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Learn to finish
In this context, I remember again Plato, but this time in a modification. To the interesting sentence of the ancient Greek "Listen and you will also benefit from those who speak stupid things" I would like to add the advice:
Learn to stop and you will not get a headache from the stupid stuff that some people talk about.
Wait for the right moment
Of course, I too did not get more consistent from day to day, and better at having the right moment and ending talks.
Just think again of the famous celebrity chef Alfons Schuhbeck and his clever "mesh"
Do it like a celebrity chef
He was a true master in ending a conversation without making you feel like you were just standing there stupidly.
Several times I have watched him travel under fifteen minutes in the fifty meters that lie between his two restaurants in Munich, although on the short route he is regularly approached by an estimated twenty people.
With heart and mind
Nevertheless, he has a nice word for everyone, a pat on the back or at least an autograph left over and everyone is looking forward to a few seconds of attention from Schuhbeck.
His secret was probably that he liked to talk to people in spite of the hurry. With heart and mind, so to speak.
As I said, powerful men in particular must be eagerly confused to silence them, for they are used to being listened to, not interrupted, and certainly not contradicted.
The consequence of this is: Do exactly that, interrupt it, irritate it with cheeky questions, take it out of the Concept.
You have to learn to interrupt
If you have problems with that, you and I are the same: a few years ago, I would never have dared to react in this way. And now I can!
But I already mentioned that I was not born to the Talker, and if I've learned to put the finishing touch to a conversation this way, then you can do it, wishing you - opportunity to practice it or never come into such an unpleasant situation.
The 10 best tips to end a conversation
In the beginning, that cost me quite a bit of overcoming, believe me. But over time, I have managed to overcome my awe and to dare to break even the authorities among my guests and end a conversation, if I think it is right as a moderator or simply the airtime is over. Here are my 10 best tips:
- If possible, consider how to end the conversation.
- Do not talk around the bush, be polite but honest when you end a conversation.
- Do not waste time on lusty conversations.
- You have it in hand when you end the conversation.
- Ask for your excuse and say you urgently want to talk to someone else in the room.
- A smile and a friendly "See you later" or "We stay in touch" does not bother you.
- Pass on your conversation partner to the next acquaintance (the reverse "Abklatschen").
- Practice in the high art of the final pointe.
- Exhausting profile neurotics irritate you with naughty questions. Better an end with horror ...
- But remember, you often see yourself twice in your life, and regardless of how it went, you should be able to look into your eyes the next time.
Conclusion: Do not wait for others to end the conversation
So now you have learned: Do not wait for other people to end the conversation for you. Because then you may wait in vain.
Finish the conversation that you do not like, just polite, but decided by self. This requires only courage and a little determination.
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