How To Break Into An Ongoing Discussion

How To Break Into An Ongoing Discussion

Here’s an simple but effective power phrase that you can use in a media interview, a team/board  meeting, or a negotiation

Say: “May I just add something?”

The simplicity and brevity of this particular power phrase is deceptive. I’ve used it and it works. You just wait for a short pause, ask the question, and you’re back in the flow of the conversation.

An excellent variation of this power phrase is “I wonder if I could make a comment about what you just said?”  The beauty of both power phrases is, who is going to say no to you?

The Words Lincoln Lived By

“Not a single Lincoln quotation that’s spurious in the entire book.”

“This is a book to cherish and share.”—Bill Marriott, CEO, Marriott International, Inc.

“Not only does Griessman give us Lincoln quotes, but he also weaves each one into a little jewel of an essay on that particular subject.” Wayne C. Temple, renowned Lincoln scholar, Illinois State Archives

A stirring, inspirational treasury of quotations from our greatest and most admired president.

You will also enjoy Lincoln Speaks To Leaders by Gene Griessman and Pat Williams.

Don’t leave yet. You’ve found a goldmine. Check out additional power phrases and unusual quotations.



Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd printing. His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations. He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings all over the world. To learn more about his presentations, call 404-435-2225. Learn more at Atlanta Speakers Bureau or at his website. His latest book “Lincoln and Obama” has just been released by Audible.
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