Celia Delaney is a keynote speaker, MC and comedian. She aims to educate and entertain in equal measure. She is known as an inspiring public speaker on effective presentation skills, persuasion, and confidence and sometimes surprises audiences by singing during her speeches!
She uses comedy to give her original take on communication skills, which is why clients turn to her when looking for original and different keynotes and after dinner speakers.
Celia read Psychology at Oxford University, and then went on to work as an HR Manager for Unilever. After a promising HR career, she ran off to drama school and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, and was an actress on stage and television for five years. Since then she has combined all her skills – in psychology, people and performance – to develop her own training and speaking business and is now a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, an honour given to fewer than one hundred people in the UK. She was voted their Speaker of the Year in 2018/19.
She now has over ten years’ experience of hosting and speaking at events, and speaks to a wide range of industry sectors, including construction, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and technology.
Celia Delaney is a funny keynote speaker on sales. Typically booked to close a sales conference with her amusing speech, The Funny Thing About Sales, she is able to find the humour in the world of sales that your team will instantly recognise. Tailored to your industry sector and based on your own sales manual, Celia will write jokes that people are still laughing about when they leave the conference. If you want a speaker with a twist, who can liven up your conference and send out your delegates on a high, The Funny Thing About Sales is a refreshing alternative to the more serious sales speaker.
Celia is also a fantastic conference facilitator and award ceremony host if you are looking for charm, cheek and chutzpah. Known for her tongue-in-cheek banter with senior figures and ability to deal with hecklers and disruptions honed on the UK comedy club circuit, she always gets the crowd on side and makes sure everyone is included and is having fun. Extremely professional and with a background in events herself, she acts as ‘wing woman’ to the event organiser throughout and will only make sure the event runs to time but also can often coax a better performance from your speakers with her many years as a speaking coach and her confident, easy-going manner.
Celia’s clients include The Dorchester Collection, The Bulgari Hotel, The University of London and the British Franchise Association.
More recently, she is becoming known for her comedy work, and is currently writing her fifth show, Celia Delaney is Angelic?
She is currently co-authoring a book called The Exceptional MC, out in summer 2019.
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