A guided tour of tour guiding

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/8895979
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
SubjectPSA; tour coordinator; advertising; brochure
AbstractThis has been my second summer as the IOT Tour Coordinator, last time it was in 2002. I took a summer off from this, and there were lots of changes. The building is bigger, the staff has changed a little bit, there is even a new DG. Some things are the same. People here are easy to get along with, there is a new batch of work term students that are fun to eat lunch with, and the weather is garbage. But you?re in for a good time with a good bunch of people and a supervisor that?s really easy to get along with and knows what he?s talking about, so read my report for what its worth, and enjoy. Challenges: I have different challenges for the job this time around. There is no advertising budget for the tour coordinator this year, due to the federal sponsorship scandal. I have to find some creative ways to get the word out without any money! I have also decided to make it a priority to try to get more Francophone visitors into the Institute. I don?t get to practice my French as much as I would like. I also had to ask myself when I saw the numbers of French tours, did I really reach out to French speaking people? Almost all the information was in English. And then some things are not as big a challenge as they were the first time. Despite the 2-year gap between even entering this building, I remembered a lot of the details of the tour. Once the information gets in there, future coordinators will be glad to know that it just sticks.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6021
NPARC number8895979
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Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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