Tips And Tricks For Optimal Posting To Social Media

1 minute videos are suitable for posting to Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. Posting in native format to each social media platform results in greatest target audience engagement and reach 2016 was an interesting year for how to reach a target audience with video. It is imperative for greatest audience reach to post video to social media sites in the native format for the site to ensure maximum engagement and reach. This is being written by the same guy who has sworn by Youtube on several channels for a number of years! 2016 saw a shift in this thinking. It is still imperative to post to youtube, but for maximum reach, posting the same video in native format to a facebook page, a twitter account, and a shorter version to Instagram is a wise choice. In addition, every post that is not a video, needs to have a picture posted with it for maximum engagement! This can't be stressed enough. Here are some tips and tricks: 1. If you need to 'rip' a youtube video for posting to other sites, a great free tool is en.savefrom.net Be sure to that you have the copyright rights to the video. [...]

By |2016-12-13T11:30:29+00:00December 12th, 2016|Social Media To Help People Succeed|0 Comments

10 Social Media Tips For Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers @CSOntario #OACS2015

Waterloo Crime Stoppers Chair Jeanean Thomas & Toronto Police Service Social Media Officer presented "Social Media For Crime Stoppers Programs" to delegates attending the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers 2015 Annual Training Conference at the Hilton Hotel, London, Ontario Canada Sunday June 8, 2015 Social media needs to be a priority for all Crime Stoppers programs. In order to achieve an effective social media presence it is imperative to have a purpose and process in place that will allow Crime Stoppers programs to achieve payoff and potential for their goals of preventing and solving crime together. Special thank you to Meaghan Gray, Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Issues Manager for making Social Media For Communications Crime Stoppers training possible. Two presentations were offered to delegates at the 2015 Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers Annual Training Conference in London, Ontario led by Jeanean Thomas, Chair of Waterloo Region Crime Stoppers and Constable Scott Mills, Toronto Police Service Social Media Officer. Watch one of the presentations in its entirety here: Below is a list of tips that were discussed and links to more information. The list is by no means exhaustive, and if anyone has more tips to add please [...]

By |2015-06-08T14:54:12+00:00June 8th, 2015|Community Building, Crime Stoppers|0 Comments

#MentalHealth & Well Being @TDSB Parent Symposium ‘Social Media For Success & Safety’

1st Annual Mental Health And Well Being Parent Symposium hosted by the Toronto District School Board included 2 workshops led by Constable Scott Mills on topic of Social Media For Success And Safety and Saving & Improving Lives Using Social Media Tools Saturday May 9, 2015 “Mental Health & Well-Being Belongs to Us! Parents as Partners: Taking Action Together” was the theme of the 1st annual Toronto District School Board Parents Symposium on Mental Health & Well-Being Saturday May 9, 2015 at Earl Haig Secondary School. Presenting #SoMe To Save & Improve Lives #MentalHealth Parent Symposium https://t.co/6ekHDm0KzU pic.twitter.com/gD2Voft7VO— Scott Mills (@GraffitiBMXCop) May 9, 2015 #MentalHealth & Well Being @tdsb Parent Symposium starts acknowledging Earl Haig School is built on Aboriginal land pic.twitter.com/YkaXrcJQWI— Scott Mills (@GraffitiBMXCop) May 9, 2015 The keynote speaker was Toronto based Jennifer Kolari, Parenting specialist and author of Connected Parenting and You're Ruining My Life (But Not Really) Some beneficial information from Jennifer on social media for parents is here: New guest blog post useful for ALL parents out there: How To Manage Your Teens Social Media Outlets. Posted on http://t.co/cMarFjnmRC— Jennifer Kolari (@Jenniferkolari) April 25, 2014 Constable Scott Mills was honoured to present two [...]

