Book Review: The Guide
The Weekend Herald - Having the last laugh in business
Workplace humour can be a powerful and persuasive tool, says David Maida
Using humour in the work-place not only lessens the seriousness of problems that occur but also relieves stress, says business coach and standup comedian, Terry Williams. "People are going to use humour in he workplace anyway. As a manager, setting up a culture and a system which allows them to do that in an appropriate way lets managers generate the humour." Williams has been a senior manager in business and says cultivating humour in the workplace can involve small things like allowing staff members to use the office copier to photocopy cartoons from the paper and put the, on the wall... Click here to read the entire article
Review 'Her Magazine' - The Guide
The guide provides the young reader with the confidence to take a big stride both onto 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. And the best thing about the Guide to Being an Adult is IT'S FUNNY. Not preachy, not boring, it doesn't sound like your mum; it's laugh-out-loud funny.
The North Shore Times
Funny guys' guide a lip-smacker - by Michelle Lotter
There is now a guide to the perfect kiss. Comedians Terry Williams and Mike Loder have written a book on how to kiss, throw a party, remember a name, get a job and all the other things classrooms don't teach. Ranging from serious issues such as suicide, relationships and setting up a house, to lighthearted dilemmas such as how to select fruit at the supermarket, The guide aims to give 18 to 26-year-olds advice in a "funny, not preachy way"... Click here to read the entire article
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.”
Colleen Shipley, Librarian Marlborough Girls' College
We have the book here in our library and it is hugely popular (in fact it hasn’t sat on the shelves yet). I first came across it as a judge for LIANZA children’s book awards. It’s a great book and you might be interested in a little game we played with it. We are an all girls school but the librarians from the boys college came over for a visit, we passed the book around the room and opened it and said what section it opened up at with the inference being that was the issues we were dealing with subconsciously. Great fun and good for knowing what stuff is in the book.
Susan Doughty, Executive Manager, RemNet
“Terry is a delight. His energy and enthusiasm is contagious and his presentation hit the perfect note for our conference. He had the audience in the palm of his hand whilst sharing some great insights and nuggets of truth for everyone to take away. I would absolutely recommend Terry as a Key Note speaker”
Diane Robinson, RemNet
"Great feedback from delegates regarding your presentation, rating 4.8 for facilitation out of a maximum of 5.0 (which I might add I’ve never seen delegates rate up to!)"