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From Cue Cards to the Mobile Teleprompter App

We’ve gone from cardboard cue cards to mobile teleprompter app in just a few years.

Traditionally a teleprompter was a way for newsreaders and presenters to not have to learn the script. Starting with the old fashioned Cue Cards – words written on card and held under a camera –



The teleprompter was developed as an electronic version, scrolling text so the presenter could read the script whilst looking straight down the lens of the camera and still engaging the audience.

Working in the television industry for many years I’ve developed a lot of respect for presenters. It’s the epitome of multi tasking. You have to read this, walk here, talk to them, read this again, and change to this other camera whilst all the time keeping the viewers at home from turning over to your competitors. So learning a complex script is something that if they can avoid they would. Of course this depends on the content and the presenter, I’ve seen Peter Snow and Jeremy Vine do long set pieces to camera with only a few guides.

There is no substitute for knowing your stuff. Learning your script off by heart means you can focus on the performance and the delivery. Apparently Anthony Hopkins reads his script over 250 times. He says that in that time he develops the character and starts to hear the voice and the context in his head which enables a better performance and delivery.

I’ve worked in many TV studios where the presenter is struggling and stumbling as they read the script parrot fashion from the words on the Teleprompter. If they know their stuff, take the prompter away and they fly. Some people like the prompter there just for safety, as a reminder or to just prompt them on the key points.. Some people have a few postcards kept close by with the salient points. A great idea is to use the Derren Brown Mnemonics system, but that takes a while to learn.

Teleprompters of the future

Today we have so many different electronic devices that can help us we might as well use them. Today we don’t have the time to learn the script for the 5 videos we have to record just this morning. Today we are using video extensively for marketing, for fun, for promotions and for education.

We decided to make a Teleprompter app for iPhone and iPad that will help you to make better videos. We knew that it would be no replacement for the “in studio Teleprompter”. That expensive device has to be fitted to an expensive camera and usually has a separate operator to adjust the speed as you go.

We thought we would take what we’ve learned and add it to our teleprompter app. It can’t match the capabilities of the expensive TV land prompter. For a start there is no way for you to read and look straight down the camera lens because the devices lens is to the side of the screen. However, you can use this app anywhere! On an iPhone or an iPad. In the field when you are going to do a quick blog or need to do a promotional video it’s a perfect tool to import your script and start recording.

Eyeline is important

When engaging the audience always look straight down the lens. If you keep looking away it can look a bit odd. Especially if the camera is close up.

Our app can also be rotated to suit your dominant eye, the text can be adjusted to suit your size and speed and it can be used to read directly or act as a prompt for stuff you almost know. We think the automatic pause feature will allow you to catch your breath and/or stop those rambling aimless videos that can sometimes happen.

So learn your stuff or lean on the technology – either way the only thing that matters is that you create engaging, quality content.


Best Teleprompter App

Use our VideoGo Teleprompter, The Best Teleprompter App (probably) to promote your business.

Our standalone Best Teleprompter app is a great way to create video to promote your business. Video can boost your SEO and is a great way to effectively engage with your customers.

We all know that google is the biggest search engine and that YouTube is the second biggest, so creating an effective video quickly and efficiently to add to these search engines, will enable you to get that ranking before your competitors. Our VideoGo Teleprompter has a minimal learning curve and setup, most of all its fast! and we would highly recommend you trying this product out.

Businesses everywhere are adding video into their marketing strategies, and by keeping your costs low you can create more videos and spread your content more widely. Long gone are the days thinking that if you spend thousands on a video the more hits you will get.

Check out Charlie bit my finger video, its under a minute and has had over 128,900,000 hits!

Its certainly not a high production, the quality is not even the best, but the content is good and people can relate to it.

Best Teleprompter App


Our Teleprompter App, enables you to add your rich content before you record your video by copying and pasting text or by typing in manual content. Some people don’t need this and can wing a video recording as they are naturals, these are very few and far between, almost essentric. Some people have been practicing public speaking for years, or they are presenters and actors that can memorise content to talk about. These people are expensive and might not in your budget range.

So the next option  is to do it yourself or ask a member of staff to roll these videos out. You don’t need to be a professional you just need to adhere to some basic rules to come across honest and confident. We have a wealth of articles helping you to create the perfect video here. Equally you can download our 13 Tips from a Broadcast TV Insider on Making Professional Videos on your Mobile Device’.

Below are a few ideas on what you can put in your videos to get you started, but this will also depend on your type of business vs the products and services you offer.


Demonstrate a product

If you sell a product then why not show this off in your video, you can talk about its functionality, its purpose, how it feels and what its made of. Its important to show off its qualities as this is what you need to sell.


How To Videos

Also known as ‘Explainer Videos’ but these don’t always need to be animated graphics. You can go into  bit more depth with ‘How To’ videos as consumers would like to hear about the nuts and bolts of the product or service.



Many people like to talk about their experience with certain products and services, its here where you could do a quick review on your purchase, or even a competitors product!



Testimonials are a great way to promote your business or help others promote theirs. Testimonials build trust with your user base, be under no illusion the power of these.


Build Your User Base

Once you have your user base, you want to keep them, a good idea is to keep creating new videos to keep your customers engaged, its also a good way to upset too


Welcome Video

Create a video for you website, introduce yourself or your products, let the potential prospect know who you are and why you believe in your product. People, a simple 1 minute introduction video maybe all they need to plant that seed of value.


Industry knowledge

Share your knowledge, talk about your experience in your sector, this can enhance your reputation as a known figure in your market.


Sales Video

Create a Sales Video!, the perfect way to get your message across and put that trust in your consumer.


After Sales

Its always nice for a customer to receive communication from the seller, you could create a 1 minute video to say thank you for purchasing your product and service, maybe mention ongoing support or extra up sell opportunities.



Get in touch with us for more information

The VideoGo teleprompter app puts you in control of your marketing, in an affordable, quick and professional way. So that you can fully utilise the power of video. To find out more, and ow to get the app, click here for more information.