Melanie Gibson-Barton - "a really entertaining speaker" 

I am excited about returning to venue talks.                                            Be assured my Zoom talks will remain available to book for those groups/societies still unable to return to their venues or for groups  outside the UK.                                                                                          My diaries for 2022, 2023 and 2024 are filling fast so be sure to secure a date quickly.                                                                                                Call me on 07900 637171 or contact me via e-mail at                                                                                                                                                                                        I currently offer seventeen talks.   Please see the Talks Offered pages on this website for details about each of my seventeen talks.                                                                                                                          

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


I have delivered my talks to an enormous variety of groups of all sizes over the years.

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


I simply love giving talks - and they have even been described as 'not a talk but a performance' - and meeting new audiences.  I am a full time speaker and give talks in the mornings, afternoons and evenings and I enjoy regular repeat bookings. I charge a competitive fully inclusive fee - I do not charge per mile - and I bring all my own equipment so you can sit back and relax.  Please see my Talks Offered pages for the seventeen talks I currently offer. 


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.  I bring all my own equipment for venue talks - I'm entirely self-sufficient! - 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 speaker.  I am featured in numerous Speakers Handbooks and you will find my name on national speaker registers such as Mirthy and the national website Public Speakers Corner.  You can be confident of a high quality presentation.


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


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



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


With just a few spaces left for 2022, I am currently taking bookings for talks in 2023 and 2024 - when booking, please consider having an alternative date ready - just in case! - to avoid your disappointment - and mine!