With the success and positive feedback from the Zoom AGM, TNF will run a series of “Winter Workshops” once a month via Zoom for any TN volunteer to join as a participant.  Each workshop would last approximately 1 hour with a 20 - 30 minute maximum presentation followed by a general discussion and questions.  When the session ends participants may stay on and continue the discussion. 

The short list in no particular order of potential workshops is: 

  • Articles for the Blind and Copyright
  • Legal “traps” what are they and how can they be avoided.
  • Recruiting and supporting trustees, volunteers and listeners
  • Maintaining contact with your listeners.
  • Is you TN fit for the digital and internet future?
  • Do you need a website and/or social media – pros and cons?]
  • Beyond Newsprint – Where can you go for content?

The second workshop os planned for Saturday 12 December at 10.00am.  The workshop topic will be 'Publicising your TN and attracting new listeners'.  The workshop will be given by Gill Laws who has been the Secretary of Exmouth TN for 25 years. Gill was awarded the Exmouth Citizen of the Year award in 2014 and the BEM in the 2016 Queen's  New Years Honours list - both awards mainly for her work for Exmouth TN.

 The workshop will be run on Zoom and to join the workshop the login details are below

Topic: TNF Winter Workshop 2 - "Publicising your TN and attracting new listeners'."
Time: Dec 12, 2020 10:00 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting via the Zoom application using the link below:

or manually with the following Meeting Details:
Meeting ID: 812 7415 6375
Passcode: 857852

You can also join by Telephone. If you are joining via a Mobile, you can click one of the links below to join directly:


or alternatively, you can dial in manually using the following telephone numbers and Meeting Details:
0131 460 1196
0203 051 2874
0203 481 5237
0203 481 5240
0203 901 7895

Meeting ID: 812 7415 6375
Passcode: 857852

The Workshop will be recorded and made available afterwards. If you are uncomfortable with any details being shared, we would recommend not enabling your Video and changing your name in the Zoom settings. If you are dialling in to the Workshop, please be aware that your Telephone Number will be displayed in lieu of your name, if you do not wish to share this information please withhold your number by inserting 141 in front of any of the Telephone Numbers shown above. 

 Zoom meetings do not have a pre-booking system but rather you log in on the day using the Meeting ID and password above. There is a limit 100 participants, it will be a question of first come, first served.  We will open the waiting room at 0930 to allow everyone to join the workshop in good time before the 1000 start.  Daniel White has kindly agreed to facilitate the zoom meeting, controlling admittance, the chat room and questions.

 Once the workshop and questions are finished participants may remain logged in to continue the discussion.