Video Bootcamp Announcement–Promote What You Know, Do, and Sell with Video

Video is the ideal medium to showcase your talent, build excitement for your event, promote your cause, or preserve precious memories. It’ll do the work of a thousand photos, and YouTube is the perfect outlet for the job. Get found online by learning how to get started with video and building a presence on the number two search engine for free.

Small and intimate setting with lots of individual attention.

  • Uncover show ideas from the work you do every day.
  • Explore recording equipment and software for creating and editing video.
  • Discover simple techniques for planning and organizing each project upfront.
  • Learn where to promote videos that will help build traffic to your sites.
  • Use PowerPoint to create all the graphics you’ll need (the flyer below was created in PowerPoint!).
  • Explore features in YouTube that build interactivity and your brand including annotations, playlists, and social media connections.

We’ll take breaks as needed.

9.00AM-9:30AM, Arrive and set up

9.30AM-10.00AM, Review, Getting Started with Videos (A Webinar on this topic will occur before the training. You’ll be able to attend live at a date TBD).

Or watch the recording at your convenience.)

10.00AM-12.30PM, Using PowerPoint to Create Graphics and Animation for Videos

12.30PM-1.15PM, Lunch and Discussion

1.15PM-2.15PM, Editing Videos – Demo only

2.15PM-6.00PM, Build Your YouTube Channel


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What You Will Need

  • An Internet-ready laptop with PowerPoint loaded. If you want to create a video using PowerPoint, you’ll need version 2010. Otherwise, any version will work.
    Don’t forget your cord, external mouse, and mouse pad.
  • Two or three videos that are 2-10 minutes long saved on your computer or accessible online (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.). You’ll learn ways to do this during the Webinar prior to the training. You should hold the full copyright to the videos.
    If you’re not able to record videos prior to coming to this bootcamp, we’ll do so during the breaks. 
  • Ability to be away from your cell phone. We’ll take breaks so you can check messages and email.


  • Refunds are given if you cancel your registration at least ten (10) working days before start date (minus a 25% administration fee). After that, you may send someone in your place, but you must let us know in advance. You will not be able to use payment for a future class because no-shows cost us a seat. We must do this to keep this training affordable.
  • This is an adult event (or mature teens). No exceptions. Please do not cause any embarrassment for either party and adhere to this policy.
  • Recording of any kind is prohibited. Sessions in this training will be recorded for your future viewing.
  • Dress is business or business casual, whichever is more comfortable for you. You’ll want to look your best for recording.
  • The event will be videotaped. Your registering for this event gives us permission to use your image.
  • The event is fragrance-free, please.


TCountry Inn and Suites Hotelhe Country Inn & Suites is about 7 minutes from the Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Offering free airport shuttle, WiFi, free parking, free breakfast, and a whole lot more. No pets allowed.

Free airport shuttle runs 24 hours/day every 30 minutes. You’ll go to Ground Transportation on the Domestic/North Terminal side.

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel accommodations.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

5100 West Fayetteville Road
(former address lists Phoenix Blvd)
College Park (Atlanta) GA 30349
(770) 991-1099
Room Rates in $70 per night range
Newly renovated and under new management 

Driving from airport or from downtown Atlanta. 85 South to 285, then 285 East. Exit Riverdale Road, right turn (do not take Riverdale Road on 85). Immediate right at the light onto Phoenix Blvd. Approximately 1 mile to stop light (past Phoenix Pointe), right turn onto West Fayetteville Road and pass Shorter University. You’ll be on it before you see the sign so as soon as you see what looks like a driveway, turn right into the hotel. Free parking.

MARTA RAIL/BUS. You can ride MARTA to the airport and catch the free Country Inn & Suites shuttle. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes, 24 hours/day. You’ll go to Ground Transportation on the Domestic/North Terminal side.

Your Trainer
Peggy Duncan is a personal productivity expert and the founder of The Digital Breakthroughs Institute, a productivity and technology training center in Atlanta, Georgia. She travels internationally helping busy people spend less time working but get more done.

She is the author of Conquer Email Overload with Outlook 2007; The Time Management Memory Jogger™; Just Show Me Which Button to Click! in PowerPoint 2007. Booklets include: Shameless Self-Promotion: Do-It-Yourself SEO; Get Organized At Work and Make It Easy; Computer Magic in Word 2007; and Up to Speed on Your BlackBerry.

Peggy has appeared on NPR, CNN, TODAY, Black Enterprise Business Report, the US Virgin Islands PBS affiliate, and Good Day Atlanta. Her expertise has been cited in Fortune Small Business, O-The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Essence, Fitness, Self, Men’s Health, Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and a whole lot more. She was formally trained at IBM where she was recognized by the chairman for streamlining processes that saved the company close to a million dollars a year.

Peggy’s YouTube Channel Check out our how-to computer videos.

Capture Raving Fans on Video While They're Hyped (with video)

I make my living as an international conference speaker. I just edited this video and posted to YouTube. I combined some photos and videos and edited them using Camtasia software. I used my iPhone and iRig mic to create all photos and videos. I used PowerPoint to create intro and exit slides, including the last two with the animation.

I’ll send a link to my client, potential clients in a similar industry, and seminar attendees. The last time I did this, within hours, I’d booked multiple speaking gigs.

Stay tuned for information on a bootcamp I’m putting together for people who want to learn how to do all this as a slick marketing tool. Join my private email list and be the first to know.

