How to be Smarter: No one needs to hear all of the truth all of the time, and no one needs to say all of the truth all of the time. Life gets easier with some omissions of unimportant things. How to be Prettier: I think leopard print with red accents is over-done. Try leopard print with fuchsia accents instead; ie. a leopard dress with fuchsia heels or clutch.
How to be (less) Awkward: One of the more embarrassing, but more effective things I do before going to a party or an event I'm nervous about is to scream in my car, on the way driving there, "I'm so excited to meet these people!" Over and over and over again. Somehow, saying the words makes it more true.