Take a look at the book, _Great Tours! Thematic Tours and Guide Training
for Historic Sites_ (2001) by Barbara Levy, Sandra Lloyd, & Susan
Shreiber (Altamira Press, Walnut Creek/ AASLH). I've used this excellent
step by step resource for historical interpreter training here in Canada
and had great success. I know it's still available through the American
Association of Museums (AAM) online bookstore
M. Christine Castle, Ph.D.
Consultant and Educator
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Subject: Training for tour guides
Has anyone done any basic training training for tour guides at a
Would you be willing to share some ideas on what to include in a
programme and the best approaches to take with regard to training? I
want to focus on guiding skills such as presentation, questioning
and pitching a tour.
I am struggling to think of ways to go about this without telling people
to suck eggs!