9 Nonverbal Ways to End Conversations | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

'You can almost hear the clock ticking in the background. The deadline for your presentation is just minutes away and you are nowhere close to finishing it. The reason? A talkative colleague who loves sharing his stories with you and being in the limelight just won't quit! He is done for the day and decides to visit you and share a bit of his day with you, failing to pay heed to the presentation slides open on your computer.


We face such people everyday – be it in the driveway to the office, in the lobby, during lunch break, or even in more formal settings like a meeting or negotiation. The question then is: how do you tell such people that you are no longer interested in what they have to say or that it is someone else's turn to make a point?