How to end face-to-face conversations

Think getting off the phone is difficult? Here are some phrases to practice, so you can get out of meetings—planned and impromptu—that hamper your ability to get things done.

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What’s worse than someone who talks your ear off on the phone?

A co-worker or family member who drones on and on in person can be a busy communicator’s worst nightmare.

It could be the neighbor who corners you in the front yard or the guy in line with you at the bar at a networking event. And then there’s the family get-togethers and the work holiday party—prime settings for long and awkward interactions.

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