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Smile For Teens - Press Kit

Kirt Manecke

@ 248-685-0483

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Technology killing eye contact? How to ensure teens succeed in today’s wired world

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CONTACT: Kirt Manecke 248-685-0483, kirt@smilethebook.com
Website: www.SmiletheBook.com
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Technology killing eye contact? How to ensure teens succeed in today’s wired world
Crash course book provides easy ways for teens to succeed in school, work, and life

Milford, MI — Poor eye contact and weak people skills plague many teens. Consumed with their electronic devices, most teenagers have a lot to learn before they can stand out at or even land a job. When a teen exhibits excellent people skills, it’s like a ray of sunshine. According to one author, it’s easy for teens to excel, and when they do, it translates to success in school, work, and life.

Kirt Manecke, award-winning author of Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World (www.SmiletheBook.com), says, “Good people skills are a teen’s #1 secret weapon to achieve success. Many teenagers are not learning these important life skills. This short book provides teens with a quick, easy, and fun way to become an expert communicator.”

Winner of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award honoring excellence, the IPPY Gold Award recognizing excellence, and the Teachers' Choice Award, Smile & Succeed for Teens is touted as a “crash course” designed to be read cover-to-cover quickly and easily. Interesting facts, fun illustrations, famous quotations, real life examples, and how to instructions help teens master and apply the information.

With sections like, “Make Good Eye Contact”, “Turn Off the Electronics”, “Find that Job”, “Don’t Make the Customer Wait”, and “Make Your Life Extraordinary: Make a Difference”, the book, according to Manecke, delivers both the basics, and a few surprises as well.

With people skills among the top attributes businesses expect when interviewing and hiring, and with employers everywhere saying young people lack these skills that are critical to be successful at work, there’s a huge disconnect. “The parents that recognize this and take action to help their teens master great people skills will ensure their teens will thrive,” says Manecke.

Smile & Succeed for Teens is available for $9.95 at online booksellers, area gift stores, at www.SmiletheBook.com or by calling 248-685-0483.


Contact
Solid Press, LLC
PO Box 145
Milford, MI 48381
248-685-0483 or kirt@smilethebook.com
www.SmiletheBook.com

About the Author: Short Summary

Kirt Manecke is an award-winning author, and sales, marketing, fundraising, and business development specialist with over 30 years of experience surprising and delighting customers. A former owner of an award-winning specialty store, he lives in Milford, Michigan. His book Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service is the winner of 8 awards. His book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World is the winner of 3 awards.

Short Video Book Trailer (1 minute, 20 seconds)

Product Info.
Smile & Succeed for Teens
Retail price: $9.95 softcover
131 pages
Copyright: 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9850762-1-4

Made in the USA

BOOK DESCRIPTION
Smile & Succeed for Teens is a crash course in social skills and job skills for teens and tweens. Winner of the Mom's Choice Gold Award honoring excellence, Teachers' Choice Award, and IP Gold Award recognizing excellence.
 

eBook 
Available in eBook format for Kindle, Nook and iPad, iPhone or iPod touch (with free Kindle app), and Kindle for PC and Nook for PC to read on your PC.

Quote from award-winning author Kirt Manecke:
“I wrote Smile & Succeed for Teens to provide a quick and easy way for teens to learn critical people skills to succeed in school, work and life. It’s a crash course, which means teens will read it, and they can start today.”

Video: Presentation at Oak Valley Middle School

Author Kirt Manecke gives presentation in video above to students at Oak Valley Middle School in Milford, MI. He talks about the importance of social skills and providing good customer service at work.
 

What People are Saying

  •  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
  •  Smile & Succeed for Teens is an excellent resource for teens, young adults and first time job seekers who value proven methods to gain employment and succeed in customer service. The author’s examples were clearly explained and helpful. It’s a solid investment in employment skills that will pay dividends many times over!

    RICHARD LINDHORST
    business owner and uncle
  •  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!

    Sue Choma
    Mother of two, Novi, MI
  •  Very nicely done. Lots of very practical advice and short enough that it is not intimidating to front line staff and supervision.

    John Goodman
    Author, Strategic Customer Service: Managing the Customer Experience to Increase Positive Word of Mouth, Build Loyalty, and Maximize Profits
  •  I bought this book last week for my special education class and already I see that their attitudes have improved. They are smiling, making eye contact and engaging me in conversation-all things they learned from the book! Smile & Succeed for Teens really makes a positive difference in their lives.

    Special Education, Southeast MI
    TEACHER
  •  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.

    Jack Lang
    Sales Manager, Fish Window Cleaning Co., Southfield, MI

Giving Back, Investing in a Better World

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1% of the sales of Smile & Succeed for Teens is donated to animal welfare.
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