How to use the #AuMAW2016 hashtag

How to use the #AuMAW2016 hashtag

Let’s start with a disclaimer. I am not a social media marketer or expert by any means.

I am interested in how social media can be used to communicate and share ideas so am an enthusiastic learner and as an educator never miss an opportunity to share what knowledge I have.

What is a Hashtag?

In a practical sense a hash tag is any word or series of letters that follows a #

The reason you use them in social media is that they work like a filter to help people using the social media platform to categorise and find information on a specific topic.  They can be general like #mediation (which will find anything that anyone has posted with the mediation hash tag) or specific like #AuMAW2016 (which will find what is posted this year related to the Australian Mediation Awareness Week)

It is especially useful on platforms like Twitter – https://twitter.com/  where trends are highlighted using Hashtags.

How should I use the Hashtag?

Save the search

A good first step is to save a search you do on a hash tag that you want to keep an eye on. How you do this will depend on the social media platform you are on.

Twitter instructions

Step One: Search for the hashtag

I’ll do an example with #AuMAW2016 which I would love you to save so you can plan Virtual Volley Ball with us.  The twitter search field is on the top right

twitter-search

Step Two:  Save the search

Save Search on TwitterOnce you’ve done the search click on More Options to open the drop down menu

Then if you want to further refine the search for example only seeing tweets that use the hash tag or only from people you follow.

I don’t know why you’d click that option because how are you going to make new virtual friends if you only look at content from people you already know?

Anyway once you have done that you can click Save this Search.

Step Three: Revisit Saved Searches

Click in the Search Twitter box again and your saved searches will be available for you to click on.

https://support.twitter.com/articles/96646#

Step Four: Get rid of the people who can’t spell Mediation

Not literally of course but if you come across people using the #mediation when they mean #meditation you can mute their posts (or politely let them know the difference between mediation and meditation) It is more than a T

An easy way to make social media images

An easy way to make social media images

Creating attractive and compelling images to share on social media used to be a time consuming issue for me.  And those who know me know that I am always taking on more than I can reasonably expect myself to be able to do.

So wasting time trying to find images without breaching copyright and putting them together with the words I want to share has been what I thought was a necessary frustration.

That is why I am so in love with Canva. https://www.canva.com/

Don’t judge me

You have to understand that I’m not a graphic designer and what I can produce is somewhat templated but it’s a lot better than what I have produced unassisted so I’m pretty happy. The thing that makes me happiest is that it is so quick.

Social Content

Social media is such a great way to share concepts and ideas and I’d like to challenge all mediators in Australia to produce at least one piece of original content to share under the #AuMAW2016 and #Mediation hash tags.

Social Sharing

I’d love to see a game of Virtual Volley Ball during Mediation Awareness Week 2016 where we keep content about mediation in the cloud. You can play by sharing, re-tweeting and encouraging your friends, acquaintances and strangers to do the same. If you want a world filled with more peace and understanding the best way to get it is to contribute to building the belief that it is possible.

Better choices

Negotiation and litigation are processes designed to reduce your choices in order to reach a settlement and usually the most powerful gets the best outcome.

Mediation is a process that is focused on increasing understanding about what matters to each party to a dispute, encourages exploration of the many options available before empowering the people impacted by the decision to decide the best option for them to try and resolve their dispute and be at peace with each other.

By increasing awareness of mediation and the different styles of mediation we increase the number of people who will feel empowered to make the choice to genuinely try mediation first.

Share your social media images on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram or your other prefered platform during Australian Mediation Awareness Week 7th to the 13th December

Mediation Q&As Roadshow 2016

Mediation Q&As Roadshow 2016

Brisbane Mediation Roadshow 2016

When – Monday 12th December 2016 and Tuesday 13th December 2016

Where – Various Locations in Brisbane see event booking information

What time – Between 7am and 7pm. 90 minute sessions.

Why not book a Breakfast Meeting or After Work Event?

How to book:  Click here to go to the Eventbrite Event Booking System event to find out more. 

Event Cost: $20 plus event booking fee 

About the Host

Middlegrounds was established by Jamie Nuich in 2016.  Middlegrounds services include proactive and preventative consultancy as well as mediation and assistance to make settlement agreements legally binding.

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Other #AuMAW2016 Events

Autim Awareness and Mediation

Autism Awareness and Mediation When - Thursday 8th December 2016 Where - Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/4192627750 What time - from 7pm to 8pm (EDST) How to book:  Click here to go to the Eventbrite Event Booking System event Event Cost:...

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Mediation Q&As Roadshow 2016

Brisbane Mediation Roadshow 2016 When - Monday 12th December 2016 and Tuesday 13th December 2016 Where - Various Locations in Brisbane see event booking information What time - Between 7am and 7pm. 90 minute sessions. Why not book a Breakfast Meeting or After Work...

read more

12.12.2016: The Conflict Interpreter Webinar

The Conflict Interpreter webinar / mini training hosted by Malcolm Guy from MIM Mediation. Designed for mangers and leaders this one hour webinar is full of practical hints and tips you can implement right away as well as guidance on when bringing in an independent, professional mediator may be necessary to avoid conflict escalation.

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7.12.2016: The Conflict Interpreter Webinar

The Conflict Interpreter webinar / mini training hosted by Malcolm Guy from MIM Mediation. Designed for mangers and leaders this one hour webinar is full of practical hints and tips you can implement right away as well as guidance on when bringing in an independent, professional mediator may be necessary to avoid conflict escalation.

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Founded on the values of creativity, integrity and responsibility the service provides clients with the opportunity to find a better solution even when all options to resolve the dispute appear to have been exhausted.

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Mediation Blog Posts and Ideas

Posts, Social Media and other resources

Ideas and shares of posts and other information documents on Mediation

Looking for inspiration for a blog post on Mediation?

There are so many ideas for a blog post or other form of communication on mediation but here are a few to get your thoughts activating.

Have a look at the categories below for inspiration.

Types of mediation

A post on any of the very many types of mediation written with a specific type of client in mind

  • Family Dispute Resolution for complex familes
  • Family Dispute Resolution for indigenous families
  • Family Dispute Resolution for parents born in the middle east
  • Family Dispute Resolution for parents of disabled children
  • Workplace Mediation for Government Departments
  • Workplace Mediation for Manufacturers

The list could go on forever

Aspects of Mediation

A post on a part of the mediation process. You can be as high level or detailed as you’d like

  • preparing for mediation – pre-mediation intakes
  • risk screening
  • safety planning for mediation
  • how to prepare for opening statements
  • mediated agreements

Comparisons between mediation and other processes

People sometimes get confused by the differences between mediation and other processes

  • the difference between mediation and counselling
  • the difference between mediation and lawyer negotiation
  • the difference between mediation and HR facilitated discussions
  • the cost difference between mediation and going to court

The Benefits of Mediation

Posts that explore the benefits of mediation (great to use data or case studies) to help people understand why it is worth trying mediation

  • the benefit of Family Dispute Resolution
  • The benefits of Workplace Mediation
  • The benefits of Peer Mediation

Other ADR Processes

Perhaps you are a practitioner of another approach to resolving conflict that is aligned to mediation such as restorative justice or conflict coaching.