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"This is not a book for Dummies, which is good, because you're not a dummy.  This is a book for people in a hurry to find the good stuff, to get smart about the tools they need to do their work."
- Seth Godin, Author, The Icarus Deception

About the Author

Beth Ziesenis is Your Nerdy Best Friend, the chick you call when you need to know if there IS an app for that. Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has made a verb out of the word nerd and is almost as obsessed with apps, gadgets and doodads as she is with cupcakes. Almost. Beth is the author of two books on technology and speaks to audiences hither and yon on free and bargain tech tools and apps. Beth is cleverer than Sheldon Cooper, but with a huge helping of humor too. My inner nerd is released, and I can now do stuff on a computer I never dreamed of! Alan Stevens, past president Global Speakers Federation and author of The Exceptional Speaker. Read more about Beth and get more tech tools at http://www.yournerdybestfriend.com

More About the Author

Meet Beth Z, your own personal Nerdy Best Friend. She's keeps up with all the new online applications and downloads that can help you look like you're working with a team of marketing, computer and productivity experts, even if you suffer from a shrinking staff and a disappearing budget.

Beth loves to share her tools online via the blog and in person at presentations. And she's even been known to share a few tips over cupcakes and coffee.

Beth Ziesenis is an author, speaker, marketing analyst and complete tech geek. Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has been fascinated with technology and computer shortcuts that make people's lives easier.

From her home base in sunny San Diego, California, Beth 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.

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I have even given this book as gifts.
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Beth’s book outlines the best apps, tools, and ideas for small business owners, administrative assistants, and independent agents who need to maximize their time.
Mary C. Kelly
Very well written, entertaining and useful book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Faye on August 9, 2013
Format: Paperback
WHO KNEW? There are literally hundreds of tech tools out there to help with everything from mundane administrative tasks to creating `wowsome' videos, graphics and animations. Unfortunately, most of us have never heard of them - and when we find them, we're hesitant to just download, sign up or risk spending hours experimenting to discover it's not useful in the least.

RELEASE YOUR INNER NERD introduces a wide variety of apps and tools to help you save time and resources, and manage tasks more efficiently. Beth Ziesenis has personally examined each one, and provides amusing yet pragmatic reviews. The book is organized logically, covering office software, meeting and time management software, travel apps, finance tools, creative resources and much, much more. Along the way, Beth offers tips and testimonies from other users, and is candid over the apps' costs and/or limitations. Moreover, the book is clever in a way which doesn't detract from its credibility and is frankly, enjoyable to read. It would serve as a terrific reference book for any office, home or classroom with a computer because literally, there's something in it for everyone - no matter your interest or profession. If you don't have a copy, you're probably missing out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LCR on September 27, 2013
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Great information but...
1)This is a book on technology. Going to be out of date very soon.
2)This is a book from a techno nerd. Where's the e-book?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carolina on January 6, 2014
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This book is so complete! Apps for every area of life-work and home. While technology gets dated as soon as it is put in print, Beth has a solution for that too! You can get the latest updates and information from her with one of the apps listed in the book. Both my nephew [apple] and I [android] received the book at Christmas and we both are getting lots of use out of it! Thanks, Beth! P.S. Love your weekly newsletter,also.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Wunder on August 18, 2013
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This book is ideal for the Administrative Assistants, small business owners, and non-profit groups looking for innovative ways to accomplish more with little or le$$. Beth Z has tried and tested all her recommendations, she offers us the short-cuts to leveraging technology with talent to really get the most. There is a host of business resources begging to make your life more organized, effective, and well, fun!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RMichael on July 28, 2014
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I must admit - I think I know a lot about software. Though when I read Beth's book (which she gave me at a speaking event) I learned A LOT! Much more than I thought. There's a ton of info on there. Yes, I did know some, and I just skipped over those areas. That's the kind of book this is. If you get one thing out of it, it's a big win. I got much more than one thing.

She also explains what, for example, security software actually does, and which one is good for who.

Additionally -> great speaker! Funny and fast moving.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Lape on May 7, 2014
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Chosen because the author spoke at a conference I attended. Great speaker and great tips in the book! If you have a smart phone or ipad/tablet, this is a must if you are just getting started!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary C. Kelly on March 10, 2014
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I love technology and being on the cutting edge of leveraging new ideas for better productivity, but I struggle to keep up with the best processes.

Beth gave me answers. Beth’s book outlines the best apps, tools, and ideas for small business owners, administrative assistants, and independent agents who need to maximize their time. I am happy that I do not have to do the trial and error with the thousands of available apps out there, so this save time and lots of legwork.

Beth provides great tips on apps most people don’t know about, and best of all, her writing style is fun and funny. Yes, I know it seems like a step backwards to read a book on using technology, but this is a great reference guide for how to be more productive both at work and at home. Highly recommended!

Thanks, Beth!
Dr. Mary Kelly
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