But Enough About Me, What Do You Think of Me?
A lot of people think it’s impolite to interrupt. It’s actually impolite not to interrupt and instead ignore the droning and go into your own world thinking about what’s for dinner or how to house train the new puppy.
You simply say, “Excuse me, may I interrupt? You’ve said something that I’d like to talk more about. You mentioned a loss of talented people….”
Most people provide too much background, too much narrative, because they love to think out loud, love the sound of their own voice, and feel that you can’t possibly understand their issues unless you know their life history, philosophy, and favorite color.
Stop the madness. Before you go mad.