Tell Me a Story: How to develop a tour people will remember

Last week, we discussed how to develop a tour when English isn’t your first language.  But understanding the language doesn’t guarantee that you’ll give a good tour.  In fact, when I asked a question on LinkedIn about language issues, many people said it wasn’t the guide’s language skills that determined the quality of the tour. It was their ability to tell a good story.

Here are some of the responses:

“Of course, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary are important, but I can tell from my experience so far, that visitors enjoy the story more than jargon, used by some guides … Read the rest