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TV Journalist, MC & Confidence Coach


Shelly Horton is the personification of confidence.

Imagine walking into every situation knowing “you’ve got this!” Shelly’s tailored approach to unleashing your confidence will help you kick doubt to the curb so you can speak up, step up and shine.

Current Work:

She’s a journalist, TV presenter, MC and runs her own company ShellShocked Media where she teaches media and presentation training. She runs The Confidence Course where she helps people find their inner Beyoncé.

Regularly called upon to host events for Business Chicks, Twinings and Triumph amongst many others, Shelly knows how to present key client messages weaving them into her own cheeky and honest delivery. Shelly has acted as MC and hosted Q&A sessions for conference events for over 1000 people, MC’d product launches and is an inspiring guest speaker at sit down business dinners and lunch events.

Shelly has a great sense of humour and can think on her feet. She knows how to relax a crowd or excite a group as needed. Wonderfully authentic and real, she is a renowned and trusted voice in the areas of news and entertainment, women’s issues and health.

Talking Points

The Art of Small Talk

Fear small talk no more and walk into a room of strangers with ease. Whether it’s compulsory work functions or business savvy network nights, learn from one of the best in the business about the art of introductions, tips on how to remember names, techniques to use to extract yourself from dull conversations, ideas how to fill awkward silences and most importantly how to leave a positive impression at any event.

Polishing Your Presentation Skills

Conquer your fear of public speaking, polish the way you present and learn how to get your messages across convincingly like a pro with Shelly’s tips and tricks of the trade. These skills are applicable to anyone in business from conducting sales meetings to pitching ideas to your boss.

Adapt or Die

Shelly isn’t afraid to reveal her failings so everyone can be inspired to reach for their dreams. In a fickle and highly competitive industry she has managed to carve out a successful long-term career - and she shares her insights (as well as a few highly entertaining celebrity stories) from along the way.
Shelly was our MC for our Melbourne Cup lunch at CHISWICK recently and was an impressive host. Shelly is a true professional and is able to manage any room with confidence and style. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her. Matt Moran, Celebrity Chef

Shelly Horton hosted the 2010 Newspaper of the Year Awards for the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (PANPA) in Sydney. She was outstanding in every respect. Her preparation for the evening was thorough and while on stage, Shelly was confident, creating fabulous rapport with the audience of editors and journalists. Any event organiser using Shelly will have an intelligent and gorgeous host who will make sure their evening is a fabulous success.

Newspaper Publishers' Association

Shelly is a wonderful host, speaker and entertainer. We have not only used Shelly as part of our ongoing videos encouraging support for young people against anti-bullying, but also to host our film premiere event which sold out. Shelly came in prepared, kept the crowd laughing and when required, moved us emotionally. A true asset to any event.

The Community Brave Foundation

Shelly Horton was an inspiring MC for our large scaled ‘Ladies Charity Luncheon' in 2011 for Variety Children's Charity. Shelly was able to motivate and capture the attention (and hearts) of over 200 guests. Shelly not only led our luncheon with candour and banter, but she also was extremely prepared and conducted her own due diligence around our charity's position and endeavours and was able to educate the group and motivate them into contributing to the live auction. Shelly brings with her a wealth of experience and confidence to her speaking opportunities and is extremely down to earth and professional from start to finish. We were very honoured to have her participate in our event.

Pink Salt Restaurant & Bars

If you want conservative, inside-the-lines, and predictable, then Shelly is not your woman. If you want the consummate professional with an edge and a quick wit who can deliver lots of fun and engagement in spades, then hire Shelly. We adore working with her and look forward to many more opportunities to do so in the future!

Emma Isaacs, Founder & CEO of Business Chicks

Our pharma conference finished off yesterday with a high. It was their first time running a hybrid state based meeting and as you can imagine nerves and tension were high. we have heard nothing but positive feedback, some even saying it’s the best one they have had. A quick note, Shelly was AMAZING!!!! Shelly was so detailed and so professional and she just made the night fun and entertaining and made the clients felt at ease. So down to earth and i will 100% recommend her to any of my future programs just by the way she handled herself on a professional note. Words cannot begin to explain how we felt about her really.

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