Teleprompter App for iPad Takes the Stress Out of Public Speaking

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SpeechPrompter™, a new mobile application, puts script notes at your fingertips to make presentations go smoothly – even if you’re the leader of the free world.

It's a great tool for pastors, professors, sales managers--anyone who has to speak in front of a group.

President Barack Obama has endured harsh criticism since taking office for his continued reliance on teleprompters when speaking before a group – even when the group is a gathering of sixth graders. Just last week, former vice president Walter Mondale chastised our nation’s leader for his prompter habit, stating, “…he uses these idiot boards to read speeches on television and I think he loses the connection that he needs emotionally with American voters.”

Effective presenters commit the salient points of their presentation to memory, Mondale noted, and then put the script away. But memorizing a speech can be a Herculean feat and may not be practical in some situations. Most people who have to speak in front of a group will at least take note cards or typed pages to the podium for reference as they deliver their address. Now, a new iPad application helps take the stress out of speech-making by providing presenters with a discreet and practical mobile teleprompter.

“You can set your iPad on the podium and play your script just like on an expensive teleprompter, and you’re in control,” explains Craig Thompson, creator of SpeechPrompter™ and president of GWHQ Productions, LLC, the Dallas-based company behind the new mobile app. He adds, “You can also practice your presentation anywhere, anytime because it’s right there on your iPad.”

The iPad teleprompter application lets users create and edit speeches and then set their preferred font style, size and color to play the script. Simple finger swipes control the scroll speed, and a timer helps presenters watch the clock. Users can also set cue points in SpeechPrompter, so they can jump to a particular section of the script with two quick finger taps.

“It’s a great tool for pastors, professors, sales managers – anyone who has to speak in front of a group,” Thompson says.

The Speechprompter app for the iPad is available in the Apple iTunes store for $7.99. The app will soon be available for Android-based pads, including the Galaxy tab from Samsung. For more information, visit http://www.gwhqproductions.com/speechprompter.

About GWHQ Productions, LLC
GWHQ Productions, LLC is a privately owned interactive media and video production company based in the Dallas Metroplex. The company specializes in Website design, print and online marketing, broadcast-quality HD video production, and mobile app development.

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