memo

  •  
  • 190
  • 1
  • 1
  • English 
Aug 1, 2017 18:21
When you are giving a presentation, you should put a pause every time you have finished one paragraph. When you change subjects, you should put double pause.

The word "so" is used in two different meanings. One is used when you are going to change subjects. For example, at the beginning of a meeting, when you are talking about the weather with your colleagues and start talking about the main topic, you will say,"... So, how about.. ?"

The second usage is used to ask for comments from someone. For example, when you have a conversation with someone and you are the only one asking questions and the other party doesn't say anything but to reply to your questions, you will start to think that the conversation will go nowhere. Then you will say, "so?" in order to imply that it is his/her turn to start the conversation.