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***NEW*** Video Production Course, with Homework Review, Q&A; and Technical Assistance from Penny Haynes for your video production ($600).


7 Classes on Video CD
1) Should You Videocast? Statistics, Supplies, Cost & Content for Video Production.

2) Recording Basics: Shots & Angles, Movement, Visual Effects, Transition Shots, Transfer to Computer, Import into Premiere Elements.

3) Recording Elements: Lighting, Sound, Introduction to Chroma Color, Content

4) Introduction to Editing: Learning the basics of editing with Premiere Elements

5) Advanced Editing: Learning Advanced Editing tricks, such as Chroma Color and Sound Editing, Formats

6) Posting with Text: Uploading, Text, Keywords, Links, Submitting to Podcast Directories

7) Review and Q&A;: Upload your first video production.

Includes assistance from Penny Haynes for homework review, questions and answers, and production assistance.

Price: $600.00

 

Audio Recording 101 - Beginner

 

Audio Recording 101 - Beginner
80 minute training class
for all of our new authors/narrators, which includes information on recording, editing, file conversion, free programs, training on the programs, how to locate inexpensive hardware, content creation and vocal coaching. This 80 minute class will save you hours of frustration, re-recording and re-editing, and cut your audio book creation time in half. Training manuals for you to use while recording are also included.

Price: $49.99

 

Audio Recording 201 - Intermediate

 

Audio Recording 201 - Intermediate

Includes Audio Recording 101 (Beginner).
This course includes video, audio and screen print curriculums, teaching you how to do advanced editing, like mixing with music, creating your own music intros and outros, removing (and sometimes inserting) words and phrases so the recording still sounds natural. How to remove breathy noises, clicks and pops, low hums and high hiss. Available immediately via digital download, but also includes the entire curriculum shipped to you on CD. If you are also interested in podcasting, this course is included in the Podcasting Handbook course, which also teaches about uploading, RSS feeds, vocal coaching, and more.

List Price: $149.99
Price: $99.99

 

Camtasia Class

 

Camtasia Class

Learn how to record your screen, record powerpoint presentations with narration, create Picture in Picture, place hot spots in your video, add close captioning, create interactive quizzes and surveys, and more. 4 video lessons will be sent to you on CD.

However, purchase of this class entitles you to Q & A with Penny and help with your projects, so you are not left to yourself.

Price: $300.00

 

Introduction To Podcasting

 

Audio / Video This is an 80 minute audio/video class recorded at Co-Op World, detailing everything you need to podcast, and an additional bonus 20 minute recording by various podcasters sharing why they podcast, and an audio/video interview with Todd Cochrane, one of the original podcasters and host of Geek Central. It contains most of the curriculum that is taught in the first session of the 5-week course, "The Complete 'Create A Podcast' Handbook seminar.

Learn about:
- Introduction, Definition and Uses
- Creating Recordings
- Uploading Files
- Free ftp Program
- RSS Feeds
- Downloading Recordings and Free Podcasting Software
- History of Podcasting
- What You Need: Computer With Internet Access - Microphone: Headset, Lapel, Standing
- Recording Devices
- Recording Services
- Free Recording and Conversion Software
- File Conversion
- Storage and Bandwidth Internet Services
- RSS Services and Programs
- The Complete 'Create A Podcast' Handbook for the Busy Entrepreneur

If you decide to upgrade to the entire 5-week audio/video course, we will apply your entire $19.95 + $30 more! toward the cost of the course. The coupon code for $49 off is enclosed in the confirmation email for the purchase of this Introduction to Podcasting.

The audio/video portion of this class is accessible to PC users via Internet Explorer (not Mozilla). Mac users can listen to the audio file and manually follow the curriculum via html file links. Alternatively, you can download and listen to the audio file in your portable player.

