Point 2 CHOOSE THE MOST PASSIONATE PERSON TO NARRATE THE TOUR
“The subjective voice is always more interesting than an objective voice. So when you get people that are enthusiastic and excited about what they know and love they can communicate that enthusiasm to a listener and it is much much more compelling than having some detached professional voice up there reading a script.”
“Think of who would be the most interesting person to walk through this exhibition with and bring that person to the listeners.That could be an expert, it could be a curator, it could be the artist, it could be the letters the artist wrote to his brother or her brother, it could be an artist and his critic symbol of work and is inspired what your seeing around you, it could be an artist talking about other artist’s work. There is just a whole lot of ways you could do that because the whole point of the audio tour experience is to provoke people to have their own thoughts about it. The truth is vastly over valued concept in audio tours because you can get people outraged and disagreeing with the speaker and have as profound educational experience for them as telling them what their supposed to think". Chris Tellis, co-founder of Antenna Audio, shares best practices gleaned from his nearly three decades of developing audio tours for cultural sites around the world.