8 simple ways you can help improve the experience for your guests.
You’ve decided to start hosting and sharing your amazing world. You read up on your camera skills and your live streaming set up. You realised that you found a small problem. You have absolutely no clue on how to host a tour.
Don’t worry, here are 8 things you can do to give your guests an amazing virtual tour experience.
When conducting your tour, make sure to address your guest directly. People have the tendency to focus too much on the subject when they are nervous and you want to avoid that. One way you can keep yourself from rambling on is to take a breath, count to 5, and then go back to your topic while keeping your guest in mind.
Storytelling is one of the most powerful methods of teaching and engaging, and you should incorporate that in your tour. Keep a few fun and interesting stories about the locations that you feature and you should keep your guests engaged and entertained.
Instead of just explaining to your guests about the history of the colosseum, why not show them some of your favourite hidden spots. Sprinkle some personal anecdotes into the tour and build a more personal connection with your guests. After all, people connect with people, and you want to let them leave with a memorable experience.
When you spend hours planning your tour and things don’t go to plan, you might be tempted to cancel the tour that you worked so hard on. However, being able to improvise and adapt is what differentiates a good host from a great one. Planned to show your guests the views of Machu Picchu but it started raining? Showcase some Incan culture instead! The possibilities are endless.
Ask any professional athlete or singer and they will tell you that warming up is one of the most important things you can do. Before starting your stream, do some light stretches and some vocal exercises to stretch your muscles and to warm up your vocal cord. This will help to prevent any muscle cramps, clear your throat, and let you start the stream off on the right foot.
If you’re not having fun, your guests won’t be having fun either. Show your guest that you are excited and enthusiastic for the tour ahead, and they will reciprocate as well.
You will meet people from all over the world, and of all walks of life. They will undoubtedly have their own cultural and religious needs. Being able to respect and be sensitive to their cultural differences and needs may be what keeps your guests coming back to your stream.
Lastly, keep doing research. No matter how long you have lived in your area, there is always more to learn. Go online and look up interesting facts! You might be able to learn new information or make a new tour route to bring your guests on!
Now that you have an idea of how to be an amazing host, start sharing your city at Trally.com today!