Press kit: SMILE & Succeed for Teens
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Smile & Succeed for Teens book
Author Kirt Manecke
Parent's Guide book
SMILE Customer Service book
Author Kirt Manecke
Five tips to improve your teen's social and career skills
Five Tips to Improve Your Teen's Social and Career Skills
Improve your teen's confidence and self-esteem
Milford, MI — Poor eye contact and weak people skills plague many teens. Consumed with their electronic devices, most teenagers have a lot to learn before they can stand out at or even land a job. When a teen exhibits excellent people skills, it’s like a ray of sunshine. According to one author, it’s easy for teens to excel, and when they do, it translates to success in school, work, and life.
Kirt Manecke, award-winning author of Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World (www.SmiletheBook.com), says, “Good people skills are a teen’s #1 secret weapon to achieve success. Many teenagers are not learning these important life skills. This short book provides teens with a quick, easy, and fun way to become an expert communicator.”
Winner of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award honoring excellence, the IPPY Gold Award recognizing excellence, and the Teachers' Choice Award, Smile & Succeed for Teens is touted as a “crash course” designed to be read cover-to-cover quickly and easily. Interesting facts, fun illustrations, famous quotations, real life examples, and how to instructions help teens master and apply the information.
With sections like, “Make Good Eye Contact”, “Turn Off the Electronics”, “Find that Job”, “Don’t Make the Customer Wait”, and “Make Your Life Extraordinary: Make a Difference”, the book, according to Manecke, delivers both the basics, and a few surprises as well.
With people skills among the top attributes businesses expect when interviewing and hiring, and with employers everywhere saying young people lack these skills that are critical to be successful at work, there’s a huge disconnect. “The parents that recognize this and take action to help their teens master great people skills will ensure their teens will thrive,” says Manecke.
Smile & Succeed for Teens is available for $9.95 at online booksellers, area gift stores, at www.SmiletheBook.com or by calling 248-685-0483.
Solid Press, LLC
PO Box 145
Milford, MI 48381
About the Author: Summary
Kirt Manecke is an award-winning author, and sales, marketing and fundraising specialist with over 30 years of experience surprising and delighting customers. His book Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service-The Essential 60-Minute Crash Course is the winner of 8 awards. His book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World is a crash course in face-to-face communication and career skills and the winner of 3 awards. Both books won the Teachers' Choice Award, and Mom's Choice Gold Award. A former owner of an award-winning specialty store, he lives in Milford, Michigan.
Quote from Kirt Manecke
"Social and career skills are critically important for teen success. Social skills are the number one factor in getting a job, according to Harvard University. Smile & Succeed for Teens is a quick, easy read that's perfect for short attention spans and helps young people be more confident and career ready."
About the book
Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired World-A Crash Course in Face-to-Face Communication
Retail price: $14.95 softcover
Copyright 2014, 2022
Printed in the USA
Formats: Softcover, eBook, audiobook, online course
Smile & Succeed for Teens is a crash course in social skills and job skills for teens and tweens. Winner of the Mom's Choice Gold Award honoring excellence, Teachers' Choice Award, and IP Gold Award recognizing excellence. This success handbook is quick and easy to read with no wasted words and includes illustrations with educational captions. It's ideal for short attention spans (think teens!).
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Author Kirt Manecke