The general steps for creating an audio project (i.g. podcast, review, audio drama, PSA) include:
Planning, or pre-production, is a crucial step when creating an audio project or podcast.
1. Consider your constraints
Be aware of your constraints, which often include:
It can be tough to get started, especially if you have a very open-ended assignment.
3. Write a script
A script is the road map that is going to get you to your finished product. Even though the final outcome may differ significantly from your script, it will save you a lot of time and keep you focused.
The goal of scripting is to start putting together ideas for how the story of the piece will come together through its various media components (spoken words, music, etc).
Start with a strong beginning
a startling statement
a rhetorical question
a funny or fascinating fact
a dramatic opening
Persuasive Language Ideas
Phrases to Illustrate a Point: For instance, for example, specifically, in particular, namely, such as, like
Phrases to Introduce an Example: For example, thus, as an example, in the instance of, in other words, to illustrate
Phrases to Make Suggestions: To this end, keeping this in mind, for this purpose, therefore
Phrases to Transition Between Information: Also, furthermore, additionally, besides that, equally as important, similarly, likewise, as a result, otherwise, however
Phrases to Contrast Points: On the other hand, nevertheless, despite, in spite of, yet, conversely, instead, by the same token
Phrases for Conclusions and Summarizing: With this in mind, as a result of, because of this, for this reason, so, due to, since, finally, in short, in conclusion
I am certain. . .
I’m sure that you can see that . . .
I ask you to think about . . .
I am writing in order to . . .
Nevertheless . . .
On the other hand . . .
It has come to my attention that . . .
Moving forward you can see . . .
Obviously. . .
Surely . . .
Regardless . . .
If [ ] were to happen, then . . .
Although it may seem...
Write your script:
Use a simple conversational style
Remember you are creating an AUDIO project so use simple clear sentences and try to avoid being wordy and longwinded