Kirt's books have won 10 awards. He spent nine months meeting with teens for his newest book
Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must Know People Skill for Today’s Wired World.
This book helped me with eye contact, shaking hands, greeting people, and knowing what to wear for special occasions. I learned when to not be on my phone.
If you are serious about separating your business from the competition and improving your bottom line, (not to mention enjoying your customers a whole lot more!) this book is a must-read for you and everyone on your team.
Over the years I’ve read Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar and others. But I think you’re right on target with your nice little book called Smile. Congratulations on a job well done! It’s loaded with good, good stuff. It’s just dynamite.
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.
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!
Our staff love the books in our Young Adult programs. Thanks again!
Sell our books in your store or catalog. Smile & Succeed for Teens sells very well in gift stores and women's shops, and is available nationwide in more than 250 stores, including many Hallmark stores.
Now you can buy Smile: The Teaching Guide in a convenient PDF for your high school or college classroom. Just $39.95!