How to use a teleprompter for content-creators and pre-recordings

The Virtual Teleprompter helps you read a script while looking into the camera. The app will automatically scroll through your text during the recording which allows you to focus on the audience engagement. For content-creators, the teleprompter app will allow you to spend less time memorising your content and more time better spent improving other aspects of your performance.


Prerequisites:

  1. A Windows or Mac computer

  2. Download the Virtual Teleprompter app


You Can Speak Naturally

You can speak more naturally with a laptop teleprompter compared to physical notes because your notes are right in front of you instead of looking down at pieces of paper. Your head will gradually move from left to right as you read from the screen, allowing you to speak evenly to everyone in the room. When you read from a screen, you are able to stay on track with your speech while still connecting with your audience.


Teleprompters allow for more precise wording

You can keep better precision than if you read from notes or try to remember what to say off the top of your head since you can read your script without losing your position. This advantage could be crucial in situations when the precision of your statements is critical. Legal and budget presentations, for example, frequently necessitate precision.


You can concentrate on your nonverbal communication.

Nonverbal clues are frequently just as essential as what you say out loud. You may focus more of your attention on exhibiting the correct non-verbal clues to make your speech as impactful as possible when you know what you’re going to say and don’t have to worry about forgetting it. Furthermore, without notes, your hands are free to emphasise key points in your presentation.


Teleprompters Help You Save Time

You can spend less time memorising your speech if you use this technology. That time could be better spent improving other aspects of your performance.


How to use a teleprompter for YouTube videos, pre-recorded videos, and content creation


Tips before you start:

  • We suggest that you take a short recording and then watch the replay to ensure the audio and video quality is suitable. If not, refer to the Troubleshooting slide.

  • For the best experience we recommend using a headset microphone and webcam. If you don’t have access to a headset or webcam, you can use the built-in laptop microphone and camera.

  • If you are using the built-in laptop microphone, ensure you are in a quiet location to minimise background noise.

  • If you are using the built-in laptop camera, ensure you are facing away from windows or direct sunlight.

Windows computer

Open the camera app from the start menu

How to use a teleprompter for YouTube videos, pre-recorded videos, and content creation

Click on the take video button. Note: if you have multiple webcams you may need to click the swap camera button in the top right corner.

How to use a teleprompter for YouTube videos, pre-recorded videos, and content creation

When you start recording a video, the Camera app displays a stopwatch at the bottom, keeping track of the time that has passed since you started recording.

How to use a teleprompter for YouTube videos, pre-recorded videos, and content creation

Open the teleprompter app and position it on top of the camera app.

How to use a teleprompter for YouTube videos, pre-recorded videos, and content creation

Record your content and then press the stop button. To playback the recording click on the folder in the bottom right corner.


How to use a teleprompter for YouTube videos, pre-recorded videos, and content creation


Mac computer

Open the Photo Booth app



If you have multiple webcams you may need to swap cameras.



Click the Video button in the bottom left


Open the teleprompter app and position it on top of the Photo Booth app.


Click the Record Video button to record a video. Click the Stop button when you finish recording.


Note: The camera/photo booth app will only record your video and audio. It will not record the teleprompter window.

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