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  • SMILE: SELL MORE WITH AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE

    Let Smile be Your Trainer! Winner of 8 awards. The Essential 60-Minute Crash Course in Customer Service and Sales. Get the book Neiman Marcus uses for training. Just $15.99...

  • SMILE & SUCCEED FOR TEENS

    A CRASH COURSE in social skills for teens to ensure success in school, work and life. The solution to get your teens to put down the electronics (and feel good about it!). Triple award-winner! Only $9.95...

  • Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens

    The Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens. Perfect for parents, grandparents and other mentors to help young people master the life-changing skills in Smile & Succeed for Teens. $14.95...

Meet The Author

Meet The Author

Kirt Manecke is an Amazon best-selling and award-winning author and sales, marketing, fundraising, and business development specialist with over 30 years of experience surprising and delighting customers.

winner-11-awards-kirt-maneckeKirt's books are used by Neiman Marcus, BancorpSouth, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and many others. These books are crash courses - concise, quick, and easy to read to help you generate immediate results. Kirt's books have won 11 awards, including the coveted Teachers' Choice Awards, and prestigious Mom's Choice Gold Awards. Kirt spent nine months meeting with teens for his award-winning book on job skills and social skills for teens,
Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must Know People Skill for Today’s Wired World.

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What People are Saying

  •  You have written a very nuts and bolts practical book
    that helps businesses make money.

    Steve Fadie
    Author, Words to the Rescue: The sentiment guide for the tongue tied
  •  Our staff love the books in our Young Adult programs. Thanks again!

    DR. JENNIFER SCOTT-BURTON
    Executive Director , Special Education, Washtenaw ISD
  •  As Owner and CEO of My Busy Butterfly, LLC – An Errands and Concierge Company, it is of utmost importance that my Butterflies provide superior service that goes above and beyond to all our delightful clients. Therefore, Smile! is a huge part of my training program because it not only reminds and prepares, but helps them succeed while out in the field. Thank you, Kirt, for this great little but mighty gem!

    Amy Gresock
    CEO and Founder, My Busy Butterfly, LLC, Brighton, MI
  •  Great for us volunteers, but everyone in service should read! I volunteer for a large, national non-profit, and found this book great reading. Most of us volunteers are not “professional” fund raisers or PR people — we are just ordinary people with day jobs who volunteer for causes that we are passionate about. This book gives great tips that are useful when interacting with our clients, donors, and community groups.

    However, everyone in a customer service postion should read Smile! Every story I have ever told about receiveing great customer service, I can find a section in this book that illustrates it. For example, there is a florist where my mom lives who knows me by name, so she gets all of my business — calling a customer by name is in Chapter 2 of Smile.

    Similarly, every story I have ever told about horrible customer service, you can find where they were violating the recommendations from Smile, such as not knowing the products they sell (what good is a saleperson who doesn’t know their products?). I am tempted to buy extra copies to give to people who have not learned these lessons, “here, this is for you, please read the whole book, but especially page 38 on not making the customer wait.

    I highly recommend this book!

    Tom Montgomery
    Plymouth, MI
  •  As a partner in an automotive dealership group, how we approach customer service is more than important, it’s life or death for our business…This training can be delivered many different ways and we chose Kirt Manecke’s Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service as a major component of our core training. The message delivered in this book resonates perfectly in today’s world and falls right in line with our “attitude is everything” foundation.

    This book has a simple comprehension, a quick delivery, and is right on target! What else can you ask for? I highly recommend this book to all those businesses who deal directly with people.

    We have started an “evidence” book full of positive customer feedback. Since we read Smile as a team, our evidence book has exploded.

    Thad Szott
    Thad Szott Auto Group, Highland, MI
  •  Smile & Succeed for Teens is a fantastic resource to help teens be successful at work.

    TEMPLE GRANDIN
    Author, Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain. One of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world

Press

Cathy Duffy Reviews, June, 2018

A super-helpful book on people skills that teens might actually read.  

Master Job Skills at Your Local Animal Shelter, November 21, 2017

Volunteering at an animal shelter is a great way for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum to practice and improve job skills. 

New Book: Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens, August 15, 2017

"I recommend this book." 

The People Skills that Teens and Young Adults Need to Succeed in School, Work, and Life, August 6, 2017

"Smile & Succeed for Teens by Kirt Manecke is a valuable resource for me as a coach." 

Autism Quality of Life Podcast, August 6, 2017

Kirt Manecke discusses his Smile books and new Parent's Guide in this podcast. 

Smile Training Kit

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Do you need a quick, easy and effective way to train your staff? Looking for affordable and flexible training? Can't afford expensive seminars? Let SMILE be your trainer! Quickly and easily train your staff to delight your customers and keep them coming back. Increase your revenue and profits today. Save money when you purchase SMILE books in bulk.

CLASSROOM PACKS

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Prepare your students for success in school, work and life! Classroom packs are available for both books (click on the dropdown menu under "BOOKS" along the top navigation menu to access Classroom Packs for Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service). Each classroom pack includes a FREE Teaching Guide pdf. Click below for classroom packs for Smile & Succeed for Teens. Perfect for social skills, life skills and job skills training.

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