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.
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.