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April 23, 2017

TourBoost Goes To Las Vegas Baby!

By |April 23rd, 2017|

I love Las Vegas. Always have. I have wondered why I love it so much and besides all of the obvious perks – I think it’s because Vegas is so not pretentious. It’s all out in the open in Vegas, there’s no pressure to be something you’re not. I’m from Chicago, we like to […]

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February 10, 2017

TourBoost Workshop – A Workshop For Guides & Docents

By |February 10th, 2017|

Yes! You’ve been asking for it and here it is!

A TourBoost Workshop for the individual guide or docent. Tour season is coming up, why not brush up on the skills that make all of your beautiful facts sing?
Here we go:
The next TourBoost will be a 3-hour workshop on March 5th, from 3-6PM, at the […]

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November 23, 2016

The TourBoost Hits The Road

By |November 23rd, 2016|

WOWEE.

I’m not sure if you knew this, but meeting other people who do what you do is really fun and inspiring and all of the good things. Oh and also? Tour guides are the best people in the world.

I recently attended the IADTG Conference in Falls Church, VA and it was so much fun. […]

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June 14, 2016

Improv is For Comedians. And Everyone Else.

By |June 14th, 2016|

When I tell people who live in Chicago about the TourBoost Workshop, they pretty much get it. Improv is so big here, there are at least 10 theaters where you can watch stellar improv on any night of the week. It’s part of our history, our blood – in the famous poem Chicago by […]

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May 21, 2016

Tour Guide Traits: Gracious

By |May 21st, 2016|

We tour guides are supposed to have a few traits that make us great guides, today we’re going to tackle:
Being Gracious.
Ever since Oprah, we’ve been encouraged to be grateful. KEEP JOURNALS! Write it down. Look around. Put it into perspective. Be grateful. Have gratitude. All the happier people of the world have gratitude. Better […]

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Improvisation in Music, Tour Guiding and Your Brain

By |May 12th, 2016|

I didn’t know when I was studying improvisation at Second City that I was developing life skills. I was having fun, drinking, playing and doing “make-em-ups” with my friends. Shoot, all the better that there was an audience!

Not until later did I understand all of the valuable lessons I was learning. Not until I […]

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How To Improve Your Trip Advisor Listing? I Know!

By |May 9th, 2016|

The question on everyone’s lips is “How do You improve your Trip Advisor listing? We all want to know. Trip Advisor is so elusive, it’s like the Freemasons or the Illuminati. It’s a mystery how it works, I imagine a room of VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE (Obama, Hillary, Bernie, Trump…) sitting around imagining the ways […]

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March 20, 2016

Yes and No – How To Say No In A Yes Kind Of Way

By |March 20th, 2016|

In Improv we talk a lot about “Yes, And” but not a lot on how to say no.  Yes, And really is the umbrella rule that everything else falls under. Other rules, like “don’t deny,” “make your scene partner look good” and “play to the height of your intelligence” all fall under “Yes, And.”

What […]

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