• Weddings

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

  • Anniversaries

  • Galas

  • Engagements

  • Eulogies

  • Commencements

  • TED talks

  • Keynotes

  • Political briefings

  • Awards speeches 

  • Presentations & Pitches

  • Product Launches

  • Media training


Victoria Wellman


Victoria oversees all creative output at The Oratory Laboratory with a specific focus on professional speeches and brand work. 

In her work as a journalist at The Daily Mail, New York Post and New York Daily News, a writer/producer at NBC and as a trained stage actress and voice over artist, Victoria has refined her skills in almost every existing storytelling discipline. She finds the perfect words to communicate your ideas and then helps you master the art of delivery for maximum impact. Victoria has written more best man speeches than any man on earth and could turn a keynote about watermelons into a political rally cry if asked.  

Nathan Phillips


A compulsive maker of innovative content, Nathan provides support to The OL while focussing on his most recent venture, THAT

As an Emmy-winning writer, a best-selling author and award-winning creative director for brands, including Google, Intel, Chevy, JC Penney, Under Armour, Kraft, Obama 2012 and the AFL-CIO, Nathan has built robots, created VR experiences, developed products and devised entire campaigns. He is a former collaborator at the Google Creative Lab and the former Chief Creative officer of Narrative, the ad agency founded by Russell Simmons. 

Lacey Taylor


Lacey uses her Texan charm and attention to detail to guide clients with personal speech needs through our proprietary creative process.

A psychology major, Lacey brings human connection to all her work. As a history teacher she has told 11th graders stories about presidents and patriots. As a digital marker she has told stories for YouTube and Google Play, and as a speechwriter she recently made a cast member of Hamilton cry over the speech she wrote. Lacey uses her intuition and imagination to bring clients’ stories to life with authenticity, comedy and impact. She’s still waiting for the free Hamilton tickets.


At The Oratory Laboratory we do things differently. So we don’t hire people who call themselves ‘speechwriters’.

Our team is comprised of creatives with multidisciplinary experience who have been trained to think and write in accordance with our values and unique proprietary process.


#FreeSpeech - The 'Hamilton Series'

Members of the cast of Hamilton let us into the theater early to talk to us about the issues that matter to them and the personal stories that have changed their lives. We listened and crafted speeches from their ideas. This is what we made...


#FreeSpeech - 'Union Square'

After a year of election speeches about Americans, a team of professional speechwriters hit the streets of New York to ask everyday Americans what they would say if they could speak for themselves. They worked with the speakers to craft original speeches in 10 minutes or less and then gave them a platform, a microphone and an award-winning photographer to capture the moment.


Our offices are located in Soho, NYC.
Our services are available globally.

+1 646.820.4807
255 Canal Street, 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10013


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