Preparing Your Script for Teleprompter

Download theĀ Teleprompter Script Template (TXT)

Using a script when recording your lecture can ensure that you don’t forget any important points you’re trying to make. However, reading from a teleprompter is an acquired skill and takes some practice. Making sure your script is properly formatted will help you and the teleprompter operator work together to create a seamless, naturally flowing experience. As always, please send your presentation materials early to allow for any editing or adjustments that may be required.

Quick Tips

Screen grab of a sample teleprompter script

Your teleprompter script should be a plain text document with each slide marked.

Write to be Read

Use a conversational tone, and avoid stilted language.

Practice Makes Perfect

Read your script aloud several times to ensure proper flow and to practice your delivery.

Mark Your Spot

Make sure to label each section with the corresponding slide number so you know where to advance your PowerPoint presentation (if you’re using one).

Mind the Gaps

The teleprompter operator will scroll at the speed you are reading, but excessive spaces and paragraph breaks make it hard for you to read and the operator to keep up. Try to combine as many topics into a single paragraph as possible.

Format Matters

Our teleprompter software is a basic text reader, so Word documents and other rich-text formats must be converted. Please use our Teleprompter Script Template or send your Word document ahead of time if you need us to format it for you.