Lecture or talk, form of interpretation, is where the audience will expect information dissemination. The audience here would be expecting to hear information on a subject. For instance, an urn or a famous vase or a painting from a historical period will not have much information to give to tourist on its own. An interpreter must furnish information here. Drama, form of interpretation technique, is a form of personal interpretation. Drama interpretations would be used to present story telling. Different forms of speech and emotions can be delivered. This would help connect with visitors who would get bored easily.
For instance, for a school trip, the drama form of interpretation will be useful. Historic sites might bore school students. Putting some form of drama where student see what happened in history by drama acting will feel more interested. After seeing such drama interpretation, they will be motivated to look up information on their own.
Print media, form of interpretations, will be helpful for any tourist. The tour guide will make use of print media in the following ways.
Firstly, while interacting with the tourists in the beginning of the tour planning, the tour guide will use print media to directly mail tourists. This is the direct mail form of print media use. The proposed plans would be mailed out to the tourists as detailed letters carrying information on the tourist spots that the guide has set out for the tourists. Second form of print media that will be used is the day to day plan list. This would be given out during point duty interpretation by the tour guide. A third form of print media that will be used will be information pamphlets about the tourist spot visited. This can be distributed to the tourists by the tourist guide when they are travelling to the site.
Self-guiding programmes will be useful for those situations where the exhibit is very self-explanatory. Personal interpretation involves a person interacting with the audience but it is not always necessary. Audience sometimes like to be alone and hence would not require any direct personal interaction. For example, in a science gallery, tourists could be led through a self-guiding programme where they can lead themselves from the Ptolemy era to the Copernicus era.