Avoid the distraction of looking away at your notes with with an on-screen teleprompter.
Online viewers are easily distracted as you look away to refer to your notes. Deliver more persuasive appeals by never looking away from them. Simply upload your script into a teleprompter that projects your script in a browser window over your ZOOM (or WebEx, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams) presentation. Adjust the speed to presentation style and you can even pause the scrolling script to answer questions from the audience.
Save your Teleprompter scripts to the Teleprompter app and on your devices so you can reuse them again later.
2. Pick what to emphasize and when to pause
Highlight and change the color for different words in your speech so that you and anyone else using the script will know where to pause for dramatic effect, and which words or phrases to emphasize.
Share your script with others. Ideal when you want many people to be able to present your talking points such as for community organizing. Simply share your script as a link or QR code with others and when they open it they get a free teleprompter pre-loaded with your script.
Use the same script from multiple devices. Ideal when you are co-presenting with others and need to transition smoothly from one presenter to another.
Discreetly send answers to tough audience questions and time check reminders to other co-presenters directly in their teleprompter. They see the message without having to look away from the screen.
6. Use it on your phone
The teleprompter is now available as a free app for both iPhones and Androids. Great when you have to use it on the go or when you don't have internet access.
You can adjust the speed at which your script scrolls on the screen even more precisely. You can also make more adjustments to the size of the font to make it the best size for you.
8. Choose your language
The teleprompter can handle scripts in any language. You can also choose which language the on-screen settings are in English, Spanish, Chinese or Tagalog.
Easily find the script of you're searching for by typing in a keyword and sorting the scripts by date.
10. Customize your presentation
Customize the script of an existing talk you've prepared by changing some parts, and re-saving it as a new script.
How teleprompters work
Run your ZOOM (or WebEx, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams) session as normal and follow these steps:
- Launch the BigStage Teleprompter
- Enter the text that you'll be presenting
- Include line breaks where you will be pausing
- Adjust the size of the teleprompter window on the screen
- Adjust the font size, color and style.
- Set the scroll rate to control how fast the words scroll by
- Pause the scrolling to answer questions from the audience
How to not look like you are reading a teleprompter
Positioning the teleprompter on your screen is a very important part of this process. The key to a smooth teleprompter read is to create distance from the speaker and the teleprompter. This minimizes eye movement and makes it look much more natural.
Position and size the Teleprompter window as close to your webcam as possible. Put your Zoom window towards the bottom of the screen, and your Teleprompter window towards the top and middle of your screen to minimize eye movements.
Common use cases
- - Online fundraisers
- - Virtual town halls
- - Briefings for volunteers
- - Media interviews
- - Political campaigns
- - Religious sermons
- - Legal briefings
Big Stage Teleprompter
BigStage is a DemLabs LLC app that lets you customize your ZOOM, YouTube Live, Facebook Love and Twitch presentations for online fundraisers, organizing and training courses. You can add a panel with Action Buttons above your video stream. This panel has buttons which you would like to take such as donate, volunteer, register to vote etc. Each button directs the user to a website that you define. All the presenter has to do it encourage their viewers to click on a button while they continue to watch the presentation. Check out our other tips to improve your Zoom presentations.
The BigStage Teleprompter lets you communicate better with more eye contact. It can be used with online presentation apps like ZOOM, WebEx, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. Both BigStage Online and the Teleprompter apps are currently free for groups working on voter empowerment, civil rights and social justice.