Price: $49.95

 

Podcast Consultant Training And Certification Program

 

Podcast Consultant Training and Certification - PC Users Only ($600 for video recordings of training):

  • Introduction, Definition and Uses of Podcasting
  • Creating Recordings
  • Uploading Files
  • Free ftp Program
  • RSS Feeds
  • Downloading Recordings and Free Podcasting Software
  • History of Podcasting
  • What Equipment You Need
  • Recording Devices
  • Recording Services
  • Free Recording and Conversion Software
  • Recording, Editing and Mixing with Music
  • File Conversion
  • Storage and Bandwidth Internet Services
  • RSS Services and Programs
  • Podcast Marketing
  • Vocal Techniques
  • Recording and Editing Techniques
  • Podcasting for Increased Search Engine Ranking
  • and more...

This class is for Web Professionals who want to offer Podcasting Services to their clients. Although they must learn how to podcast for themselves during the class as part of their homework and final project, students do not need to host their own podcast.

Successful completion of this class requires:

    • Completion of all homework assignments (you need to set aside 2 to 3 hours per week for this)
    • Completion of Class Project, which is to set up a podcast from the planning stage to posting on directories
    • Mock consultation with client, explaining what podcasting is, and what podcasting can do for a business, and what the estimated investment will be.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive:

    • Certification from 1st Podcast Publishing stating that you have successfully completed the Podcast Consulting Program, and are qualified by 1st Podcast Publishing to produce podcasts and offer podcasting services.
    • Posting of your Business and Services on the 1st Podcast Publishing site, with full recommendation by 1st Podcast Publishing for your services.
    • Support for future podcasting questions via email, with possible group classes for continuing education.


  • You receive 7 weeks of training (10+ hours of video), PLUS at least 5 hours more of audio/video training via the homework.

You receive a data DVD with over 3 gigs of audios, videos, documentation and free software. However, you can still receive your certification by completing the homework and having your final projects reviewed by me.

Price: $600.00

 

Podcasting Handbook Lesson 1

 

Lesson 1 of the Podcasting Handbook in Audio/Video format. Includes all of the original audio/video from the live class, plus additional post-class instructional audios. This class will be made available to you immediately upon purchase via a private, password-protected webpage. After you make your purchase, make sure that you do not close your browser until you get back to the DigBizBooks Order Confirmation Page, or your instructional email will not be sent to you. Or you can order the entire 12-CD Curriculum for only $250, and save

Price: $49.95

 

Podcasting Handbook Lesson 2

 

Lesson 2 of the Podcasting Handbook in Audio/Video format. Includes all of the original audio/video from the live class, plus additional post-class instructional audios. This class will be made available to you immediately upon purchase via a private, password-protected webpage. After you make your purchase, make sure that you do not close your browser until you get back to the DigBizBooks Order Confirmation Page, or your instructional email will not be sent to you. Or you can order the entire 12-CD Curriculum for only $250, and save.

Week 2 - Resources For Your Podcasting Needs, including where to find it, what it costs, and how to use it. (No expensive investment necessary!) Will include how to upload your files, where to upload them to, and how to create a podcast entry in your RSS feed. Also where to find music. Includes the Audio Recording 101 Course. Homework: Review the Audio Recording 101 Program in preparation for next week's class.

Price: $99.95

 

Podcasting Handbook Lesson 3

 

Lesson 3 of the Podcasting Handbook in Audio/Video format. Includes all of the original audio/video from the live class, plus additional post-class instructional audios. This class will be made available to you immediately upon purchase via a private, password-protected webpage. After you make your purchase, make sure that you do not close your browser until you get back to the DigBizBooks Order Confirmation Page, or your instructional email will not be sent to you. Or you can order the entire 12-CD Curriculum for only $250, and save.

Week 3 - Audio Recording 101+. Intensive instructional course on recording, editing, mixing music, saving files, and the differences in frequencies and bitrates (it's not as complicated as it seems). Homework: Record and edit a practice recording, and put music behind it.

