Are you one of those people who gets trapped in conversations? The only way the conversation ends is when the other person ends it? And, before they are finished, you end up looking at countless pictures of children climbing trees, and listening to stories of horrible bosses? If the inevitable ending to someone starting a conversation with you is that you usually end up feeling powerless, trapped, and bored, then how could you ever be inspired to learn how to put yourself in the situation of meeting new people, more often? As you recall, in the past I wrote about ‘How to Avoid Bad Conversations’. Today, I will address how to leave a conversation, if there’s just no hope of getting it back on track.
People seem to have a hard time with graceful exits. Think about the sentence: ‘It was nice talking to you, but I am just going to look for my friend now’. There’s nothing difficult about saying this sentence. So why do people find exiting conversations so difficult?