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How to End a Networking Conversation

How to End a Networking Conversation (VIDEO)

Sometimes you’re at a networking event and you find it is time to end your conversation. Here are a few ways to do it.


There comes a point in your chitchat where it's time to make the break. That you could blithely blab on, but, isn't it more effective to end the conversation when you know it's really over? There's a few ways that you can do it.

1st of all, you can say something to the effect of, "Hey! Can I introduce you to someone?" Then you introduce them to someone else in the room who spent some time with or who you happen to know.

In another situation, you might basically say, "Hey, I'm just to get another drink. Would you like something?" Then, when you come back with your drink, (or they can obviously say no) if they say, "No," you can respond by saying, "Good talking with you. I hope to see you around." If they would like something and bring it back to you, you can say, "While I was on line, I ran into someone excuse me, I need to chat with them."

The 3rd thing you can say is, "Can we exchange cards so that we can stay in touch." Normally, the card exchange is going to signal that you want to stay in touch and that's really the time to end.

There is 1 More Way that I think is the most blunt overt way of doing it. You say something along the lines of, "I have to use the restroom. I'm sure will have a chance to talk on another occasion. Have a great evening." They go off to the restroom.

There's a few different ways to in the conversation.

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