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April 01, 2019 Misc. Thanks 4 comments

That was very sweet of you! I thank you for (whatever) and appreciate much. Thank you for your help/ assistance/ support. Thank you for helping me out / giving.

It was nice to talk to you.

My response might depend on exactly who I am talking with, but I can think of the following which I would say at least some of the time.

Note, since this is saying goodbye, or "leave-taking," it's okay to repeat the same words or use similar words (similar to greeting: A: How are you? B: Fine, and how are you?)

Polite:
-Yes, it was nice to talk with you too. (polite)
-Nice talking to you too. ("polite")
-I feel the same. [I hope we can do it again some time {polite}. Or Let's do it again sometime. {casual}] (polite, and definitely gets the point across; I mean you are admitting some feelings here)

Friendly:
-Same here. Nice talking with you.
-Yes, same here. I'll talk with you later. (but only if you mean it)
-Hey, it was great to talk with you too! (friendly/enthusiastic)
-Good chatting with you too!

Informal:
-Yes, catch you later! (more informal, use with a good or frequent chat buddy only)
-Yes, same here!* (pretty informal)*

If you are in a hurry:
-Me too. (I would probably not actually say this one, but 'me too' seems to be used more and more these days as a generic response, even if the logic doesn't work: A: It was good to see you again. B: Me too.)As a texted response, it would be okay with a friend.
-Okay, me too, see you!! (This one sounds better because 'me too' is not by itself.) But it does sound as if you are in a hurry to say good bye.

But not:
-I think so.

Last, apparently 'talk' or 'speak' to someone is British English, and 'talk' and 'speak' with someone is American English (generally speaking).

With Continued Conversation, you can have a conversation with Google such as calls, alarms/timers going off, and media; If you say "Thank you” or “I'm done”.

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How to Lead a Business Conversation When Talking On the Phone

Today, a lot of people prefer emails and text messages to phone calls for work-related communication. Why? Making business calls can feel a bit nerve-wracking.

According to Darlene Price, the president of Well Said, Inc. and author of Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results, the fear of talking on the phone and doubt of what to say and how to say it stop many potential callers from dialing numbers.

Unlike emailing and messaging, where you can edit your words at any moment, using a phone for business communication is a real-time experience. The first 20 seconds of your call can be the key to success. Using only the combination of your words and voice tone, you can make or break your chances of getting the desired outcome of this interaction.

While it may be more convenient to contact someone via digital technologies, the phone is still a more personal way of carrying on a business conversation. Nothing can replace the sound of a human voice. Outside the realm of texting and emails, many job interviews and business meetings are still conducted entirely by phone. That’s why it’s important to know how to speak with impact using this method of communication.

To help you make your business calls as effective as possible, we created a list of basic steps and phone etiquette tips. Check out our helpful guide.

 

How to talk professionally: basic tips

Prepare for a call

What is the first thing you should do before making a business phone call? Take a moment to prepare. Here are some steps to do this effectively:

  • Identify the reason you are calling. Knowing the purpose of your business phone call will prevent you from being nervous about speaking with someone you barely know. Do you want to sell something, ask for help or get some information? Think for a minute about the goal you want to achieve with this call.
  • Write down the key points you need to cover. To keep your call on track, prepare some notes about things you want to discuss during the conversation as well as any questions you need to ask. A couple of bullet points can also help you feel more confident and maintain control of the conversation.
  • Prepare the required supporting information. Be close to a device with the internet so that you can search for any extra data quickly.

 

Introduce yourself

When making outbound calls, say “Hello” and introduce yourself to the person on the other end of the line. To follow professional phone etiquette, start with your first name as well as your last name, title or company’s name if required. For example:

Hello. My name is Brian, and I’m calling from [Company’s name].

It is polite to start a conversation with small talk, especially if you know the person well. But don’t be too chatty. Remember that you have limited time on the call, so stay focused on the specific purpose of the conversation and get right to the point. If you don’t know the person, exchange pleasantries like a brief “How are you today?” or “I hope you’re doing well today.”

 

Find the best greetings for formal conversations in our latest article “22 Useful English Greetings for Every Day”.

 

State the main reason for your call

After the professional phone greeting, state the purpose of your call politely and directly. For instance:

I received your email yesterday, so I’m calling to follow up.

