Your social media and your restorative justice elevator speeches should vary.

Lets start with social medai:

You can connect Facebook and Twitter, so your tweets are your Facebook.  I did that for awhile, but felt I had two purposes for each.  Facebook, is me, it had to be I got deactivated last fall, for acting too much like a business.  I wish I did better with the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program Fan Page.  I try to make that the volunteering hub.

By: Twitter Buttons

I do have my Tweets, on the face of the blog, check those when you are here.  Sometimes I link to articles on both facebook and twitter, sometimes not.  For example I haven’t had time to talk about the Illinois implementation guide, and a link to it is on Twitter.

I have to figure out how to get videos in my blog, each time I do one, I don’t do them much.  So I am more likely to just link it up on Facebook, much easier.  If I feel like I have a quick thought, I do a tweet, you only get 140 characaters there.  I do like knowing my tweets are seen on the face of my blog.

So many social media aspects for me (I forgot to mention, LinkedIn) and I’ve got profiles on Ning and I am connected there to community of Teen Talking Circles and Nonviolent Communication.  Be careful there, I was doing some reading, while considering to date someone younger, and I may accidently have joined another network there.

My point is that the various aspects of your social media, should be a little different.  Of course who you are and what you are promoting should remain genuine and consistent.  The core values remain.

That is how I feel about Restorative Justice Elevator speeches. (just had a cool moment, googled “restorative justice elevator speeches”, clicked the top link, it went to my own blog post!).  When you have adult ADD (self-diagnosed attention deficiet disorder) in the middle of typing your blog, you suddenly search the phrase.

Now I just took a quiz, and here is my result:

Serious ADHD Likely!
    The tip for other bloggers, if you run off to research something else, just ‘save the draft’ and when you need to post, you can pick up one of the started ones.  You have to make who you are work for you, and that is one way I let my ADD work for me, running off from another task, back to the blog!
Social Media – and Restorative Justice Speeches
I was asked about how I got so good at explaining Restorative Justice.  My answer was two things:  listening and relationships.
Its a pretty common question, “What is Restorative Justice?”, especially common to me.  I talk to Wal-Mart greeters and women with newborns.  I say a little, then I listen.  I try to gauge next what aspect to lead with.  My choices range from the support of victims, the accountabilty of offenders, the use of storytelling, the aspects of healing, the impact on me as a practitioner.  It also depends on what I might know about a person (school administrator, teacher, probation agent, victim-witness advocate).
The common ground values of Restorative Justice remain consistent.  So like the varieties of social media, the variety of your restorative justice explanations should vary.
I can’t believe I got an 18 on that ADHD quiz! 

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