For organizations looking for an introduction to social media, and a glimpse of potential applications, a presentation or seminar by Lee Aase, one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, can help ignite the discussion. Lee has spoken on social media at more than 100 events across the United States – from San Diego to Boston to New York to Miami to Seattle and points in between – as well as in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Sweden, Canada and Australia.

Below is an interview recorded after an October 2009 presentation in North Carolina:

Dr. Farris Timimi, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and the medical director for the Center for Social Media, offers a physician perspective. In this video, he describes his vision for the good social media can do:

Other speakers associated with the center can provide specialized insights on employee communications, legal, IT, marketing and brand-related topics.

To inquire about the availability of a speaker for your organization, contact the center at 507-284-5005 or by email.

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