Phrases to End Business Conversations

Formal Meetings, Informal Conversations

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Ever felt stuck in a conversation that's overstayed its welcome? In the professional world, knowing how to politely end a meeting or conversation is crucial for maintaining efficiency and positive relationships.

But fearing awkward silences or sounding abrupt can leave us unsure of what to say. Whether you're an ESL learner navigating new business cultures or a seasoned professional seeking new ways to manage your time, this short blog is for you!

Plus, get ready to practice these phrases in live, online sessions! Our interactive approach will ensure you feel confident and prepared to effectively end conversations with international clients and colleagues, leaving a lasting positive impression.

Polite Phrases to End Business Conversations

Formal Meetings

  • "It's been a pleasure discussing this with you.
    • Perhaps we can schedule another meeting to finalize the details?"
  • "Thank you for your time and insights.
    • I believe we've covered everything for now.
    • Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have further questions."
  • "I appreciate your valuable input.
    • Moving forward, [brief summary of next steps].
    • Let's connect again soon to track progress."
  • "I apologize for running a bit long, but I believe we've reached a good stopping point.
    • Thank you again for your time."

Informal Conversations

  • "It was wonderful catching up with you! I need to run,
    • but let's connect again soon."
  • "This conversation has been very informative.
    • Unfortunately, I have another commitment I need to get to.
    • Talk to you soon!"
  • "I don't want to take up any more of your time,
    • but it was great chatting with you!
  • "I enjoyed speaking with you,
    • but I should wrap things up for now.
    • Thanks again for your time."

General Phrases

  • "I would love to continue this conversation another time,
    • but unfortunately, I need to [brief reason]."
  • "Thank you for your patience and understanding.
    • I apologize for needing to end our conversation now."
  • "It's been a productive discussion, and I appreciate your time.
    • Please excuse me, but I need to take my leave."
  • "It was a pleasure connecting with you.
    • I need to head out, but let's keep in touch."