What is Prompting Software
The easiest way to define prompting software is simply an application that presents the text of a speech, script or other information in a manner that makes it simple for professional speakers, corporate trainers, production companies, video bloggers, radio professionals and anyone else to present a clear and professional message to a group of people, on air or video.
Prompting software, also known as teleprompter software, is available in a wide range of prices, but like anything else in life, you get what you pay for. It's true that you can find free prompting software, but it is missing most of the features that professionals rely on. It's also true that you can spend a fortune on prompting software with every feature you could imagine, but in reality, you can find software that does everything you need for less than $300. Most reputable companies with a quality product will offer a free demo of their software so that you can see if it meets your needs.
What are Some Features to Look for in Prompting Software?
- Plain and rich text import and export
- Built in script editor
- Spell check
- Find and replace
- Font and background coloring
- Adjustable font size and alignment
- Adjustable margins
- Movable lens markers
- Smooth scrolling text and adjustable speed
- Jump to line feature
- Bookmark feature
- Remote control and jog wheel compatibility
Features shouldn't be the only factor in your decision, though. You should also make sure that the company has been around for a while. And that they offer sufficient customer service. The last thing you want is to be stuck with prompting software from a company that's gone out of business or refuses to take care of their customers!