Most presenters prefer to use PowerPoint bullets as talking points and give their lectures “organically,” as they would teaching a live class. This usually allows for a more natural flow and fewer takes and edits. However, sometimes it’s necessary to read a prepared script.
Using a script when recording your lecture can ensure that you don’t forget any important points you’re trying to make. But, 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.
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Use a conversational tone, and avoid stilted language. It helps to read your script aloud to ensure a natural flow and practice your delivery.
If you are using a PowerPoint, make sure to label each section with the corresponding slide number so you know where to advance next.
Try to combine as many topics possible into a single paragraph to avoid gaps in the presentation. This helps keep the flow for you and the teleprompter operator.
Our teleprompter software is a basic text reader, so Word documents and other rich-text formats must be converted.
*Note: Please use our Teleprompter Script Template or send your Word document ahead of time if you need us to format it for you.