Interrupting politely

      Excuse me,

      Pardon me,

      Sorry to interrupt,

      May I interrupt (for a minute)?

      Can I add something here?

      I don't mean to intrude, but . . .

      Could I inject something here?

      Do you mind if I jump in here?

    Getting back to the topic


      Now, where was I?

      Where were we?

      What were you saying?

      You were saying . . .

      To get back to . . .