and Foursquare.

Because we were the tip of the spear during that time, Your News Now in Syracuse did a piece on me and the CHC’s use of Twitter. This evening news story was seen by an executive at Ithaca College who got in touch with me, and invited me to sit on a social media panel discussion for local business people at the Chamber of Commerce.

That started the ball rolling, and my life hasn’t been the same since.

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Social Media Tune-Up: Is the Hype Over Yet?

Taking Your Social Media Efforts to the Next Level:
One workshop in two three-hour sessions

The social media honeymoon is finally over. The hype has died down, and realistic evaluations of its effectiveness are settling in. Which networks are still going strong, and what services may not be worth your time? Who are the new players? What should you be paying attention to, and what can you let go?

Designed for intermediate social media users and professionals who understand the basics, and want to take the effectiveness of their social networking to the next level, in this workshop you will learn how to create a coordinated social media campaign through management of multiple accounts on Twitter and Facebook, schedule posts, search profiles and conversations, analyze and leverage your following, view statistics, bulk follow/unfollow, and more.

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Introduction to Internet Statistics

Measure the Effectiveness of Your Internet Marketing
One workshop in one three-hour session

It’s one thing to have a lot of likes on Facebook or followers on Twitter, but how many people are actually seeing and responding to your posts? Is Klout a good measure of your social media effectiveness, or are there other, more transparent tools that provide clearer feedback? And what about the reach of your email marketing campaigns or the impact of your YouTube videos?

A greater understanding of analytical tools and their associated terminology will help you better measure the effectiveness of your Internet Marketing efforts, because numbers on the Internet can be deceiving.

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Getting Found Online

Essential Search Engine Optimization Skills (SEO)
One workshop in two three-hour sessions

The information explosion continues, as the amount of Internet data we are all creating will increase by 50-75x in the next 10 years. With that much information out there, how will people easily find you or your business when they search online?

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Introduction to Email Marketing

Understand and Choose Your Best Email ‘Blast’ Tool
One workshop in one three-hour session

Email marketing is a cost effective way for a small business to set itself apart from the competition, and engage with its core audience in a deeper way.

Today’s slew of email campaign management services can create for you an increased level of professionalism, not just in your Internet marketing presentation, but in the way customers will be able to engage you and respond to your business services.

In this workshop, you will learn how to format effectively designed email blasts, manage a list of addresses, and access real-time statistics that show you open-rates and click-through percentages.
  

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Business Marketing with Facebook & Twitter (Social Media 101)

Building Electronic Community Through Social Media:
One workshop in two three-hour sessions

Modern social media has been around for a few years now, and this technological trend shows no signs of letting up. Businesses both large and small have found ways to leverage the pervasive new mediums of Twitter, Facebook, and other networks to increase customer engagement and the bottom line. Is social media marketing just a new way of broadcasting commercial advertisements, or will you need to spend time engaging with your clients and potential customers? How much of your time and resources will you need to commit, and what kind of return can you expect on your investment?

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This is a #fisheye lens shot of the #CarriageHouseNY, which has become one of my biggest #clients since I’ve been residing in #Ithaca #NewYork these past six years. I’m in love with this #building! It’s a #fieldstone #carriagehouse from the 1860s, lovingly restored. And it feels like home to me.

This is a #fisheye lens shot of the #CarriageHouseNY, which has become one of my biggest #clients since I’ve been residing in #Ithaca #NewYork these past six years. I’m in love with this #building! It’s a #fieldstone #carriagehouse from the 1860s, lovingly restored. And it feels like home to me.

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Hire @Mouselink aka Matteo Wyllyamz

Matteo wants to know, “What’s your story?”

Matteo has been a media instructor for 20 years. Today he works as a public speaker, teacher, analyst, and consultant in new media and internet marketing.

The amount of data in the world will increase 50-75x in the next decade. Will people be able to find you in the midst of this information explosion? Will traditional marketing techniques be effective in this new age, or is the Internet just a new way to advertise? 

To find the answer to these questions, we must learn how to tell an authentic human story. The technological tools available to us today represent unprecedented opportunities to share our experiences through rich new decentralized forms of media.

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@Mouselink Workshops & Business Training

Internet Marketing & Social Media Education
by Matteo Wyllyamz

@Mouselink is the internet handle of the New-York-based author, teacher, public speaker and artist, Matteo Wyllyamz. Matteo is interested in new media, visual communication, “technorealism,” and future trends forecasting. He writes and speaks about the ways in which emerging technologies impact our society, communities, businesses, schools, and us as individuals.

This approach is sometimes referred to as “futurism.”
  

Matteo Wyllyamz speaks on futurism, new media, and Internet marketing topics

Are you paying attention? Our planet is changing at an exponential rate. If you don’t know what dramatic changes are coming in the next few years, how will you be prepared? Or will your adaptations come too late? 

Matteo specializes in bringing the details of these emerging technologies to those who may not already be paying attention, and creates visual and spoken-word presentations on these same topics. Matteo likes to tell stories within the framework of the “philosophy of technology.” Many of these stories are global. Some are local. All are personal.

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How to Create Prezi ‘Zooming’ Presentations

Prezi, the PowerPoint Killer
One workshop in one three-hour session

PowerPoint is like a zombie: It’s dead, but it doesn’t know it yet.

But you want your presentations to come to life, so you want to use Prezi, a web-based presentation tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides.

Text, images, videos and other objects are placed on an infinite plane, and are grouped together in frames. The “zooming” interface then allows you as a presenter to create non-linear paths, where you can navigate a virtual idea map to illustrate your thoughts to the audience.

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#Hurricane #Sandy 4pm Sunday from #Ithaca, New York: The little yellow line shows the 175 miles (as the crow flies) between us (upper left red dot) and #NewYorkCity (lower right red dot). Very calm here at present. Dark clouds and a little light rain.

#Hurricane #Sandy 4pm Sunday from #Ithaca, New York: The little yellow line shows the 175 miles (as the crow flies) between us (upper left red dot) and #NewYorkCity (lower right red dot). Very calm here at present. Dark clouds and a little light rain.

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Podcast #31 - Meet the veggie-powered 24/7 RV-driving full-timer family of the @EcoWomb

On the road full-time in an RV that runs on waste vegetable oil …

… this beautiful family has dedicated their lives to healthy and sustainable living, organic foods, alternative fuels, renewable energy, natural parenting, and living from the heart.

Thanks to our new friends at Eco Womb for taking the time to speak to us about their amazing, sustainable lifestyle. If you haven’t listened to the podcast yet, this is a great one with which to start!

Thank you so much for listening. You can also subscribe to the @mouselink podcast on iTunes.

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Simple pleasures are the best. #coffee at #carriagehouseny 

Simple pleasures are the best. #coffee at #carriagehouseny 

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#cayugalake #fingerlakes #ithaca #noborders: @mlecal @phoebiencae Thanks for the lovely memories.

#cayugalake #fingerlakes #ithaca #noborders: @mlecal @phoebiencae Thanks for the lovely memories.