After I left Bentley Grammar School in Calne, Wiltshire, all I knew was that I wanted a job that was different. My mother, like many in the late 70s, suggested I take a secretarial course, which I did. When I left college there were two new businesses that interested me, the Wyvern Theatre and Wiltshire Radio. I applied to both and luckily they both offered me a job. I chose the Wyvern Theatre and it was there that I met my husband.
The theatre and then finding props, locations and even animals for television filming has led to several of my talks, although I had begun public speaking at the age of 16! I am now in my early 60’s and have a range of 24 talks, both autobiographical and based on those things that I am really interested in.
I have spoken to groups including, but not limited to, Women’s Institutes, Ladies Circles, Probus, Retirement Homes, Day Centres, Church Groups and U3A’s. I am available, morning, afternoon or evening, and, if the diary permits, at short notice.
About my talks...
I do not use any slides, but some of my talks do involve music, I bring along a small pa system so my only requirement is a table and access to a power point. These talks are marked ♫. A table is also useful for those of my talks that require props. Talks usually last for 45 minutes, with questions if required, but I can shorten or lengthen any of my talks to suit. I have given talks of 2 hours but suggest a coffee break in the middle!
Talks have been given to small groups of around half a dozen up to an audience of 1,000, and all stages in between!
I hold a PPL licence authorising the public performance of sound recordings, full public liability insurance, and have completed a risk assessment should one be required.
From £50 plus travel expenses of 30p per mile if more than ten miles from my home address in Swindon, Wiltshire. I regularly give talks in Avon, Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire.
Subject to availability, I am happy to attend at short notice.
My Contact Details:
01793 771453 Mobile:07974372666