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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

  •  It is the execution of common people skills which make a difference in the customer experience. Smile & Succeed for Teens tackles these issues. You got it right!

    ROBERT LAMEIER
    President & CEO, Miami Savings Bank
  •  Over the years I’ve read Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar and others. But I think you’re right on target with your nice little book called Smile. Congratulations on a job well done! It’s loaded with good, good stuff. It’s just dynamite.

    Dr. Joseph Mastomatteo, DDS, Birmingham, MI
  •  Our staff love the books in our Young Adult programs. Thanks again!

    DR. JENNIFER SCOTT-BURTON
    Executive Director , Special Education, Washtenaw ISD
  •  Everything in this book should be used daily.

    Larry Krispin
    Head Buyer, Hiller’s Markets
  •  If every retailer read this book - just the page "Never Ask 'Can I Help You?" - they'd quadruple their sales.

    Brian Jud
    AUTHOR, CONSULTANT, AND PRESIDENT BOOK MARKETING WORKS, LLC, AVON, CT
  •  This book deserves to ‘hit it big!’

    SHARON HAMMER
    retired English teacher, Davison, MI

Press

Grandparents Link, May 26, 2016

This is a terrific book to give to your teenage grandchildren. 

Parenting Special Needs Magazine, May 13, 2016

"Provides teens with a quick, easy, and fun way to improve their skills."  

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." 

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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