I'm going to agree with Kitenok. The sentence doesn't make sense to me, as written. The only reason for using "That being said" (or "That said") is to possibly contradict something and your sentence doesn't do that. The use of "That being said" would lead me to believe that the last part of the sentence should read "...our company might be interested in being involved in this project, I guess"."We had a hard time to deal with the international project long time ago. Since then we've been only focused on domestic market in US. That being said, our company might not be interested to be involved in this project, i guess."
Yes, I think you can, Wannatalk.Thanks for all responses. Now, I'm confused about the interpretation of "That having been said" gramatically. The phrase itself doesn't imply any contradictory meaning at all, but it's using is to contradicts the previous saying.
Can I just use "That having been said" like "however", "nevertheless", "even so",...something like that?
I'm still having trouble parsing "that being said".
Try the grammatical form with a different verb. I went shopping: I went to the chemist; that being done I went to the greengrocer. I don't like this at all: having done that or that done seem perfectly good (i.e. much better) ways of expressing that idea.
My advice is stick with having said that or that said.
Mack,That means ≠ That said.
Your opinion is incorrect. That said is a contrasting phrase. That means is a clarifying phrase.
"I really don't like how she always comes into work late. That said, she does a great job and is always willing to help."
"I really don't like how she always comes into work late. That means I'm going to have to have a discussion with her about attendance."