The images, news releases, sample book review, sample Q & A, book excerpts, and book trailer videos in this media kit may be used in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other media for stories about this book without written permission.
Windows: Click on image for high resolution image (will open in new window), then RIGHT click on the image, select "Save Image As" and save to your computer. OR click on the RED "DOWNLOAD IMAGE" button for high resolution image underneath each image and open or save file per directions in pop up window.
Click on the thumbnails for high resolution images.
Book Front Cover High Res. and Low Res. (First two photo in top row). Book Back Cover (third photo in top row). Author Kirt Manecke (4th photo from left in top row, all photos in second and third rows). Dog in photo is Kirt's dog Ozzie.
For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Kirt Manecke 248-685-0483, firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Press Kit with High Res. JPG Photos: www.smilethebook.com/smile-for-teens-press-kit
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.
Solid Press, LLC
PO Box 145
Milford, MI 48381
248-685-0483 or email@example.com
Smile & Succeed for Teens
Retail price: $9.95 softcover
Made in the USA
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.
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.”
The book is effective as I am not the best with eye contact.
I found the book personally inspiring. I would not have known what to do and what not to do in an interview.
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.
My big brother and I want to start a dog walking business. Smile & Succeed for Teens will really help us get started.
I loved how this book gives skills that the students really, really need…A+ already!
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!