Capture Video Testimonials Live and Use Them to Promote Your Business (includes video sample)

This is a video I just edited. I recorded some video testimonials from attendees at a recent speaking engagement. I’ll send a link to this video to potential clients. So much you can do with video, and I hope it’s in your plan to use it to promote your business or cause.

I used my iPhone and iRig mic to record the video. Recordings were made on the expo floor, but the mic blocked the noise. The intro and closing slides were created in PowerPoint and saved as high resolution pngs using the ImageExport software.  The snazzy photo treatment was done using I edited the video and pulled all the pieces together using Camtasia 8.

I learn something new with every video project. I need to pay more attention to how people hold the mic for better sound. And I need to try different settings on the mic to fit different situations. But, overall, I’m pleased with the final product.

Stay tuned for my bootcamp for people who are as crazy as I am and want to learn how to do all this. Join my private email list and be the first to know when it’s launched.


Use Photos and Video Clips to Create a Video to Promote or Recapture Your Event

Last Friday, I produced another successful seminar as part of my lunch ‘n learn series, Digital Breakthroughs. The room was full of meeting planners, small business owners, and employees from local corporations and universities.

After the seminar, I created the video below using a combination of digital photos, videos, and text.

  1. Downloaded all photos and video footage from my iPhone and Flip camcorder to my laptop.
  2. Opened photos in Microsoft’s Windows Live Photo Gallery.
  3. Cropped photos I wanted to use, and deleted the ones I didn’t need.
  4. Uploaded the photos and a jpeg of the flyer I’d used to promote the training to into a new project.

Back on my computer, I had to edit some of the videos.

  1. Converted videos from the seminar that were on my Flip camcorder to Windows format using Movavi Video Converter (the next camcorder I purchase will produce videos in a Windows format so I can skip this step).
  2. Started a new project in Camtasia and edited some of the footage into two, 10 second clips so I could add them to the Animoto project. I rendered each of these videos to the Flash format.

Back on, I worked with the main video.

  1. Added my edited video clips to the project.
  2. Created a couple of text slides.
  3. Created the video and exported it to YouTube.

Now on YouTube, I did the following.

  1. Opened the main video in YouTube’s Video Editor.
  2. Added all the video clips of testimonials from attendees and trimmed them in YouTube’s Video Editor to capture only a few seconds.
  3. Added a slide transition between each clip.
  4. Saved all this as a new project in YouTube, added the title, description, and keywords.
  5. Added annotations to the video: one with the URL to my Website and another with a live link to my YouTube channel’s homepage.
  6. Published the finished video.

Note: If this had been a video I’d use multiple places and various ways, I’d have done Steps 2 and 3 inside Camtasia.

And here it is!

Clips from Seminar: Get Organized So You Can Think with Peggy Duncan

Room for Improvement

I’ve made this list of what we can do the next time to shorten this process.

  • Get a camcorder that records in a Windows format. If I have anything that will need editing on my laptop software, I won’t have to convert first.
  • Record 7-10 second video clips of the speaker in action. This would eliminate the need to edit later.
  • Take tighter photos to eliminate the need to crop.
  • Take horizontal and vertical photos, mostly horizontal. This will add more variety to the video. All or most videos will be horizontal.
  • Walk into the audience and take photos instead of from the same angles. This way, different people will appear in the shots.
  • Capture the diversity of the audience. It was great and we need to showcase this. I’m going to set up my Flip video camcorder on another tripod and record the audience.
  • Pay more attention to the venue lighting.

If all this sounds like a lot of work, it’s not when you know what you’re doing. And it beats watching junk on TV any day!

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Take Your YouTube Channel to Another Level

I’m conducting workshops and Webinars on how to build your YouTube channel. I’ve also written a booklet titled, Create, Build, and Manage a YouTube Channel Made Easy, that guides you through it step by step.


Skill-Building Conference for Caribbean Business Women Heads to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

The COPE Caribbean Conference Series for Business Superstars has one purpose: to provide skill-building events for business women throughout the Caribbean, helping them get Clear-Organized-Productive-Efficient. After launching on St. Croix in May and receiving a superb 5.0 rating, St. Thomas was set as the next stop. The conference, made possible by the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center and the Department of Labor, will convene August 19-20, 2011.

August 19, 2011 – Full Day Conference with Experts (FREE), 7.30AM-7.00PM
August 20, 2011 – YouTube Channel Workshop ($59.00 optional), 10.00–3.00PM

Small Business Development Center (Training Center)
8000 Nisky Center, Suite 720
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

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A cadre of experts who are also professional speakers will focus on improving productivity, technology, financial, and customer service skills of business owners and other professionals. The full day of training features Deborah Owens (financial expert-Columbia, Maryland); Millicent St. Claire (attitude adjustment expert-Atlanta, GA); Peggy Duncan (personal productivity expert-Atlanta, GA); and Yvette deLaubanque (event producer, St. Croix, VI).

“ABSOLUTELY the BEST … I am so glad I went because I am happy to say that I came away from a conference and I was able to put to use IMMEDIATELY what I learned.”
Yoki K Hanley
President/Owner, itiba LLC, St. Croix

COPE Caribbean is a partnership forged between me and Yvette deLaubanque, former director of the Virgin Islands Women’s Business Center and current Development Officer at the public television station in the Virgin Islands. We met at a Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in 2001, and I’ve traveled there several times for various training opportunities, including at the University of the Virgin Islands.

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Media and Sponsorship Contacts: Peggy Duncan, Atlanta GA, 404-492-8197
Yvette deLaubanque, St. Croix VI, 340-643-2331