Melanie Gibson-Barton - "a really entertaining speaker"


"The best speaker we've had" is a regular comment I receive with delight.


Sit back and relax while I provide your audience with a professional, informative and entertaining presentation, accompanied by colourful powerpont slides.  I bring all my own equipment - I'm entirely self-sufficient! - and just need a wall socket to plug into.  Book with confidence and enjoy the congratulations of your group for booking me - and requests to book me again! 


All the equipment I need for your presentation I bring with me, including a screen and a natty sound system - so your audience will hear me.  I give my talks without reading from notes.




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 and am featured on the nationwide Speakers Corner website.  You can book me confident of a high quality presentation.  


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


I have delivered my talks to an enormous variety of groups of all sizes over the years 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, regularly presenting at AGMs, and I enjoy regular repeat bookings.  


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