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Episode 32 – How to Learn People’s Names on Tour – Techniques for Remembering Names

1/12/2018
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Learning techniques to remember people’s names is a great skill for everyday life. But as tour leader, guide or someone who works in the service industry – learning names becomes one of your most important skills. In this video, we’re going… The post Episode 32 – How to Learn People’s Names on Tour – Techniques for Remembering Names appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:10:38


Episode 31 – Interpretation Tips for Tour Guides – Interpreting Culture, the Environment, History and Heritage

5/5/2017
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The curious thing is, many tour leaders have never encountered the term ‘interpretation’ Well, for starters, we are not talking about interpretation between languages or other types of translation services. Those are a skill unto themselves – but not what we… The post Episode 31 – Interpretation Tips for Tour Guides – Interpreting Culture, the Environment, History and Heritage appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:13:09


Episode 30 – Common Mistakes Made on Group Tours ft. Zipline Canopy Tours by South Park

4/19/2017
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Good satire is hard to come by. So when Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the award-winning creators of South Park and The Book of Mormon, decided to parody the common mistakes made on group tours – I got pretty excited.… The post Episode 30 – Common Mistakes Made on Group Tours ft. Zipline Canopy Tours by South Park appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:12:37


Episode 29 – The 3 jobs you need to know if you want to travel the world and get paid!! Tourism Jobs

12/4/2016
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Ever wanted to travel the world and get paid? Does the sound of staying at fine hotels and eating at exquisite restaurants around the world appeal to you? Do you love people and always being on the road? Then you… The post Episode 29 – The 3 jobs you need to know if you want to travel the world and get paid!! Tourism Jobs appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:10:19


Episode 27 – How to lead a tour in the rain (The Secrets of a Nova Scotian Tour Guide)

12/4/2016
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Have you ever wondered how to lead a tour in the rain? Nova Scotia is called New Scotland for a reason. At almost any time of year, a storm system can roll up the coast and dump buckets and buckets of… The post Episode 27 – How to lead a tour in the rain (The Secrets of a Nova Scotian Tour Guide) appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:07:20


Episode 26 – 4 things tour guides should STOP doing in conversations, right now!

12/4/2016
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Want to hear about some of my bad habits? Well, I usually bite my nails, I sometimes make people wait for me… and my girlfriend accuses me of being obscenely positive… and that’s just the tippest tip of the iceberg. Well,… The post Episode 26 – 4 things tour guides should STOP doing in conversations, right now! appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:07:56


Episode 24 – How to get people talking and avoid that awkward pause – Tour Guide Training

12/4/2016
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The Big Question: How to Get People Talking on Tour? Let’s face it, no matter which part of the world we work in – all of us guides need to be comfortable talking to people we’ve just met. For many, this… The post Episode 24 – How to get people talking and avoid that awkward pause – Tour Guide Training appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:07:04


Episode 22 – One technique that great speakers use that most Tour Guides have never heard of

12/4/2016
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As tour guides, we have a lot to learn from some of the great orators of history, as well as great speakers in our modern era. They provide us with powerful technique that great speakers use to hone our public speaking,… The post Episode 22 – One technique that great speakers use that most Tour Guides have never heard of appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:06:19


Episode 21 – What Bill Clinton can teach us about being an exceptional tour guide

12/4/2016
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Bill Clinton is easily one of the most engaging and charismatic speakers of our generation. But have you ever stopped to consider what makes his speaking so effective? In this week’s tour guide training, we break down some of Bill’s techniques using… The post Episode 21 – What Bill Clinton can teach us about being an exceptional tour guide appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:08:43


Episode 20 – How to Deal with an Angry Customer – The Tao of Tour Leading

12/4/2016
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If you have been a tour leader, tour guide or tour director for any length of time, there is a pretty good chance you’ve had to deal with an angry customer. And I don’t mean a disappointed or slightly irritated… The post Episode 20 – How to Deal with an Angry Customer – The Tao of Tour Leading appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:07:59


Episode 19 – A few things your clients never ask on tour, but secretly want to know

