When you’ve thought about a situation carefully you could use either of these two expressions.
It seems to me that they are spending more money than they need to to attract new talent into the company.
All things considered, I think we made a wise choice in recruiting James.
This is used when your opinion is critical. Sometimes, people say this even when their opinion hasn’t been asked for! – “If you ask me,…..” “But I didn’t ask you….!”
If you ask me, she has spoilt her children far too much.
All three expressions are a way of giving your opinion when you know that people may not like what you have to say.
To tell you the truth, your father was right when he said that you undersold the company.
To be honest, I preferred it when you were blonde.
To be frank, I thought her acting was simply terrible.
You would use this expression to give your opinion in a more familiar and forthright way.
Frankly speaking, I don’t know what she sees in him.
This is used to emphasize that you are giving your own opinion.
Personally, I think the CEO should apologize for his appalling behaviour at the shareholders’ meeting.
When you realise that other people may not agree with you you would use either of these expressions:
To my mind, private education is better than state education.
As far as I’m concerned, tennis is a much more interesting sport than football.