Hello again,

Last time we talked about how to interrupt during a meeting. But how do you handle interruptions? Constant interruptions can  make the meeting difficult, but here are some tips to help you manage them.

cursantDon’t invite interruptions! Speak loudly and clearly. Be brief and to the point. People will interrupt if you take too much time.

Many people interrupt a meeting without meaning to, so don’t take it personally. Be polite and manage interruptions with phrases like:

’Hold on, please.’

’Do you mind if I finish?…As I was just saying… .’

’Sorry, but I haven’t finished what I was saying.’

’We’ll come back to you in a moment.’

’Let me come back to that  later.’

’May I just finish!’

’Just a second, please. I promise we’ll come right back to you.’

Till next time, here is an exercise for you:

Put the words in the right order to make typical sentences for interrupting and dealing with interruptions:

1. what   sorry   I   but   saying   I   finished   was   haven’t

2. something   I   add   would   to   like

3. here   to   I   make   a   like   if   I’d   point   could

4. we’ll   a   you   back   moment   come   in   to

5. back   to   me   later   let   that   come

6. but…   up   hold   sorry   to   meeting   the

7. about… what  wait   ?

8. do   if   mind   finish   you   I ?

Autor: Cecilia Stănia – Trainer intern A_BEST Limba Engleză

Cecilia Stănia este absolventă a Facultăţii de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine Dimitrie Cantemir, specializarea Studii Limba şi literatura Engleză– Limba şi Literatura Germană, promoţia 2010.

Cecilia a fost mereu interesată să-şi îmbunătăţească cunoştinţele de limba engleză, de aceea ea a urmat modulul Psihopedagogic Nivelul I.

În calitate de trainer A_BEST, Cecilia predă engleza – limbaj general şi business – în mediul corporate.