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?
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“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
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