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How to Hire a Prompter

How to Hire a Prompter

The answer is simple… just contact us, it’s our specialty. Call us, or fill out the contact form below!

We are a Teleprompter for Hire company. We connect you with prompter equipment and experienced operators. Let’s check both items off your list at the same time.

Whatever your project: video production, webcast, meetings or conventions… we’ve done it all. And we have a warehouse of prompter equipment and a roster of experienced people.

We’re committed to providing the best Prompter for Hire in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. When you call us you are “going direct”. No middle man, no 800 numbers, no out-of-town area-codes. D/FW is our home market, and our equipment and people are located here. And, of course, we are available to work across the nation as well.

Anyway, back to the question at hand.

How do you Hire a Prompter?

When a producer contacts us they always have two questions in mind: are you available? and what is your rate?

To answer those questions, we need some information from you. And we’ve paired it down to the bare minimum. Four easy questions. If you don’t have an answer for each question, give us as much information as you have.

  1. Are you producing a “video” or a “show”?

If it’s a video, that usually means a “through the lens” prompter or an off-camera monitor for a single camera. If you need an extra prompter, or have something special in mind (like an interrotron), let us know. For more on our video production options, see our VIDEO page.

If you’re producing a show (i.e., meeting, convention or live event) … there are two types of prompters to consider: presidential prompters or confidence monitors (and some producers opt for both). If you aren’t familiar with those prompter displays, see our LIVE EVENTS page for more detail.

If you need some guidance on prompter equipment, we can walk you through the options. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.

  1. What are the dates for your project?

It’s a good idea to put a date on the calendar, even if it changes. There’s no up-front commitment, and if that date is in demand, we’ll give you an opportunity to “firm it up” or release it.

  1. Half-day or full-day?

Our teleprompter for hire is available in blocks of time. A half-day is 5 hours, and a full-day is 10 hours. If you’re not sure, we can quote it both ways.

For a multi-day show or a project with travel, a brief schedule would help us give you a more accurate quote. It doesn’t have to be anything complex. A sentence or two for each day on the schedule would suffice.

  1. What’s the location or venue?

Sometimes project location can affect the cost. Parking expenses and mileage are factors we include as a separate line item. Sometimes we can schedule a prompter operator who lives closer to your job site.

I remember a project where our New York City based client hired us for “a video shoot in Dallas” and then gave us an address in far southwest Fort Worth. Yes, it is in our region, but it turned into a 100 mile round trip drive. It is good to know details like that in advance so we can prepare for your project.

So that’s it. The minimum we need to know to quote a project. Soon you’ll have a “Prompter for Hire” checked off your list.

Three closing thoughts to leave you with:

  1. If you don’t have answers to all four question, give us what you’ve got and we’ll go from there
  2. If your project is multiple days or requires travel, we prefer to send a written quote
  3. We usually turnaround a quote in 24 hours or less, if you need it sooner let us know

You can get started by completing our contact form below. And if you have any questions, give us a call. There is nothing like a voice conversation to help walk you through the options. We look forward to working with you.

 

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