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Guide-interpreter in the minds of many – is one of the most prestigious and lucrative professions. As a private guide in Kiev, I agree with the words “in the minds”..)
Many people consider Kiev tourist guide to be a very interesting occupation. They find it adventures to accompany foreigners in the Kiev city tours and show them around the country.
As far as Kiev female tour guides are concerned, I personally know some lady-guides who are not interested in tourists’ needs. Their attitude towards this job is shallow. And very often these Kiev lady guides have poor language knowledge, scant cultural awareness. And it’s very disappointing for me.
The guide-translator ( as well as tour guide Kiev ) – is a person whose duty is to support the tourists, day-trippers and guests, as well as providing them with the information regarding sightseeing and significant places of the city in a foreign language.
Kiev private guides say: “The guide can “make” a tour, and can “kill” it with his attitude towards tourists, poor knowledge of a foreign language, and being not punctual.
To name the exact date of the appearance of the guide profession is almost impossible. In ancient times, people always searched for the best habitats, carrying out numerous moves for many years.
Initially at the disposal of royals and other foreign dignitaries were provided special retainers, whose task was not only to acquaint the guests with the urban districts but also to assist during the visits or presence at grand receptions. Currently, this service is very popular among the foreigners who arrived in a new city in order to develop their business or with tourist motives …
I must add, that I am really proud to be an English speaking guide Kiev. I greatly enjoy my occupation. Kiev private guides are mostly ladies, but there are also many guys involved in guide interpreter services in Kiev.
Kiev Personal Guide
A profession of a tour guide-interpreter requires not only excellent language skills (as well as the knowledge of various dialects) but also a broad outlook, because the guides-interpreters have to answer the most unpredictable questions of tourists. And especially it’s important for a lady tour guide in the ancient Kiev.
The guide-interpreter (as well as an interpreter in Kiev), is mainly specialized in interpreting services. At the same time, he must have universal skills – he has to deal with both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting.
Every day a personal guide in Kiev has to deal with people who come to the country as if on a different planet, and who are interested practically in everything. Kiev private tour guide must be able to answer any question and to tell with enthusiasm for the hundredth time about the same objects. It can be possible only if he himself enthusiastically learns the history of the country and the city, and is well up in art and architecture. Such traits as kindness, sense of humor are essential enough for Kiev personal guide … and the ability to find a way out of any situation. There should be no responses “No, I cannot, I do not know, I do not want” in the lexicon of the professional. Polite refuse – is another thing, but one must be able to make it.
A very important factor in this profession is a quick reaction of a guide-interpreter, as to interest a group he should not only tell but also instantly respond to thousands of questions. The guide-interpreter (same as a tour guide Kiev) must possess perfect organizational skills because working with a cohesive group is much easier. In addition, he must know important political and economic vocabulary, as the people coming to the country for the first time, as a rule, have many questions related to the political and economic situation in the country. And the guide-interpreter must give as full answers as it is possible.