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Technology killing eye contact? How to ensure teens succeed in today’s wired world

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CONTACT: Kirt Manecke 248-685-0483, kirt@smilethebook.com
Website: www.SmiletheBook.com
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Technology killing eye contact? How to ensure teens succeed in today’s wired world
Crash course book provides easy ways for teens to succeed in school, work, and life

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.

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PO Box 145
Milford, MI 48381
248-685-0483 or kirt@smilethebook.com
www.SmiletheBook.com

About the Author: Summary

Kirt Manecke is an award-winning author, and sales, marketing, fundraising, and business development specialist with over 30 years of experience surprising and delighting customers. A former owner of an award-winning specialty store, he lives in Milford, Michigan. His book Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service is the winner of 8 awards. His book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World is the winner of 3 awards.

​Suggested Interview Q & A


​Book Excerpts

​We encourage you to use these excerpted articles (with byline) full of valuable, actionable advice in your magazines, newspapers, newsletters, blogs and other media. Book Excerpts

​Video: Presentation at Oak Valley Middle School

Author Kirt Manecke gives presentation in video above to students at Oak Valley Middle School in Milford, MI. He talks about the importance of social skills and providing good customer service at work.

​Short Video Book Trailer (1 minute, 20 seconds)

SAMPLE BOOK REVIEW


PRODUCT INFO

Smile & Succeed for Teens
Retail price: $9.95 softcover
131 pages
Copyright: 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9850762-1-4

Made in the USA

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​BOOK DESCRIPTION

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.

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​Quote from award-winning author Kirt Manecke

​“I wrote Smile & Succeed for Teens to provide a quick and easy way for teens to learn critical people skills to succeed in school, work and life. It’s a crash course, which means teens will read it, and they can start today.”


​How you approach people sets you up for life and Smile teaches children these important people skills. They will use the valuable skills they learn in this book to become successful adults in their personal and business lives.


​Phyllis Brantingham

​MEDIA TECH-LIBRARIAN, SPRING MILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HIGHLAND, MI


​How you approach people sets you up for life and Smile teaches children these important people skills. They will use the valuable skills they learn in this book to become successful adults in their personal and business lives.


​Phyllis Brantingham

​MEDIA TECH-LIBRARIAN, SPRING MILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HIGHLAND, MI


​How you approach people sets you up for life and Smile teaches children these important people skills. They will use the valuable skills they learn in this book to become successful adults in their personal and business lives.


​Phyllis Brantingham

​MEDIA TECH-LIBRARIAN, SPRING MILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HIGHLAND, MI

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