CONFIDENCE MONITORS are used for speakers that have their speeches mostly memorized and just need the words available in case they momentarily blank out. These speakers also usually like to walk the stage to engage with the audience rather than standing in a stationary spot. There are usually 3 monitors set up. These are best used if the stage is tall and they would be placed on the ground level in front of the first row so that it looks like the speaker is
looking at the audience.
With a confidence monitor a teleprompter operator prompts your speech just as
they would with any other type of teleprompter. There are also other types of
confidence monitors which are very large and are placed either in the back or in
various places of a very large open-air event or very large auditorium.