Price: $99.95

 

Podcasting Handbook Lesson 4

 

Lesson 4 of the Podcasting Handbook in Audio/Video format. Includes all of the original audio/video from the live class, plus additional post-class instructional audios. This class will be made available to you immediately upon purchase via a private, password-protected webpage. After you make your purchase, make sure that you do not close your browser until you get back to the DigBizBooks Order Confirmation Page, or your instructional email will not be sent to you. Or you can order the entire 12-CD Curriculum for only $250, and save.

Week 4 - Vocal coaching for delivery and recording. Discussion and review of the different types of podcast styles and productions you can create. Review of existing podcasts for do's and don'ts. Everyone will get a chance to try out their skills by the end of the evening (don't panic! It will be fun and non-threatening.) Homework: Record and edit your own podcast. Upload it to your server and place the information in the RSS feed, so we can review your podcast next week. (We'll be gentle, I promise.)

Price: $49.95

 

Podcasting Handbook Lesson 5

 

Lesson 5 of the Podcasting Handbook in Audio/Video format. Includes all of the original audio/video from the live class, plus additional post-class instructional audios. This class will be made available to you immediately upon purchase via a private, password-protected webpage. After you make your purchase, make sure that you do not close your browser until you get back to the DigBizBooks Order Confirmation Page, or your instructional email will not be sent to you. Or you can order the entire 12-CD Curriculum for only $250, and save.

Review of participant podcasts. All of the places to submit your podcast. Ways to use podcasting for marketing your own products and services. Peripheral ways to make money with your newly found recording skills!

Price: $49.95

 

The Podcasting Handbook (ebook)

 

The Podcasting Handbook

is a multi-media ebook containing the curriculum from a 5-week proven course in Podcasting...

The original Podcasting Handbook for Busy Entrepreneurs was a live 5 week course featuring Audio and Video. It has now been updated with even more information, on production, free resources, marketing, and more!

This course became a 12-CD set, with over 8 hours of audio, and multiple hours of video, that sells for $250 (Paige Eissinger, of Views From The Coop, and Tech Corner, says that the audio recording and editing portion was worth that much alone!)

But thanks to the generosity of businesses that support podcasting, they have chosen to underwrite this multi-media ebook version so you can access the curriculum without paying full-price. Your cost is only $19.95!

And that includes:

  1. All of the text curriculum from the entire 5 week course, including handouts, homework sheets, and screen print tutorials.

  2. A video tutorial about receiving and listening to podcasts using iPodder (now called "Juice").

  3. a FREE recording and editing program,

  4. a FREE link to the first audio/video lesson, "Introduction to Podcasting"

    , a $50 value, as well as
  5. another Audio Seminar (with Ebook) on Podcast Marketing, a $25 value!

  6. Continuing Education via email and seminar, where you can contact me for advice and participate in upcoming seminars and classes ($10 value),

  7. PLUS a free Desktop RSS reader, so new course information comes directly to you!

Within the text of the Business Podcasting Handbook, there are links to additional free and paid features, such as audio/video recordings from the live classes, advanced video tutorials, audio recordings of the classes, and podcasting reviews.

Additional available options include:

  • Audio and Video lessons, totalling over 8 hours of audio and multiple hours of video, plus screen print tutorials, and links to various free services and products.


  • Audio Recording 101 AND Audio Recording 201 - Everything you need to know about recording and editing high quality audio files on your own computer. This course goes beyond the original AR101 class, adding in music mixing, special editing tricks, and more. No special or expensive equipment necessary, other than a headset microphone to plug into your computer's sound card. For those who have purchased the original AR101 course, you will be given a discount coupon equal to the amount which you originally paid.
  • Training in vocal delivery for the most professional podcast possible.


  • The Outline of the Course is as Follows:
  • Week 1 - What is Podcasting, What Can It Do For Me, What Do I Need and How Much Will It Cost? (Not much, by the way!) Homework: Download a podcasting program and subscribe to several podcasts.


  • Week 2 - Resources For Your Podcasting Needs, including where to find it, what it costs, and how to use it. (No expensive investment necessary!) Will include how to upload your files, where to upload them to, and how to create a podcast entry in your RSS feed. Also where to find music. Includes free video links on how to download and install iPodder (now "Juice") Homework: Review the Audio Recording 101 Program in preparation for next week's class.


