William T. Gholson – Tips to Being a Good Tour Guide

William T. Gholson spent a couple of years working as a guide at San Antonio’s popular landmark, Alamo. A tour guide’s job is to lead tourists through the landmark and to offer them valuable information, answer questions, and make the tour interesting. Every year, thousands of people visit Alamo, and it is the job of the tour guide to ensure that visitors have a memorable experience. William T. Gholson shares a couple of tips on how to be a good tour guide.

Face the Crowd

The most important thing every tour guide should remember is that they need to face the crowd when they are addressing them. Sometimes, they can get so caught up in talking about the attraction that they can forget to face the crowd. One of the things you can do is to tell someone in the crowd to interrupt you if they are unable to hear what you are saying, this will help you face the crowd and speak up.

Be Personal

Sometimes, speaking about a popular attraction might lose its appeal when you do not maintain a personal connection with the people. A good idea would be to include a couple of personal anecdotes while speaking to your audience. Your anecdotes could be about past tours or something you’ve done, so as to help your tour group have a memorable experience.

After spending a couple of years working as a tour guide William T. Gholson decided to enter the automobile parts industry and start his own business.

Source: https://savingplaces.org/stories/10-tuesday-tips-good-tour-guide#.V9Z_QlR95dh

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