Orator Project
Effective Speaking

Welcome to the Collegeville Orator Project.

Orator is dedicated to promoting and teaching effective (technical) speaking and listening. You will find resources for learning the tools of technical speaking and best practices in effective speaking. While the content here is particularly focused on speaking for science, engineering and other technical fields, it can be valuable to anyone who wants to learn effective presentation skills.

Tell Us Your Story

A major focus of the Orator Project is clear speaking through the practice of effective story telling, presentation of detailed technical content and engagement in technical dialogue. Verbal communication is an essential skill for any scientific effort.


Orator provides the following instruction modules:

Authors and Contributors

This site is developed and maintained by Michael Heroux @maherou with assistance from Duong Do @duongdo27 and Jim Willenbring @jwillenbring.

Its content is used as part of a Computer Science capstone course in research methodologies at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University in rural Collegeville, Minnesota.