If you’re lucky enough to have caught an old-time radio story or two, you know the power of audio to fire up the imagination: the nights are darker, the fog is thicker, the villains more evil and the hero more dashing. The question is, how can you bring a bit of that magic into your podcasts in order to entice your audience back for more?
Erik Johnson at Blogworld has six suggestions for jazzing up your audio presentations to better engage listeners and fire up their imaginations and, hopefully, enthusiasm for your ideas and content.
This is show biz. You produce your show to entertain just as much as inform. Your podcast is just as much “show” as it is “business.” Add some sizzle to your show.
A produced “intro” and “outro” for your podcast is an easy first step. The “intro” opens the show, as in “introduction.” The “outro” closes the show, similar to a conclusion. At a minimum, find a great piece of music that will open and close your show. You can find many sites on the internet that sell music clips for less than a few dollars.
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