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How to Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor with Duet Display

iPad training with personal productivity expert, Peggy Duncan Duet DisplayI’m accustomed to working with a dual monitor in my office. If I work somewhere else in the house or if I’m traveling with my laptop and iPad, I use the iPad for the second monitor.

Just this week, my ceiling bulb blew in my office, and I wanted to wait for my husband to switch it out. I moved to the dining room and set up my iPad as the second monitor. Excellent resolution and no lag time with the app, Duet Display.

Download Duet Display to your computer (works with Windows and Mac), and also purchase the app for iPad. Connect your iPad to your computer using your Apple Lightning cable, and open the app on both iPad and your computer.

Once connected, you’ll see your computer’s desktop on the iPad. Open your software on the computer to work, and slide it over to the iPad. Work on one thing on your computer and something else on the iPad.

I especially like to work on a PowerPoint slide while looking at it in Slide Show mode. Or have my Outlook calendar open on one while working in the Inbox on the other (in Outlook, right-click on Calendar icon, click Open in New Window, and drag over to iPad).

Note: If you’re seeing a duplicate image of your Windows Desktop on the iPad, hold down the Windows key (next to alt) and type P. Choose Extend.

Check out this video tutorial if you haven’t used a dual monitor setup on your computer.

Leave a comment if you’ve needed this setup or tell us how it’s already helped you.


How to Use an Older USB Presentation Mouse with the iPad Using a Digital Camera Adapter

iPad with Digital Camera USBI’m using the PowerPoint app on my iPad, and am accessing all my presentations from the Dropbox app. I have adapters for both a VGA and digital projector. The only thing lacking was a wireless presentation mouse that would plug into the iPad lightning port.

I’d purchased the Satechi SP800 Smart-Pointer in 2012 to use with my laptop. It’d be nice if I could get it to work, but the iPad has no USB port. I found a USB adapter for the iPad, but it was for digital cameras. I love shopping on Amazon because previous buyers always offer such great tips and advice. Several of them had mentioned getting this adapter to work with more than just a digital camera. But no guarantees. Couldn’t find anyone who had used it with this wireless mouse.

I ordered it anyway.

I plugged the adapter into the iPad’s lightning port, and plugged the presenter’s dongle into this adapter. Although I got a “not supported” message, it worked! It also worked with my Samson Go-Mic, and my Logitech headset. (I have the iPad 4.)

This solution worked fine if I’m doing a tabletop presentation and don’t need a projector or HDMI TV. I ended up buying a newer  Satechi presenter that works with the iPad, etc.

I’m traveling lighter these days. When I’m doing a PowerPoint-only presentation, no need to take the laptop.


iPad training with Peggy Duncan Personal Productivity Expert conference speaker

Get work done on the go using the iPad. Visit my iPad Training Website to schedule a SKYPE session, Webinar, conference seminar, or a hands-on workshop. The focus of the training is improving your personal productivity while on the go.

  • Explore important Settings you have unfortunately ignored.
  • Organize an on-the-go toolkit of must-have apps and iStuff built for mobile productivity.
  • Capture and organize notes and photos, file everything, and find it quickly when you need it.
  • Create and edit documents using tap and flick shortcuts and Office apps you’re already used to.
  • Sync the Safari browser and navigate with ease.
  • And so much more!

Whether you want individual, customized training via SKYPE (or in person), a Webinar, a conference seminar, or a hands-on workshop, contact me directly to get started.


Four Features for Your YouTube Channel You MUST Use If Nothing Else (with videos)

Don’t just stick videos out on YouTube…build a channel! And don’t spend more time with it than you need to…learn these timesaving tips.

Defaults You Set to Forget

When you upload a video on YouTube, you can already have defaults set so you don’t have to keep making the same changes. For example, when I upload a new video, I want it to stay private until after I add my annotations; I have text I want in every description; my category is always the same Science and Technology, and so on. I can always change this on individual videos when needed.

UPDATE to video: To get to Defaults, go to Video Manager and click Channel Settings. Or from your home page, hover your mouse just under your banner and a pencil will appear on the right. Click that, then Channel Settings.

Adding to Descriptions (in Bulk) After You’ve Published

Have you wanted to add a URL or some additional contact information to your YouTube video description? Perhaps you’ve wanted to change monetization or some other setting to multiple videos. You’ll be delighted to discover that you don’t have to change each video individually! This video shows you  how to make multiple changes at once.

Associated Website and Link to It with Annotations

Associated Website annotations provide verified partners who are in good standing a way to annotate to their associated Websites directly from their videos. You can check if your channel meets this criteria on the YouTube Settings/Features page. This video shows you how to set that up. Be sure to also check out the video I mention on how to create an annotation.

If you need more information on Associated Websites, READ THIS FIRST.

This video shows how I added a direct link to my main Website and various social media sites to the banner.

Add Social Media Icons to Your Channel Banner

This video shows how I added a direct link to my main Website and various social media sites to the banner.

If you’d like to know more about other enhancements you can easily make to your YouTube channel, check out my YouTube Channel Training playlist, and share with your social network.


My Square – Swiping Credit Cards Using my iPhone

It’s incredible how brains and money can merge and inventions that keep getting more amazing come onto the scene. I LOVE my Square. I slide it into the headphone jack of my iPhone and swipe credit cards right there on the spot.

  • No monthly fees, no hidden charges, no commitment.
  • The Square unit is free.
  • Payment on each sale is only 2.75 percent.
  • Customer signature created with their finger.
  • Receipts can be emailed right from the sale.
  • Available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android.

I was at a conference book signing today. When people appreciate the information I share, they want to continue their learning.

Most of the people who bought from me with a credit card bought more than one book, often purchasing a set of four. If your customers or clients carry little cash and you don’t want an expensive credit card machine, SquareUp.com is it!

Get it. Try it. Thank me later.









Feed Google with Content – Create a Blog

Do you have content on your computer that’s rich with your expertise? If yes, feed it to Google. Get this information indexed by the search engines and boost your search engine rankings. With 80 percent of people finding what they need or want online, you must get found based on what you sell or what you do.

Watch my interview with John Jantsch, Duct Tape Marketing, on why blogs are so important.

When you’re ready, you can learn WordPress by watching free YouTube videos and spend weeks learning a little bit here and there, or you can sign up for a one-day workshop at The Digital Breakthroughs Institute (my company in Atlanta).

Use Software You Already Have Instead of Buying More

I wanted to create a postcard-size announcement about my new book, Conquer Email Overload with Better Habits, Etiquette, and Outlook 2007. As usual, PowerPoint was the answer. I first resized the PowerPoint slide, changed the background, and added my art elements and text. Then with one of my favorite applications, ImageExport, I was able to save the slide in a higher resolution jpg than native PowerPoint can produce.

Once the announcement was in jpg format , I popped over to iContact, created a new message, and inserted the jpg. Then I hyperlinked it to the Webpage I want you to click to.

Note: Below are links to other articles in my blog that will help you do something like this (with videos).

The moral of this story is that you can use software you already have to get the job done with ease. All you have to do is learn how to use it.