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 and 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 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