Conversation Transitions

This is a running list of good Conversation Transitions to use: more are added as they are found or suggested in the comments below.

Yes. And _____.

Speaking of *Old Topic*, *New Topic*.

I can relate to that, I too/also _____.

My take on ______ is ______.

I’d love to stay longer, but it’s getting late and I *insert legitimate reason* [need to work tomorrow].

“Hear me out” is less defensive than “Let me explain”

“Can we talk about ____?” To shift the conversation topic without making others feel like you are forcing and hijacking the conversation, which is an abrupt and disrespectful thing to do: you are forcing your personal desires onto everyone else.

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