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    A CRASH COURSE in social skills for teens to ensure success in school, work and life. The solution to get your teens to put down the electronics (and feel good about it!). Triple award-winner! Only $9.95...

  • Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens

    The Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens. Perfect for parents, grandparents and other mentors to help young people master the life-changing skills in Smile & Succeed for Teens....

Meet The Author

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

  •  Every receptionist in America should have this book.

    Brian Jud
    Author, Consultant, and President, Book Marketing Works, LLC, Avon, CT
  •  The book is fantastic and full of great reminders. Sometimes the little things are what makes a difference between two services. I am going to make this book a working part of my business. Not only is it full of great principles, it helps to pull our focus towards what is important and why we are successful; our clients!

    Rhett Reader
    Owner, Milford Counseling, Milford, MI
  •  A really great book – perfect! An absolutely fantastic book, full of good, solid, fundamental ideas and recommendations that every teen should take some time to read. This is a perfect book for a parent to give to give young teen to help them understand key ideas about communication, respect, interpersonal communications and how to get a job or start their own small business as teenager. This is just a really great little book!!!!

    JOHN SPENCE
    Author, Awesomely Simple
  •  The need is there, but many businesses don’t have time or money for training in customer service and sales excellence. This book is a quick and affordable solution.

    Graham Van Dixhorn
    Owner, Write To Your Market, Inc.
  •  I did get the book and a cup of Starbucks and I did read it in 1 hour! I really enjoyed it and am implementing some of the techniques already in my interactions with people. Thank you!

    Amy Zeilenga
    Executive Director, Byron Center Chamber of Commerce, Byron Center, MI
  •  Fantastic book! Every teen should have this as mandatory reading in their repertoire of social tools. Too many teens have no idea of social interaction without a keyboard. Technology has left, in its wake, a generation of folks who cannot function without a keypad in their hands. Mr. Manecke brings to the teen level a set of skills and actions that have almost vanished from a teen’s personality. “Look them in the eye”, a “firm handshake, and even the taken for granted “please and thank you” are just a few of the points that seem to be fading away with teenagers. I’ve used this book with my own grandchildren and was frankly shocked at their surprise that all this positive behavior not only exists but can enhance a person’s everyday life. Many of the teachers I work with in the upper elementary level are now using this book as part of their own curriculums and the results are both immediate and noticeable. The illustrations are excellent. It is long enough to be thorough and complete, but not so long that it loses the reader. The people skills are spot on and can be applied to anything from social interaction to job interviews, to the written word. Five stars is not enough to do this book justice!!!! I highly recommend it to parents, educators, even grandparents. Thanks so much Mr. Manecke!

    PHYLLIS BRANTINGHAM
    Media Tech, MI

Press

Master Job Skills at Your Local Animal Shelter, November 21, 2017

Volunteering at an animal shelter is a great way for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum to practice and improve job skills. 

New Book: Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens, August 15, 2017

"I recommend this book." 

The People Skills that Teens and Young Adults Need to Succeed in School, Work, and Life, August 6, 2017

"Smile & Succeed for Teens by Kirt Manecke is a valuable resource for me as a coach." 

Autism Quality of Life Podcast, August 6, 2017

Kirt Manecke discusses his Smile books and new Parent's Guide in this podcast. 

MiddleWeb Review, June 21, 2017

People Skills for Today's Wired World: "I loved it and so did the teens I shared it with." 

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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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