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Mel Sherwood

Taking Centre Stage in Business


Described as charismatic, engaging and riveting, Mel Sherwood is a speaker and event host who really connects with an audience.

Author of 'The Authority Guide to Pitching Your Business: How to make an impact and be remembered… in under a minute!', Mel is on a mission to help ambitious entrepreneurs and business professionals to take centre stage, embrace the spotlight and present clearly, confidently and credibly so they can influence from a position of power.

In her 25 years in business, she has noticed that many business people do themselves a disservice through ineffective pitches and presentations (or avoiding public speaking completely!) To address this, Mel has developed a unique set of programmes to share the confidence and communication tips she has learned over a lifetime of being on stage.

Through her interactive keynotes and masterclasses she reveals valuable tools and techniques that support individuals and organisations to create powerful pitches and presentations and deliver a memorable message.

An Australian who now calls Scotland home, Mel was the Scotland President of the Professional Speaking Association UK and Ireland in 2016-2017. She is also a multi-award winning speaker and a qualified trainer, mediator and NLP Practitioner. Mel combines her business experience with a background as an actor, presenter and singer to help clients and audiences transform their lives through improved communication skills. 


  • Taking Centre Stage in Business

  • How to Create & Deliver A Pitchtastic Pitch

  • How to Have a Golden Voice With A Silver Tongue… For Platinum Sales

  • Credibility Killers… & How to Avoid Them

  • Off Stage Secrets for On Stage Speaking Success


We were delighted to engage Mel Sherwood as our compere at the Scottish EDGE Round 10 Final. This isn't an easy gig as the compere has to fill a five minute gap between each of the 20 pitches to give the judges time to score. Mel worked hard to come up with interesting, informative and humorous ways to do this ensuring strong engagement with the audience throughout the day and then finished the day with a specially penned song! Mel's warm and friendly personality also made her a real pleasure to work with.

Evelyn McDonald, CEO, Scottish EDGE

Mel has been our speaker coach for TEDxPortobello for the past three years providing 1:1 support and facilitating our masterclass, an incredible space where speakers rehearse their talks with a live audience who give feedback. Mel's confidence and experience means that the masterclass is supportive, open and encouraging, not negative. This year (2017) Mel was also a compere for our TEDx event providing the perfect welcome and guiding the live audience through the day. We would recommend Mel for all things speaking and also for her compere skills. 

Danielle Trudeau, Founder, Tribe Porty

I had the privilege to attend Mel's session in South Africa and I was amazed at how strongly she connects with her audience! Mel is charismatic, engaging, knowledgeable, and riveting. A true professional. I would highly recommend her expertise to any organisation who wants to develop their teams' presentation skills to create powerful pitches and outstanding results. 

Nabil Doss, Expert in Influential Communication, 2016-2017 President of the Global Speakers Federation

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