Have you even been standing during a conversation and thought to yourself, "now how am I going to get out of this one..."  It is always nice to have a list of phrases that you can pull out if the situation ever arises. The Culture and Manners Institute came up with a great list of lines that you can use to politely (and quickly) end a conversation in almost any situation.

Aftecareertips13-150x150r shaking the hand of whomever you are speaking with, end the conversation with:
"It was a pleasure to meet you."
"I enjoyed speaking to you."
"Thank you for taking the time to speak with me."
"Thank you for your time"
"You have an impressive background and I enjoyed hearing about it."
"Enjoy the rest of your evening."
These are all quick and easy ways to end a conversation on a polite note. Not all conversations will be slam dunks, but all conversations are a way to build (and keep) a good reputation out there.

 

This is my first post for the Center for Professional Development's blog. I'm looking forward to starting new conversations with you. If you have ideas or any topic that you want to discuss let me know. .....

 

Thank you for your time,
Jennifer McGrew '13
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