Kirt'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.
If every retailer read this book - just the page "Never Ask 'Can I Help You?" - they'd quadruple their sales.
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.
I just finished reading a gift, the wonderful book Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service. What I loved most about the book is that it took me about one hour to read, so I actually read it- cover to cover. It is a wonderful and to-the-point 101 on customer service and the steps to help keep customers happy and satisfied. Most of us have been the sales person at one time and also the customer, so these are concepts that are on target for anyone.
I recommend the book to everyone, especially business owners, non-profiteers and anyone in sales. And most importantly, I love that a portion of the proceeds are donated to animal welfare. Thank you Kirt, for offering your time to empower the people and the animals! Because we all just want to smile.
To be honest…everybody needs this book.
I read your book cover-to-cover yesterday. Really good stuff, AND it took me around 45 minutes. Great lessons, lots of wisdom, engagingly written, beautifully produced, exceptionally unintimidating, and most importantly, easy for anyone (from novice employees to seasoned folks) to get through fast. In our moving-at-the speed-of-light world, a book like this is a true gift for any service business looking to easily separate themselves from the herd.
I use this book to prepare for an interview, get a job,
learn how to speak to adults, and more.
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