“So… any ideas?”
You're leading a meeting at work. Your company is facing a problem. After describing the problem, you ask your coworkers to help you solve it.
So… any ideas?
This is a good way to signal a new "part" of a conversation.
For example, when you're starting a meeting, you can start by welcoming everyone and sharing general information. Then, when you're ready to talk about the main point of the meeting, you can use "So":
So, let's talk about our budget.
You can use "So" to switch to a more serious topic when talking with friends or family:
So, how are things going between you and Kelli?
You can also use "So" to transition between describing a problem and talking about the solution:
...and now we're losing over $200,000 per month. So, obviously, we need to talk about cutting costs.
This sentence is a shortened version of "Do you have any ideas?" Ask this when you want someone to help you think of something like:
- a solution for a problem
- the answer to a confusing question
- suggestions for fun things to do
Here's an example:
We need to get Trey somethng for his birthday. Any ideas?
You can ask a question like this:
This means "Do you have any ideas?" Some other examples are:
Any thoughts about this?
Any messages for me?