The Concise Adair on Communication and Presentation Skills

  • 58m
  • John Adair
  • Thorogood
  • 2003

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.


  • Issues in communication
  • Listening
  • Reading skills
  • Writing skills
  • Effective speaking
  • Presentation skills
  • One-to-one interviews
  • Managing meetings
  • Within your organization
  • Summary and six-month follow-up test

About the Author

John Adair is internationally acknowledged as having had a significant influence on management and leadership development in both the business and military spheres. He has seen military service, lectured at Sandhurst, worked extensively as a consultant, held professorships in Leadership Studies and authored well-received management and leadership books.

In this Book

  • The Concise Adair on Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Introduction
  • Defining Communication
  • Issues in Communication
  • Listening
  • Reading Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Arguing/discussion in Communication
  • Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • One-to-one Interviews
  • Managing Meetings
  • Within Your Organisation
  • Briefings
  • Coaching and Communication
  • Summary