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Sample Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens

Lack of eye contact, eyes glued to cell phones, poor body language, and weak communication skills. This could describe any teens in America. The award-winning book Smile & Succeed for Teens will help your teen learn critical people skills to achieve success in school, work, and life.

Direct and to the point with no wasted words, this little book is a quick, easy read for teens that will have a large impact on their lives. Smile & Succeed for Teens is the recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Gold Award honoring excellence, the IPPY Gold Award recognizing excellence, and the Teachers' Choice Award.

With sections like, “Make Good Eye Contact”, “Interview Like a Pro”, “Dress for Success”, “Sell with Confidence,” and “Make Your Life Extraordinary: Make a Difference”, the book, according to award-winning author Manecke, the former owner of an award-winning retail store, delivers both the basics, and a few surprises as well. Interesting facts, 50 fun illustrations, famous quotations, and real life examples help teens learn and remember. How to scenarios make it easy to apply what they’ve learned.

Smile & Succeed for Teens is based on Manecke’s first book, Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service, a 60-minute crash course and the winner of eight awards.

“People skills are among the top skills businesses expect when interviewing and hiring. Employers everywhere are saying that young people lack the people skills critical to be successful at work. This book helps teens get it right,” says Manecke.

Smile & Succeed for Teens, touted as “a crash course,” is designed to be read, cover-to-cover, quickly and easily. Says Manecke, “I wrote Smile & Succeed for Teens as a quick, easy, affordable way for teens to learn critical face-to-face communication skills.”

When studies show that 80% of businesses think they’re providing good customer service, and only 8% of customers agree, that’s a huge disconnect. “My book prepares teens for success in any career and in school and life,” says Manecke.

Smile & Succeed for Teens is available for $9.95 at gift shops, online booksellers or at

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