According to Harvard University social skills are the top factor in getting a job. Is your teen or young adult prepared? Social skills are especially difficult for individuals on the autism spectrum, however many of these skills can be learned, and with practice, can become habit. Social skills are critically important to make friends, get and keep a job, get along with co-workers, and live a fulfilling, independent (or as independent as possible) life.\nI created the Smile \u0026amp; Succeed for Teens Online Course as an engaging, easy and fun way for teens and young adults to learn and master valuable social and job skills. The content is quick and easy to learn with no wasted words, perfect for short attention spans. "Smile \u0026amp; Succeed for Teens is a fantastic resource to help teens be successful at work." —Temple Grandin, One of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, leading autism advocate, author, Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain\n\nAt-Home Learning The pandemic has negatively affected many teens and young adults’ social skills. Smile \u0026amp; Succeed for Teens Online Course is perfect for at-home, in-class or remote learning, self-paced or instructor led. This flexible course provides an ideal resource for all young people, including those in transition and autism support programs, to gain the social and job skills necessary for success. The course is mobile friendly and can be viewed on a cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.\nNow is a perfect time for your son or daughter to learn or refresh vital social and job skills. The online course mirrors the content in my Teachers' Choice Award and Mom’s Choice Gold Award-winning book, Smile \u0026amp; Succeed for Teens: Must Know People Skills for Today's Wired World. The seven modules in the online course correspond to the seven chapters in my book. Your young adult will learn the same life-changing skills.\nKEY TAKEAWAYS FOR TEENS:\n\nHow to interview effectively, land a job and keep it!\nHow to make friends.\nElectronic etiquette.\nThe important life skills your first job can teach you.\nCustomer service, sales and fundraising skills to excel.\nThe many benefits of volunteering.\nHow to handle stress.\nJob skills that make you stand out.\nImproved confidence and self-esteem.\nWhat colleges are looking for in applicants, and a lot more. The online course is perfect for middle, high school and college students and all young adults.\n\nCourse Benefits\n\nQuick and easy to implement. Simply log in and begin using!\nStraightforward, simple and extremely user-friendly.\nBookmarks and highlights. Users can bookmark, make notes and highlight key points.\nSearch function to refresh skills and for quick and easy reference.\nInteractive questions and answers make learning fun.\nCurated videos reinforce concepts.\nMobile friendly.\n“Wired Tips” remind students of the benefits of face-to-face communication and electronic etiquette.\nADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.\nCompatible with free Read\u0026amp;Write extension for Google Chrome.\nLexile: 720L (4th grade reading level)\n\nA Solution for Schools and Students Many students are struggling with “soft skills” (social skills). This online course provides instructors with an easy way to teach students these powerful skills. There are opportunities for comprehension testing along the way.\nFor school purchases with multiple users (instructor(s) and students), the instructor(s) will receive the instructor version of this online course that includes an embedded teaching guide with differentiated activities and lesson plans that make it easy to teach the content and provide additional learning opportunities.\nPrep time is very minimal. A teacher can purchase and implement the same or next day. Results from quizzes automatically populate into the gradebook with the gradebook export feature.\nThe specific curriculum for customer service skills in this online course meets Customer Service Standards as outlined by the Ohio Department of Education.\nNote: This course is a content delivery system. It can stand alone or fit inside your Learning Management System (LMS). It can even integrate with your video conferencing tools such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.\nCourse Benefits\n\nUser-friendly common-sense approach to people skills.\nWritten in an upbeat manner that holds the interest of young people.\nEntertaining graphics with educational captions enhance the content.\nReaches a wide variety of teen and young adult abilities.\nAllows for independent use.\n\nExcerpt from the Online Course\nOnce you land a job you will want to work hard to keep it.\nHERE’S HOW\n\nFollow directions\nCommunicate clearly\nBe on time\nBe enthusiastic\nPractice self-control \nTake responsibility for assigned tasks\nBe able to work without supervision\nBe respectful\nAccept instruction eagerly\n\nWhy do most young people lose a job?\n\nBeing late or being absent\nNot making an effort to get along with others\nSlow to learn good work habits\n\nWhether they are looking for a job, already working, starting their own business, volunteering, or applying to college, Smile and Succeed for Teens Online Course is ideal for young adults. Packed with indispensable tips, proven techniques, and “must-do-now” strategies, this course generates results.\nParts taken from “Smile \u0026amp; Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World” Copyright © 2014-2021 by Kirt Manecke. Kirt Manecke is the award-winning author of “Smile \u0026amp; Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World” online course and book, and “The Teaching Guide for Smile \u0026amp; Succeed for Teens”.