The Concise Adair on Communication and Presentation Skills

John Adair, Neil Thomas

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‘Poor communication is one of the prime causes of personal and business failure’

There are many books on communication. Few writers, however, share John Adair’s wide experience of management and leadership development in both business and military spheres, which adds a rarely found depth and insight to hard-edged practical techniques.

John Adair’s books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. This book encapsulates his writing on the art and skills of effective communication. You will find it equally valuable whether you are beginning your career or looking for an expert refresher course.


  1. Issues in communication
  2. Listening
  3. Reading skills
  4. Writing skills
  5. Effective speaking
  6. Presentation skills
  7. One-to-one interviews
  8. Managing meetings
  9. Within your organisation
  10. Summary and six month follow-up test

The author

John Adair is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant influences on management and leadership development in the world. He studied history at Cambridge University and holds higher degrees from the Universities of Oxford and London. He became the world’s first Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Surrey and is internationally known as a consultant. He is the author of many respected books on management and leadership.

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