Jenny Sims tells a roomful of people how networking at the NUJ courses in Wales has led to a new venture in her journalistic life.
I hate public speaking – even for three minutes. So it was with some reluctance I agreed to Anna Roberts’ email appeal.
Project Manager of NUJ Training Wales, she was giving a presentation at the “Well done WULF” (Wales Union Learning Fund) event, which has helped finance recent NUJ courses in Wales, and wanted a couple of personal testimonies from course participants to support her.
As I probably hold the record for having attended more of these courses than anyone else, I felt obliged to say ‘yes’. Especially if it helped ensure continued funding. And Welsh Assembly representatives would be in the audience to hear how their money had been spent.