Are You In Boston or New York City?

Hi! I have two public events coming up for REACH OUT - would love to see you at either one!

Boston, MA - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

I'll be doing a book workshop at General Assembly - I think this will be a really fun night! REGISTER HERE

New York, NY - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 

At Tech Up For Women (a great daylong conference about the intersection of women and technology), I'll be sharing networking tips on the main stage right before the exhibit and networking hour. Use code SMARTPRETTYAWKWARD for $25 off your ticket.  - REGISTER HERE

If you are coming to either event, email me and let me know so we can say hi at the event!

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How to be SmarterThe best time of day to do everything, according to science.

How to be Prettier: SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code SPA, SP&A readers can get 25% off your entire order at I Can Be Society, a shop that sells inspirational apparel and accessories. There’s a ton of cool pieces in the shop, but my favorites are this phone case, tee shirt, and bracelet pack.  Enjoy! [No expiration date, one-time use per person].

How to be (less) Awkward: How to politely avoid a phone conversation - love this "trick".

Last Day For Preorder Bonuses + #ReachOutDay

Thank you for all your support on my book Reach Out! I've been loving seeing your social posts that some of you have already received the book because Amazon started shipping it out early. Today is the last day to order the book and claim your preorder bonuses  - if you wait to order it tomorrow, you won't get access to these special items. You can see all the preorder bonuses and how to claim them here. Also, very exciting news: in partnership with Forbes, today is #ReachOutDay! If there's someone you always wanted to connect with but have been too nervous to contact, today is the day. No excuses, it's time to expand our networks! All day long on the Women@Forbes social media feed I'll be sharing tips on how to kick off a connection, and if you ask a networking question and tag it with the hashtag #ReachOutDay, I'll be answering questions live this afternoon from my Twitter handle!

I'd love it if you'd support this partnership by retweeting Women@Forbes' kickoff tweet, or by tweeting a networking question with the hashtag #ReachOutDay so I can answer it live between 3 and 4et!

Thank you for all your support, as always! MB

"The days, months, and years eventually reveal, like a Polaroid, a clear picture of how significant events and decisions ultimately shape our lives." -- Hoda Kotb

How to be Smarter: "I’d rather take 20 minutes to get my life in order now than spend 45 minutes looking for my glasses prescription, 10 minutes on the phone with my eye doctor, and three days waiting until I can find the half-hour to go pick up a new copy of it." -- From this great post on the value of being organized.

How to be Prettier: SP&A Discount Code: Shopbop is having a big sale right now (up to 25% off) using code EOTS17. Two of my favorite Shopbop items that I own and love are Madewell Short Sleeve Tie Front shirt and the Superaga Gingham Classic Sneakers (I wear these all the time). The expiration date for the sale is 9/29/17. Enjoy!

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just an incredibly random/bizarrely fascinating deep dive into an Internet comment about a brownies recipe (!).

If You Like This Blog, You'll Like REACH OUT!

It's almost the publication date of my new book REACH OUT! We all know that who you know can make or break a career, but how do you create relationships in a way that feels non-slimy and authentic?

REACH OUT shares all this and more, including how to design a digital presence, step-by-step instructions on how to craft networking email and social media messages, and how to manage your time by managing your inbox.

The book is written in the same "tangible tip" style as Smart, Pretty, & Awkward, so if you're a reader of this blog, I think you'll really enjoy the book! I also share a lot more about my own personal career and entrepreneurial journey that I've never really shared on this blog, either.

You can preorder REACH OUT wherever books are sold, including: Amazon: Barnes and Noble: Target:

PLUS, if you order before 9/29, you can take advantage of all the preorder bonuses! I'm have a lot of fun sending our advance chapters, working with readers on their digital presence, and setting up phone and Skype calls for those that have already preordered.

Hope to hear from you soon!