How to become a guide

There are thousands of ways to be a guide, and we are not interested in dictating how you go about it. Here are some guidelines either to help you get started or to improve your guided walks.

Some walkers show an inclination to lead others, notably those with cartographic skills (creating a route, locating themselves in situ on the map) or a capacity for storytelling (either through their eloquence or their ability to orchestrate a polyphony among fellow walkers).
How can you go about introducing people to a metropolis? How can you prepare your walk? How can you strike the right balance in your commentary? What are the secrets to a successful shared experience?
People expect guides to be reassuring (in their guiding and respect for everybody’s time) and interesting (imbuing the spaces traversed with humor or attentive details).
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