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  • SMILE: SELL MORE WITH AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE

    Let Smile be Your Trainer! Winner of 8 awards. The Essential 60-Minute Crash Course in Customer Service and Sales. Get the book Neiman Marcus uses for training. Just $15.99...

  • SMILE & SUCCEED FOR TEENS

    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

  •  Manecke’s award-winning book delivers just the right dose of customer-friendly medicine to help your store get back into stellar service shape… Yet you alone reading it is not enough. Make your whole team of store support read Smile: Sell More With Amazing Customer Service!

    Retail Minded magazine
  •  Read your book SMILE and loved the practical how-to common sense approach. Every teenager getting their first service job whether in retail or restaurant should be required to read it. Poor customer service is a pet-peeve of mine, from anyone of any age. Can’t wait to read your next two books!

    Sue Choma
    Mother of two, Novi, MI
  •  How many times have shoppers been turned off, because they weren’t turned on by the sales help? Kirt Manecke of Milford has written a book for sales people that starts with the fundamental message, “Smile.” His small soft bound book is a quick read, outlining the basic principles of customer service and sales.

    The Oakland Press
  •  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
  •  Just finished reading Smile and Succeed for Teens. As a youth serving professional, I am struck at how simple and direct this book is with wonderful tools for teens. It is written in accordance with the concrete nature of teen brain development. Many know that the adolescent brain is developed except for the pre frontal cortex which is not completely developed until the mid twenties. The prefrontal cortex is where executive cognitive functioning and decision making takes place. Young people need these simple skills for making friends, getting a job, succeeding in school, and working toward their hopes and dreams. This book is a must have! Thank you Kirt Manecke for caring enough about young people to give them another tool for their toolbox on the road to success. This book showcases how easy it is to be above average!

    JONEEN MACKENZIE
    President & Founder, The Center for Relationship Education, CO
  •  What a fantastic book that teens can really use! As a teacher, I was shocked at how much teens rely solely on technology today and how many teens are severely lacking everyday people skills. Although practicing the chapter “Make Good Eye Contact” was extremely awkward for most students, I noticed a complete change in their confidence as they left my classroom.

    Throughout the rest of the year, I caught many of my students mirroring the behaviors found in this book and many of them thanked me for sharing it. A good number of them even asked how they could purchase one for themselves! After our 8th grade graduation, where the students received their “diplomas” after shaking the principal’s hand, the principal came up to me and admitted that she had never seen a group of students who knew how to shake hands so properly and look her in the eye. I smiled to myself and knew that this book had worked!

    I would recommend this book to any classroom or teen, whether you are working on behavior, writing a resume, finding jobs in the real world, or even volunteering for a Service Learning Project, this book has it all! Overall, this book is a true handbook for any teenager living in today’s wired world.

    ALICIA
    6th-8th grade Language Arts Teacher

Press

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." 

Ten Best Books for Middle Schoolers 2017, May, 2017

Smile & Succeed for Teens listed as one of 10 best books for middle schoolers. 

Interview on Autism Live , January 12, 2017

Autism Live interview discussing the new Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens. 

Smile Training Kit

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Do you need a quick, easy and effective way to train your staff? Looking for affordable and flexible training? Can't afford expensive seminars? The Smile Training Kit is for you! Quickly and easily train your staff to delight your customers and keep them coming back for more, and brining all their friends with them. Increase your revenue and profits today.

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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