This is one of the most common questions I hear from novice podcasters. My answer: Sure, script your intro and outro, but don’t write down your whole podcast word for word, unless you are 100% confident in your skills as a voice performer. Think first of the most effective way to tell your story. Should it be conversational or highly polished?
I’ve written and spoken more extensively 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?
NOTE: If you want to up your podcasting game, register for my free webinar on June 1, 2011: Take your podcast to the next level.