How to become a foreign guide
Extensive knowledge as a basis
Have a profession foreign tour guide, there are several areas that can be divided into two groups: household guest services and excursions. However, in that and in other case, you'll need extensive knowledge in the area in which you want to work with.
Of course, work on placement and services for guests much easier, but be prepared for the fact that the foreigners will ask you hundreds of questions on various topics. You must seamlessly navigate through all that may interest visitors. Keep at hand all the necessary materials, phone numbers and other useful information, which can be useful.
On foreign of a guide is assigned a much more serious responsibility. It's safe to say that this profession should be your sincere vocation. Knowledge in the illuminated region should be as deep. The success you can achieve only if really interested in all this, and constantly broaden their horizons and seek new information.
impeccable language proficiency
Without a high level as a native and foreign language in the profession is nothing to do. If in other areas you can afford just to speak fluently, in this case, the language level is one of the key criteria. Foreigners would be physically difficult to listen to you if you will speak with a strong accent and errors. Oratory is a necessary condition for good performance. Your chances of success in the foreign tour guide will greatly improve if you have had long experience of study or living abroad, and has mastered the subtleties of oral communication. In addition, not superfluous is the knowledge of another foreign language.
Profession guide implies a permanent and very intensive communication, mobility, ability to respond quickly to unexpected requests of people and a variety of emergency situations. If you choose a job, be prepared for the fact that your everyday life will become saturated with emotion, but it can Deplete you psychologically. Foreign guide should be able to restrain myself and try to be always in a good mood. Do not be redundant leadership and organizational skills.
A good guide is often actor and showman in one person. Modern guides sometimes arrange trips with groups of current performance, drawing not only the story but also their emotional jokes and improvisations.