Molly Ford Beck's
Smart, Pretty & Awkward

How to be Smarter: Love this post on Steve Jobs and open networks, complete with success graphs.

How to be Prettier: Just got this J.Crew factory pencil skirt in Saffron Navy - such a fun, bright piece that still works for the office.

How to be (less) Awkward: “One of the easiest ways to get more comfortable with speaking [up in meetings] is to ask others to elaborate on a point they’ve made that interests you.” — this and six other tips for how to overcome feeling shy at work.

August 17, 2015

Thanks to the wonderful response to the previous ten (!) classes about blogging I have taught at General Assembly,  I am excited to be running another section of “The Write Stuff: Getting the Most From Your Blog” on Tuesday, August 25.

I truly love teaching about the amazing ways starting a blog can enrich your life and/or help your company grow, and hope to see you there!

[If you are coming, feel free to shoot me an email at to introduce yourself before class.]

xoxo, Molly

August 10, 2015

How to be SmarterA beautiful piece about the power of mentors, written by one of my favorite writers, Adam Grant.

How to be Prettier: Hula hoops were on sale at my local CVS about a month ago so I bought a cute pink striped one. There isn’t a ton of room in my NYC apartment, but since the purchase I rarely just sit and watch TV – now I hula hoop too. Best (most fun) purchase for a sneaky way to keep moving, couldn’t recommend more!

How to be (less) Awkward: List of phrases to use in the workplace to convey that you’re a true, trusted professional.

August 4, 2015

How to be Smarter: Made me laugh: 15 tips to appear smart in emails.

How to be Prettier: Completely love my new silver heels – not too high, the silver color is a nice alternative to black, and the wavy edges are really fun.

How to be (less) Awkward: When going through a buffet line, always grab your drink last. If you grab it at the start of the line, it’s harder to navigate serving food onto your plate with one hand busy clutching your drink. [This is kind of a silly tip, but I've been at a few buffets recently and thought of this tip every time so wanted to share!].

July 27, 2015

How to be Smarter: 8 tricks to wake up earlier – love #1 and #8.

How to be Prettier: Interesting read: a personal care habit you “should prioritize over work if you want to be successful.”

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just adorable: The Pep Talk Generator.

July 20, 2015
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