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Your Nerdy Best Friend, Technology Expert.
Why Book Beth Ziesenis?Your Nerdy Best Friend is not a traditional “Sage on the Stage.” Beth engages attendees before her programs with funny, nerdy pictures, social media updates and serious buzz creation. During the program, attendees will love giveaways like the nerdy rubber ducks, knee-high nerd socks and much more. You’ll also see games and group exercises to facilitate networking and collaboration, leading to shared laughs and new connections.The author of four books, Beth keeps up with the latest technology to educate and entertain attendees with the fast-changing world of technology.Beth speaks to groups of every size, from 10 people to 1000. Speaking to associations and corporations throughout North America, Beth entertains, enlightens and empowers attendees to embrace their inner nerds to become more efficient, more productive and definitely more nerdy.
Meet Your New Nerdy Best Friend…Beth Ziesenis: Author. Speaker. Nerd.
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 Meetings & Conventions magazine and MeetingsNet.
Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has made a verb out of the word nerd. She helps computer users all over the country filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for business and personal use through presentations and her books, including the latest title, Your Nerdy Best Friend’s The Big Book of Apps, available on Amazon.com.
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The most popular posts on social media are pictures and videos, and with a few easy (and free!) tech tools, you can transform your messages into share-worthy graphics that will put your organization out in front. This action-packed session will give you dozens of sites and apps that will help you elevate the quality of your social media posts and other material.
TakeawaysMake professional-level multimedia pieces in less than two minutesAdd depth and interest to your boring social media postsTransform ordinary photos into works of artCreate infographics for little or no cost!
FeaturesA favorite breakout!Flexible program length… from 45-90 minutesGreat for audiences who are interested in sales and marketingCustomized topics for your attendees’ needsBONUS: Enhanced hands-on learning opportunities with a longer session
You know you need to organize your digital life, but where do you start? And what’s most important?
Let Your Nerdy Best Friend guide you through an assessment of your cloud-based organizational tools, email systems, privacy controls and more to recognize and repair tech challenges that keep you from being productive.
TakeawaysEvaluate your most pressing tech problems and identify the most critical areas for improvementLeave with a 90-day plan with actionable items and ideasLearn best practices for privacy, organization, security and moreLaugh and learn with both practical advice and concrete takeaways
FeaturesPerfect for a half-day workshop that gives participants tangible takeawaysIncludes a workbook for participants to evaluate their present tech problems then develop a plan for the next stepsHelpful for professionals who need to discover the tech that will truly help them and keep them safer online
So many apps… so little time. How can you put the technology at your fingertips together to make your life easier at work and home? This fast-moving, laugh-filled session takes you hour by hour through a day in the life of a tech-savvy professional. You’ll learn how a professional nerd solves a security crisis before 10 a.m., learns to make more of a lunch hour with an extra set of virtual hands, saves money on software before the staff meeting and brings the team together online before the day is done.
TakeawaysUnderstand how technology fits into every part of your dayLearn about technology systems that streamline projects and tasksGet a vision for how the technology in your toolbox can work together
FeaturesMost popular keynote sessionCustomizable for 45-90-minute programsGreat for audiences of all tech levelsFocuses on both “wow” technology and practical toolsWorks well with other sessions with no content overlap
It’s one thing to hear about the latest advancements in technology… but it’s a completely different experience when you see it with your own eyes. Join Your Nerdy Best Friend for a hands-on session with augmented reality technology that you can start using now at work and home.
TakeawaysPhones on! Try your hand at augmented reality tools for translation, measuring, marketing and moreLearn about augmented applications for your industry and othersDiscuss the use of AR for your business for today and in the future featuresPerfect for smaller groups of less than 50Interactive, creative session with lots of “wow” technologyGreat for networking and brainstorming with the discussion format
A jam-packed conference like this one can lead to learning overload… time to take a Brain Break!
Join your peers for a mini-lesson on a proven productivity technique, then put the technique into action during this facilitated white space. It’s the session you need to absorb what you’ve learned in the past couple of days.
TakeawaysUnderstand the Pomodoro Technique and the tech tools that make it happenImmediately put the technique into action with a real-time productivity sessionDiscover for yourself the benefits of the productivity techniqueLeave with more tools for a lifetime of productivity
FeaturesAn innovative (never-before seen!) session designed to help participants process the ideas from the conferenceOpportunities for peer-to-peer insights on new productivity techniquesDesigned to be scheduled towards the end of the conferenceDual takeaways: A proven technique for productivity they can use forever plus real progress on their most pressing tasks or needs
Sometimes we feel like we need a clone to help us carry out everything we have to do for our organization. Today’s cutting-edge technology can act as your invisible staff, handling tasks and challenges that overwhelm your to-do lists. This session introduces you to awe-inspiring but affordable tools that organize your tasks, set your appointments, make your travel plans, find time for your workouts, manage your personal budget and much, much more.
TakeawaysDiscover cutting-edge tools that use artificial intelligence to take care of your tasks with less work from youUnderstand artificial intelligence technology and how it can advance your career featuresPerfect for a keynote sessionDesigned in a non-threatening way to help attendees understand artificial intelligencePractical and interactive with personalized examples and lots of humor
Your peers are the smartest nerds around! Many professionals have their favorite time- saving, productivity-increasing, rear-kicking technology secrets. This lively, interactive session gives you and your peers the opportunity to share and discover the best technology tools. Great for both tech newbies and experienced experts!
TakeawaysDiscover the best app ideas from your colleaguesDiscuss real solutions to your real technology challenges with peers who have solutionsBONUS: Leave the session with a list of the best ideas from your colleagues
FeaturesGreat for breakouts, round tables and fireside chatsWorks well as an add-on program for any of the other sessions100% hands-on and interactiveFocused on networking and peer-to-peer learningBONUS: This session comes in a self- guided, step-by-step kit!
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.
TakeawaysDiscover low-cost, high-value apps and tech tools that you can start using right awayLearn great tech tips and app ideas from your colleaguesGet new ideas to increase efficiency, improve relationships and get things done!
FeaturesInteractive, interactive, INTERACTIVE!Organized like a game where everyone plays and everyone winsPopular as both a keynote or breakout sessionFlexible program length… from a 45- minute keynote to a 3-hour workshop.Research-based facts coupled with real- time tech solutionsCustomized topics for your attendees’ needs
“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