How to be Smarter: When sending an email to someone you do not know, your name alone might not catch their eye in their inbox. For this reason, make sure the email subject line is special enough that your email will get read. Mentioning something specific they have created or done (“Inspired By Your June 30 Blog Post” or "Was in Audience at Yesterday's Talk") or name-droping a mutual connection ("From Molly Ford's Friend") in the subject line is more likely to get your email read that "Hello", "Connecting" or something similarly generic. How to be Prettier: Love this piece on paintbrushes, bodies, and masterpieces.
How to be (less) Awkward: Hate networking, dating or other social events? Change your password to "ILuvNetworking," "datingisfun" or "SmallTalkIsEasy." Because change your password, change your life!