GWP Learning Session: Secret Tech Weapons

GWP Members Only Program
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
8:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Nova Place Conference Center
100 South Commons Pittsburgh
PA 15212
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Join the GWP Administrative Learning network as we partner with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) to meet and learn from author Beth Ziesenis (aka, Your Nerdy Best Friend) in her presentation: Secret Tech Weapons.

What if you could schedule a meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or automate your little tasks that keep you from your real work? Or pass off annoying projects to someone else - without breaking the bank? And what if you could pull all of this off straight from your mobile device - without an IT degree? Join us to discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, create professional-level graphics and wow your colleagues. This high-energy session will give you 30+ tools that will leave people asking, "How DO they do that?" 

  • 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!

And stay on for a bonus breakout session: 29 Tech Tools To Create Cool Content for Social Media and Marketing. 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 media.

  • Make professional-level multimedia pieces in less than two minutes
  • Add depth and interest to your boring social media posts
  • Transform ordinary photos into works of art
  • Create infographics for little or no cost

Meeting timeline:

8:00am-8:30am Check In
8:30am- Introductions/Breakfast
9:00am-10:30am Secret Tech Weapons 
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-11:45am Social Media and Marketing Bonus Session
12:00pm Adjourn/Tours of Nova Place

Speaker:  Beth Ziesenis

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 Meetings Net 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, Nerd Know-How: The 27+ Best Apps for Work and How to Use ‘Em, available on

Parking available at Nova Place garage:  Enter Gate 4 on S Commons (currently under construction; enter via Visitors side). *they recommend driving straight to the far wall & going down to Level 3. Take the elevator to the Plaza (P) level & the conference center is located outside the mall next to Federal Galley - follow signage on windows & on plaza. All parking is self-pay, upon departure.  Pay stations are located on Level 2 near the Central elevator bank.

Arriving by foot or car service: Use address 200 Children’s Way – follow outdoor signage to the Nova Place Conference Center

The Administrative Learning Network provides members’ administrative staff with professional development opportunities; information on trends and available tools relevant to their work; and an opportunity to learn from, and network with, one another.

Please save the date for future programs: 

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