Making Workshops Work

Penny Pullan

Publication date: July 13, 2021


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Making Workshops Work takes you from an initial idea or brief, through step-by-step preparation, to an engaging, well-run, effective session resulting in agreed actions and clear follow up. Feel competent and confident as you deliver great results, with everyone committed to their actions afterwards, whether meeting virtually or face-to-face. Penny Pullan’s experience and inspiring stories will support you at every stage, along with templates, checklists and guides to ensure that you are fully prepared, making the best use of your, and your participants’, valuable time.

I frequently give workshops and seminars. One thing I have learned along the way is what works for one audience does not necessarily translate well with the next. What works in person may not work in an online environment. Facilitators must be adaptable, flexible, well-organized and confident. I’m new to facilitating online, so I picked up this book to sharpen my skills in this arena. If you’re new to facilitating workshops and seminars, I highly recommend this book. Not only does it provide a good background in what to expect and key character strengths needed, author Penny Pullan provides you with templates, checklists and guides to ensure that you are prepared, organized, managing your time effectively and hitting your objectives.


I regularly give workshops, and am a confident presenter, but I always think there are new tips someone can pick up. This book is great – readable, with strategies for all people, regardless of levels of experience. There are strategies, examples, checklists and models jam-packed in this book. I highly recommend it especially for those new to presenting, or needing to rethink the objective of their presentation, but it would be of use to all presenters.


Perfectly applicable for our current work patterns This book is excellent, perfect for the current blended approach to the workplace. It’s written with humour and appropriate real life examples. A must buy


This book is a must have for anyone facilitating workshops, whether virtual, ‘real world’ or hybrid. Unlike some other books where virtual/hybrid are an afterthought, the author has built these into the very fabric of the book, helpfully providing advice and tips throughout.
Highly recommended!


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234 x 156 x 17 mm