Tour guiding introduction and outroduction

Should a tour guide open ended questions? Who is the guide, afterall? Who should be the one to bring the excitement to the tour? The tourist or the tour guide? Who is the one leading the tour? Should a tour guide extend the introduction? Wouldn’t the audience get bored?

Watch this video by Karen Mae Barten and make your own conclusions.

Isn’t the tour guide supposed to lead the tour?

For a change, listen this sample tour guide speech, or watch this on how tour guides make money.