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Meet The Author

Kirt Manecke is a an award-winning author and sales, marketing, fundraising, and business development specialist with over 30 years of experience surprising and delighting customers.

winner-11-awards-kirt-maneckeKirt's books have won 11 awards. Quick-easy social skills for teens! He spent nine months meeting with teens for his award-winning book on social skills for teens,
Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must Know People Skill for Today’s Wired World.

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What People are Saying

  •  Excellent Training for Retail Sales. It is short, well organized, simple and very direct. You do not have to wade through lots of fluff to find the real information that will help you improve your selling skills. It can also be used as a teaching tool to train your staff.

    John Chancellor
    Mentor Coach, Spring Hill, TN
  •  This book deserves to ‘hit it big!’

    SHARON HAMMER
    retired English teacher, Davison, MI
  •  I like the tips and directions on smiling and how to shake hands.

    DEVON
    teenager
  •  Smile is very helpful. It teaches you to smile and be positive, and if you do this, customers will be positive back. It gives you every single situation and what you should do. Now I’m a lot more talkative and able to engage with customers than before I read Smile. It’s a really good book. I could not put it down. It gets right to the point. Everyone should read it.

    Zamira
    South Sheridan Laundry, Denver, CO
  •  Congratulations! It’s a wonderful book, nicely done, and I enjoy the positive message it delivers.

    Simoe Llerandi
    Graphic Designer, San Diego, CA
  •  I work in a sales role at a national non-profit, and was really struggling. Smile offered a step by step guide to my job, even though I’m not selling a tangible product. The tips are transferable and they are presented in a straight to the point and easy to apply/process format. Manecke is honest when he says “the essential 60-minute crash course.” Because the short time commitment and the usefulness of the information, I recommend this book to anyone in a sales position.

    Liz Revard, MI

Press

Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens, Special Needs Book Review, March 9, 2016

"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY SPECIAL NEEDS BOOK REVIEW" 

Is Technology Robbing Our Grandchildren of People Skills?, February 22, 2016

"Manecke’s book presents valuable people skills in a short, simple format" 

Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens, The Art of Autism, February 9, 2016

"I recommend this book." 

Preparing Teens to Succeed in the Workplace, January 25, 2016

"Smile & Succeed for Teens has become an integral part of our life skills curriculum." 

Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens. Learning While Teaching, December 19, 2015

“I recommend the book.” 

Smile Training Kit

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UNHAPPY CUSTOMERS LEAD TO LOST SALES. IS YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE COSTING YOU MONEY OR MAKING YOU MONEY? Quickly and easily train your staff in customer service and sales! Affordable, quick and effective. Get the customer service training book used by Neiman Marcus and others in this one-of-a-kind training kit. Make training your staff quick, fun and profitable. ONLY $179.95. FREE SHIPPING

CLASSROOM PACKS

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Prepare your students for success in school, work and life! Classroom packs are available for both books (click on the dropdown menu under "BOOKS" along the top navigation menu to access Classroom Packs for Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service). Each classroom pack includes a FREE Teaching Guide pdf. Click below for classroom packs for Smile & Succeed for Teens. Perfect for social skills, life skills and job skills training.

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