VIDEO: Mayor Dean Fortin talking about social media
Does using social media eliminate the need for personal interactions?
I had a client ask me that the other day. He was curious to see if his involvement with social media meant that he did not have to deal with “real people” in person anymore.
That was a good question. My immediate response was to think of some creative way that would best illustrate my answer.
In a flash of creative inspiration I decided to create a video that would showcase how real people use social media. And I knew instantly the perfect person to be the star of the first video to answer my client’s question.
I believe that using social media most certainly expands the ways we interact with people and works to increase the value of those interactions.
Dean Fortin, Mayor of Victoria, BC, is a great example of just how that works. I believe this because I’ve been following his updates via Facebook and Twitter and have seen how he does it. In the video Dean talks about how his use of social media allows him to connect with the community and create engagement with real people one-on-one.
Here are some of the questions I ask Dean in the interview:
What inspired you to start using social media as Mayor?
How do you manage your duties as Mayor and your time for social media?
Do you have and social media advice for Victoria business owners?
Feel free to add your comments below. I look forward to hearing from you!