See what over 4 million people overheard at Norwich University in Vermont at #CSISymposium 2014

The 7th Annual CSI & Technology Symposium occurred at Norwich University in Vermont USA April 22 & 23, 2014 Thanks to Amanda Blain for educating on preventing cyber bullying and advocating for solutions & Real Time Crisis Intervention at #CSISymposium 2014 at Norwich University in Vermont USA April 23, 2014 Amazing human being Amanda Blain helped a courageous mother named Carol Todd raise awareness using her over 4 million Google Plus connections to help stop cyber bulling and teen suicides at the 7th annual "CSI Symposium" at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont on Wednesday April 23, 2014. Teen Amanda Todd committed suicide after posting a youtube video online outlining her harassment. It was interesting to note in the presentation that Carol herself feared that Amanda Blain would be subject to online harassment for participating in the presentation done live using Google Plus Hangouts On Air technology at the Dole Auditorium on campus. Constable Mills stressed that the good must prevail, and we must use social media tools for success and safety. "We must act local, and think global, and celebrate success along with promote safety together using social media tools". Watch the archived hangout on air here: [...]

#RealTimeCrisis at #CACP #MHCC #MHPolice Conference Saving & Improving Lives Using Relationships & Technology

Conf to Improve Interactions With Persons with Mental Illness - Downloadable Presentations #MHpolice http://t.co/rNVlsp66UR— CACP / ACCP (@CACP_ACCP) April 11, 2014 Toronto Street Nurse Anne Marie Batten presented her vision of Real Time Crisis Intervention at joint Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police & Mental Health Commission of Canada Mental Health conference at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario Canada Real Time Crisis Intervention is a not for profit Canadian corporation with the goal of improving and saving lives using relationships and technology. "Listening More, Talking Less" Read what Real Time Crisis Intervention is in April/2014 RCMP Gazette. Special thank you to RCMP Ontario Social Media Specialist Jean Turner for making this article happen For a complete overview of what "Real Time Crisis Intervention" is "Listening More & Talking Less" please read April/2014 RCMP Gazette article written by Real Time Crisis founder, Toronto street nurse Anne Marie Batten by clicking here. For a few pics of the conference click here: Review presentation slides from the March/2014 conference here: Ricardo Araujo volunteers for Real Time Crisis intervention regularly monitoring Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and any other social media platform that a crisis occurs in to [...]

Saving Lives Using Social Media #CSSN2014 Lawyer @Eroher Mom @C_Todd School Safety @DavePicsBradley & Cop @GraffitiBMXCop

17th Annual Canadian Safe Schools Network Conference at International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Tuesday February 25, 2014 Carol Todd speaks to #CSSN2014 and says "I believe in restorative justice if it is done in the right way" Her daugther's youtube video 'suicide note' video has been viewed 29 million times as of Tuesday February 25, 2014 This blog is written by Constable Scott Mills of Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications and is designed to share some key information from the Canadian Safe Schools Network conference on the issue of social media use for success and safety, in particular preventing a crisis and responding to an emergency. Thank you to the Canadian Safe Schools Network and Dave Fraser for an amazing opportunity to network between the education, social work and police/law enforcement community at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. "Commitment and allocation of staff and resources by school administration to make emergency response planning a priority" says lawyer Eric Roher. Eric goes on to state "To create major changes in the workplace, the organization needs: 1. A sense of urgency 2. A guiding coalition 3. Vision and strategy" Watch Carol Todd, mother of teen suicide [...]

#OACP #LAwSac Cop Social Media Training Ontario Police College #HOA Links & Contact Info

Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and Laws Communications co-hosted social media training for police officers at the Ontario Police College Nov13-15, 2013 Connect with Lauri Stevens @LawsComm Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and Laws Communications co-hosted social media training for police officers at the Ontario Police College Nov13-15, 2013. Connect with Joe Couto on twitter @OACPOfficial Faces of success and safety at Ontario Police College Social Media Training Nov13-15, 2013 were Stephanie Mackenzie-Smith @Dash_30_Dash Cst Marco Ricciardi @TPS_Marco and Lauri Stevens @LawsComm It was indeed an honour to be be invited to participate in training 74 law enforcement personnel from across the province of Ontario, and from as far away as Detroit and Vancouver November 13-15, 2013 at the Ontario Police College. There were a total of 3 Hangouts On Air that are available to review from the training. These interactive training sessions were live on youtube at the time, and are archived on the same link as they were live on for later viewing. Please share with anyone who can make a difference in moving the use of social media for community success and safety forward for any organization. Click here [...]

