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    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. $14.95...

Meet The Author

Meet The Author

Kirt Manecke is an Amazon best-selling and 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 are used by Neiman Marcus, BancorpSouth, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and many others. These books are crash courses - concise, quick, and easy to read to help you generate immediate results. Kirt's books have won 11 awards, including the coveted Teachers' Choice Awards, and prestigious Mom's Choice Gold Awards. Kirt spent nine months meeting with teens for his award-winning book on job skills and 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

  •  Customer service is the heart of all business – get it right and experience success or settle on being mediocre. This book helps you get it right!

    Robert Lameier
    President and CEO, Miami Savings Bank, OH
  •  This book deserves to ‘hit it big!’

    SHARON HAMMER
    retired English teacher, Davison, MI
  •  Smile & Succeed for Teens is perfect for today’s children and young adults! It is concise, has entertaining characters to convey the message, and gives practical examples to use in today’s world. This book covers basic manners, teaches sales techniques but also skills on how to sell themselves as the best candidate when applying for a job. A suprise bonus is the chapter, Be A Rock Star, which addresses the personal benefits of fundraising and volunteering and looks great on a resume’. In each chapter includes fun-filled facts or tips and websites for more information on a specific topic. Well done, Mr. Manecke, five stars!

    AMY GRESOCK
    Owner, My Busy Butterfly, LLC
  •  SMILE’s easy-to-use format and well-rounded content makes it this book a informative source for those wanting to brush up on their social skills, a nice companion to an existing training program or a simple strategy for a small company to follow, or a foundation on which to build a customer service program.

    Though touted as a customer service tool, much of Manecke’s advice is based on common sense social etiquette, effective communication skills and basic psychology that makes SMILE appealing and relevant to a vast audience ranging from employees and employers, high school students to high level business people, from sales staff to teachers to anybody that has a job requiring human interaction.

    IndieReader
    5 star review
  •  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
  •  Smile & Succeed for Teens is useful to me because I am shy. I am a babysitter and I learned to smile and make eye contact. I love the pictures!

    ISABELLA
    teenager

Press

Review from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, December, 2018

Mastery of these skills offers your child a chance to become successful and give them an advantage in his or her future successes.  

Cathy Duffy Reviews, June, 2018

A super-helpful book on people skills that teens might actually read.  

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." 

Smile Training Kit

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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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