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September 23, 2015
Rent a teleprompter
Rent a Teleprompter: 5 Reasons Why It is Worth It…
Online video producers today have many reasons to rent a teleprompter for the betterment of their business. Know 5 reasons to avail of teleprompter services. Teleprompter […]
September 22, 2015
Television teleprompter equipment
Interesting Facts About Television Teleprompter Equipment
The inspiration behind the electronic teleprompter came in the late 1940s from Broadway actor Fred Barton.  Fred wanted a device that could help him remember his […]
September 21, 2015
SAP Center Teleprompter
How a Speech Teleprompter Works and Makes Speeches Easier…
Learn how a speech teleprompter works and how it can help you deliver effective speeches in front of an audience. The presidential speech teleprompter gives you freedom from flipping […]
September 20, 2015
highbright teleprompter
How Do I Properly Use a Speech Prompter?…
You might see politicians using a speech prompter and decide it’s easy to use, but honestly there’s more to it than just reading your words. Learn […]
July 11, 2015
Neil Tanner iPhone announcement ABC
Teleprompter Career Gratitude
I’ve been teleprompting professionally for at least 26 years now. I started thinking how cool life is. I just felt it needed to be put out […]
May 11, 2015
The newscaster says to the viewers: "This just in... NEVER eat something out of the fridge that belongs to the guy who programs your Telepromp... er... uh..."
Can’t I just do my own teleprompting?
“Why don’t I just rent your teleprompter and do this myself?” People watch us operate our gear and see that the show is smooth with great […]
May 10, 2015
A speaker using his hands to make a point
“I’m just starting out. Hiring a teleprompter operator is overkill.”
You don’t need to hire a teleprompting professional. But I really recommend not using a teleprompter app on autoscroll by yourself. Just get your spouse, friend, […]
May 9, 2015
Handwritten cheat sheet
The old days of teleprompting
A history lesson on teleprompters from the early 90’s… Instead of bright, lightweight LCD or LED monitors that you can use outside in the sun, running […]
April 2, 2015
Green teleprompting
Going green or bad car day?
Both… I generally try to take mass transit when I do teleprompting in downtown SF, even if it means lugging cases and carts on BART. Today […]
October 8, 2014
Barack Obama and Neil Tanner backstage
Who are some famous people you’ve done teleprompting for?
I get asked this question a lot. I imagine it helps with the pedigree and trust.  I’m proud of my clients over the 20 years of […]
June 1, 2014
Neil with Pendarvis Harshaw
Zen Teleprompting
Teleprompting is a dance. People often assume that the teleprompter operator drives the speed of the speech. They think that we just set the pace and […]
March 1, 2014
What teleprompter equipment do I use?
I’ve seen a lot of changes in the teleprompter industry. When I first started, a teleprompter was mostly limited to the studio. I used my client’s […]

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