A simple way to handle a tedious conversation
You may at times be in an interaction with someone who is authoritatively delivering a lengthy monologue about a trivial matter.
One field tested way to stop this monologue is to interject with:
“Let me stop you there.”
And then question the person or make a statement to gain/regain control of the conversation.
Own the Conversation
As always trial the “Let me stop you there'” technique first, in safe interactions and then reflect on its effectiveness.