Social skills for middle school students are critical to achieve success in school, work, and life. They are simply essential. That’s why I wrote my new book.
Thank you to the amazing middle school students and staff at FACT Summit Academy Flat Rock for having me in to speak. I spoke about social skills for middle school students and my new book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World.
The students were wonderful. They asked great questions about being an author, and the process of writing, sales, and marketing. I had fun. I think the students did too!
“What a fantastic book that teens can really use! As a teacher, I was shocked at how much teens rely solely on technology today and how many teens are severely lacking everyday people skills. Although practicing the chapter “Make Good Eye Contact” was extremely awkward for most students, I noticed a complete change in their confidence as they left my classroom.
Throughout the rest of the year, I caught many of my students mirroring the behaviors found in this book and many of them thanked me for sharing it. A good number of them even asked how they could purchase one for themselves!
After our 8th grade graduation, where the students received their “diplomas” after shaking the principal’s hand, 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!
I would recommend this book to any classroom or teen, whether you are working on behavior, writing a resume, finding jobs in the real world, or even volunteering for a Service Learning Project, this book has it all! Overall, this book is a true handbook for any teenager living in today’s wired world.”
Kirt Manecke is the author of the award-winning books Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service, and Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World. Learn more about Kirt and how his new book Smile & Succeed for Teens is helping improve social skills for middle school students on his website.