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The Little Prompter Kickstarted beautifully, and now you can learn more and pre-order at www.LittlePrompter.com.
The Little Prompter Kickstarted beautifully, and now you can learn more and pre-order at www.LittlePrompter.com.
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Little Prompter: Delivering You, Flawlessly

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The Little Prompter concept was developed from my years as a professional actor and director, a high school film and theater instructor, and now as a Media and Design Specialist in higher education where I work directly with faculty to make instructional videos.   

As an actor, I used teleprompters for countless commercials and training videos. I used a makeshift teleprompter while flipping my own high school classes.  Now, working with college-level faculty at an impressive little liberal arts college in the Midwest, I’m often setting up our large, high-end teleprompter, in our studio.  I can’t count the number of time a faculty member has said, “I wish I had one of those in my office!”  Therein lies the inspiration for the Little Prompter.  Now it’s easy.  

The faculty and business professionals I work with are smart.  Their content is good.  But some still struggle when delivering content on camera.  That’s not rare, either.   Many people become more self-conscious in front of a camera.  To make matters worse, today’s video audiences have little tolerance for unpolished delivery. They’ve been consuming high-quality video produced by professionals their entire lives.  So, when a viewer see poor video quality, a halting delivery, and a lack of eye-contact, they dismiss the speaker as insecure, unprofessional, unintelligent.   That translates to a drop in engagement, a loss of trust, and poor results. 

The Little Prompter was designed with the end-user in mind.  My buddy Eric Mistry from St. Scholastica and I pieced our first one together with cardboard and plexiglass, then we 3D-printed an upgraded version that included professional grade 70/30 BeamSplitter teleprompter glass, and finally we worked with a medical device manufacturer to produce the final prototype seen in this KickStarter campaign.  It works with a variety of recording devices, it weighs less than a pound, and can easily attach to a tripod . . . or fit in the palm of your hand.  It's been labor of love, and this carefully designed tool is ready for the production line.  I just need to raise enough funds for a first run--and that's where you can help.  The Little Prompter is a tool for online instructors, video bloggers, consultants, and businesses delivering video content to employees or customers, and anyone needing to create online video content.   You can learn more about it at LittlePrompter.com, too!

Your order not only gets you a Little Prompter, but it gets this project Kickstarted!  Little Prompter:  Simple Tool.  Sensational Delivery.

(Oooh.  We've also got a patent pending on the Little Prompter.  It's already that good!)

Risks and challenges

After months of design, development, and personal investment, the Little Prompter is ready for the production line. We’ve had users in Wisconsin, California, and Minnesota performing extensive testing with versions of the Little Prompter, which led us to the versatile model we have today. We’ve tested with multiple types of laptops, tablets, monitors, webcams, iMacs, DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and more. Have a question about your device? Just leave a comment for us.

This is actually the 6th iteration of the Little Prompter. We’ve spent the past year refining the models bit-by-bit, and worked with a medical device manufacturer to produce our final professional grade prototype. This is the home stretch. We're gearing up for a big production run, and that’s why we’re on Kickstarter.

Thank you in advance for your help--and I look forward to seeing the videos you create with your Little Prompter! Heck, you could create a KickStarter video for your own Kickstarter project using the Little Prompter!

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    Little Prompter Sticker

    You can support this KickStarter without actually buying the prompter! Show your support with a limited availability 4"x4" Little Prompter circle sticker. It looks great on laptops, camera cases, VW Bug bumpers, and lots more!

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    Sticker & Instructional Video Tips Sheet

    Not only will you receive the attractive 4"x4" Little Prompter sticker, but you also get my handy Instructional Video Tips Sheet. This two page document offers strategies for for designing, filming, and assessing your instructional videos.

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    Prompter + Dann Does Your Video

    Early Bird! Be one of the first 10 to order a Little Prompter, and Dann will put his acting chops to work for you! We'll use your script, and Dann will enthusiastically deliver your content on camera. Then we'll send you a video for your own marketing or instructional purposes by the end of the year. (Script content must be in English, PG rated, and than 6 minutes in duration.) This could be fun!

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    Get [or Give] a Little Prompter!

    Pre-order a Little Prompter for yourself, a colleague, or a friend! Price includes a Little Prompter, a Little Prompter sticker, and my Instructional Video Tips Sheet. As part of this campaign, I'll also include an attractive Little Prompter Holiday Card, so you can let whomever you're buying the Little Prompter for know that you'll be gifting them a Little Prompter in March! (Holiday Card to be mailed to you by Dec. 10, 2017. Little Prompter to be shipped in March, 2018)

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    Black Friday 2Fer!

    Starting Black Friday--and extending through the campaign--you can now pre-order a Little Prompter for yourself, AND a colleague or friend.
    Price includes two Little Prompters, two Little Prompter stickers, and two Instructional Video Tips Sheets. You'll also receive two attractive Little Prompter Holiday Cards, so you can let whomever you're buying the Little Prompter for know that you'll be gifting them a Little Prompter in March! (Holiday Card to be mailed to you by Dec. 10, 2017. Little Prompter to be shipped in March, 2018)

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    6 Pack of Prompters

    When you ordering six prompters, I can reduce the cost and you can share the love. Your colleagues, faculty, department, or favorite video bloggers will be thrilled with how easily they can create their flawless video content with a Little Prompter. Those buying the six pack will also receive six Little Prompter stickers and six Instructional Videos Tips Sheets.

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    10 Pack for $999

    When you order 10 prompters, I can reduce the cost and you can share the love. Your colleagues, faculty, department, or favorite video bloggers will be thrilled with how easily they can create their flawless video content with a Little Prompter. Those buying the 10 pack will also receive ten Little Prompter stickers and ten Instructional Videos Tips Sheets.

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    6 Pack of Prompters--and a Day of Dann

    This reward is only available for a select few. It not only gives you six Little Prompters--it also guarantees that I'll visit your business or school to work with your faculty or staff on creating instructional videos. I'll bring the prompters, a rock-solid presentation, years of experience, and some hands-on practical help to work with you and your organization. (Visit date to be scheduled with you later--anticipating that we'd make it happen Spring, Summer, or Fall 2018.)

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