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|Thu Sept 21 2006 16:08:59|
Maybe someone can help me out with this. I've noticed over the last year during conference calls, presentations and analyst calls, that many people in this industry start their sentences out with "So..."
"So, we plan to roll this feature out over the next 30 days..."
I'm not talking about occasionally either. It's every sentence. Is this a West-coast thing? A Silicon Valley thing? A tech industry thing? Or is everyone doing it now?
Who started it, and why are you doing it?
So help me, I'd really like to know.
|Thu Sep 21 23:09:30 2006|
They do this because their minds are thinking of every negative counterpoint to their current proposition and they are, in effect, answering themselves.
by: David Steiner
|Sat Sep 23 09:41:46 2006|
That's a very interesting analysis, and jives nicely with the way I often feel when listening to someone who uses that technique. It makes me feel like there was a previous conversation (that never occurred), and that I had made points that now have to be justified. It almost immediately puts the presenter in a defensive posture.
by: Randy Smythe
|Wed Sep 27 11:22:22 2006|
So, what I hear you saying ... I love the explanation by Dave. Honestly I never heard this before I started selling on eBay and since I've been away from eBay I no longer hear it. So, I guess it is eBay centric. Makes since when read Dave's explanation.
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