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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

  •  Very nicely done. Lots of very practical advice and short enough that it is not intimidating to front line staff and supervision.

    John Goodman
    Author, Strategic Customer Service: Managing the Customer Experience to Increase Positive Word of Mouth, Build Loyalty, and Maximize Profits
  •  Great for us volunteers, but everyone in service should read! I volunteer for a large, national non-profit, and found this book great reading. Most of us volunteers are not “professional” fund raisers or PR people — we are just ordinary people with day jobs who volunteer for causes that we are passionate about. This book gives great tips that are useful when interacting with our clients, donors, and community groups.

    However, everyone in a customer service postion should read Smile! Every story I have ever told about receiveing great customer service, I can find a section in this book that illustrates it. For example, there is a florist where my mom lives who knows me by name, so she gets all of my business — calling a customer by name is in Chapter 2 of Smile.

    Similarly, every story I have ever told about horrible customer service, you can find where they were violating the recommendations from Smile, such as not knowing the products they sell (what good is a saleperson who doesn’t know their products?). I am tempted to buy extra copies to give to people who have not learned these lessons, “here, this is for you, please read the whole book, but especially page 38 on not making the customer wait.

    I highly recommend this book!

    Tom Montgomery
    Plymouth, MI
  •  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
  •  There’s a whole generation of kids raised without social skills. Smile is the solution!

    Joe Keller, Father of Two, Auburn Hills, MI
    Author, Single Effort: How to Live Smarter, Date Better and be Awesomely Happy
  •  I found this book very helpful in using proper body language. I slouch a lot and now I know it isn’t very respectful.

    NOLAN
    teenager
  •  I love your book! It was a quick and easy read. It is perfect for any teen looking to get that first job and not only succeed in getting the job, but keeping the job. It’s common sense to us, but not to today’s technology connected students. I also liked how they connected activities students are already doing and interested in, into first time job opportunities. The book provides information that a parent may or may not provide to their teen. Even if they did, we know teens don’t always listen to their parents. My own kids, just by seeing the cover, wanted to take a look at it.

    The ideas presented could be easily incorporated into the classroom. I think it should be on every Career Development Practitioner/Counselor’s bookshelf!

    JENNIFER KLUESNER
    Oakland Schools (MI), Regional Career Development and Career Cruising Coordinator

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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