#SPSM chats about getting your thoughts out there : #TextTalkAct and #MovieReview how-to, 5/10/15, 9pCST

On 5/10/15, #SPSM wishes a Happy Mothers Day to our community!

Tonight’s chat focuses on how our community members can get their ideas and opinions out into the larger world. Live stream discussion is here:

The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.

Join us at 9pCST for two reasons:

1) Remember our past chats on #TextTalkAct? Well, their newest campaign is off and running. Find out how to participate, and what strategy updates they are using in their newest multimedia initiative to generate a national discussion on mental health.

2) Let’s get ready for MOVIE NIGHT! Next week will be another special #SPSM event. We will be inviting guests to do a mega movie review on suicide themes in the movies. On tonight’s chat we will introduce the topic and discuss the “how-to” of a movie review vlog.

Vlogging and live stream commentary is an #SPSM community skill we have been developing in the last year. Our goal is not only to spread content expertise in the areas of suicide prevention and social media…But also to spread SKILLS. We see participation in the #SPSM community as a way that our members get the opportunity to road test social media skills and build competency in a creative and collaborative environment.

In this spirit, tonight we will be discussing the vlogging skills one could use to comment and react to suicide in popular media. The theme of suicide is everywhere in popular media. It’s clear that suicide is a powerful, universal topic that has the potential for high engagement. And it is time for our community to elevate our commentary skills so that we have a powerful presence in the social conversation on suicide.

Everyone is familiar with movie critic greats Siskel and Ebert. Perhaps you’ve seen one of their movie reviews…But how many of us know about YouTube “Reaction” videos?  Here’s an interesting “how to” on how those kinds of vlogs are made. Most members our community are just getting our feet wet with vlogging, so we won’t be ready to make use of all of this advice. BUT, it’s a good skill to develop, and at the least to understand.

So, come hang out with #SPSM tonight, and discuss strategies for getting your point of view to migrate from inside our community, and into the larger conversation!

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