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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.
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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.”
WOW! Well worth the time and money. What I found helpful about Smile was that it really focused on the basics that so many of us can do well, but we often forget or would never think of. Eye contact. Follow up. “May I put you on hold?” The little things that we observe in our daily lives when we are on the receiving end of customer service. The book has already paid for the investment of $15 and ~90 minutes.
As I read Smile, I went back and made three lists: 1) habits I already do in my job; habits I probably can’t do in my job, and habits I should start doing. I have been able to work the new habits into my daily routing, clients are noticing, and I’m closing more sales (too early to quantify the amount) and relationships seem to be getting stronger. It would be just fine with me if everyone (except my competitors) read this book. Well done!
The book is valuable. For instance, I didn’t really know there was a specific way to shake someone’s hand.
You have written a very nuts and bolts practical book
that helps businesses make money.
I learned how not smiling can affect me. I am glad I read it.
I read your book this weekend and loved how you teach the importance of the basics which seem to be lacking in today’s world. The examples you give of specific dialog and verbiage to use in each situation are great. There are definitely a lot of retailers that could benefit from this resource!
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.