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Do You Have Questions?

Here are some of the questions people have about endings.

Q1:What if we're interrupted?
A1: Sometimes you are interrupted before you can close a conversation. Mark was listening intently to Susan as she talked about her expanding business when two other people joined their group and the conversation got sidetracked to another topic. Soon, the chair called the meeting to order. Susan and Mark ended up at different tables. Mark wanted to finish their conversation and find a way to reconnect after the meeting because he figured she would need his office design services sometime in the next year as she added more office space. Before he left the luncheon, he made a point of approaching Susan again, asking for her card, and offering to send her an article he'd written on office lighting.
Q2:What if you really want to keep on talking?
A2: Occasionally, you will find yourself in a conversation that's too good to leave. You want to keep talking with your contact even though the unwritten rule says, "Circulate."

Hal began to talk with Marilyn, the speaker. After five minutes or so, he began to feel uncomfortable because she wasn't having an opportunity to visit with anyone else. Even though they both clearly wanted to continue their conversation, it seemed rude to do so. Finally Hal said, "I don't want to monopolize you. Let's plan to get together sometime in the next month. Do you have your calendar with you, or would it be better for us to talk on the phone to set a date?"


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