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.
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!
Kirt Manecke takes a topic that is so important for success and reduces it down to an extremely easy and understandable concept. Even in this day of technology people still do business with those they know like and trust. This book is easy to read and fun. A book that every teenager and everyone that was ever a teenager should read.
Thank you Kirt for another gem.
I loved the book Smile and Succeed for Teens because I found it extremely helpful. Your book could actually change every teen’s life around the world. The book has changed my perception of people skills by teaching me to pay attention and listen whenever someone is telling me something. The parts of the book that were most useful were calling people by name, shake hands firmly, and to apologize and mean it.
SMILE, simply blew me away. It is a must read for anyone intent on improving their business. There are so many simple ideas in this book that we all know are effective, but, some how, fail to use. Why? Think about this item in the book: 80 percent of companies believe they provide great customer service, but only 8 percent of their clients agree. WOW!
Time to put away our egos and concentrate on our most valuable asset: our customer. This book should not be put on a shelf, but rather, carried daily, as a manual, to be reviewed and shared. Thanks, Kirt.
A great book that you can take action with!
Love it!!! Great book for Tweens and Teens! Simple skills that many of our young ones are missing! A must read!
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