  • Week 3 - Audio Recording 101+. Intensive instructional course on recording, editing, mixing music, saving files, and the differences in frequencies and bitrates (it's not as complicated as it seems). Homework: Record and edit a practice recording, and put music behind it.


  • Week 4 - Vocal coaching for delivery and recording. Discussion and review of the different types of podcast styles and productions you can create. Review of existing podcasts for do's and don'ts. Everyone will get a chance to try out their skills by the end of the evening (don't panic! It will be fun and non-threatening.) Homework: Record and edit your own podcast. Upload it to your server and place the information in the RSS feed, so we can review your podcast next week. (We'll be gentle, I promise.)


  • Week 5 - Review of participant podcasts. All of the places to submit your podcast. Ways to use podcasting for marketing your own products and services. Peripheral ways to make money with your newly found recording skills!
    • If you need more intensive instruction in some areas, you can pick and choose which classes you purchase.
    • Only want audio recording and editing Videos? Then that's all you get.
    • Only want information on marketing your business through podcasting? Then that's all you download.
    • Need to learn more about how to post on an RSS feed, or how to use resources like Libsyn, Audioblog, BYOAudio, Quikonnex, WordPress, etc.? Then that's all you pay for.

    By the end of the original course, participants were able to

    • record,

    • edit,

    • mix music,

    • upload files to their server,

    • create RSS podcast feeds,

    • list the podcast in all podcast directories,

    • Use other inexpensive resources to help record telephone classes, interviews, and more...
    • brainstorm about how to market their business with their new podcasting and audio recording skills
    • and much more.

    Listen to a podcast testimonial by one of Penny's graduates, Barbara Phillips of Older Wiser Women.

    "Penny Haynes expertly opened the door to show me the world of podcasting and audio editing,
    guiding me to adapt my new knowledge to the unique needs of my business with her good humor,
    dedication and skill."

    Rachael R. Resch, MS PT/LMT
    Physical Therapist
    Certified Nia Instructor
    Ashland, Oregon

    There was so much information given to us, in so many formats
    I just wanted to share with the group that I took a class by Penny Haynes of Encouraging Audio Books called Complete Podcasting Handbook for Busy Entrepreneurs.

    I learned SO MUCH about podcasting. There was so much information given to us, in so many formats, mp3 files, video files, written text as well as the 2 hour class in a web conference room once a week. It was amazing how much valuable information was given to us for the class.

    Even if you think you know how to podcast it really was so much more then just learning to podcast, we worked on marketing ideas, brainstormed with fellow podcasters, received voice coaching and so much more. If you feel that you want to "kick it up a notch" with your podcast do yourself a favor and check out the class now offered on CD.

    http://www.encouragingaudiobooks.com/products.asp?cat=59

    She is a great teacher and I wanted this group to know it. She may be too modest to share this, so I thought I would share from a "students" point of view.

    Laura Gonzalez
    Virtual Business Solutions, http://www.virtualbiz4u.com


    Hey, count me in as one of Penny's VERY satisfied students!
    Hey, count me in with Barbara and Laura as one of Penny's VERY satisfied students! I started out knowing practically nothing about podcasting except that I knew it was something I needed to learn to do...and Penny sure helped me accomplish that goal.
    I just got back from a week's vacation and haven't even checked my e-mail until today, but am getting ready to create a podcast from an interview I did with my co-host, Roger, on PC Primer last week. I plan to have it posted early next week. I couldn't have done it without Penny's class.
    Paige Eissinger, of 2SmartChix

    Penny,

    In addition to my audio, I'll like to add the following comments on the Podcasting course. Your class, and the women in the class was awesome.
    Listening in class, reading the material and watching the videos assisted me in "getting it". We all learn by various methods, and the visual aspects of this class are a huge bonus for me. I happen to have printed out the step by step instructions and keep them in a notebook that is open while I edit.
    What a lifesaver that one part of the course is. I look forward to constantly improving as I go forth. Thanks again for everything.

