When you are writing this kind of report, there is really no best time to write the introduction. The only thing that matters is how well it flows with the rest of your content. If you can do that then it doesn’t matter if it’s written at 3 AM or 9 AM in the morning.
Can I use an intro template?
Yes, but try to make sure that all parts of your document flow together nicely so they don’t look like a series of isolated blocks instead of a cohesive whole.
What should my first paragraph contain?
Make sure it contains enough information for them to know what they’re getting into and why you wrote the report in the first place. Let them know who you are and tell them about your company/your product/service etc., as soon as possible after introducing yourself (check out Chapter 2).
How long should my first paragraph be?
This depends on several factors: length required, purpose, tone used etc.. It also depends on whether or not there will be any sub-headings included (see later). When choosing between 1-2 sentences vs longer paragraphs check out Chapter 11 – Writing clear copy for tips on how to make every sentence count! This might help too… 🙂
Can I include sub-headings within paragraphs? Can I organize sections using headings? What about lists (bullet points)? What about lists organized by different categories such as “Products”, “Services”