My friend from high school runs a teleprompter business. His site, Promptin’ Circumstance  has a lot of personality to it, which seems unique in the industry. The other sites are a technical snoozefest, filled with information about monitors and computery-things. His has a voice. And it’s led to some big time clients for him. Rock stars, presidents, award shows… He’s got a pretty impressive roster. Not bad for an A/V Club kid who used to wear vests.

I took themes from his site and modified them for other sites. It was cool to know I could get away with using tone. After all, it works for him…

Here are 102 lines about teleprompting:

1 Prompt like the pros do
2 Acting is easy when you don’t need to remember your lines
3 Like having a Hollywood studio on your stage
4 Get your production back on schedule in the time it takes to turn on a monitor
5 The words are no longer a thing you need to worry about
6 We’ve seen it all, and we can help you fix it on the fly
7 Teleprompting engineers as talented as the performers
8 Keep your production on schedule
9 Like having a secret confidence builder in your pocket
10 Because practicing in front of a mirror is way different than presenting on stage
11 Stop staring at your index cards—and engage with your audience
12 Scroll your way to presentation greatness
13 Nail your lines without memorization
14 The visual aid that makes you feel like Ron Burgundy
15 Good enough for presidents, divas & rock n’ roll legends
16 Lights up. All eyes on you. Don’t forget the words.
17 They may not remember what you said, unless you get the words wrong
18 Because nobody forgets when you mess up the lyrics
19 People mess up way less when there’s a teleprompter present
20 It’s like Karaoke for your speech
21 Nothing makes you feel more important than reading off a teleprompter
22 The treatment for stage fright
23 Don’t rely on your talent to memorize the words
24 Give the best presentation they’ve ever seen
25 Don’t forget the words
26 Focus on your audience. Not the words.
27 Nail every line
28 For presenters who want to focus on their audience rather than the words
29 Turn your speech into a Hollywood-level production
30 The simple tool for increasing eye contact
31 Ever been to a concert where the band forgot the words?
32 Never rely on talent to memorize a script again
33 The teleprompting company for divas
34 Here’s a secret: Even your favorite band uses a teleprompter
35 You’ll feel more comfortable when all your words are laid out for you
36 The “holy shit, I just forgot the words” preventer
37 The only thing between you, and an audience of thousands, are your words
38 Where the best presentation you’ve ever given is shining right there in front of you
39 Presenters! Look up!
40 Read from the same screen as The President (The good one. Take your pick. We’ve done 2)
41 Your scripts on screen, ready when you are
42 Cut down on the reshoots
43 Even legends use them
44 Helping good presenters become great
45 A great speech is only the first half of the equation
46 Present like the big boys
47 Add an air of professionalism to your event
48 Meet the new member of your band
49 Treat your inner diva
50 The single most effective way for making your live event run smoother
51 Scroll your way to a perfect speech
52 You may not need a teleprompter, but in the moment, you’re going to be glad you have one.
53 Chanel your inner news anchor
54 Ever wonder how your favorite performers engage with their audience?
55 We’ll be backstage making sure you get every line right
56 We’re right there on stage with you
57 The production asset that makes talent better
58 In the heat of the moment, when the spotlight turns on, will you remember your words?
59 Keep your speech on schedule (and reduce your stage fright)
60 Keep your eyes on what really matters—the audience
61 Reducing time on reshoots means less money on the crew
62 Dependable lines at the ready
63 How to maintain eye contact with your audience during your speech
64 Level up your presentation
65 scrollin’, scrollin’, scrollin,
66 Our backstage calmness is contagious
67 We’ve got great stories from the road. And we’ll never tell them any of them.  (We’re great with secrets)
68 The single best way to maintain focus on your crowd
69 Your answer for the stage fright
70 Everything you need to nail your speech
71 Worried about memorizing your speech?
72 The presentation hack for bad memorizers
73 How to feel like an A-List actor
74 The answer for anyone who thinks it’s OK to read a script from a cellphone
75 When the words are always present, you can engage more with your crowd
76 The easiest way to make your event run better
77 Even singers who write their own lyrics sometimes forget them
78 You’re not still presenting off of index cards, are you?
79 Where nervous presenters find their inner diva
80 You spent too much time on the script for someone to mess it up
81 Memorizing your script is one less thing you’ll have to worry about
82 Presenting is easy when we’re on site
83 When you don’t need to memorize your lines, you can focus on all the other event details
84 For production companies who want to get the shot right the first time
85 Behold! The power of tiny words on a screen.
86 Now you don’t need to stand behind a podium to see your speech
87 A teleprompter makes public speaking way less scary
88 You’ll perform better when you have one
89 You’re not just seeing the words. You’re getting peace of mind.
90 Unlock your presentation potential
91 Stop looking down at your notes and focus on the audience
92 Your script, our screens
93 We’ve handled presidents, rock stars, and TV industry kick-offs. So we’re ready for anything
94 Your lines on cue
95 Words so close you can reach out and grab them
96 Professionalism is our middle name (also Scott)
97 Shows run smoother when you have a teleprompter
98 You may not need the words. But what happens if you do?
99 When you read off a monitor, you never break eye-contact with your audience
100 Put your lines where your eyes can see them
101 Diva-certified and Hollywood royalty approved
102 We’re with your band

 

Overall: Decent. Not great. There are some good lines, but not enough to give myself a solid grade on it. I think I’m missing something. Like there’s a door I never knocked on.

Lessons: I like the tone, but I didn’t love the topic. Too technical for my liking.

  • I might have unintentionally limited myself by writing too much in one style. While it was fun, it’s not necessarily conducive to 100 lines
  • The Ron Burgundy lines felt cheap. Too obvious.
  • I was writing from the mindset of a presenter rather than the purchaser/decision maker. That may have been a mistake
  • There’s an event production side to this service I’m too unfamiliar with to really get it right.

Time: 2 30-minute sessions. I knocked out the first 64 before looking at the formulas.

37/100