No idea if this is true!

No idea if this is true!

 

Fingers

Why not start a conversation with a surprising fact? Something like: “Did you know that the fastest growing fingernail is on the middle finger and the slowest growing is on the thumb. I wonder if this is really true …!”

Did you know?

Did you know?

Taxis
You can always talk about the weather when socialising with a customer or colleague. However, what about starting the conversation with a surprising fact? Something like: “Did you know that London taxi drivers (called ‘cabbies’) have to pass a tough test called ‘The Knowledge’ before they can drive the black cabs (or taxis)”?
Read more interesting facts on the taxi drivers and the test they have to take here.
Did you know?

Did you know?

Stonehenge

So you find it difficult to start a conversation with a colleague or customer in English? Why not start with a surprising fact? Something like: “Did you know that Stonehenge in England is 1500 years older than the Colosseum in Rome?”

Of course, if you want to know more facts about this prehistoric monument, you might like to read the details here.

Did you know?

Did you know?

Child thinking
You can always talk about the weather when socialising with a customer or colleague. However, what about starting the conversation with a surprising fact? Something like: “Did you know that an average four-year-old asks more than 400 questions a day?”

I’m not sure whether this is really true (I read it somewhere), but I do remember my own children asking me lots and lots of questions when they were small! 🙂
Did you know?

Did you know?

Money

When starting a conversation, why not start with a surprising fact? Something like: “Did you know that Tokyo has the most millionaires (followed by New York City), but that London is the city with the highest number of multi-millionaires?”.

Why not find out where the millionaires, multi-millionaires and billionaires live by reading this article here? Make sure you’re well prepared for your next discussion.