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Mar 22, 2021

If you’ve ever wondered how news anchors or public speakers can stay on point and present their topics in a crisp and concise way, within a limited timeframe, chances are they are using a teleprompter.

In today’s work from home tip, Jeremy Chapman from the Microsoft 365 team will show you how you can use Microsoft Word to easily convert any document into something that works perfectly as a teleprompter, then we’ll show you how to use Microsoft Teams as a way to project this teleprompter screen to a remote presenter or a second device like a phone screen.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

00:51 - Converting a Word document for teleprompter use

03:00 - Positioning the prompter screen for eye contact to the camera

03:54 - Using a Microsoft Teams meeting on a phone to send the prompter screen

04:52 - Using the Microsoft Teams web app to join a second meeting to view the prompter for in-person or remote co-presenters

05:41 - Closing remarks

► Jeremy's camera and prompter setup:

Sony A7 II camera with F1.8 55mm lens

Elgato Cam Link 4k USB 3.0 HDMI capture device

Padcaster Parrot Teleprompter Kit

Microsoft Surface Dial to scroll prompter text

Feelworld FW568 5.5 inch 1080p HDMI Camera Field Monitor

Shure MV7 microphone

Blue Compass microphone boom arm

► Link References:

Use Microsoft Teams on the web to join a second meeting for sharing the teleprompter feed at https://teams.microsoft.com

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