Speaking with a Teleprompter

Professionally Speaking...

Teleprompters are a relatively recent addition to the field of oratory. Since that time, scores of political figures and business people have used teleprompters to deliver speeches. In the best of all possible scenarios, the speaker reading from the teleprompter panels appears to be looking directly into the camera or directly at the audience and speaking spontaneously. Here are some tips which will make you less stilted when using a teleprompter.

Practice with a teleprompter--at your desk, free

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a video that walks you through the possibilities: When you're working with a teleprompter, you don't look at the camera--just at the script, which scrolls up so you can keep reading smoothly. Tags: video women and public speaking speaker preparation teleprompter webinars

Could Clegg improve his impact with better speechwriting and rehearsal?

Max Atkinson

Better rehearsal? This may have been because he was too glued to the words coming up on the screens and was 'teleprompted' onwards, or because he hadn't rehearsed it enough beforehand - or perhaps a combination of the two. As is explained in my books and illustrated by numerous video clips posted on this blog, the contrast is one of the most important and reliable rhetorical devices for triggering applause in speeches.

Reading a Speech

Manner of Speaking

Obama is particularly good in this respect, although he usually has a teleprompter to each side to give him the appearance (especially on TV) of speaking without notes. Chances are you will not be using teleprompters very often. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Filed under: Delivery , Seth Godin. Delivery Seth Godin Barack Obama notes public speaking reading Ronald Reagan using notes Winston Churchill

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Stop that Stutter: 6 Steps to Overcome Presentation Performance Anxiety

Duarte Blog

I’ve seen great speakers keep images of their children on their teleprompter because of this technique. So I try to familiarize myself with my surroundings, and if possible, rehearse in the venue so that it becomes second nature. Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse.

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23 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Creating Engaging and Interactive Presentations

SlideModel

Do not use PowerPoint as a teleprompter. Do not use PowerPoint as a teleprompter. A common crutch for rookie presenters is to use slides as their teleprompter. This includes having your research cited, your presentation rehearsed.

Presentation Skills for Executives

Professionally Speaking...

Craft your story(ies) well in advance of your presentation so you can practice your delivery, tone, pauses, inflection and facial expressions. Rehearse on videotape in front of colleagues/advisors who can give you critical, honest feedback. Many executives give a substantial enough number of speeches and presentations that it may not be feasible to rehearse and internalize each of them to the point where they can be delivered with only minimum notes.

Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Finally, you’ll need to rehearse. 04/21/09 | Reported as spam RE: Five Ways to Speak Like Obama Ok, I dont know what speeches youve been listening to, but without his teleprompter, he is not someone that I would try to emulate myself after. Finally, if it were not for teleprompters, it would not be possible for him to speak as eloquently as you have described. I used to think Bill Clinton was artificial and rehearsed in his speeches, but President B.O.

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-August 2009

Max Atkinson

Televised interviews and political communication • Thatcher had more teleprompter troubles than Obama • Jargon & gobbledygook refresher course • How many numbers can you get into a minute? The 250 posts landmark • Another body language & non-verbal communication cartoon? • 'Check against delivery'? This is a list of everything posted since the blog started in September 2008.

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BLOG INDEX: Sept 2008-July 2009

Max Atkinson

JULY 2009 • Impersonators as masterful analysts of non-verbal communication • Televised interviews and political communication • Thatcher had more teleprompter troubles than Obama • Jargon & gobbledygook refresher course • How many numbers can you get into a minute? The 250 posts landmark • Another body language & non-verbal communication cartoon? • 'Check against delivery'? This is a list of everything posted since the blog started in September 2008.

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