What are your best responses / strategies when being interrupted?

likehelpful
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

“I’d like to finish that thought/sentence. “.

likehelpful

Thanks! I'm usually so annoyed that I avoid eye contact so that I don't let them see that they got to me. I'll have to work on that.

like

I just keep talking.

like

And what kind of results do you her with that?

likehelpful

“Let me finish”

like

Excuse me, I’m not finished.

I raise my voice and say “almost done” and keep going. Sometimes they (usually male) keep talking and I’ll continue until my point is done.

Depends on tone of conversation, nice situations where I know the interruption is not malicious: " I see, or thanks but back to what i was saying or wait before we start on that, let me finish my point blah blah" difficult or aggressive interruption meant to overtake, strong Excuse Me if I may finish.....long power pause, I say it (interrupting) until that person concedes,:-).. followed by a thank you...
Then I carry on until I sm done.

Just say “let me finish”. Interrupting is disrespectful, and if you stick to your train of thought and request to finish, others will also want to hear what you have to say.

Let them finish. Look at them pause say anything else than say as I was saying...

Related Posts

hi my name is PwC Storyteller. And I'm a trader.

I have a problem and it all started with trading spreads post pandemic. But today after AMC it ends.

funnylike

Thoughts on Blockchain Council’s Certified Blockchain Expert (CBE) credential?

like

Hello All,
I’d love to unlock the DM feature so that I can get to know everyone a bit better on this platform, and I’ll be sure to pay it forward! Thank you!

likehelpful

I've recently taken over managing the hiring process for the complex lit/mass tort section of my firm, and am wondering what platforms you'd be most likely to use as a paralegal to find a new position? Currently looking at Indeed & Robert Half, but want to make sure I'm casting a wide net to find the best candidates.

like

Hi all! I am trying to start up a private practice for acupuncture, and I hope to be able to grow over the next couple years into a wellness center. I have been looking for rental space in Denver thats around 500 sqft but the few places I find are already off the market by the time I schedule a tour :(

Does anyone know of any rental spaces or have any recommendations on how to find something? I’ve contacted real estate agents and was basically told to just look on loopnet myself

like

Three months into my first job, I think I didn't ask for a high enough salary. How/when do I course correct?

likehelpful

Have cheated on my partner but deeply regret it and want a future with them. Do I tell them and let them decide or do I live with that secret?

likefunny
like

Need a level headed take on this— what is up with pharr rd? I saw a apartment complex on that street that looks really nice on the outside and the inside but I keep reading that pharr is “”sketchy”” which doesn’t seem to jive with my impression of it. Not trying to come off stupid or sheltered, but im from Wisconsin lol so I don’t have a good gauge for such things

like

How supportive are your companies when it comes to taking PTO for mental health days?

likesmart

Is anyone aware of how the Business System Analyst role is in IQVIA?

like

Sorry if this isn't relevant to this bowl. I have PCOS and was on birth control pills for 3 years. I got off it and we started trying right away. It's been 50 days and I didn't have my period. I was certain we got lucky and this morning the pregnancy test was negative. I had my hopes up too much and this test result hurt me more than I expected. I started feeling guilty about my weight, prioritizing my career and felt really disappointed. I know it's early and we can still try but it hurts 😞

like

I'm visiting Denver on Wednesday for 36 hours if anyone wants to meet up (36M)

like

This is my first holiday season in Charlotte, is the tree lighting festival worth attending? Does anyone know what to expect?

like

Has anyone worked for Branch after coming from a larger carrier? How do you like it?

like

Got a great offer from Capco. To switch or to not!? So convoluted

like

Anyone familiar with working for Kiavi/LendingHome? My experience is in private equity and structured products, I’ve been wanting to leave that and enter real estate for a while.

like

For remote folks: am I more likely to find a remote role that allows me to move around multiple times during my tenure at a big FAANG-like company, or a startup? what are things I should look out for in my search?

like

When in the PERM process can I switch roles internally?

like

Do any media agencies give merit raises anymore?

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone

OR

Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal