How To Interrupt Gracefully
If you are interrupted and wish to add a point or if you want to make a point after you have finished speaking and the conversation has moved on, one way to re-enter the conversation is to say: “If I could (might) add…”
Also you increase the odds of a successful re-entry if you call the person by name: “Bob, if I could (might) add…”
Here’s another phrase you can consider using: “If I could jump in for just a minute…”
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