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    www.OlderWiserWomen.com


    The podcasting teleclass was very helpful for the "non-techy" person such as myself. Thank you, Penny! The podcasting teleclass was so informative and was very helpful for the "non-techy" person such as myself. I appreciate all your hard work and time invested in preparing for the class as well as your attention to details to help make the process as easy as possible.

    I especially appreciate your patience when I was feeling stuck. I would recommend this class for all entrepreneurs who want to be on top of the new exciting world of "podcasting."

    Joanie Winberg
    www.happywednesday.com

    She is a great instructor, and I have learned so much. I have just finished a podcasting class with Penny Haynes and I recommend it highly. She is a great instructor, and I have learned so much. Now I am anxious to put what I learned to good use.

    Dottye Bagnall
    Etiquette For Today
    www.etiquettefortoday.com
    www.etiquettefortoday.com/blogspot.com


    We learned everything from music to vocal qualities to audio editing to RSS feeds
    Penny is the audio goddess and in her Podcasting class we learned everything from music to vocal qualities to audio editing to RSS feeds in order to get our own podcasts up and on the cyberwaves. The class was so full of specific and practical information and I know that I'll be visiting the material over and over again.

    And we promise a 100% 90-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked!

    We want to thank the sponsors who are making this all possible for you, and hope you will visit their sites as a way of thanking them yourself.

    As a summary, you get:

    1. All of the text curriculum from the entire 5 week course, including handouts, homework sheets, and screen print tutorials.

    2. a FREE recording and editing program,

    3. a FREE link to the first audio/video lesson, "Introduction to Podcasting", a $50 value, as well as

    4. another Audio Seminar (with Ebook) on Podcast Marketing, a $25 value!

    5. one month's free access to my Private Continuing Education channel, where you can contact me for advice and participate in upcoming seminars and classes ($10 value),

    6. PLUS a free Desktop RSS reader, so new course information comes directly to you!

    all for only $19.95!
    • And remember our 100% 90-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked!

    And then, if you decide that you would like even more comprehensive training, you can

    • purchase the home study program 12-CD Business Podcasting Handbook Set for a special price of only $200 (that's a savings of $50 with the discount coupon in your Business Podcast Handbook ebook!)
    • Attend one of our 3-Day Online Podcasting Conferences, which includes:
      • live online webinar class, where you can see and hear Penny 's desktop while she records and edits, and ask questions as you go
      • when you need assistance, Penny will be able to able to view your desktop and tell you what you need to do.
      • small class size limited to only 10 people
      • Penny's 5-week podcasting curriculum,
      • Penny's hands-on assistance in creating your podcast,
      • Penny helping you get all of the necessary resources in place to start podcasting
      • Flash Recordings of every session and individual consultation!
      • includes 3 months of Continuing Education and (an additional $30 value),
      • AND *while supplies last*, a 128 MB MP3 Player/Recorder that also acts as a storage key for your computer (a $39.95 value)!
      • You will get a coupon for a $50 discount for this conference in the ebook, and pay only $250 for the entire weekend event!

    Are you ready to:

    • learn all about how podcasting can
      brand you to your target market
      ,
      and build your business exponentially?
    • reach the 30 million iPod owners
      (not to mention PDA, MP3 and cell-phone
      users who download podcasts!)?
    • reach the forecasted 60 million people
      expected to be downloading by the year 2010?


      Then add this item to your cart now...

    Price: $19.95

     

    The Podcasting Handbook 12-CD Set

     

    The Podcasting Handbook

    is a 12-CD course with over 8 hours of audios, several hours of videos and myriad screen print tutorials that were the core of a 5 week course that, by its end, will have you recording, editing, mixing music, uploading files to your server, creating your RSS podcast feed, listed in all podcast directories and more. The classes are available immediately via download upon purchase, but you will also receive the entire curriculum on CD within one week. Students receive:

  • Instructions on receiving and listening to podcasts.


