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SOCIAL AND CAREER SKILLS 
FOR TODAY'S WIRED WORLD

A Lack of Social and Career Skills is a Barrier to Success

You're not alone. You’re all too familiar with the scene. A glassy-eyed, scrolling, scowling teen shuffles past you, barely mumbling an audible greeting.

Suffering from a shortage of meaningful interactions, they slump down into their seat - disengaged and, unknowingly, at a disadvantage for their future.

Their lack of social skills is often a barrier to success at school. Adequate preparation for their future career feels almost impossible.

You find yourself worried but struggle to uncover effective solutions. 


Reclaim Peace of Mind with Smile & Succeed for Teens

Buy Smile & Succeed for Teens social and career skills book

GIVE YOUR STUDENTS THE EDGE

A chance for change. Whether you’re a parent trying to develop a work ethic in your teen or an educator seeking structure for Social and Emotional Learning, Smile & Succeed for Teens is an easy-to-read guidebook by award-winning author Kirt Manecke.



Manecke uses his extensive experience in business, fundraising, sales and customer service to provide actionable steps in each chapter. Smile & Succeed for Teens creates a practical framework that fosters confidence, independence and improves social skills and career skills.


Navigating social skill-building with ease and fidelity becomes possible with Manecke’s straightforward techniques. Manecke’s guidance nurtures responsible, healthy decision-making. 


Here's What You Get With the Smile & Succeed for Teens Book and Online Course

  • Insight into skills and strategies that lead to measurable outcomes
  • An age-appropriate text that captures the attention of teens
  • Tips to help young readers reflect on their social and emotional growth
  • A tool to support career advising and transition planning
  • Themes that promote a growth mindset and resilience
  • A framework that supports all five social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies
  • Specific skills and objectives to aid in the construction of functional goals for IEPs (individualized educational program)
  • Engagement ideas that will improve school culture and cultivate more autonomous teens

Social Skills are the TOP Factor in Getting a Job, According to Harvard University


Young adults will master job interview skills, firm handshakes, good eye contact, career skills, customer service, sales, fundraising, making friends, electronic etiquette, volunteering and more.


Helping teens (or pre-teens or college age students) learn social awareness and self-awareness, self-advocacy, decision-making and relationship skills, along with self-management provides them with a greater potential to thrive in their careers and beyond. You don’t have to teach them by yourself.


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Winner of the Teachers’ Choice Award and Mom’s Choice Gold Award. A quick, easy way for teens and young adults to learn and master social and career skills for success.  Just $14.95

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What Teachers Are Saying...

"As an educator and former school administrator, I would love to see Smile & Succeed for Teens as a required book of study for every teen in the United States and beyond. This book is as real as it gets to prepare teens for life and career. This book is a powerhouse for teens!”

- DEE ANN STRICKLETT

Nominated for Ohio Teacher of the Year, Former Principal and District Curriculum Director, Educational and Leadership Consultant, and School Improvement Specialist, Adams County, OH

"After our 8th-grade graduation, the principal came up to me and admitted that she had never seen a group of students who knew how to shake hands so properly and look her in the eye. I smiled to myself and knew that this book had worked!”

- ALICIA QUINTANA

6-8th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Flat Rock, MI

“Our staff love the books in our Young Adult programs. Thanks again!”

- DR. JENNIFER SCOTT-BURTON

Executive Director , Special Education, Washtenaw ISD, MI

“Your book is all the rage in our ISD! It’s a GREAT book for teens! Teachers are telling me that they’ve never seen anything like it and that it has all the great information that we assume teens know but they don’t. Teachers love that it is short and to the point.”

- TAMMY HANSFORD

ME, Teacher Consultant, Washtenaw ISD, MI

“We just started with the book and the students are already remembering to smile more and give more eye contact!!!!"

- KEVIN HUSS

MBA, Instructor, Great Oaks Project SEARCH, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

“What a wonderful read! It is ideal for teens yet tweens and adults can read it and benefit immensely from it too! Easy, practical lessons and tips are sure to catapult your teen into successful work and life relationships! Worth every penny! Buy two & give one to your niece or nephew too!"

- JOEL KATTE

School Principal, Father of Two Teenagers, Lexington, KY

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MEET THE AUTHOR


Kirt Manecke

Kirt understands what you want most for the teens in your life is for them to succeed. As an Amazon best-selling and award-winning author, and a sales, marketing, fundraising, and business development specialist, Kirt knows what it takes to get there.


After spending nine months meeting with teenagers to discuss the social and career skills they were missing, his books have won 11 awards, including the coveted Teachers’ Choice Award, and Mom’s Choice Gold Award. 

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What excites him most about his work though is the chance to guide you with practical tips and techniques that will put your teen on a path toward success.

What people are saying?

Temple Grandin

Smile and Succeed for Teens is a FANTASTIC resource to help teens be successful at work.

- TEMPLE GRANDIN

One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Leading Autism Advocate.
Author, Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain

Carol Christen

Writing a book for teens, one they will actually read and use, isn’t easy, although Mr. Manecke makes it appear effortless. 

- CAROL CHRISTEN

Author, What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens

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