Class Library Teleprompters 101

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  • Title:Teleprompters 101
  • Category:Technical Production
  • Level:Beginner
  • Instructor:Brandt Krueger
  • Length:28 min
  • Posted:9/10/2012
  • CMP Domain:G: Meeting or Event Design
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Many clients think it’s cool to have teleprompters on stage at their events. The truth is some speakers and events do require them, while in other instances prompters actually get in the way and ruin the flow of a good presentation. In this class you’ll learn the basics of how prompters work, how to distinguish between the different types out there, when you should and shouldn’t use them, key points to be aware of, and how best to prepare your presenters.

ILEA Approved ContentThis course is ILEA Approved with content that is alligned with the International Live Events Association's Core Curriculum. ILEA Approved is the international education standard selected for creative event professionals and has been developed to recognize specific content that has significance for the global creative events industry. Click Here to learn more about ILEA.

ILEA Core Curriculum Key Competencies Category for this course / content: 
Technical Production

Learning Outcomes

    1. Determine who should use a teleprompter, and when.
    2. Productive tips for preparing speakers for working with prompters.
    3. Learn what is involved in bringing prompters into an event; in terms of technical issues, budget, and program flow.

Table of Contents

Watch the Full Class Without Chapter Breaks
Teleprompters 101-FULL 27:50
Teleprompters 101
What Is A Teleprompter? 04:43
Types of Prompters 04:18
When Should You Use A Teleprompter? 04:10
Preparing Speakers for Teleprompters 04:31
Event Logistics 02:04
Additional Discussion with Howard Givner 08:54
PDF of Slides From This Class 29 Pages

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