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:

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