Teleprompters 101

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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Information

Estimated Time: 28 mins

Difficulty: All

Course Domains:

Brandt Krueger

As a first generation personal computer user since the age of 6, technology is part of Brandt’s DNA. Combine that DNA with a degree in Technical Theatre and a core in Psychology, add in almost 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, and you get a powerful event technology cocktail.

In addition to being published on numerous websites such as,, and the Convention Industry Council, he has landed articles in trade publications such as Meetings and Conventions Magazine and Insurance & Financial Meetings Management Magazine. He’s spoken at various industry events such as Collinson Collaborate, BizBash’s Elevate, MPI’s World Education Congress, FICP’s Education Forum, Event Camp (London, Chicago, and Middle East), and even a one week intensive for government ministers and guests on producing large scale events in Turkmenistan.

He currently teaches many public and private classes through the Event Leadership Institute, and is the owner of Event Technology Consulting, an appropriately named company that provides meeting and event technology consulting services.

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