Beth Z, Your Nerdy BFF, sorts through the digital clutter to discover tech tips, tools and tricks to solve life’s everyday problems. Then she shares her best tips in easy to understand short bites, with humor and pizzazz.
Beth takes the fear out of technology and helps you get right to the point with effective apps and tools that you can integrate into your everyday work and life.
During her programs, attendees experience games and group exercises to facilitate networking and collaboration, leading to shared laughs and new connections, both online and in person.
During the program, attendees will love giveaways like the nerdy rubber ducks, knee-high nerd socks and much more.
Since her first Motorola RAZR flip phone, Beth has made a verb out of the word “nerd.” She’s here to help you filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for work and home. Although the only real trophy she ever won was for making perfect French fries at McDonald’s in high school, Beth Z has been featured on Best Speaker lists by several organizations who write best speaker lists. She has written a whole shelf of books on apps and has spoken to more than 100 thousand audience members just like you. And if you’re puzzling over why she goes by “Beth Z”… it’s because she only finds about three people a year who can pronounce her last name.
Even though it feels like everybody is talking about ChatGPT and other AI tools, many of your attendees don’t understand what it is and what it can do for them.
This session is the perfect intro to this technology. With an overview of the history along with up-to-the-second updates of the latest developments, this program will give your attendees the knowledge they need to make the best use of the tools for themselves.
In late 2022, a plain little website shared a free “Research Preview” of ChatGPT, and the world as we know it changed forever.
ChatGPT can write whole essays from a simple text prompt, formulate 100 social media post ideas from a single sentence, create computer code with just a description and compose poetry and songs in any artist’s style in milliseconds.
It’ll create a summary from a long legal document, recommend resources for research and, by the time you sign up for this session, maybe even make your bed and bring you coffee.
Join Your Nerdy Best Friend for an overview of everything you need to know about ChatGPT and its AI cousins but were afraid to ask. This session answers the questions…
Where did ChatGPT technology come from?
How does it work?
What can it do?
How can it help you do your job better? Who does it hurt?
And, most importantly… How far can it go?
This is a bad day with technology:
You can’t find a file you need.
You delete a file you need.
You can’t open a file you need.
You forget the password to get to a file you need.
The file you need is on a website that won’t load.
This is a good day with technology:
Your Nerdy Best Friend teaches you ten-minute fixes for these issues and more!
Author Beth Z is a technology therapist with solutions to some of life’s most frustrating tech problems. This program highlights the top technological frustrations you share with other [industry] professionals and offers quick fixes that take 10 minutes or less to end your tech headaches and let you move on with your life.
Exasperated by email? Peeved about passwords? Tired of tedious tasks? You’re not alone.
Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Author Beth Ziesenis, for a research-based look of common productivity problems, followed by the technology to solve them.
Discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, get organized and finally get stuff done.
Discover low-cost, high-value apps and tech tools that you can start using right away
Learn great tech tips and app ideas from your colleagues
Get new ideas to increase efficiency, improve relationships and get things done!
In the insanity of today’s world, you’re busier than ever with deals, kids, health checks, high stress and exhaustion. Even though you’re being pulled in every direction by everyone and everything, if you don’t take time to keep your head on straight, you won’t be able to be the leader you are.
Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, author/speaker Beth Z, for a nerd’s take on self care. Using today’s technology, you can integrate tools and apps into your routine that will help you get more work done in less time. You’ll discover resources to help you overcome the crippling effects of stress and overwork. And best of all, Beth Z’s tools are free or darn cheap. This is the can’t-miss program that will help you stay sane through the crises we’re all facing.
Update your ideas on what meditation is in the modern age with tech resources for specific, sanity-saving sessions.
Discover easy tools that help you organize your day and manage your life.
Find ways to streamline and offload the time-sucking little tasks that drive you crazy.
Understand your options for mental health maintenance online and on your schedule.
Passwords, phishing, privacy?Pfttt! You’re not alone if you would rather tally the numbers in the phone book than deal with your password problems. But you can’t be a professional without taking responsibility for your personal online security–for the protection of yourself and your company. Online security issues–and solutions–don’t have to be boring, scary or ignored. Author Beth Z, aka Your Nerdy Best Friend, will have you laughing and learning with the real facts about the threats you face using the technology at your fingertips. And, more importantly, you’ll leave with practical tips and tools for breathing easier.
Even before the pandemic started a worldwide work-from-home revolution, professionals were struggling to make connections. You’re not alone in your virtual world. There are millions of people around the globe who also have to find ways to make connections when they don’t see each other everyday. Join Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend, for an hour of tips on how to be more human with technology.
When you discover a new tech tool, do you sign right up?sit back and wait? shake your head?More than 130,000 new apps hit mobile platforms every month, and thousands of new startups target us with ads…all promising to be the best tech you’ve ever used. And the subconscious way you approach new tech can greatly impact the way you can leverage today’s biggest advancements. Join Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend, to discover your Technology Psychology. You’ll take a self assessment to find out your Technology Psychology Persona to help you understand the benefits and limitations of your approach to new technology. You’ll also see the new tech world from other perspectives so you can understand why it’s so tough to get everyone on the same digital page when it comes to tech solutions.
“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed meeting you, and what a great job you did at our meeting. Every single evaluation I received raved about your presentation. One of the questions on the evaluation is “What did you like best about the meeting”–you were their favorite, hands down. I hope we will be able to have you back again.”
— American College of Emergency Physicians
“Beth was a workshop presenter at our annual conference in 2008. Her session was rated very highly and participants told me the information they got regarding easy free and low-cost tools for associations was very valuable. We have asked Beth to come back and speak on another topic in 2009 because of her energy, her enthusiasm and her knowledge of the association audience that she is speaking to. This gives her the added advantage of tailoring her presentation to meet their specific needs. She is easy to work with and delivers a high-quality presentation. Speaking as someone who books presenters, that is the best of both worlds.”
— California Society of Association Executives
“Beth is constantly researching new tech tools and apps to improve your productivity, security, as well as amazing promotional/marketing tools. Each presentation she does is customized to the group with great ideas she discovered as recently as yesterday. Beth shares not only all these apps and tools, but how to use them, as well as pros and cons of each. Her webinars are interactive and innovative.”
— Senior Education Coordinator, Iowa Bankers Association