Today I am joined by the wonderful Kirt Manecke, author of the award-winning book, audiobook, and online course, Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World, and the Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens.
We’re talking all about Teens, Social Skills, and Success in a Digital Age!
We chat about:
- Kirt’s journey and how he found himself working with teenagers, helping them achieve success in the world
- What success actually means today for young people, and the shift he’s seen over the years
- Why social skills so important in today’s world
- The biggest barrier Kirt sees to the social success of teens today
- How their digital lives affect their social skills
- What teens can do to improve their social skills and see success, and what adults can do to help them
- Kirt discusses the cultural shifts he’s seeing in young people and in the digital age that has him particularly concerned for the future
- And finally, a message on the importance of preparing teens for success in life, especially in the ever-accelerating digital age
I hope you enjoy this podcast episode as much as I did!
Kirt Manecke is the author of the award-winning book, audiobook and online course, Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World, and the Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens.
Winner of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award and Teachers’ Choice Award, Smile & Succeed for Teens is a crash course in social and career skills to help teens and young adults succeed in school, work and life.
For those in the UK, Kirt’s books are available on Amazon UK and his online course and pdf downloads are available on his website at www.SmiletheBook.com.
Here is a free page of social skills and communication tips that includes cell phone etiquette for teens and young adults: www.smilethebook.com/free/
Check out his website: www.smilethebook.com
Smile & Succeed for Teens is available on Amazon UK at www.amazon.co.uk/Smile-Succeed-Teens-World-Face/dp/0985076216
Connect with Kirt on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kirtmanecke/
Connect with Kirt on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SmileandSucceedforTeens
Follow on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SolidPressBooks
Cassie is an ex-social media strategist turned certified digital wellbeing consultant, coach and speaker. She’s on a mission to help individuals and organizations navigate the digital landscape, improve your overall wellbeing, and equip you with the tools necessary to thrive in a tech-driven future.