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.
Overnight the traditional workplace culture shifted when the pandemic forced our country’s workforces into work-from-home models. Neverending videoconferences haven’t helped you and your colleagues be more efficient… they’re just wasting your time. Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Beth Z, for proven techniques for focus and productivity, along with the tools to lead your team to be more efficient and effective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”