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The Guide: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know.


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"...an essential family resource, like a dictionary or an atlas..." - Radio NZ National.

THE GUIDE is overflowing with life skills for the young and young at heart. The comprehensive, well structured and practical advice is delivered in an entertaining and accessible style. It's a resource to influence others without being a preachy and condescending jerk.

Library & Information Association of New Zealand – Children’s Book Awards 2009 – Elsie Locke Award: Non-Fiction Category:

“The non-fiction category this year produced some very high quality titles. This is pleasing to see in an environment where children tend to turn to the computer for their information. All titles were readable with quality information and illustrations and are the sorts of books children will love to delve into... We would like to make special mention of “The Guide” by Mike Loder and Terry Williams. This self help guide for young adults is comprehensive and honest with loads of useful information. It is pleasing to see a book of this sort which is applicable to New Zealand.”

I have a deep understanding of critical influencing, presentation and communication skills. I'm a sought-after speaker and MC who shows international audiences simple but dramatically effective techniques to influence staff, customers, family and other important people in their lives.

Format: Paperback, 304 pages | Other Information: illustrations | Release Date: 11 September 2008

Provides the young reader with the confidence to take a big stride both into adulthood and towards achieving their dreams. They will be armed with enough knowledge to avoid the top 100 future-wrecking errors that can be made, big and small. Packed full of information on such wide-ranging topics as getting a drivers license, job seeking, avoiding cons, OE travel, alcohol and drugs, flatting, pets, and relationships, the book is an immediately useful, fun toolbox to aid a young person in finding self and demystifying adulthood. It says: 'Don't be scared. You are not alone. Here is some well-supported wisdom to help YOU make decisions.' And the best thing about THE GUIDE is IT'S FUNNY. Not preachy, not boring, it doesn't sound like your mum; it's laugh-out-loud funny.


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THE GUIDE is overflowing with life skills for the young and young at heart. The comprehensive, well structured and practical advice is delivered in an entertaining and accessible style. It’s a resource to influence others without being a preachy and condescending jerk.

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About the Authors

Mike Loder is a comedian and commentator based in Auckland. The 'Billy T' Comedy Award winner has been a regular feature act on TV's 'Pulp Comedy' and the last several 'NZ International Comedy Festival Galas'. Mike has written on the subject of comedy for the New Zealand Herald, Auckland Magazine and many more. He performs as a voice artist and has written comedy material for several radio and television shows, including a serial broadcast daily by 50 radio stations nationwide. His other credits include 'Off the Wire' and the Jim Mora show on National Radio. Terry Williams is a top speaker with a managerial background who shows NZ and international business audiences simple but dramatically effective communication techniques to influence staff, customers and other important people in their lives. Terry has a degree in history and a post-graduate degree in management, but his trade is as a trainer. He ghost-writes humorous articles for professional journals, presentations for conferences and speeches for events.


The Guide on The Rock FM

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The Guide on National Radio NZ

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TV1 Good Morning

Sarah Bradley interviews me about the book...

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