“Should I write a script for my podcast?”
This is the most common question I hear from new podcasters. My answer: Sure, you could script your introduction and ending, but don’t write down your whole podcast word for word, unless you are totally confident in your skills as a voice performer (and most of us are not).
Overall, think of the most compelling way to share your story. Should it be conversational, highly polished or something in between?
I’ve written and spoken further on this topic in these posts:
- How to write a podcast script (blog post)
- How to read a podcast script and not sound like you’re reading (blog post)
- Faking it: How to read a podcast script and sound natural (audio)
What do you think? If you’re a podcaster, do you script yourself?
UPDATE: The Podcast Scripting Book is now available. Read all about this topic in one handy book.