Turn Your iPad or iPhone into a Teleprompter

By Andrew Lock | Posted June 20, 2011

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Andrew Lock

I-Prompter

I do a lot of public speaking and presentations, and I shoot a lot of video. If you do as well, I think you’ll be impressed with the website I found recently. I just love it when someone finds a way to convert a tool that I already own into something new that lets me try something I’ve always wanted to do. And that’s exactly the case with i-Prompter, which turns an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a Teleprompter.

I love the idea of Teleprompters. And while I own large video cameras, small video cameras and lots of video-related stuff, Teleprompters have always been beyond my budget -- they can cost thousands and thousands of dollars. But i-Prompter offers different types of kits that convert iPhones, iPod Touch of iPads into Teleprompters to suit various presentation needs and budgets.

For example, their Datavision i-Prompter uses either an iPhone or an iPod Touch housed inside the little box with special software. They have a little app that you download; the box comes with the mirror and a hole for the camera -- and you are in business. Now, of course, if you want to have the big cameras, they offer the i-Prompter Pro for full-size, full-blown Teleprompters.

iPrompter.com; iPad, iPhone
iPrompter turns your iPhone or iPad into a Teleprompter.
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Here’s a great idea: the i-Prompter for iPad. You can download an app from the site that provides the automatic teleprompting information. You set the speed, you make the determination. It’s pretty amazing. The site’s software lets you download several  apps -- fast script, control prompting speed, and  instant script editing and timing -- to your  iPhone, iPod or  iPad.

The i-Prompter site turns technology I already own -- an iPhone, an iPad and a video camera – into the Teleprompter I’ve always wanted. I love it.

TubeMogul

Once you’ve created persuasive videos to help sell your products, what do you do with them? That’s where this Nifty Click will help you out. It’s called TubeMogul.com, and quite simply it will distribute your video to sites like YouTube, Google video, AOL video, Metacafe and many more. It’s all done automatically, and you even get to see stats of how many people view your videos on each of the sites. Tube Mogul is very easy to use and, best of all, it’s completely free.

Now for those of you who want to distribute your videos to even more sites, as well as have them converted to podcasts, the best tool is called TrafficGeyser.com. Now it’s not cheap, but it’s the ultimate way to get your videos out there. I’ve managed to get top-ten rankings in Google within 48 hours using this tool, so I definitely recommend it.


You'll find lots more small business marketing tips and resources from Andrew Lock in our Small Business In-Depth series, Lock in Your Marketing Resources.

Andrew Lock is a self-described maverick marketer and the creator and host of Help! My Business Sucks, a free, weekly Web TV show full of practical small business marketing tips, advice and resources to help small businesses "get more done and have more fun."

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