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The Concise Adair on Communication and Presentation Skills
By John Adair & Melanie Allen, Edited by Neil Thomas

Adair Communication Presentation

John Adair's books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. He 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 critically acclaimed management and leadership books which have sold in their hundreds of thousands. He has lectured at conferences all over the world.

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

When writing about communication, few authors share John Adair’s wide experience of management and leadership development in both business and military spheres.

Adair uses his experience to add rare depth and insight to hard-edged practical skills and techniques that you can put into practice. He covers important topics such as listening skills, effective reading and writing techniques, how to argue/discuss for the best outcomes, how to manage meetings both face to face and online, how to coach, give briefings and communicate to achieve the right results.

John Adair’s books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. This book encapsulates all 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 book.

Additional Information:

Published 2021 (Thorogood) - 2nd edition - 132 pages - ISBN: 9781854189233


Rights: World

Neil Thomas is Chairman of the Falconbury group of companies that comprises, Falconbury Ltd (, Management Forum ( and Thorogood Publishing Ltd ( He has been involved in publishing and seminars/training for most of his business life.

Melanie Allen is a writer and a Life, Career Change and Career Development Coach based in Leeds. She brings over 20 years of developing Career Development, Leadership and Coaching training, several publications and plenty of life experience to her work. She completed her Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching in 2003. Since then she has established her coaching business, working with organisational and private clients both face to face and over the phone. She is a ghostwriter and writes articles on career change, career development and management models.

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