Every day the popularity of the podcast increases in the Arab world, as this open-world allows anyone with thoughts or ideas to convert them into audible tracks only record and broadcast them, so as a result, the competition is quite large and broad in that field. If you’re interested to know further information about the podcast, this article is for you.
The importance of podcast intro
Like the title of any book, the intro may grab the full attention of your audience or maybe not at all, so it has to seem with the following criteria:
Short: as much as it important, do not go so far with it. Make it simple with a quick overview of the core; avoid making the audience getting bored with a long intro.
Specific and purposeful: within a (short) list of points and even don’t make sub-points.
Harmonious with the core: it has to be consistent with the content of the podcast like its one tone with no cacophony, for example, if the content of your podcast is about relaxation and yoga, you can’t add a heavy metal track in the intro.
Music always makes the difference: add an appropriate piece of music could help with increasing the attention of the audience, and here we would like to alert you to take care of copyrights of every track you are about to use!
Credibility: Make sure your introduction doesn’t contain anything that isn’t in the content, some do it out of suspense, and unfortunately it’s the easiest way to lose your credibility.
Quite something: we do not mean here that all of your podcasts have to be scientific or educational; you can make even a funny story with a meaningful plot of valuable lessons.
It is recommended to use another voice only for the intro and the outro. It adds much value to the podcast.
As we have mentioned before the intro of the podcast should be really short, however, it also should contain these elements, regardless of the order but they have to be all there:
The title and number of the episode: Do not underestimate this point, as adding a title to every episode make the podcast more interesting.
The intro should include sound effects with music either they are going to be merged or separated.
The name of the program host.
A quick overview of what the episode is about.
A hint of the next episode.
Also in this video, you can find a great tips for your podcast
Outro of the podcast :
There is no more to add in the outro than what we have already mentioned in the intro. However we should note about its importance, you can employ it to add more suspense to your podcast. As your audiences reach to the outro, this is a good sign of your success, so use it in a good way with a great outro that seems with the following:
Suspense: the most important element in the outro and its main goal, never lose the suspense to motivate the listeners to wait for you. For example, you can give an overview of the content of the upcoming episode, or ask audiences about their expectations and give them the chance to participate.
More communication with audiences: You can use the outro to offer channels to communicate with you through social media, to get more popularity.
A word of farewell: Don’t forget to say goodbye to your audiences with friendly words.
Effective podcast :
Like everything podcast also should contain some elements to be great unless to be perfect. The podcasts are not about audio. The most memorable and effective podcasts are always well planned.
Make your podcast ready by following these simple steps:
Focus on your listeners’ needs and what they are expecting from you.
Explore your niche, find out what the specific part you are really good at it and start sharing it with your audiences.
Give your guests space: a good interview is not all about meaning and well-prepared questions, it is also about giving your guests the space to answer these questions at ease.
At last, we in Ragab Voice can help you record your voice, write your script, do your mixing, sound design, or rent our studio for a mega-hit record.