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.  My equipment includes a screen and a natty sound system - so your audience will hear me.  I give my talks without reading from notes.  Book with confidence and enjoy the congratulations of your group for booking me - and requests to book me again! 


In October 2016 I was delighted to be the guest speaker at the Annual Council Meeting of the West Sussex Federation of Women’s Institutes, with an audience of 500.  I have passed auditions to become a registered speaker with the East Kent, West Kent and East Sussex Federations of Women's Institutes and the Kent History Federation, and I receive regular bookings via the Medway Speakers list and the national website Speakers Corner.  You can be confident of a high quality presentation.


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, horticultural, 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, Sussex, Surrey, Essex and London - for a competitive fee plus a 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