If you’ve been considering the idea of starting your own podcast, you probably have a few podcasts that you already admire and hope to emulate in some way. Most people discover a few favorite shows and pull inspiration from the way that these episodes are formatted, how the hosts lead interviews or just the general chemistry between the hosts. These are all elements of a podcast that you can learn how to master and implement them into your own show with the right podcast equipment. Before you begin recording, you need to consider your speaking voice and how to control it. You may not think much about this during your everyday life, but if people are listening to a recording of your voice, it needs to be more pronounced and probably slowed down a bit from your normal talking voice. Here are some tips on how to practice speaking before you hit that record button.
1. Write a Script Ahead of Time
The best way to nail all of your lines for your show is to have a plan of what you will say throughout the episode. Writing a podcast script for each episode will help to keep you organized, focused on the topic on hand and help with transitions between segments. However, don’t feel as though you absolutely must stick to everything that the script says. Adding in normal reactions and side stories is what will make your show flow and seem more like a natural conversation between people. The script is merely meant to guide the show. Before recording, spend time reading through the script to practice volume, enunciation and speed.