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Shift The Topic
The Shift the Topic concept uses the analogy of a surfer riding a wave because we can only jump to a new "wave" or topic after we've finished the first one.
First, we have to find the right time; either a lull in the conversation or if the whole group is done talking about the current topic. Once we know it's the right time, we should use a transition statement. This lets others know we are about the shift the topic. For example, saying "So, did you hear about..." or "I wanted to let you know..."
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