The TourBoost Workshop uses improv games to help tour guides connect more closely to their tour groups. The workshop isn’t about content, but more about how to connect emotion to story, how to be present physically and mentally and how to cultivate listening skills, flexibility and gratitude.
This workshop has guides up and playing games dreamt up by the estimable Viola Spolin in the 50s. It’s invaluable work, taking guides “out of their head and into the space.” We have a ton of fun and the workshop is open and supportive and inclusive. You'll get a chance to meet other guides and I promise you'll walk away with at least one thing you'll be excited to work on.
Your workshop facilitator, Margaret Hicks, is a 20-year improv comedy vet and has been running her own tour business, Chicago Elevated, for 10 years.
**This workshop will be filmed and photographed. You will be asked to sign a release when you sign up for the workshop.