If you’ve had to sing an unfamiliar song or deliver a long or difficult speech on a topic that you aren’t particular knowledgeable about then you’ll know what an almost impossible task this can be without the help of many aids. The Stageprompter teleprompter is just one of the valuable pieces of equipment that can help you to perform confidently or present a seamless speech whilst ensuring your key messages are professionally delivered, both in the studio and on stage.
Never used one before, or just want to make sure you’re getting the best out of your purchase? Here are our top 5 tips on using a Stageprompter teleprompter.
1.Don’t follow the Stageprompter / teleprompter
When you are performing it’s important to look natural, this includes making eye contact with the audience and smiling. The Stageprompter / teleprompter is designed to follow you, so try and present your speech with the movement that is comfortable for you. Even if you decide to go off script, you can be confident in the knowledge that your next word will be there on the screen.
Its okay to stumble your lyrics / words, but try not to panic! Remember that the Stageprompter teleprompter will be there for you to help regain composure and pick up where you left off.
3.Practice, practice and oh wait more practice!
The more practice you get the more the text will become personalised, allowing the sentences to flow naturally. By reading aloud your speech you will be able to hear how the words sound and whether the sentences makes grammatical sense.
*Top tip: it’s easier to read a script that has the number written in full, i.e. one hundred and sixty four!
You performance has to seem passionate and energetic – regardless of the topic! What to you may feel ‘over the top’ can often translate into an engaging presentation to watch.
5.Don’t forget to act natural and smile!
The warmth of an authentic smile can make the viewer feel as if you are engaging directly with them, creating a captive audience. Although of course, there may be parts of your speech where it isn’t appropriate to smile, at minimum a smile should be delivered at the beginning and end of your performance.
Why not check out our range of Autocue & Teleprompter offers to see how we can help you in mastering the art of the Stageprompter teleprompter!