You know those telepromopters that TV news reporters use to read their daily news? Well, here’s a simply way to make a teleprompter for any type of presentations. (This one is an example for a church but I don’t see any reasons why you wouldn’t use it outside god’s house.)
- Whatever you do…. no matter what…. and this is job #1 so pay attention…. always have a paper copy of your notes in your suit pocket. Allow me to repeat myself — Have paper backup of your talk. To sum up this point: Make sure you have your notes on paper, and easily accessible in case your computer dies.
- Write your talk, refine it and get it to the point where you would normally print it out as notes. In my case I work from a hybrid of a bullet point outline & written-out quotations.
- Enter those notes, page by page into a power point presentation. Use huge font, as it is irrelevant how many slides/pages you use.
- Get a “wireless presenter” You plug a small receiver into any USB port, then hold the tiny clicker in your hand. My clicker is 1-1/2 inch across, 3-1/2 inches long and about 1/2 inch thick. It fits easily, and unobtrusively into your hand. No one will even notice it.