To script or not to script… that is the question.
One of the things we’re often asked, especially by new podcasters, is “should I write a script for my podcast?” The answer is almost always ‘yes’. At least to some degree.
In the real world, it’s unusual that complete scripts are written. More commonly the bulk of a show will be planned out with bullet points, and the host will script the set-piece elements.
Examples of this include the intro, the sponsor message and the call to action, all of which benefit from being really polished.
The end result of this type of process is a bullet point plan for the entire show, with some sections fully scripted for clarity and slick delivery.
This topic was featured in an article from our Engaging Episodes series, which you can read here.