“Enlightening – truly! Eight hours really well spent! Especially because you were so well and professionally prepared. What I enjoyed most was that there was so much practical work involved. Exercises for us, but also how you showed us what to do – or not to do – so that we could learn by watching. How to think as a guide became clear: more marketing, less bullying…there were many eye-openers during the day!
Another positive thing was the way you treated us all, in a pleasant and professional way. Both “fair” and including, so that everyone felt at ease in the group and could overcome their nervousness. My impression, at least. I’m not very sensitive socially…but I was nervous too.
Anything that can be done in a better way? Maybe I will be able to answer that when I’m a guide with 25 years of experience – haha. For me as a beginner, this was very good schooling, giving an appetite for more: suddenly the guide profession does not seem so frightening any longer J.”
Comments from a full day class on “To work as a guide and tour leader”, Agneberg Secondary School, Uddevalla, Sweden:
“Getting the feel of guiding and tour leading through exercises.”
“Great with practical exercises instead of just listening.”
“We have had great fun together but have also been very focused.”
“Tips and advice on how to do guiding best, both for groups and on bus tours.”
“We recommend that other pupils go through this training, as they will learn things about guiding and hospitality that they did not know earlier.”
Jan & March 2020
Comments after a two day training in ”Guiding techniques for adventure guides”.
Äventyrsguideutbildningen, Dalslands Folkhögskola, Färgelanda, Sweden
”Great to have practical excercises in both guiding techniques and in planning.”
”Useful tools on how to prepare yourself for an assignment.”
”Good to learn to work with an overall planning sheet.”
”Interesting to hear about your experiences.”
”You are very professional and can capture everyones attention.”
”Would like more days like these!”
”Eva - the guide and tourleader” - digital lesson. The idea is to give the student an honest and real insight in these professions.
One must adjust to the situation - just as we must as guides and tourleaders!
This was a digital seminar for 18 students in an Adventure tourism class HT18 at Utsikten, Dals-Eds Gymnasieskola, Sweden.
Here are the students comments afterwards:
"Interesting to get to know so much of these proffessions"
"Much more planning than I thought"
"Surprised the pay was not higher and that preperation time often is unpaid"
"Have gotten a much better insight"
"Great to hear of your experiences in real life as tourleader"
"Good to have a case to discuss and solve in the middle (good to me activated)"
"You conformed much of what our teachers have said (good for us 😊)"
"It would have been better in our classroom"