09/11/16 Useful Expressions for Starting, Keeping, and Ending a Conversation (3)

Useful Expressions for Starting, Keeping, and Ending a Conversation

Changing the Topic
Anyway… (followed by a pause — an all-purpose expression for changing the subject)
So, you mentioned earlier that…
Earlier you said that…
Getting back to… (returning to a previous topic)

Continuing on your Partner’s Conversation Thread
That reminds me of…
Something similar happened to me…
I know exactly what you mean…

Continuing a Conversation after an Interruption
Where were we?
Anyway, you were saying…
So as I was saying…