The basic habit in the foundation of English communication is that the first sentence should break the problem with the key message. And after breaking the topic, in a compendium-style way, list the reasons supporting this argument. This layer-by-layer deduction method will make the argument of the entire article form a pyramid structure, allowing readers to quickly understand the details and discuss the facts they know. The key message here can be a judgmental sentence (positive sentence, negative sentence) or an interrogative sentence, but the point is that this key message is usually not just descriptive, but must have a purpose. For example, if an operations executive ran up to a data scientist and asked the data scientist to assist her with an analysis report, in an effective English-language communication environment, her key message would not be purely descriptive .
We need to do a Statistical report", but with a clear purpose "In order to establish an operational transparency indicator (In order to) that is friendly to external users, we need to make a statistical report." In the same way, if the key message is a question number list sentence, if a business analyst knocks on the engineer's door and wants to ask about traffic control, he will not just ask "Do you think it is possible to increase traffic now?", but more focused "Can we increase traffic while maintaining the current operational quality and user satisfaction (Given that...)?" This narrowing of key messages with a clear purpose under a specific specification can quickly exclude solutions that do not meet the premise, and effectively guide both parties to the core of what must be discussed.
This kind of conditional speaking method is usually used by native Chinese speakers, but it is powerful, so it is very suitable for more practice and integration into the conversation. After cutting into the core, it will go to the next sub-project: context. Only the support of the context can guide the team to the next step of the discussion I once read an exhortation article for new employees by a senior data scientist in the company. The core message is very simple: "For those letters or cooperation that do not provide a good background context, your answer is very simple: No." Although I read this The article advised Shiwen that I was also shocked by this fierce attitude on the spot, but the data scientist also explained later——