I have been touched to receive these comments:                                                                                                                      "You are a really entertaining speaker"                            "Thanks Melanie - I wish all talks I attend are as professionally researched, delivered and interesting as yours today"                                                                                     "We loved your talk.  All our members asked for me to book you again. You were so organised. We heard every word clearly and the slides were excellent.  Your lively personality was an added bonus".                                                                  

My diaries for 2025 and 2026 are filling fast so be sure to secure a date quickly.  There's also a few dates still available in 2024 too.                      Call me on 07900 637171 or contact me via e-mail at mgibsonbarton@toonstelling.com                                                                

About me:    I am a full-time speaker with expereince of many years and provide talks in the mornings, afternoons and evenings and I enjoy regular repeat bookings. I love it!

I currently offer seventeen talks - the Talks Offered pages of this website gives details of each.  

You can book me with confidence and sit back and relax while I provide your audience with a professional, informative and entertaining presentation, accompanied by colourful powerpoint slides.


My fee:  I charge a competitive fully inclusive fee - I do not charge per mile

I bring all my own equipment, including a screen - and sound system - so your audience will hear my talk!   I'm entirely self-sufficient - so you can sit back and relax. 

I provide venue talks - and also provide Zoom talks, using my own Pro-Zoom, to reach international audiences or if your venue is unavailable 

Please see my Talks Offered pages for the seventeen talks I currently offer. 


Book with confidence:  I have delivered my talks to an enormous variety of groups of all sizes over many years.

From auditoriums to a conservatory in a back garden, from Annual Council Meetings for WI Federations and AGMs to meetings of National Trust, U3A, military societies, WIs, horticultural, friendship, church, Rotary, ARA, Probus, Soroptimists, CSMA Boundless, Trefoil and Oddfellows societies.  From audiences of 600 to a twice-yearly booking for five ladies in South London.  From After Dinner Talks to afternoon tea parties to talks in member's front-rooms.  


I have passed auditions to become a registered speaker.  I am featured in numerous Speakers Handbooks and you will find my name on national speaker registers such as Public Speakers Corner and SpeakerNet.  You can be confident of a high quality presentation.


Short notice?:  Let down by your speaker the day before your event?  I may be able to  step in at short notice for you - just ask!


My base is in the South East but I am always delighted to travel further afield and charge a competitive, inclusive fee - I don't charge per mile - just ask.


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


Yours     Melanie


Call me on 07900 637171 or email mgibsonbarton@toonstelling.com



Please find the Guide for booking Speakers/T&Cs in the Contact section of the website


My diaries for 2025 and 2026 are filling fast - plus there's still a few dates available in 2024 - when booking, please consider having an alternative date ready - just in case! - to avoid your disappointment - and mine!