Podcasts are so popular that 44 percent of Americans 12 and older have listened to a podcast, and 80 percent of them listen to a podcast on an average of seven shows a week. It is a huge opportunity for voice-over talent.
When someone is thinking about starting a podcast, they may overlook the intro and outro.
The podcast world is worth looking into as a voice-over talent. Podcasters cover a wide range of topics and they have a good following. It is worth exploring as a voice-over talent.
A Podcast Intro
The podcast intro is the show’s opening that introduces the show and the host. It sets the mood and the tone of the entire show. The music and words are key factors. However, a critical part is the tone and clarity.
The intros need to be clear, concise and to the point. The voice needs to match the music and who can do that better than a trained voice-over talent. The audience will come to identify the voice and the music with the podcast. Like any good television show, commercial or radio program. The podcaster wants them to hear it and know it’s their show. The voice helps to brand the show.
Content of A Good Podcast Intro
An intro to a podcast should have several key elements to make it noteworthy.
· Name of Podcast
· Episode Number and Title
· Music or sound effects
· Name of Host
· Podcast Overview or Tagline
· Intro of Episode
While the podcast host may know this as the expert, they may call upon you the voice over talent to help them with the details. If they have ideas, you will want to make sure that they do not add anything that detracts without adding value.
A Podcast Outro
The podcast outro is the closing that wraps the entire show up into a tidy package. It leaves the audience with a feeling of an ending... a summation. This is the place where a tagline is the core of the podcast. The outro is part of the branding that keeps the listeners loyal.
Like the intro, the outro needs to be short and sweet with a call to action. Inviting them to continue to listen, tell their friends, or share the content. There needs to be a mention of a website name or address for them to go to.
What Makes Good Podcast Outro Content
There are key pieces to a good podcast outro that need to be included in the creation.
· Thank the audience for tuning in.
· Website address, Contact Info and How to Get More
· A Call To Action (CTA)
Why Hire A Voice Over Talent for A Podcast?
The pressure of creating an intro and an outro is more than many podcasters want to handle. While talking about a subject that is their passion is easy, these need to be fantastic.
A voice-over talent has the experience and training to perfect, smooth out and records a flawless intro and outro. You understand the key elements and dynamics in using a voice to capture and keep an audience.
When speaking with a podcaster, remind them that you lend credibility, professionalism, and sophistication to their podcast. Like a speaker on stage, someone always introduces them before they start. Same in the podcast world. The intro and outro are the bookends of a podcast and help draw the audience in with great narration. An outside POV is always more impressive.
Who knows, once you get into the podcast world you may even think about talking about your passion and share your knowledge with the podcast world on being a voice-over talent.