Keynote Speaker

Celia Keynote Speaker

Celia speaks on speaking skills, sales and persuasion in a way that is amusing, engaging and refreshingly original.

As a comedian and business speaker, Celia delivers a twist on communication skills that will liven up any conference or event.


Celia’s most booked keynotes are:

iPresent: How to be a more engaging speaker

Celia reveals the ‘terms of engagement’ that come from understanding both the psychology of people and the discipline of performance.

She uses her life as a performer to inform this presentation skills training and claims that ‘anyone can speak’ but that most people simply ‘don’t know what they are doing.’


iPromote: How to be a more persuasive speaker

Celia reveals her own 5-step sales conversation that took her conversion rate from 25% to 75% and shows you how to convert when speaking to a group. If you have to pitch for business or speak to persuade in any way, this talk will show you how.

Having built up a successful women in business awards franchise, she is often a guest speaker at women’s events, as she is particularly interested in how to sell to women and how women are perfectly positioned to sell. 

      The Funny Thing About Speaking: How to be a more entertaining speaker

Many people want to be more humorous when they speak but few people know how to do it. For the first time, Celia reveals some of her secrets drawn from her trilogy of sold-out solo shows. She will show you how to open, how to close, how to write jokes, what to do when they don’t laugh, when to do callbacks and how to make it all look natural.


Celia has been a keynote speaker for:

  • NHS
  • Police
  • National Grid
  • Academy of Chief Executives
  • Ashridge Business School
  • Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
  • The Dorchester Collection
  • University Partnerships Programme (UPP)
  • Professional Speaking Association
  • Paul Avins’ Mastermind Marketing Summit
  • Women’s Development Unlimited
  • CIMA & ACCA members events

Franchise clients that have booked Celia to speak:

  • InXpress
  • Cafe2U
  • Coconut Creatives
  • Extra Help
  • Promedica24
  • Creation Station
  • Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF)
  • Women in Franchising (BFA)
  • Heritage Healthcare
  • Rainbow International/ISS World
  • Filta Fry
  • BFA National Conference

SpeakingSuccess is registered as a supplier to the British Franchise Association.

If you are interested in finding out more about having Celia at your event as a keynote speaker then please contact us.

Celia gave a presentation to CIMA and ACCA members in Devon on the topic of public speaking. Celia was entertaining, informative and the talk was very well received and appreciated by delegates, with very favourable feedback. Excellent speaker who connects well with the audience. I would certainly highly recommend Celia for future speaking events.

Suzanne Allen Events co-ordinator at CIMA May 3, 2018

Celia hosted the keynote speaker day of the Professional Speaking Associations Conference. Her opening comments struck exactly the right note and she had the room in the palm of her hand within seconds. Very funny, very professional and high energy from first to last. If you need a world class host for your event look no further!

Craig Collinson Managing Director at Craig Collinson Ltd May 3, 2018

We hired Celia for our UK Franchise conference over two days. The first night Celia did her musical comedy show, Man Wanted!, and on day two delivered her sales keynote. The iPromote sales speech was excellent, not overly complicated which was good but really focused on the basics of selling which everyone could relate to. Celia took a lot of time and effort to study the subject and design her pitch around our product and service. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Damian Slater General & Franchise Manager at The Filta Group Ltd May 3, 2018

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.

Mike Pagan Productivity Matters May 3, 2018

Celia captivated an audience of 150 highly experienced professional speakers, consultants and business people. Her wonderful balance of humour, great content and audience engagement hit the right mark brilliantly.

Chris Merrington Founder, Spring 80:20 May 3, 2018

Celia Delaney is someone who provides that “wow factor” whenever she’s on stage. She draws upon her career as an actress and jazz singer to bring this extra musical dimension to her comedy. She is amusing, innovative and fast-thinking and can write and sing! Celia enthralls, enlightens and seduces audiences. She is destined for the big time.

Michael Dodd, Past President Professional Speaking Association - London region May 3, 2018