How to be a better host

12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Online Workshop
Registration Closed

Hosts are an NPR station’s direct link to the audience.  They speak to the listener, guide them through the day, and transition between national and local content, all while keeping calm when things behind the scenes might be falling apart.  In this workshop Christina Shockley will provide you with practical tips for how to hook the listener’s ear. You’ll gain effective strategies for speaking authentically, writing great forward promotes, meeting the tone of the show, displaying your personality, and taking control of your air shift. You’ll feel more confident behind the mic and walk into the studio with a new sense of excitement and purpose. Bonus: registration comes with a free, three-month license for Hindenburg audio editing software!

*This class is capped at 6.

Who's this class for?

This class is open to those of all experience levels.
• Beginners who are curious about the job or would like to become a host but want to feel more confident when live or recording station breaks.
• Veterans who would like a reminder of why they're in the chair and would like to sharpen their skills.
• Those who want to show more personality on the air but don't know how.

About Your Instructor

Christina Shockley

Christina Shockley has 24 years of public radio experience, most of that time as a local host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She has intimate knowledge of the programs, and how to capture - and keep - the listener's attention. Christina trains radio station leaders, hosts, reporters, and podcasters around the country in voicing, writing and storytelling. She also teaches Podcasting at the Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communications at ASU. Christina is the founder of Shockley Radio Consulting, LLC.

Notes on this Class

Refund and recording policy: Classes will not be recorded and are non-refundable. We are not able to issue a refund if you cancel or do not attend a class. You will receive a Zoom link for the workshop the day before it begins.