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Michael Ellis
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Global ERP Transformations, Cooking and Entertaining, Learning languages, Doing Business
Global ERP Transformations, Cooking and Entertaining, Learning languages, Doing Business

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Looks like I'm going to see my first in-person Monday Night Football game !


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I've been saying this routinely for a while, but rarely are people following my advice:
The easiest way to make this work is to go to hangouts.google.com and start a video call. Then invite people in your circles to the call. Or capture the URL for the video call you create and post it in the community with a time when you will be there. Put on your headset and practice with everyone who shows up.

Please remember, community guidelines prohibit posting private contact details here. (Including email addresses, Skype ID's or phone numbers). You may send people private messages or direct them to look at your profile to find ways to contact you.


These long-standing policies in the community protect all of our members. I have deleted the offending comments and hope you'll remember the policy in the future.

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I was just discussing this with someone who was struggling to learn some pronunciation of English words.

Frustration is a NATURAL PART OF LEARNING AND IS TO BE EXPECTED AND EVEN WELCOMED.

If you accept that fact and simply get comfortable with frustration, you will have learned an essential tool to improving your language skills. No matter which language you are learning, your improvement comes only after getting through the first (sometimes daunting) level of frustration.

h/t +Wolf Weber for this great share
The vital role of frustration in deliberate practice
I received many responses to my article How we can keep on breaking through performance ceilings . Most were positive, some where constructively critical. Most were about the claim that stretching one's abilities comes with a certain discomfort and frustrat...

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Hey Mister! There's a person in my food.......

H/t +Wolf Weber

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Glühwein für Alle......
My campaign slogan for my next election

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we don't have a Norwegian community for Hangouts here but I thought this was fascinating anyway for all of us interested in languages

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A commemorative video of the moment
Celebrating 100,000 members in this community!

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For those who didn't know

Language Practice Hangouts Community is the premier place on Google+ for people striving to improve their language skills. Connect with native speakers of the languages of your choice and use the Google Hangouts technology to practice together with like-minded learners.
Congratulations!

Your community has reached 100,000 Members ! ! !

We hope to see great things from this community in the future too, but what an incredible milestone we have accomplished together.

Keep practicing ! ! ! 
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Congratulations!

Your community has reached 100,000 Members ! ! !

We hope to see great things from this community in the future too, but what an incredible milestone we have accomplished together.

Keep practicing ! ! ! 
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Spinach & Gruyere Strata for the Star Wars Marathon

Today, TBS is running the 6 of the Star Wars films in sequence, starting this morning at 6:45 and continuing until 11pm tonight!

I'm hosting some people to enjoy any or all of the films with me. Breakfast served this morning, but just for me. Apparently no one else had the energy to be up in time to watch the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
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