Smile & Succeed for Teens

Smile & Succeed for Teens

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NEW! "Smile & Succeed for Teens is a fantastic resource to help teens be successful at work." – TEMPLE GRANDIN, Author, Thinking in Pictures , The Autistic Brain A crash course in face-to-face communication. This multiple award winning book provides teens with a quick, easy and fun way to improve their social skills and job skills. Is your teen prepared for the real world of personal communication? Set your kids up to succeed with the lost art of social skills. Are your kids glued to their phones and out of touch with the real world? Do your teens slouch and have poor eye contact? Do you worry that their inability to communicate will keep them from getting a good job? If so, then it's time for a... Read More »

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"Smile & Succeed for Teens is a fantastic resource to help teens be successful at work."
TEMPLE GRANDIN, Author, Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain

A crash course in face-to-face communication. This multiple award winning book provides teens with a quick, easy and fun way to improve their social skills and job skills.

Is your teen prepared for the real world of personal communication? Set your kids up to succeed with the lost art of social skills.

Are your kids glued to their phones and out of touch with the real world? Do your teens slouch and have poor eye contact? Do you worry that their inability to communicate will keep them from getting a good job? If so, then it's time for a crash course in the social skills that will lead to their success. Let award-winning author Kirt Manecke be your guide.

Developed by a team of teens, parents, and educators, the proven methods in Manecke's book provide your kids with the people skills and confidence they'll need throughout their lives. Whether your teen is looking for work, holding down a job, making friends, or taking part in leadership or service positions, Smile and Succeed for Teens will give them the education he or she needs to thrive.

Each lesson is presented in an entertaining style, with quips, tips, fun and informative illustrations and captions, and easy-to-adopt strategies that will teach your teenager the critical elements of good communication. And the best part is, teenagers enjoy reading it!

In this book, your teen will discover how to:
- Develop self-esteem and beat crippling social anxiety
- Make new friends and speak with confidence
- Sail through the most difficult of interviews for scholarships, programs, and jobs
- Improve their school programs and community through effective fundraising
- Succeed at work and stand out to their employer, and much, much more!

The winner of the Mom's Choice Gold Award honoring excellence, and the Teachers' Choice Award, Smile & Succeed for Teens is an attention-grabbing, easy-to-use course that has already supplied thousands of teens with the skills to do better in school, develop meaningful relationships, and establish fulfilling careers. If you want to equip your teenager for success in work and life, then you can't afford to miss Manecke's essential guide. Perfect for teachers too!

Soft Cover, 131 pages, by Kirt Manecke
Acknowledgments
Introduction
How to Get the Most Out of this Book


Chapter One
The Top Ten People Skills
How to Make Your Friends and Customers Smile

Smile
Make Good Eye Contact
Turn Off the Electronics
Say Please and Thank You
Shake Hands Firmly
Introduce Yourself: Make a Friend
Pay Attention
Be Enthusiastic
Ask Questions
Practice Proper Body Language

Chapter Two
Get That Job
Use Your People Skills to Communicate Like a Pro
Find that Job
Put Together Powerful References
Create Your Own Job: Start With a Flyer
Prepare for Your Interview
Interview Like a Pro
Keep Your Job
Overcome Stress

Chapter Three
Keep Them Smiling
More Top People Skills for Life, Work, and Volunteering

Apologize and Mean It
Call People by Name
Be Prepared: The Six P's
Dress for Success
Keep It Professional
Master Electronic Etiquette
Learn Your Business
Make It Easy for Customers to Do Business with You
Follow Up

Chapter Four
Treat People How You Want to Be Treated
More Top People Skills and Customer Service Techniques

Acknowledge New Customers-Even When You're Busy
Help Customers Promptly
Answer the Phone with a Smile
Hold Please: Ask Permission First
Give Change Carefully

Chapter Five
Sell More with Great People Skills
More Secrets to Successful Selling and Fundraising

"Just Looking": Let Them Browse and Shop
Never Ask "Can I Help You?"
Don't Point – Walk and Show
When You Don't Know the Answer, Ask
Sell with Confidence
Ask for the Sale – Then Stop Talking
Promote Your Business or Event

Chapter Six
Keep Customers Smiling After the Sale
Create Happy Repeat Customers and Donors with Powerful People Skills
Handle Returns Graciously
Turn Complainers into Advocates

Chapter Seven
Be a Rock Star
Use Your Expertise and People Skills to Change the World

Make Your Life Extraordinary: Make a Difference
Rock Stars Wanted
Overcome the Fear of Fundraising
Ask for the Donation – Then Stop Talking
Rock the World – Find Your Cause

Putting It All Together
Notes
Index
About the Author

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