10 Quick Tips To Follow Before Using a Teleprompter

Chances are, if you are an executive at a major corporation, or a political figure, someone is going to ask you to use a TelePrompTer to read a script for a public service announcement, speech or ad at some point in the future. Here are 10 tips you need to follow:

  1. Demand to practice the presentation on camera, using the teleprompter (If they claim there is no time for one practice, then refuse to do the shoot)
  2. Record your practice on video (even if you are using your own cell phone camera)
  3. Watch your practice video
  4. Make sure you are moving your head
  5. Make sure your hands and body are moving
  6. Make sure you vary your speaking speak
  7. Make sure you vary your speaking volume
  8. Make sure you pause occasionally
  9. Practice and review the video repeatedly until you are happy with how you look and sound.

Then and only then are you ready to use a TelePrompTer for your presentation.

If you’d like help rehearsing your next TelePrompTer presentation, please call me to schedule a rehearsal/training. TJ Walker 212.764.4955



TJ Walker Media Training Bio

TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting public speaking training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, U.S. Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament.

His book, “Secret to Foolproof Presentations” was a USA Today #1 Bestseller, as well as a Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller. Walker is a also a regular contributor to Forbes and the Reuters Insider Network and has written for the Huffington Post. A frequent network news communications analyst, Walker has made more than 1000 network TV and radio appearances on CBS, ABC, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera, NBC, CCTV, Fox Business, Russia Today, HLN, TrueTV, Comedy Central, Sirius and NPR. In 2009, Walker entered the Guinness Book Of World Records for most talk show appearances ever in a 24 hour period.


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