10/13/2016
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After spending hundreds of dollars on ‘mind-reading, wearable tech’ from sketchy online stores, I will be the first to tell you that mind reading technology has not yet arrived. However, after leading tours for almost ten years now, I’ve been… The post Episode 19 – A few things your clients never ask on tour, but secretly want to know appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:06:10


Episode 18 – How to use props and visual aids on tour! Make your tour stand out from the rest

10/13/2016
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Are you curious as to how to use props and visual aids on your tour? Would you like to have your tour stand out from the pack? Is there some way to have people walk away from your tour eager… The post Episode 18 – How to use props and visual aids on tour! Make your tour stand out from the rest appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:06:56


Episode 17 – How to make your tours more interactive Be a Better Guide insights – Tour Guide Training

10/13/2016
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Today we talk about how to make tours more interactive. Keeping the attention of your group is one of your biggest challenges as a tour guide, tour leader or tour director. On any given tour the leader is doing the… The post Episode 17 – How to make your tours more interactive Be a Better Guide insights – Tour Guide Training appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:07:13


Episode 16 – When Should I give Refunds on my Tour Refund Policy Help

10/13/2016
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If you as a guide have ever asked yourself, When should I hold my ground on my refund policy? or What should I do when a guest is demanding their money back? – then this video is for you! For… The post Episode 16 – When Should I give Refunds on my Tour Refund Policy Help appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:11:32


Episode 15 – How to Give Amazing Customer Service Examples and Tips

10/13/2016
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Exceptional Customer Service can come in many forms. As a tour guide or tour operator, you want to be taking care of your customers as much as possible, but how do you give amazing customer service? Well, it is an enormous… The post Episode 15 – How to Give Amazing Customer Service Examples and Tips appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:07:33


Episode 14 – How to Avoid Burnout as a Tour Guide. How to keep up your Enthusiasm on Tour

10/13/2016
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It is a hard thing to lead a tour with no energy… when you have almost no enthusiasm left in your body. This week we finally tackle the tough question of how do you avoid burnout as a tour guide?… The post Episode 14 – How to Avoid Burnout as a Tour Guide. How to keep up your Enthusiasm on Tour appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:12:24


Episode 13 – How to Handle Cultural Differences as a Tour Guide (i.e. Tips for Intercultural Exchanges on Tour)

10/13/2016
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Everyday, tour guides and tour leaders face the challenge of how to handle cultural differences. It is our job to educate, entertain and inspire travels and allow them to appreciate different parts of the world. In many ways, we are… The post Episode 13 – How to Handle Cultural Differences as a Tour Guide (i.e. Tips for Intercultural Exchanges on Tour) appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:08:52


Episode 12 – How to use Periscope for Your Business & Using Pericope to Promote your Tour

10/13/2016
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You may have heard about live streaming apps already, but have you ever wondered how to use Periscope for your business? Can it really be used to promote your tour and drive more sales?? In this video, I answer that… The post Episode 12 – How to use Periscope for Your Business & Using Pericope to Promote your Tour appeared first on Be a Better Guide.

Duration: 00:15:49


Episode 11 – How to Get Your Voice Ready for Tour – Vocal Warm up Exercises

10/13/2016
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Tour Leaders and public speakers of all kinds know that their voice is the most important tool in their toolbox. That’s why this week we are focusing on how to get your voice ready for tour and sharing a number of our favourite vocal warm-up exercises. As a treat for you, we are featuring a special guest: Rocco, an experienced guide from the Netherlands. Not only is Rocco a great guide but he has also been a performer, actor, and dancer ever since he was eight years old. Rocco sent in...

Duration: 00:09:41


Episode 10 – How to Keep your Tour Running on Time Insider Guide Tips

8/14/2016
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This week, guides of the world ask: How to Keep your Tour Running on Time ? Well, my friends, you are not alone. This is one of the most common questions I am asked here at Be a Better Guide and a challenge we must all continually face. Luckily, over the years I’ve learned how to adjust my wording and behaviour, so that guests know exactly what happens on my tours: We leave on time – ALWAYS. By handling this right early on in your tour, you will set a great precedent, plus you will...

Duration: 00:05:59

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