Kirt's books have won 11 awards. 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.
I found this book very helpful in using proper body language. I slouch a lot and now I know it isn’t very respectful.
My big brother and I want to start a dog walking business. Smile & Succeed for Teens will really help us get started.
I am a high school teacher and I’m always on the lookout for something that will actually help teens. I have little interest in books that appeal to teachers but have no appeal to the students. This book has that appeal. What I like about the book is that Kirt Manecke never put in a lot of the padding you see in most books on the subject. Kirt gets right to the point. I can tell you that teenagers want to get to the point quickly and this book does just that. While a teen might not encounter everything in the book, Manecke makes sure that everything is at your fingertips. I can recommend this book to parents of youngsters who are, or who will soon be, teenagers. I can also recommend it to my teaching colleagues who are looking for a perfect structure for a class that will really help teens.
WOW! Well worth the time and money. What I found helpful about Smile was that it really focused on the basics that so many of us can do well, but we often forget or would never think of. Eye contact. Follow up. “May I put you on hold?” The little things that we observe in our daily lives when we are on the receiving end of customer service. The book has already paid for the investment of $15 and ~90 minutes.
As I read Smile, I went back and made three lists: 1) habits I already do in my job; habits I probably can’t do in my job, and habits I should start doing. I have been able to work the new habits into my daily routing, clients are noticing, and I’m closing more sales (too early to quantify the amount) and relationships seem to be getting stronger. It would be just fine with me if everyone (except my competitors) read this book. Well done!
To be honest…everybody needs this book.
Smile and Succeed for Teens is a book designed to teach teens the tools and manners that go over looked so often. From when to text, hygiene and social situations this book covers everything you teens want to know (and didn’t want to ask an adult about). It’s a great stocking stuffer to give a teen so they can succeed in a world filled with technology instead of personality.
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