If my research on YouTube is any indication, most people decided yes or no about this years ago.

A pity. Because there’s much more to be said about the whole “to read or not to read” question.

All my videos are constructed on nothing but a green cloth, an inexpensive video camera, and a monitor with scrolling text.

But I rarely talk about that monitor outside our Inner Circle, and I think it’s time to get into the details.

You may find them surprising…

I’m pretty sure that mastering this skill could be of benefit to a LOT of people.


    16 replies to "Who should use a Teleprompter?"

    • Mel Hardman

      Again, Thanks…. Steve, for being such an inspiration.
      You always show me new ways and ideas I can use to make my videos and web sites better….and more effective.

    • Richard Mowrey

      As someone who all too often “fights” with the teleprompter…any insights into this area are always helpful. I look forward to more on this subject.

    • Joshua Popenoe

      Wouldn’t leave home without it!

    • Mark Zupo

      Which teleprompter do I use? Inexpensive but efficient for a starter?

      • Steven Washer

        Next week’s video should answer that question, as there’s more to consider than I can put in a single comment. 🙂

        • Mark


    • Nancy

      You are always an inspiration to me….Thank you. I am ready to shorten my time shooting videos and saying exactly what I want to say, the first time. I am eagerly awaiting the next video to hear about what to look for in a teleprompter.

    • Mark

      I read or heard here somewhere that you only use a green screen. More detail, please?

      • Steven Washer

        It’s 99% true that I always use greenscreen. There’s a bit more to using it if you want it to look right. If you’re a free member of Visible Authority, you have access to an entire course on using greenscreen. You can sign up here: https://www.visibleauthority.com/get-greenscreen-success/

    • Lucien Vaillancourt

      I use a teleprompter app on a tablet positioned directly below the camera. This means I must stand back about 5 ft to avoid appearing like I am not looking at the camera (viewer). I would prefer to use a prompter that allows the camera to be positioned behind the words which would allow me to stand much closer. Not looking to spend that much money though.

    • Mike

      I’m using the Caddie Buddy with the pro app and subscription extension. This gives me through-the-lens prompting with my iPad and remote start stop control from my cell phone. My only issue is that I also control my camera via my cell phone and every time I switch between apps, I have to reconnect to the device. I am very interested in this series of videos Steve, because you look so natural on your videos and I would like to learn what I need to practice to approach that level of “authority.” I have found that now that I have passed the 50-year milestone, memorizing a 5-minute script is sadly at the limit of my ability. I tried it once, but I looked even worse than I do reading from a prompter because I was so focused on recall.

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