Starting a conversation

Starting a conversation

Hi, my name is _____.
Excuse me, can I talk to you for a minute?
Can I ask you for something?
Can I talk to you for a moment?

Bring in other people

What do you think (person’s name)?
What’s your opinion?
Don’t you agree with us?
You’re quiet today, (person’s name)?
What are you thinking, (person’s name)?

Checking another person’s understanding

Do you follow me?
Have you got it?
Are you with me?
Be sure to ask if you have any questions.

Showing understanding

Now I’ve got it.
I understand.
I’m with you.
Uh-huh.
Um-hmm.

Asking for repetition / clarification

I didn’t catch that.
I didn’t hear you.
I missed that.
I’m not following you.
Sorry, I don’t see what you mean.
Would you mind saying that again?

Responding criticism

Please accept my apology.
It won’t happen again.
I apologize.
Please forgive me.

Ending conversation

I’d love to continue this conversation, but …
Sorry, but I thinkk I should be going now.
Well, I don’t want to take up any more of your time.
I’ve got to go now.

Saying goodbye

It was nice talking to you.
Thanks for the information.
Speak to you soon.
Take care.
Take it easy.
See you later.

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