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Celia Delaney

Persuasion & Influencing Skills Speaker

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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The Funny Thing About Sales

A wry look at the world of sales and in particular the sales conversation. Drawn from your own sales manual, as well as Celia's twenty years in sales, this talk pokes fun at opening, closing and everything in between and will have your sales teams laughing at the end of the day. Serves as a great refresher for sales teams that need to be refreshed, reminded and re-motivated to hit their targets in the next quarter.

Conference Facilitator

Celia Delaney is a comedian and MC with a wealth of experience of hosting events. She keeps the energy high and the day running on time so you can sit back and relax!
She has excellent crowd skills, and will research each industry so she is able to get the audience on side. She can sing too! Celia has written bespoke songs for conferences that can be performed at the end of the day.

Awards Host

Celia is a very popular MC for award ceremonies. She is huge fun to have around and is very professional from start to finish. She also boasts an enviable wardrobe of sparkly gowns in every colour and length. In addition to hosting your evening, she can also entertain you with a comedy set from her latest show, Angelic. Known for both stand-up and musical comedy, Celia appears on the UK comedy circuit and writes and produces her own solo shows.

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for not only keeping me entertained but also for giving my enthusiasm a huge boost. You reminded me that regardless of the pressures of the job, I can step outside of that a create my own clarity and communicate well and this will still have an impact.

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Celia’s ability to combine her messages with drama, energy and skill is incredible. Her style is captivating and very powerful, several days after the conference her message is still ringing loud and clear in my head.

Productivity Matters

When we researched the market for a MC who would be articulate, on the button and full of wit and humour Celia's name came back to us on several occasions. And now after seeing Celia first hand as she MC'd at the SIG 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner this weekend on my behalf I can see why she comes so highly recommended. I would definitely recommend Celia for any major event that's needs a little sparkle and pizazz! Thank You Celia you really pulled the show together for us.


I knew you were a great singer, a brilliant raconteur, and a hilarious comedienne but I never realised you had this other skill set that you have kept hidden all this time - that of a sales trainer! When you started the session by singing, I laughed at the obvious unease some felt, which was quickly replaced by laughter and smiles. They loved your take on sales, and better conversion of prospects and they would love you to come back again when you can fit us in to your busy schedule.

Business Builder Forum

Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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