G+ Tip: Want to connect? Use Hangouts to Share/Teach Your Skills

One day, I decided I wanted to learn Swedish...

The Backstory - skip down to the Tip if you're a tl;dr user
I was conversing with +Matz Särås - a Swedish follower - and we were discussing how we wished we spoke other languages. Matz had reshared one of my tips in Swedish to his Swedish speaking followers and I used Google Translate to thank him for sharing my post. I also told him that I have a little Swedish branch in my family tree (_I'm some sort of Nordic 'Viking' mix- shout out to my Dutch, Finnish and Norwegian roots_). Anyway, I told Matz I wish I spoke Swedish, and that I was learning Russian (I'm a MA student) and Spanish from my girlfriend. Matz related back to me that he wanted to learn those languages.

We've been trying to find innovative uses for all of G+'s features including Hangouts. As you've seen if you've followed me for longer than a day is that I encourage a G+ environment of community, collaboration and education. I've already been in Hangout watching +Chad Kovac do a live tattooing from his parlour and +Sarah Hill broadcasting live from the KOMU newsroom. I've been asked to give G+Tips in Hangouts and discuss future uses for G+...

Here's the tip:

Everybody's good at something... find out what you're good at and figure out how to teach other people how to do it... there is a niche for everyone! Can you knit? Schedule a Knitting Lesson Hangout. Want to learn Swedish? Find someone who'll dedicate 30 minutes every Thursday to teach you some cool stuff (maybe more often). Don't wanna teach, that's cool too - but sometimes all you have to do is make a suggestion... there are plenty of sites now that show when Hangouts are occurring - so, go forth! Make it happen. Announce it to your Followers. Allow people to sign up. There are a ton of ways you can make this work for you and ways you can make it work for others.

Gonna get paid for this stuff? Eh, probably not. However, it'll give you a chance to connect and maybe even have a good time.

So... anyone want to practice Russian with me?
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