The first three minutes

12:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Online Workshop
Registration Closed

You only have a couple of minutes to convince a listener to stick around for your whole episode and not delete it from their phone, so what do you need to do to hook them in during those first 2-5 minutes? What are the questions you need to answer for the listener in that brief period of time?

Join award-winning producer Jocelyn Gonzales as you listen to and analyze some examples of how various shows handle this introduction to topics, hosts and guests. Jocelyn will walk you through the basic ingredients necessary for a compelling top and teach you how to use the combination of writing, production elements, scoring and format to hook listeners and keep them engaged. 

Note: Attendees will need a  brief sample of descriptive opening text for their show, and 2-3 potential music clips for a mock-up exercise.

You will be emailed a link to the workshop two hours before it begins. 




About Your Instructor

Jocelyn Gonzales

Jocelyn Gonzales is the Director/Executive Producer of PRX Productions, the production studio inside PRX, a non-profit media company specializing in audio journalism and storytelling. PRX Productions helps develop and produce podcast series for partners such as TEDx, NOVA, WGBH, CBS/Simon & Schuster, Harvard Business School, Religion of Sports, FCB and more. Before PRX, she was Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning program Studio 360, and a longtime freelance producer for radio, podcasts, audio publishing, and audio for visual media. Jocelyn teaches sound design in the Film and Television department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and is a Senior Producer and Engineer with Feet In Two Worlds, a non-profit journalism project that covers immigrant communities across the US.