Melanie Gibson-Barton - "a really entertaining speaker"


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell you more about the enjoyment that I receive from being invited to speak at events like yours.  Be assured that your audience will feel entertained and informed.


I have passed auditions to become a registered public speaker with the East Kent, West Kent and East Sussex Federations of Women's Institutes and the Kent History Federation.  I also receive regular bookings from the Medway Speakers list so you can book me confident of a high quality presentation.  


My talks are based on a Belgian theme - though I am an Englishwoman and my talks are delivered in English! - and I often find that many of the groups I visit use the opportunity to weave the Belgian theme into their event, with 'continental' suppers and a chocolate raffle. 


My talks are illustrated with colourful slides using a lap-top and projector and I bring my own equipment including a natty sound system - so your audience will hear me.  An electrical socket is all I need when I arrive.


I have delivered my talks to an enormous variety of groups including Womens' Institutes (I'm a Dual Member), history, family history, church and social groups, such as the U3A, National Trust, Rotary, CSMA, Trefoil, ARA and Probus, and I enjoy regular repeat bookings.  I give my talks without reading from notes.


Let down by your speaker the day before your event? - just ask me, I can often step in at short notice for you. 


I am delighted to accept bookings for talks in Kent, East Sussex and South East London - for a modest fee plus a small contribution towards petrol - I don't charge per mile.  Talks further afield are always considered - just ask.


I look forward to receiving your enquiry and, of course, your booking!


Yours     Melanie


Call me on 07900 637171 or email