Scripted Podcast? Improve Your Performance with this Top Tip…
Have you ever noticed that things are a little bumpy out of the gate when you turn that mic on? Well, if you have, you are in good company.
Some of the best radio voices need time to warm up, to get into the groove of the read. In this episode, I’m going to share a trick that the pros use to combat the sleepy-start. This is a trick I use and one that I used to use when I was directing top voice-talent.
And, it’s dead simple.
Here it is… finish with the start.
Yep, it’s that simple. If you’re working with a script or an outline for your podcast (listen to Episode 10 for a tip on doing it right), get going on it and don’t stress that you aren’t fully amped and grooving from the top.
Instead, make note of when it starts to feel like you are the pocket of your performance. Finish things up and then come on back to the beginning and start again.
Do not pause or stop, go right back to the start so that you have that perfect energy all dialed in.
When you do this, you bring all of your best energy to the start of your show. You’ve warmed up and you’re delivering the goods off the top.
It’s a bit more work but it’s worth it.
Think about it — new listeners (and even subscribers) make a call on whether they are going to keep listening within the first moment or two. You want to make sure you’re giving them a real taste of what’s to come. And that’s exactly what happens when you return to the start after you finish.
A simple tip today that will have a powerful impact on your performance and the professional sound of your podcast.
Give it a try and let me know if you (and your listeners) notice the high-voltage difference.
Want to know if your groove is good enough? Book a free 15-minute coaching call with me and we’ll talk about how to make you sound more like a pro.
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