#RealTimeCrisis Toronto Crisis Team Turns To Social Media To Save Lives by @LiamDevlinCasey @TorontoStar

Story appeared in Toronto Star Monday August 26, 2013 by reporter Liam Casey Thank you to Mark Horvath of InvisiblePeople.tv for inspiring this work. Toronto crisis team turns to social media to save lives. Real Time Crisis uses an innovative suicide intervention strategy — it goes directly, via social media, to people crying out for help. Photo For Online Story On #RealTimeCrisis @RealTimeCrisis Intervention To Save And Improve Lives In Toronto Star Monday August 26, 2013 Edition | photo by Rick Madodnik “Can I help?” Those three words can save lives. In fact, they are the very words that Anne Marie Batten — a Toronto street nurse involved in an innovative suicide intervention strategy — sends out over and over via Twitter as she talks down people in distress, some on the verge of taking their lives. For the past 18 months, Batten and Toronto police Const. Scott Mills have been working on a fledgling non-profit organization to help the mentally ill 24 hours a day on social media. They’ve dubbed it Real Time Crisis. “We’d rather not shoot somebody that’s in crisis,” said Mills. His employer, the Toronto police force, has come under intense scrutiny in recent [...]

Akwesasne & Cornwall Communities Learn Social Media For Community Success & Safety

Crime Stoppers USA Past Chair Scott Abrams joined Constable Scott Mills of Toronto Police Service & Crime Stoppers live on a Hangout On Air May 27 at a Parent Engagement Evening at Akwesasne near Cornwall. RCMP Officer Cynthia Lord has been policing the Akwesasne area for twenty years, and is one of those police officers who genuinely cares and knows her community well. Cynthia, in collaboration with Lisa Francis-Benedict of the Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) arranged a two day "Social Media For Success & Safety" awareness and education campaign in the area May 27 & 28, 2013. I was honoured to travel by Via Rail train to Cornwall and Akwesasne area from Toronto to speak with community members-specifically students and parents about using social media for success and safety in my capacity as a Toronto Police Service Social Media Officer and Adviser to Crime Stoppers programs on social media. This is the second time in five years doing this trip, and I can honestly say it is one of the experiences I cherish most in my career. Why you ask? The people of Akwesasne are amazing! Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School students indicate they predominantly [...]

#HamOnt Crowd Funded Journalist @JoeyColeman Earns Trust of Community & Cops Using @LiveStream In Real Time

by Constable Scott Mills Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Social Media Officer Crime Stoppers Social Media Adviser Joey Coleman is a crowdfunded journalist in Hamilton, Ontario and is forging a future based on the trust of the community , police & emergency responders Joey Coleman uses a Sony HXR-NX70U waterproof camera and a @LiveStream Procaster to update the public from official police & fire sources on emerging events in Hamilton, Ontario Every police & emergency service, no matter how big or how small, needs to have a plan & human resources in place for real time reporting of incidents in 2013, as well as real time analyzing/processing of information coming in on the case in social media. Staff Sergeant Matt Kavanagh of the Hamilton Police Service Homicide Unit stated publicly during the Tim Bosma case that social media was important and an officer had been dedicated to monitoring social media for the investigation. Staff Sergeant Matt Kavanagh of the Hamilton Police Service Homicide Unit stated publicly during the Tim Bosma homicide investigation that social media was important and an officer had been dedicated to monitoring social media for the investigation. Many more community members, police [...]