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By creating a professional, consistent, and welcoming environment, G-Guides Academy helps to foster the confidence and curiosity of our students while preparing them for their future in the tourism industry. Each day is enriched with hands-on experiences, providing ample opportunities for students to improve their knowledge-base while developing essential academic skills. See the classes being offered at G-Guides Academy.

 
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STORYTELLING FOR VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

Recipe for Success

Experience creators are storytellers by nature and the number one skill that set apart good from perfect experience creators is how one is able to master the art of storytelling. Being able to tell great, engaging story that people will talk about is becoming essential skill for experience creators who want to engage with travelers and explorers of the world also in the virtual environment.   

COURSE IN A NUTSHELL

IN THIS LIVE CLASS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How is virtual storytelling different from face-to-face storytelling

  • What are the elements of a great story and how to connect them

  • How to use engaging language

  • How you can transform a good story into a great story in virtual environment

  • What are the main mistakes experience creators do when going telling the story in virtual environment

  • Dos and don'ts of virtual storytelling

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO:

  • guide your tours online

  • create virtual experiences for guests all around the world

  • engage your audience with exciting stories that everybody wants to listen

  • make people share your stories with their friends and family

THE COURSE INCLUDES:

  • 5 academic hours of live classes with trainer

  • 5 academic hours of self-paced learning with recommended reading and activities

  • transformative learning experience

  • access to ask live questions to your trainer during the duration of this course

  • certificate of completion

WHEN ARE LIVE CLASSES SCHEDULED?

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4.00pm to 5.15pm CEST (Brussels time)

  • The course starts every week (every Tuesday)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Computer, laptop or smartphone to be able to access the online live sessions

  • You should be able to use a PC or Apple Mac at a basic level.

  • You do need a good internet to be able to enjoy all the content of the course fully.

* You don't have to be a licensed tour guide to join this course and obtain the virtual tour guide certificate.

**Please note that this is a live class course and you will get an invite to join the virtual classroom.

COURSE CURRICULUM

This is a live class course of 10 academic hours in total. 5 academic hours of self-paced learning will enhance the learning experience of 5 live online contact hours with trainer. Trainer will be available so you can ask live questions as well as leading the course and providing guidance to the students. The course content is divided in 3 modules, where students master the art of virtual storytelling with theoretical and practical knowledge being thought at the same time in proportion 60% theory and 40% practicum (the proportion recommended also by World Federation of tourist guides associations – WFTGA).

MODULE 1:

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS MODULE?

  • How is virtual storytelling different from face-to-face storytelling

  • What are the elements of a great story and how you can master them

  • How using engaging language will help you connect with your audience

MODULE 2:

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • How you can transform a good story into a great story in virtual environment

  • What are the main mistakes experience creators do when going telling the story in virtual environment

  • Case studies and what we can learn from them

  • Dos and don'ts of virtual storytelling

MODULE 3: PRACTICUM

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN:

  • you will be working actively on your virtual storytelling technique

  • with engaging exercises, you will put all the knowledge from the course in practice

  • you will get and give valuable feedback with focus on the room for improvement

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BECOME A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES CREATOR

An Exceptional Learning Experience

Share you passion and knowledge with people around the world and start earning your income online.

COURSE IN A NUTSHELL

IN THIS LIVE CLASS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • how to prepare the content for virtual tours

  • how are virtual experiences different from face-to-face experiences

  • where and how you can do virtual experiences

  • how to sell virtual experiences online

  • what technology you can use to create your virtual experiences

  • storytelling for virtual experiences

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO:

  • guide tours online

  • create virtual experiences for guests all around the world

  • promote your destinations online

  • support sustainable tourism and have more virtual tourists

  • make your tours accessible to everyone

THE COURSE INCLUDES:

  • 10 academic hours of live classes with trainers (2 x 5 consecutive days)

  • transformative learning experience

  • access to ask questions to your 2 trainers during the duration of this course

  • certificate of completition

WHEN ARE LIVE CLASSES SCHEDULED?

  • MONDAY October 19 to FRIDAY October 23, 2020 from 2.00 pm to 3.30pm CEST

REQUIREMENTS:

  • You should be able to use a PC or Apple Mac at a basic level.

  • You do need a good internet to be able to enjoy all the content of the course fully.

* You don't have to be a licensed tour guide to join this course and obtain the virtual tour guide certificate.

**Please note that this is a live class course and you will get an invite to join the virtual classroom.

*** Please note, that virtual tourism in not the same as virtual reality tourism.

COURSE CURRICULUM

This is a live class course of 10 academic hours in total with 2 trainers leading the course and providing guidance to the students. The course content is devided in 5 modules, where students master the art of creating virtual experiences with theoretical and practical knowledge being thought at the same time in proportion 60% theory and 40% practicum.

MODULE 1: VIRTUAL TOURISM AND STORYTELLING IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS MODULE?

  • what is virtual experiences economy

  • how to create engaging story for virtual experiences

  • how is virtual storytelling different from live engagement on your experiences

  • dos and don'ts in virtual storytelling

  • case studies of leaders in virtual experiences economy in tourism industry and what we can learn from them

  • how can virtual experiences economy be used by tour guides and experience creators to accelerate their business

DELIVERY AND DURATION OF THIS MODULE:

  • 2 academic hours

  • live class course with trainers

MODULE 2: START CREATING YOUR VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES TODAY

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • which virtual experiences are already available

  • how we can use them to create virtual experiences

  • what modern technology is available to help us start with virtual experiences

  • free tools to start creating virtual experiences right now

  • how can we transfer real life experience to virtual expereinces

DELIVERY AND DURATION :

  • 2 academic hours

  • this module is delivered as live class course with trainers

MODULE 3: CREATING YOUR OWN VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • How to create your own virtual experiences

  • publishing your virtual experiences online

  • video basics (filming, editing...)

  • live streaming

  • do's and don'ts when creating your virtual experience

DELIVERY AND DURATION:

  • 2 academic hours

  • this is live class course with trainers

MODULE 4: SUSTAINABILITY AND MARKETING IN VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES ECONOMY

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN:

  • how you can support sustainable development and responsible tourism with virtual tours

  • how you can contribute to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals with virtual experiences

  • marketing in virtual experiences economy

  • online marketing basics

  • where can you sell your experiences online

DELIVERY AND DURATION:

  • 2 academic hours

  • this is live class course with trainers

    MODULE 5: PRACTICUM

    WHAT WILL YOU LEARN:

    • you will be working actively on your virtual experience with your trainers and peers

    • with engaging exercises you will put all the knowledge from the course in practice to get your virtual experience up and going

    • you will get and give valuable feedback on virtual experiences created during the course

    DELIVERY AND DURATION:

    • 2 academic hours

    • this is live class course with trainers

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