How to Be a Tour Guide

  • by Nick Manning
  • Narrated by Sean Householder, Sandra Murphy, Nick Manning
  • 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Includes Exclusive Audiobook Bonus Content - See Below
Whether you just want a job that lets you travel the world for free, or you're looking for a career that lets you set your own hours and do what you love, this audiobook will show you how to become a tour guide with clear, practical advice and easy to follow steps.
It will teach you what you need to say, how to advertise your services and how the pros make their money and ask for tips. It will teach you how to start your first tour, how to get repeat business after you've finished it and even what life is really like 'out there on the road.'
Written by a Tour Guide with experience in guided tours across 15 countries and with contributions from experts all across the world, there's no better way to start one of the best careers in the world.
1. Tour Guiding 101
2. The Different Faces of a Tour Guide: What the job actually involves
3. Is there a Tour Guide in You?
4. Essentials of a Good Tour Manager: Including service, research and spieling advice
5. Public Speaking: Including how to overcome anxiety, and how to ask for tips
6. For Love or Money: Including how much you can earn as a guide
7. Creating Your First Tour: Find the idea
8. Creating Your First Tour: Create the route
9. Creating Your First Tour: Setting a price
10. How to Freelance
11. Working for a Tour Agency: Including essential CV advice
12. Marketing Plans
13. Offline Marketing
14. Online Marketing
15. Lead and Control Large Groups
16. Guiding Away from Home
17. Dealing With Problems
18. Advanced Advice
19. Self-Improvement techniques
20. Well What Are You Waiting For?
21. Bonus Content - 3 x Tip Spiels
22. Bonus Content - Bus Spiel
23. Bonus Content - Specialty Spiel
24. Bonus Content - Socio-economic Spiel


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A Great Guide on Being a Guide

If you have any interest at all in being a tour guide, this is a great book to check out. The touring business is a field that I have considered entering (and done some preplanning for) for several years. As such, I have spent time in thought about aspects that are covered in this book. However, Nick does a good job going over the more basic points in such a way that he still keeps it interesting and occasionally gives you additional insights that you may not have considered. Some elements of guiding that he goes over, I hadn't even bothered to give any thought. He gives a lot of practical advice on this profession. He clearly knows the "lay of the land" when it comes to being a guide. He also included many personal experiences that he or others have had to deal with out in the field. These alone make the book worthwhile. I also thought the narration was very well done.
I received this book in exchange for an honest an unbiased review. As can be seen, not many of my "free book reviews" attain a score of 5-stars across the board.
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- AdaChaDad "Lover of life, family, the outdoors- and the One who created it all. Fan of the life-enhancing benefits audiobooks provide in a busy world."

A Must Read for the Aspiring Travel Guide

Excellent book. I would highly recommend this to any aspiring travel guide or current industry professional. there was so much good information in here from how to get started in the industry to things to think about when starting your own buisness. the book included stories from travel guides to relate to different subject matter and gave a realistic outlook on this position. Would be a great tool for anyone considering whether or not to join this profession.
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- Lindsay Whitlock

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2016
  • Publisher: Nick Manning