A senior and experienced executive called with some uncharacteristic fear in his voice. It turned out that he had committed to speak to an industry conference with several thousand people in the audience. He would be using a teleprompter for his speech. He had only used a large teleprompter once before, and he remembered it not going well.
He wanted to practice his speech with the moving script of the teleprompter. Until now, that request would have required a teleprompter operator, and some computer software that most people do not possess.
A recent breakthrough is the ability to use an iPad as a teleprompter, and also have the speed of the teleprompter adjust to the speaker by doing voice-to-text translation. The PromptSmart app has a number of other features as well that make it great for practice and delivery of speeches. I prepared a one-minute demonstration of the prompter. It follows my reading of the prompter text, even when my spoken words do not fully match the script. Problem solved.