National League of Cities - Social Media and MunicipalitiesPresentation Transcript
The Power of People Like You
Meet James I work for the government because: “I love to communicate the truth to the community.”Videographer / Station Manager City of East Point, GA
James had a challenge…
Is James like you?• Like you, he wants to communicate better with citizens• Like you, he wants to use social media as a valuable tool• Like you, he is not exactly sure where to begin
What is ?Tools:• Blogs Online community of• Forums government colleagues• Groups that help each other• Datasets to do their jobs better.• Video / Photo SharingValue:• Learn and share with peers ~38,000 Members • Federal, state and local employees• Get questions answered quickly • Contractors, non-profits, academia• Solve problems faster • International (Canada, UK, Australia, etc.)• Find and contribute best practices
What is ? People Like You
How doPeople Like You help James?
Pssstt….People Like You get help, too!
How Do People Like You Help James?Management Analyst – City of Danville, VA
How Do People Like You Help James?Founder, Canton (NY) Ambassadors, Grantham, NH
How Do People Like You Help James?Project Manager, Planning/Public Involvement, Michael Baker, Inc.
How Do People Like You Help James?Investigator, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and Gov 2.0 Radio Co-Founder << James added Adriel as a friend on >>
How Do People Like You Help James?Management Analyst, Government of Guam You have far-reaching impact
How Do People Like You Help James?Health Educator, Multnomah County (OR) Health DepartmentYou don’t have to be an “expert”
How Do People Like You Help James? James took Heather’s advice
How else could James get help?http://www.govloop.com/group/socialmediaforgovernment http://www.govloop.com/group/munigov Groups
How else could James get help?http://www.govloop.com/forum/topics/smart-crowds-dumb-committees http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/cashing-in-citizen-points Blogs
How else could James get help?http://www.govloop.com/forum/topics/what-do-you-do-when-someone Forumshttp://www.govloop.com/forum/topics/smart-crowds-dumb-committees
How else could James get help? Friends
What is the moral of this story? People Like You Are Powerful!
How did James respond? (I second that emotion…)
Here to Help You Andrew Krzmarzick Community Manager Andrew@GovLoop.com @KrazyKriz 202-352-1806