Kirt'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.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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.
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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.