I’m calling from [Company’s name]. I’d like to speak with you about your recent purchase.

Explaining the reason for your call provides focus and direction to the conversation. Besides, this will help you keep the person’s attention and show that you’re prepared for the talk. Keep a steady pace and speak without a lot of pauses and filler words such as “um” and “uh”.

 

Listen actively without interrupting

While you may strive to achieve the main purpose of your business call, make sure that you carry on a two-way conversation rather than a monologue. Give the person you are talking to time to respond and ask any questions they may have. Listen attentively and use verbal nods like “Uh huh,” “Sounds interesting,” “Good,” “Yes, I understand,” “That’s right,” “I see,” “Could you please tell me more about,” etc.

 

Practice your business phone etiquette

It is so easy to get worried when you have to make an important call. But if you allow anxiety to overtake your emotions, you won’t succeed in business communication. First of all, make sure to stay calm and speak clearly. Choose your words carefully avoiding slang and jargon.

 

 

To speak on the phone in a professional business manner, pay particular attention to your tone of voice. Speak in a normal tone or a bit higher keeping it natural, positive, and inviting.

If you need to put the person on hold, ask them for permission to do that and explain the reason why. You can say something like:

[Name], is it okay if I put you on hold for a few seconds while I check with [Name] about this issue?

To follow phone etiquette at work, never leave someone on hold for more than 30 seconds and always check back in after 15 seconds. When you finally get back to the call, thank the other person for waiting. If it is going to be a long hold, make it clear to them that you don’t want to waste their time on hold and promise to call them back. If you have to put someone on speakerphone, let them know you are about to do so and mention who else is near you.

 

Give thanks

Politeness will never be old-fashioned. End your call by thanking the person for their time.

Thank you so much for talking with me. Have a good day.

 

A brief afterword

From a business perspective, a failed telephone conversation can cost you productivity, time and even money. If you want your calls to bring good results, you should prepare for each of them. Try to keep the conversation as light and positive as possible and don’t forget about business telephone etiquette. With more confidence and a little practice, you will have no problem leading a business conversation — whether you are talking to a customer, business partner or colleague.

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You had the interview. You’re pretty sure you aced it. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for the offer, right? Wrong.

According to Kim Isaacs, Monster Résumé Expert, most applicants don’t follow up with a thank-you letter. “Even if you think an offer is in the bag, you can always improve your chances of getting the job if you send a thank-you letter,” Isaacs writes.

But it’s not enough to whip out a card or an email and consider it done. There’s an art to expressing thanks after an interview that can boost your chances of being considered for the job.

Consider this draft of a notethat Donna Svei, veteran recruiter and résumé expert of the AvidCareerist, recently got from a client who was looking for feedback before she sent it.

Hi [Name],
I’m so grateful for your generosity this morning in spending time speaking with me and sharing your insights about the new position on your team. Thank you.
Near the end of our talk, I mentioned my excitement about having a chance to help create systems and processes that will allow [Company Name] to better manage [the challenge] and seize opportunities.

I hope I’ve also conveyed well to everyone on the team my eagerness to receive your/their mentorship, on [Company Name’s] culture and how to succeed as [Position Title].

There’s nothing I’d rather do with this next chapter of my [position type] career than serve one company in such depth that I become woven into its fabric. It’s plain to see you are on that path and enjoying it very much. Meeting you and hearing your story affirmed my decision to make this jump.
Whatever happens, let’s please keep in touch!
Regards,
[Name]
P.S. See attached photos of dogs.

Though brief (not a bad thing in an age of dwindling attention spans), Svei says the client hit several key points with her note, namely:

  • Illustrated soft skills such as self-motivation and commitment
  • Built on the newly established rapport with the hiring manager
  • Touched on a shared interest

Svei says this client got the job.

Before you press send (or lick the envelope closed), experts recommend that you take a second or third look at what you have—just to be sure you are cementing a good impression.

This may sound counterintuitive, but Alison Green, career expert and author of How to Get a Job, points out, “The reality is, most interviewers don’t really care if you thank them for the interview; they’re not interviewing you to be charitable but rather because they might want to enter into a business arrangement with you—one that they’ll benefit from.”

Instead of simply expressing gratitude, a successful note builds on the interview by illustrating what the candidate can offer in addition to what was discussed.

