"If we weren't so afraid to let go, we wouldn't feel so free when we finally did" -- Dawson, "Dawson's Creek" (2001)

How to be Smarter: Seven practical rules for growing leadership skills (love #3 and #5). How to be Prettier: This season, a popular design pattern for apparel and accessories is polka dots. Polka dots are generally seen as a fun pattern, and in general the brighter the colors are in the pattern, the more whimsical the design looks. (I.e. black with white polka dots is seen as more office-appropriate than yellow with pink polka dots).

How to be (less) Awkward: As a presenter, act the way you want the audience to feel; the audience acts as a mirror of your mood. If you are relaxed and having fun sharing your information, they are relaxed and having fun learning your information.