Ian Maber

Location: Kegworth, Leicestershire
About Ian Maber -The Teller of Tales...

Ian Maber – Cert Ed. , B.A. , M.A. ,  Dip. A.D. , Professor Emeritus University of Evansville Indiana USA

After teaching for over 20 years and travelling the world, working with many high profile companies in technology and the entertainment industry for a further 12 years, I have now decided to take an early retirement and relax a little more.
During my career I have been involved with some of the most well know names in entertainment and high end technology inc -Disney, Dreamworks, Sony, BBC. Apple, Microsoft and Intel.
I was the co-creator of a multi award winning software -nominated for a BAFTA.
Having worked in over 43 countries and lived in several including India, Canada and the U.S. I have always been interested in storytelling and presenting. I love to create worlds of imagination and take the audience on a journey, so they can become immersed in the story.
I have written several short stories, poems, novels and even a script (even thought that was hard work!) and have also been working on an animated film for children’s TV.
My life and times have featured on the ‘Real Lives’ program on BBC radio.

About my talks...

Having listened to a number of speakers throughout my life, many of whom were quite traditional, I felt that it would be very entertaining to take this whole concept and turn it upside down.
My presentations include animation, sound, and humorous tales all designed to keep the audience captivated and laughing as they experience the world of The Teller of Tales.

Each Talk Topics is a combination of storytelling and old fashioned stand-up comedy.
Many follow the exploits and adventures of an individual as he deals with life’s ups and downs, whilst others focus on a specific topics looking at the more humorous side of life.

All the presentations are ideal for old and young alike, and each comes with supporting visuals and effects.
Although each presentation is based around Powerpoint, this experience is far more advanced than just point and click. They include sound, animation, special effects and much more.

All equipment is provided.


Unless otherwise stated, my fee is £65  per presentation (including quiz events), plus travel expenses at 30p per mile beyond a 30 mile round trip from my home in Kegworth, Leicestershire.

Example:       A venue 30 miles away would be a 60 miles round trip.  With the first 30 miles included in the fee, you would pay for  only 30 miles at 30p per mile = £9.00.

My Contact Details:

07432 075003


At first glance, this appears to be a formal lecture. But like all Teller of Tales presentations, all is not what it seems.
This is a humorous and light-hearted look at the way we communicate . With many visuals and mis-interpretations of words and signs, this highly amusing presentation demonstrates a variety of ideas and signs from across the world. Featuring Stan and Kitty with their somewhat unique take on life, it will amuse and bemuse a wide range of adult audiences.

*Please note this does contain some adult material, even though it’s quite innocent.




This presentation is a view into the magical world of animated feature films.

It explains how they are devised, developed, created, and highlights the importance of captivating the audience with humour, action, style and a good story.

Having worked for many years with some the most famous companies in the industry. This highly visual presentation explains how a film starts from a concept, through to the big screen

It is ideal for schools and colleges.


* £25 for educational institutions


Living and working in India is an experience in itself. From travel to dining, language to shopping each brought its own unique problems. There are numerous zany and almost unbelievable situations that I found myself in, many of which forms the basis of this presentation. It is a light-hearted look at life through the eyes of a westerner who finds himself instantly accepted and embedded in a peculiar and somewhat mystifying culture. (45mins)


In my career I have travelled and worked in more than 43 countries.
Each culture brings its own unique set of problems, and each country a new experience.  I have gathered together many of these humorous events and they form the basis of this presentation.
From the bizarre to downright ridiculous, this fully illustrated talk will leave you laughing from the beginning until the end. Every letter of the alphabet is illustrated, and carries its own unique tale as I journey across the globe on a 30 year adventure.

I offer two QUIZZES


A TV quiz featuring some of the characters and programs from the past. A highly visual  presentation and a great fun raiser.

Ideal for the older members of the audience.
Mainly based on 1950-1970’s – People, programs and much, much more . It will bring back many happy memories and is a real fun quiz.

All mark sheets are provided and prizes can be arranged – or it can be all ‘just for fun.’


Thingamebob  is a quiz which shows you all those places and things which we know so well, but cannot put a name to.

It is always one to cause amusement, especially when we are told the answers.

All mark sheets are provided and prizes can be arranged – or it can be all ‘just for fun.’

Because of Lock-down I decided to do something different...........

During the lockdown period it has not been possible to undertake any presentations. Therefore I decided to use one my skills in a different form. It has been a very sad and sometimes devastating time for those who have lost loved ones – none more so than those on the front line.

I play the guitar (just for pleasure) and decided that it would be a nice gesture to write a piece of music as memorial to all those who have lost their lives trying to save others.

So, I wrote and played a piece of music which I have distributed through Youtube, Facebook and Linkedin.

It is totally free of charge. I DO NOT want any donations or payment I would just like it to reach as many as possible.

I would be grateful Dianne,  if you could share the link below (This is a Youtube link – not spam or fraud) and spread it to as many of  my fellow speakers and our bookings secretaries as possible (although I know it is not something you do normally).


What audiences say about my talks....

Thank you for an enjoyable presentation, had good feedback from members. …you did leave them wanting more. I shall be putting together a list of possible speakers to the committee, for next year’s programme ( starts May 2016). Your name will be on it Granby and Sutton W.I.

I just want to say how much the ladies of Grantham Ladies Probus enjoyed your talk entitled “Only in India”. It made me thankful that our summer temperatures never reach over 40C, and that we can travel safely on most of our roads and railways!!
Not only did you give us an interesting insight into your time there, but you certainly made us laugh.
We had a lovely afternoon and would like you to entertain us again please.
Grantham Ladies Probus

Ian Maber Contact Details:

07432 075003

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