Smile & Succeed for Teens
As homeschooling parents, we often focus on the academics of our students, while we are less intentional about helping the child develop the people skills that are also important in achieving a satisfying and productive adult life. But in the world of electronic communications like texting and email, does it really matter that much? Absolutely! So says author Kirt Manecke. This book is an adaptation for teens of his book written for the business world, Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service.
The book is not earth-shaking revelation. Chapter 1 covers the basics: smile; make eye contact; say please and thank you; introduce yourself; listen; be enthusiastic; show interest; practice proper body language nothing new here. Kirt just presents what you already know in a concise, positive and engaging way, so that your teen (or you!) can cultivate these good habits. Graphics are simple but used effectively to make the points. The remaining six chapters expand on these basics and show you how to put them into practice in the context of an organization or business.
The whole book, cover to cover, is 134 small-format pages. You'll cover it in no time with your student and you will both be glad that you did! ~ Bob
A CRASH COURSE in social skills for teens to ensure success in school, work and life. The solution to get your teens to put down the electronics (and feel good about it!), make eye contact, and have a conversation!