I had the pleasure of presenting with OCTA’s Sarah Swensson at the OCTA‘s Government 2.0 Deluxe Edition. My topic was how local government agencies can use online video to communicate with the public in an engaging, transparent and open way that creates better relationships and greater interest from constituents.
The day focused on how local government agencies can use the tools of the social web to promote transparency and democracy, proving that social media isn’t just for the race for the White House. My focus was on YouTube, but there’s tons of additional video opportunities out there. I hope to have the opportunity to help continue the conversation around video in future events.
It was an energizing day and it was so refreshing to see local agencies that are often maligned by the public as obsolete and unresponsive taking time out of their day to learn about how to communicate through these new social computing technologies.
What do you think? How can local government agencies connect better with the public through these new tools?
Here’s a brief video overview with a couple of clips of me presenting. Enjoy!