This week on Deli Bytes, David shares his Teleprompter tips.
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Teleprompters are a very useful tool when you present your camera content and you want to be precise and on point with your script. Unfortunately, some people can come off a bit stale or robotic when using a teleprompter.
So here are a few useful tips on how to come off natural and friendly when you’re presenting teleprompter content:
Focus on the Lens
Look and see where the lens is behind the teleprompter glass and fix your eyes on that so it feels like you’re really making eye contact.
Particularly don’t follow the text with your eyes that is definitely a give away that you’re using a teleprompter and can make you look distant to the audience.
Rehearse your content before-hand
When you’re using a teleprompter it is easy to have a “I will do it on the night” attitude- but the real pros know their content in and out and they just use the teleprompter to make sure it is working perfect.
It can really be distracting while reading and you lose a little bit of that natural feature. So pretend that you are talking to a friend/colleague when using a teleprompter and just try to keep that friendly and personal tone through out the entire thing.
Finally… Practice makes perfect!
As with anything, the more that you do something the more you’re going to be in it. The important thing is just to get started with a teleprompter and just do it again and again & it will be natural.