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Social Skills for Gifted Students

A Case for Using Smile & Succeed for Teens by Kirt Manecke with Identified Gifted Teens Smile & Succeed for Teens by Kirt Manecke is a great resource for use with identified gifted students. Gifted students often have unique capabilities and challenges. Social skills for gifted students are important because this is one skill that ... Read More

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Hotel Customer Service Training Example

Hotel customer service training is needed at many hotels. I’ve noticed that some hotel employees are poorly trained and not delivering basic customer service. One exception is a wonderful employee, Telakia Martin, who works the front desk at the Fairfield Inn in Fenton, Michigan. Telakia greeted me with a warm smile and a friendly “Hello”. ... Read More

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Review from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Here’s a new review on Smile & Succeed for Teens, and the new Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens from The Old Homeschool Magazine. Here are some words from the review: “Mastery of these skills offers your child a chance to become successful and give them an advantage in his or her future ... Read More

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New! Audiobook for Smile & Succeed for Teens

Audio Book for Smile & Succeed for Teens Available on Amazon Audible, Teachers Pay Teachers and ListenUp Audiobooks. Get the award-winning book Smile & Succeed for Teens in a downloadable MP3 audio book! Your tween, teen or young adult can learn social and job skills quickly and easily. A crash course in social and job skills. ... Read More

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The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a new warning on the potential health risks of too much screen time for kids. The AHA recommends no more than two hours of screen time a day for kids. View the video below from CBS This Morning. How much screen time per day do you allow your kids? ... Read More

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Audio Book for Teens on Social and Job Skills – Coming Soon!

Look for a life-changing, fun audio book for teens coming soon. The audio book version of my award-winning book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World is coming this summer! Tweens, teens, and young adults learn important social and job skills in an easy, upbeat and enjoyable audio book. I’ll ... Read More

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Why Soft Skills Matter According to Google

Soft skills matter, a LOT! According to Google, in the article. “The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students”, soft skills are the most important skills. Why Soft Skills Matter According to the article, “The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being ... Read More

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Bulk Book Sales: Smile Books Make Memorable Gifts

Bulk book sales are the perfect way to purchase a memorable gift to give your clients, prospects, or employees, and to get the books at a very affordable price. Learn how you can purchase my award-winning book Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service in bulk by clicking here. Here are just some of the ... Read More

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Why Volunteering Makes You Happy

Do you ever why volunteering makes you happy? In the article “Volunteering Is the Best Kept Secret for Mental Health” you’ll learn why. “Research has shown that there’s evidence volunteer work promotes that psychological well being you’re talking about,” Rodlescia Sneed, a public health research associate at Michigan State University who has studied the impacts ... Read More

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Why Amazon is Killing Retail

There are many reasons Amazon is killing retail. Recently I listened to a terrific podcast, “Why Amazon Is Leaving Legacy Retailers in the Dust“, from Knowledge at Wharton. It features Wharton’s Barbara Kahn and Columbia’s Mark Cohen. I hope you enjoy this podcast. It’s a must-listen to for retailers everywhere. Train your staff for success with ... Read More

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