Meet your instructors and fellow classmates and begin the step by step process to research, organize, and present a local tour utilizing the technology currently used in the industry.
Put your presentation and technology skills together to learn about fellow classmates while beginning the process of researching and pairing down information to present. Additionally, you will begin the process of continual self-assessment of your strength and areas for concentration.
Research, technology and presentation skills are honed with presentations about your gateway city.
After exploring your gateway city, it is time to move on to the steps of learning how to create a tour in a location in which you have never been. Explore San Francisco by preparing a Points of Interest presentation and watching your classmate’s presentations.
Learn how to weave facts into a conversation, how to begin to route a city tour, and prepare a topic in minimal time.
Explore the concept of filler material and how essential these topics are to an effective tour, as well as how and where to store your research and notes. Prepare commentary for a specific / assigned neighborhood.
Learn from your classmates about the various neighborhoods in San Francisco with their (and your) presentation. You’ll receive feedback from both your classmates and your instructors.
Explore the best practices of local tours including on and off coach “dos” and “don’ts.” Learn additional best practices of local guiding and how to perform an Airport Meet and Greet.
With your new skills as a local guide explore the multiple ways to use social media and marketing to get hired. Check your knowledge gained in the course by completing the written final exam.