“Welcome to Ageing Well Sorted. I’m your host Stacey Tryon and this is the podcast series for families to start the process of ageing well and ignite the important conversations that discuss what that will look like for your parents and ourselves. We look at how to sort out existing information, sort through processes and create a plan that includes the expectations of care and lifestyle for our loved ones.
Listen in as we navigate and articulate the goals that become the compass for ageing well.”
This is a Podcast Intro.
It is a permanent feature of your podcast series that shares the over arching themes, intentions and outcomes for listeners. It creates intrigue, peaks interest and extends an invitation to find out more about the subject matter.
The above example is a scripted Podcast Intro. You can create an intro for each episode, but most professionally products podcast series have a well crafted, informative and engaging intro that captures attention and explains the overall theme over the series.
After working through the process of coming up with a title for your podcast, the topics and theme, the intro is all about sharing with the listener why they should invest their time. Introductions set the mind set, tone and vibe of the episode.
Quick Tips to help you in constructing that punching 30 second pitch!
As it is a permanent feature of your podcast series:
- Talk directly to the over arching themes
- Your intentions and outcomes for listeners.
- The topics or questions that picque interest.
- Shares a little bit about you, who and why
- Extend an invitation to find out more
- An Intro is short and welcoming.
- It goes for no longer that 30 seconds 1 -2 minutes max.
- It is often accompanied by a musical signature that fades off as you dive into the content of the episode.
Note: it can be proceeded or followed by an episode introduction.
“In this episode we look at the 8 sources of information that are often required in the event of an emergency or crisis situation caused by the declining health of an ageing family member. We look at Government requirements, processes and services like MyAgedCare. So lets get sorted.“…………….
This is followed directly by the content you want to share
‘First up I’d like to share with you……………….’
Intro’s can take a while to refine and finding that combination of sentences that are succinct and impactful is worth the effort.
You have about 8-15 seconds to convince someone to listen. So the shorter the intro and more succinct the message – the more chance they will not press the stop or next button.
Music plays a big part in podcasting intro’s. It sets up with mood and is a powerful conductor of attracting attention. So consider what your content is and find a piece that resonates.
- Slow and dreamy – meditative states, trauma and
- Upbeat and dramatic – content that is information and educational
- Fast and boppy – happy topics, empowering conversations, engaging interviews.
ShirePOD content creators have a really effect process in putting your podcast intro together. A range of questions and activities to help you put it all together.
If you would like help putting together your introduction, send us an email.
Or of course listen to our podcasts on the ShirePod channel on the Podbean Platform for examples.