The goal is to end the conversation gracefully and to not be patronizing to the person you are having a conversation with.
1. “It was nice to meet you”
or “It was great chatting with you.” This is called the roadblock. I use this one constantly whenever I’m in a conversation I want to get out of, or the person is not allowing me to talk in a conversation or are just rambling.
2. “I’m just going to go say hi to the host. It was nice to meet you.”
3.“Have you met…”
If someone I know comes by and I want to get out of the conversation, I’ll grab them, introduce them to the person, let them say their pleasantries and then excuse myself and just never come back.
4. “I’ve got to X, but it was really great chatting with you.”
You can say anything from – grab another drink, grab some food, or use the restroom.
5.“I’ve got to take this.”
No one can tell if your phone is on vibrate.