Mike’s Major Teleprompter Tips for Teleprompter-newyork.com

To ensure the strongest on camera performance or speech given through a teleprompter, we highly suggest sending these important Teleprompter Tips to your client in advance of the shoot day. Please enjoy!

If you’re going to use a teleprompter, here are Mike’s Major Teleprompter Tips to always keep in mind.


Mike’s Major Teleprompter Tip #1:


Sometimes in a speech or throughout particular dialogue you speak louder..

Sometimes you speak softer…

Sometimes you go a little faster…

Sometimes a little slower…

And other times you stop and think about what you are saying and pause.

Using these five steps throughout your speech will make you sound conversational and become a lot more interesting to watch. The teleprompter operator will be forced to follow you, instead of you trying to keep up with the teleprompter.


Mike’s Major Teleprompter Tip 2:


Always remember to stay relaxed and be as natural as you would be, in a normal person to person conversation. Sometimes when a speaker or the talent is nervous in front of a teleprompter they freeze up, stand still, freeze their body and we as the viewer watch the persons eyes play a game of ping pong.

Now that’s how we can tell you are reading off a teleprompter. In order to avoid all of that, the key is to continually move your head, move your hands, and move your face as you normally would speaking to a person standing right in front of you. If the rest of your body is moving, your eye movement will become a lot less noticeable and you will look a lot better on camera.


Mike’s Major Teleprompter Tip 3:


Ask to rehearse with your teleprompter operator. Get permission from the director or DP on set, to get a feel for what its like to effectively read from a teleprompter. Ask your operator to take sometime to go over the lines with you, adjust the font sizes on the diplayed screen, so you can concentrate on the delivery of your performance, rather than worrying about reading the words correctly.


Mike’s Major Teleprompter Tip 4:


Making a mistake and mispronouncing a word or name is generally no big deal. Trust me, don’t sweat the small stuff. Instead, the important thing to always remember is to try and get people to remember what you are talking about. Confidence, practice and an experienced Teleprompter Operator on the other side of the camera will be the ultimate combination for a memorable and successful speech or performance.


Mike’s Major Teleprompter Tip 5:


Connecting with your audience is as simple as a smile. A smile creates a positive attitude that is captivating to watch. Sometimes there may be content you are deleivering that doesn’t call for it and that’s okay too. The point is to keep the speech and on camera presence interesting. The smile will also help create passion and energy. So don’t be afraid to turn yourself up a bit. Not always in volume but in emotion and you will certainly become more interesting to watch and become more connected to your viewer.


High profile clients I have worked with include:

Ryan Seacrest

Brooke Shields

Kelly Ripa

Morgan Sprulock

Chloe Grace Moretz

CEO of Clear Channel, Bob Pittman

CFO of Clear Channel, Rich Bressler

CEO of American Express, Ken Chenault

CEO of Hess Corporation, John B. Hess

CEO of Radio Advertising Bureau, Erica Faber

VP of Brand Marketing for Sharp TV, Mark Vilken

President of Warner Brothers & Consumer Products, Brad Globe

Arianna Huffington

NBC News Reporter, David Ushery

Fox Sports Reporter, Krista Voda

Renowned Chef, Dominque Ansel

Broadcast Marketing Manager for Geico, Amy Hooks

The Breakfast Club, Power 105.1 NY Radio

Executive Director of the Theatre Development Fund, Victoria Bailey

President of the Off-Broadway League, George Forbes

Megan Mullally

Nick Offerman

American Ferrara

Carly Rae Jepsen

Amanda Peet

Morgan Saylor

Margaret Qualley, star of HBO’s “The Leftovers”

Uzo Aduba, from Netflix’s “Orange is The New Black”

Sarah Paulson, Emmy Winner and Broadway Star

Linda Lavin, 2 Time Golden Globe and Tony Award Winner

Tracy Letts, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Billy Magnussen, Broadway Star

Josh Lucas, Broadway Star

Shuler Hensley, Broadway Star

Anthony Rapp, Broadway Star

Mary Testa, Broadway Star

Michael Starobin, Broadway Star

Joe Carroll, Broadway Star

Lily Rabe, Broadway Star

Hamish Linklater, Broadway Star

Laura Osnes, Broadway Star

Kathryn Erbe, Broadway Star

Corey Stoll, Broadway Star

Nikki M. James, Broadway Star in “The Book of Mormon”

Vincent Piazza, Broadway Star from “Les Miserables”

Andy Karl, Broadway Star as Rocky Balboa in “Rocky”

Anika Noni Rose, Broadway Star from “Raisin in the Sun”

Steven Pasquale and Kelli O’Hara, from Broadways “The Bridges of Madison County”

Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed, Broadways Aladdin and Princess Jasmine

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J.Smith, from Broadways “The Glass Menagerie”

The President of The “DGA” Directors Guild of America, Paris Barclay

Renowned Doctor, Dr. Frank Lipman

Elvis Duran, Famous Z100 NY Radio DJ

DJ Funk Master Flex

DJ Whuteva

DJ Enuff

Wendy Wild

The Cast of Broadways “Avenue Q”

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Invisible teleprompter. Often used in pairs as presidential teleprompters

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