Hello/How are you doing?/What do you do at A+?/What's your favourite activity? etc are all very good elements in any conversation that the DisTIL team will have this year but they will be asked this a bjillion times. I like to ask some slightly different questions. This year I asked the team:
What was the last film you watched?
What was the last piece of music you bought?
What was the last meal you ate at a restaurant?
If you could go anywhere (money and time no object) Where would you go?
What are you most looking forward to this year?
All very normal things but I think perhaps more of an insight into the person behind the polo shirt.