It’s tempting to simply cut and paste what Svei’s client wrote and change the names. Alternatively, Google will furnish over 1.4 million other thank-you email templates for job interviews that provide fodder for gratitude.

If you’re really stumped and starting to panic, remember that hiring managers are usually quite accomplished at spotting a generic effort. It’s their job to weed out the good from the gaffes. Don’t underestimate the power that comes from screening recruits all day, every day. Make your thank you personal.

Green says that even if some candidates are crafting their responses themselves, they sometimes write them ahead of time. She’s seen job seekers draft emails in advance and press send right after they walk out of the interview, or, worse, hand a note to the receptionist before they exit the building.

It’s a lost opportunity to personalize the content, as well as to build the relationship. But that’s not the only fatal flaw. “When it’s obvious that you wrote the note ahead of time and planned to drop it off as you left, it drains much of the significance of the gesture and turns it into one that conveys only, ‘I’m checking a thank you off my list,’” Green says, referring to her first point.

Svei points out another instance in which a client was a perfect fit for a particular job (her dream assignment), got good feedback during the interview process, and followed up with a sincere note of thanks. But she didn’t get the position because of one small but critical mistake. She misspelled the person’s name in the note.

Svei recalls, “I got a call saying she was out of contention for the position solely because of this mistake. No appeals allowed. He felt as though it said something about her lack of attention to detail that mattered to him.”

Svei’s advice to ensure this doesn’t happen to you: Exchange business cards during the interviews. “No one walks around with business cards that misspell their name. No one,” she says.

 

Source:  Dishman, Lydia. The Right Way To Say Thanks After An Interview. Fast Company. Know It All. Web. http://www.fastcompany.com/3047121/know-it-all/the-right-way-to-say-thanks-after-an-interview

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With Continued Conversation, you can have a conversation with Google Home without saying “Hey Google” before each question.

Note: Your Assistant language must be set to English. Please use Android Google Search App (AGSA) 8.7 or higher to access Continued Conversation within Assistant Settings on an Android device.

Turn on Continued Conversation

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app .

  2. Tap Account Settings or More settings  Assistanttab Continued Conversation.

  3. Turn Continued Conversation on.

Note: When you turn on Continued Conversation, it's on for all devices that you have set up. To see which devices this setting applies to, tap Account  Settings or More settings  Assistant tab Continued Conversation .

How it works

Say “Hey Google” and ask your question or give a command. You’ll know your Assistant is listening if the LED lights on top of the device are spinning (Google Home) or pulsing (Google Home Mini and Google Home Max). After your Assistant responds, it listens for about 8 seconds for your follow-up questions.

Example: Say “Hey Google, what’s the weather like today?” After your Assistant shares today’s weather, you can ask “And what about tomorrow?” and get the forecast. 

End the conversation

If you’re done with your conversation with your Assistant, you can stop talking or start talking to someone else. Your Assistant will know your conversation is over and the microphone will close. 

You can also immediately end the conversation by saying any of the following commands:

  • Thank you
  • Thanks, Google
  • I'm done

Features you can’t use with Continued Conversation

You can’t have a conversation with your Assistant:

  • During a phone call
  • When alarms/timers are going off

Frequently asked questions

How long is the microphone kept open for?

The microphone stays open for at most 8 seconds if it doesn't hear any speech. If it does detect speech it will remain open until it decides you're done talking. 

When does the microphone reopen?

The mic will automatically reopen after you ask the Assistant a question and it's done responding. The only times this doesn't happen are:

  • During ongoing sessions such as calls, alarms/timers going off, and media
  • If you say "Thank you” or “I’m done”

How do I know if the microphone is reopened?

You'll see the lights on the top of your Google Home device light up when the mic is open.

You can choose to hear a sound after saying “Ok Google” to know when the mic is opened and closed. These sounds also work when Continued Conversation opens and closes the mic.

Can more than one person participate in a conversation? 

When someone says “Hey Google” to wake up Google Home, anyone in the room can participate in the conversation. One person can ask a question, while someone else can ask the follow up. 


Note: Google Assistant will access the information of the person who starts the conversation. If someone else wants to ask about their own personal information, such as what’s next on their calendar, they will need to start a new conversation. 

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