Last week I was honoured to be asked to join the group of bloggers making predictions at the annual Bloggers Predict event held by UPNZ. They asked me to make predictions in the following areas:
- Gadgets & Games
- The Internet, Web 3.0…
- Business & Technology
- Wellington/NZ/the Universe (open slather)
If you check out the results of the twitter-poll done on the night it will appear that I won, but I think people voted for me after the fact, because in fact the wonderful Brenda was the winner of the tiara for the second year in a row. I had a blast though, and thoroughly enjoyed alienating myself from the room by telling them that they did not represent the population as a whole. If you’d like to see my predictions for 2010, you can view my slides on Slideshare (although I talk a lot more than I use words on the screen, which is as it should be), or watch the video of the event below:
So, do you reckon I’m right or wrong? What do you think will happen this year? And will I ever learn to present without fidgeting?
On May 21, 2009, at GOVIS, I delivered a presentation called ‘Same time, different channel’.
Web 2.0 is not a big deal. It is not a scary freaky place. It is you doing what you’ve always done (or at least should be doing), just through an extra medium. New technologies may assist government/public participation, but most of the old rules still apply. Don’t be afraid.
Key learning points:
1. People are using new technologies to communicate in the exact same ways that they always have communicated.
2. Therefore, you have nothing to fear from using new technologies to get your message out.
3. But there are a few things you should consider.
You can view it on the GOVIS website, or check out my slides embedded beneath. I have to say it was a career highlight for me, because it was the culmination of 18 months work at the SSC, and it was very well received – the magic of Twitter allowed me to see feedback straight away, including:
- Mike Riversdale: Yesterday’s #govis09 highlight seems to have been @JoannaTMcLeod and today @MattLane is also @webstock worthy. SSC, you losing BOTH these people???
- nzlemming@joannatmcleod Best preso of conf so far. Good content, well presented. Thanks #govis09
- auchmill@joannatmcleod hammering home the basics: don´t lose the plot just cos it´s ¨social media¨ #govis09
- gnat@nzkoz No f-bombs from @johubris. She’s REALLY good and appropriate to audience. 10/10. Authoritative, accessible and friendly. #govis09 about 8 hours ago from Tweetie in reply to nzkoz
- trib@johubris doing a tops job on real use of socmed. Gratz! #govis09about 8 hours ago from Tweetie
- sigurdmagnussonEnjoying govis09 @joannatmcleod talk.Thx for reiterating to crowd that facebook, twitter are just new ways to exhibit age-old human behaviorabout 8 hours ago from Twitterrific
- nzrumi Joanna McLeod presso on Social Media was great. #govis09 about 8 hours ago from Tweetie
- Cle0patra#govis09 @joannatmcleod doing great and relevant preso on social mediaabout 8 hours ago from Twitterrific
On March 19, I did a presentation to the Govt Online Services Forum of the research that Lucy Weston-Taylor and I had completed over the summer, examining case studies of government use of SMS.
SMS or texting has a high adoption rate in New Zealand. Some government agencies are using computer-to-mobile texting to deliver their services to New Zealanders in a direct way. SSC has prepared case studies from four different government agencies who have trialled SMS. This presentation will discuss lessons learnt. It provides a starting point for agencies considering SMS as a solution for service delivery or communication with their customers.
If you didn’t catch it, you missed out! But luckily you can either listen to it on the Public Service Intranet, assuming you’re on a government IP, or check out my slides here. I’m very happy to talk about this in greater depth, although obviously I am no longer able to advise in an official capacity on it.