DECONSTRUCTING THE TRADITIONAL GUIDED TOUR with HANNA PIKSEN INTRODUCTION Today I’m so happy to be talking to Hanna Piksen about deconstructing the traditional guided tour and creating a completely new experience where guides are given free rein to design and lead the tour entirely from their own perspective. Hanna Piksen is the
HOW TO CREATE WOW MOMENTS WITH MITCH BACH INTRODUCTION Today I’m so happy to be talking to Mitch Bach about what makes a great guided experience and how you can create wow moments in your programmes. Mitch is one of those people you meet and instantly get on with. He’s
BITESIZE: HOW TO END WELL - CREATING A STRONG CONCLUSION FOR YOUR PROGRAMMES It’s time for another bitesize episode - a short and snappy episode that will give you a quick win or something to think about in less than 10 mins. Today I’m talking about why endings are important and
HOW TO ENGAGE YOUR AUDIENCE WITH COLOUR IN ART DISCUSSIONS INTRODUCTION Today I’m focusing on colour. Colour is one of the 7 elements of art along with shape, line, form, texture, value and space. It's a vast subject - but today I don't want to focus on colour theory or the science of colour. Instead, I
10 EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR GUIDED TOURS MORE INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTION The traditional lecture-style guided tour is dead, long live the interactive tour! Well, it’s not actually, it’s still alive and kicking in some quarters but in my opinion it shouldn’t be. Traditional lecture-style ‘walk and talk ‘ guided tours with an expert guide are still
As we get older, we ask fewer questions. We wonder less. I’ve seen this in the past with groups in museums. The primary school children are full of questions and ideas. By secondary school, you have to work so much harder to pique their curiosity. And with adults, it’s a very similar story. They have basically stopped asking questions.
What is Visible Thinking (VT)? Read our essential guide and how VT can be applied within museums and heritage sites using our method 'Visible Thinking in the Museum' to facilitate meaningful experiences with art and museum objects. The Basics Visible Thinking has been developed over a number of years by researchers from Harvard's Project Zero with teachers and students.
Simple Tips for Looking After your Voice On a guided tour your voice is your instrument, your tool. Like an actor who can produce many different ‘voices’, we can also learn ways to produce sound to increase emphasis, enhance storytelling and add emotional effect. Without your voice, you cannot work, so it makes sense to use your voice wisely
Have you asked a question to the participants on your tour and no one responds? You look around and all you can see are blank faces. You wait a little longer and still nothing happens. Just the sound of tumbleweed rustling by.... Awkward. Yes, that's the 'tumbleweed moment'; a period of 'dead air or stony, unresponsive silence'. Silence is
By Claire Bown How & when should we share information on guided tours? How can we do this productively and strategically? In this week's post I share best practices for sharing your information and content on tour. Plus I share some extra tips on how to think about handling information in a different way. Many of us are experts in