Celia Delaney is a highly experienced conference speaker, who speaks on sales and persuasion, showing you how to build both your confidence and your communication skills. She is also a very popular and funny MC and comedian and can even write a song for your event!
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Celia Delaney is a highly experienced conference speaker, who speaks on sales and persuasion, showing you how to build both your confidence and your communication skills. She is particularly interested in how to promote your business through speaking and has devised a 5-step sales conversation called iPromote, which took her conversion rate from 25% to 75% when she started to use it in her business.
She is also a very popular and funny event host or MC, and can include musical comedy as part of her work. With a background of fifteen years of experience in organising and running events, including being an events manager for a central London venue in the past, and hosting the Venus Awards for three years in a row, Celia is adept at keeping the audience’s energy high. Described as ‘inspirational’, ‘engaging’ and ‘very funny’, Celia is dedicated to making your event lively, entertaining and memorable. Extremely professional in her preparation and attention to detail on the day, Celia brings her corporate background and comedy work together to create a potent mix of intelligence and humour.
As an MC, Celia has hosted the NatWest Venus Awards, Women in Policing Awards, The Good Funeral Awards, and conferences in construction, technology and pharmaceuticals.
As a keynote speaker, Celia has spoken for Ashridge Business School, Institute of Directors, the Academy for Chief Executives, the Dorchester Collection, and Thomson Reuters. Franchising clients have included Coconut Creatives, InXpress, Cafe2U, Extra Help, Venus Awards and Encouraging Women into Franchising.
As part of her speaking and MC work, Celia can also has an after-dinner show, called Man Wanted!, a hilarious romp through the ups and downs of middle age, marriage and monotony. A great way to finish off your evening!
Celia read Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, then joined Unilever’s graduate scheme and went on to be HR Director of one of their factory sites. She is CIPD qualified, which makes her a natural fit for HR audiences. She then trained as an actress and worked in stage & television for five years, before deciding to use all of her skills – psychology, people and performance – in setting up her own training and speaking business. Alongside this, she went on to bring the Venus Awards to Devon; a licensed year-round event that recognises women in business. It became the biggest business event in Devon within three years.
Celia is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association (FPSA) and was recently voted their Speaker of the Year for her speech, The Funny Thing About Speaking.
Business speakers – speaking on sales & persuasion
Comedy speakers – making any topic funny!
Host/facilitator – Funny MC for conferences and award ceremonies
“Anyone who books Celia will be in for a treat, she was excellent! Her presentation focused on the key areas as discussed, however her delivery was in a ‘light and playful way’ whereby all participants got involved and clearly enjoyed the presentation. Celia delivered the selling methods and reminders as needed, but in a positive and uplifting way whereby the sales executives didn’t quite feel like they were been ‘taught’ how to sell.” Senior Sales Manager, Harron Homes Yorkshire
“Celia is a formidable coach, listener, teacher, speaker, entertainer. Being in her workshops is such a great experience: definitely challenging (on quite a personal level), but hilarious and incredibly enlightening. Made me much more self-aware and conscious of the detailed verbal/non-verbal elements that go towards good public speaking. Really useful and informative in a commercial context as well. Highly recommended!” Commercial Director at Think Learning
“I have had the pleasure of seeing Celia in action both as an MC and Speaker and I must say she is one of a kind! Fully engaging, fully entertaining and fully energising! In addition Celia's musical comedy is a must see and I would have no hesitation in recommending her for any speaking event or conference.” Winston Ben Clements, Keynote Speaker on Resilience
“Celia was MC at the recent Osborne Leadership Conference for our top 50 leaders. Celia did an amazing job for us and I would definitely recommend her to other organisations. Her preparation work is meticulous and she helped the two days run seamlessly. We got excellent feedback from the delegates. Celia is professional, fun and really understood our business.” Group People Director at Osborne (Construction)
“Celia gave a truly entertaining performance as MC at a corporate awards. Based on the brief and the crowd, she delivered a brilliantly judged session and was a great anchor for the event.” Communications Leader
Video Testimonial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0GmKRqSetU&feature=youtu.be
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