What is a Teleprompter Operator?

A teleprompter is a video screen system that delivers scrolling, scripted text or bullet points to a presenter during a show. Teleprompting can be viewed in the DSMs, or more formally, in glass paddles placed to the sides of the lectern. The teleprompter operator maintains pace with the presenter’s delivery. Since the presenters do not have to look down at notes on the lectern, they can maintain eye contact with the audience and appear to be speaking naturally and spontaneously.