  • Audio Recording 101 and 201 - Everything you need to know about recording and editing high quality audio files on your own computer. This class includes adding in music mixing, special editing tricks, and more. No special or expensive equipment necessary, other than a headset microphone to plug into your computer's sound card. For those who have purchased the original AR101 course, you will be given a discount coupon equal to the amount which you originally paid.


  • Two (2) password protected forums for questions and answers about the course, as well as a student podcast review channel, where peers can help review each others' podcasts.


  • ***While supplies last***, participants will receive a 128 MB MP3 Player/Recorder/Storage Key (a $70 value) so they can download and listen to podcasts.


  • Training in vocal delivery for the most professional podcast possible.


  • Constructive reviews of participant podcasts.


  • Different ideas for new and interesting types of podcasts.


  • Each student will receive the entire recorded curriculum, with all audios, videos and texts, on CD.


  • The Outline is as Follows:
    Week 1 - What is Podcasting, What Can It Do For Me, What Do I Need and How Much Will It Cost? (Not much, by the way!) Homework: Download a podcasting program and subscribe to several podcasts.

    Week 2 - Resources For Your Podcasting Needs, including where to find it, what it costs, and how to use it. (No expensive investment necessary!) Will include how to upload your files, where to upload them to, and how to create a podcast entry in your RSS feed. Also where to find music. Homework: Review the Audio Recording 101 Program in preparation for next week's class.

    Week 3 - Audio Recording 101 and 201. Intensive instructional course on recording, editing, mixing music, saving files, and the differences in frequencies and bitrates (it's not as complicated as it seems). Homework: Record and edit a practice recording, and put music behind it.

    Week 4 - Vocal coaching for delivery and recording. Discussion and review of the different types of podcast styles and productions you can create. Review of existing podcasts for do's and don'ts. Everyone will get a chance to try out their skills by the end of the evening (don't panic! It will be fun and non-threatening.) Homework: Record and edit your own podcast. Upload it to your server and place the information in the RSS feed, so we can review your podcast next week. (We'll be gentle, I promise.)

    Week 5 - Review of participant podcasts. All of the places to submit your podcast. Ways to use podcasting for marketing your own products and services. Peripheral ways to make money with your newly found recording skills!

    And this course comes with a 90 day 100% money back guarantee - no questions asked!

    You also receive email support and Continuing Education courses that will occur on the third Tuesday of every month at 9pm EST, to accommodate our West Coast students. They will be recorded, so in case you miss it, you can still "tune in."

    List Price: $299.00
    Price: $249.00

     

    Top 25 ways to use PowerPoint 2003 - Tips and Techniques

     

    Top 25 ways to use PowerPoint 2003 - Tips and Techniques

    Get more out of PowerPoint. Not your average training tutorials that usually cover the application from A to Z. These narrated videos cover tips and techniques utilizing features old and new.

    Approx. 2.5 hours of targeted training videos

    Topics covered:
    Basic
    1. Use the AutoContent Wizard to create a presentation
    2. Keyboard shortcuts while presenting
    3. Using Slide Show view to change order of slides
    4. Manage graphics to reduce size
    5. Create a summary slide
    6. Save a presentation as a PowerPoint Show
    7. Change viewing format for widescreen

    Intermediate
    8. Create a Master Slide
    9. Create a company template
    10. Import slides from other presentations
    11. Adding background music
    12. Changing the font for all slides
    13. Bullets and AutoFit options
    14. Set the focus on each bullet using animation
    15. Embed an Excel worksheet that is modified regularly
    16. Using Package for CD feature
    17. Using Action buttons
    18. Creating a presentation photo album
    19. Adding narration to slides and set timings

    Advanced
    20. Collaborating with others during presentation creation
    21. Trigger a series of events
    22. Presentation Broadcasts for 10 people or less
    23. Save a presentation to a Web server
    24. Save a presentation to a SharePoint Document Library
    25. Custom Shows

    Price: $28.00


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