What do you do when someone constantly speaks across you. This is a common question from mentees, here are the options:
1. Continue talking more loudly so the person trying to talk across you, realises that you are not going to stop.
2. Say politely I have not finished, please allow me to finish.
3. Take the person aside and let them know that the behaviour is unacceptable and let them know how it makes you feel. It’s also important to let them know the conversation is confidential and will go no further.
4. It’s a common practice for certain individuals to say sorry to cut you off and continue speaking. This is the worst behaviour as they are consciously speaking over you. Don’t let them get away with it. Use one of the methods above. Once dealt with they won’t do it again!
4 tips for managing people who speak across you. Make a move and build the respect you deserve