Shelly Horton

Shelly Horton

TV Journalist and Confidence Coach
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About Shelly

“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....”

Shelly Horton is confidence personified.

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.

But not even Beyoncé is confident 100% of the time. Working in the media Shelly has had moments that have knocked her to the ground. So, through research and a truckload of therapy, she’s developed techniques to flex her resilience muscle and confidently bounce back.

Shelly will give you the confidence tips and tricks to nail your next presentation and how to apply those skills in everyday life.  Maybe it’s speaking up at a team meeting, making small talk at a networking event or having a difficult conversation with a colleague?

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

Shelly knows how to present client messages but weave them into her own cheeky and honest delivery.  She knows what it takes to be a good MC.  Her keynote speeches, presented here and overseas, are motivating, practical  and uplifting.

For nearly five years, Shelly has appeared weekly on Channel 9’s TODAY, TODAY EXTRA, 3pm News and Weekend TODAY delivering opinion segments.

She’s the lifestyle presenter for 9Honey, the host of 9Honey’s Talking Honey, He Said/She Said and Married At First Sight’s spin off show Talking Married.

She’s an ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Too Good and Pink Hope.

Her 25 year career highlights include 11 years reporting for the ABC, eight years as a presenter on Channel Seven, six years as a journalist at Fairfax and five years as the South Pacific correspondent for Entertainment Tonight USA.

What people say about Shelly

Shelly recently MC’d a Tourism WA launch event we held in Sydney and did a brilliant job for us. She was extremely professional to deal with and it was evident from the lines she delivered on the day that she’d spent time getting to know our product so she could speak authentically about it. Her friendly and entertaining presenting style lifted the event and we couldn’t have been happier with the result.

– Sarah Turnbull, Destination & Events PR Executive, Tourism Western Australia

We invited Shelly to come and give a motivational speech to 300 of our female staff with the aim of encouraging them to take up leadership roles. She was entertaining, informative and inspiring. She had everyone on their feet dancing one minute and deep in thought the next. The feedback from staff with phenomenal. We’re looking forward to using her at other events.

– Kerry-Anne Walker, Flight Centre Travel Group

Shelly was our MC for our Melbourne Cup lunch at CHISWICK 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

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/Global CEO Business Chicks

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.

– Rami Mandow, The Community Brave Foundation

I absolutely love working with Shelly – not only is she a hoot to work with, she brings with her so much fun, warmth and energy to our stage. If you’re looking for a professional MC with flare – Shelly is your woman!

– Samantha Conway, Events Manager, Business Chicks

Shelly Horton hosted the 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.

– Mark Hollands, Newspaper Publishers’ Association

From the moment she stepped up to the mic, Shelly has the audience eating from the palm of her hand. She brought the razzle dazzle we needed to kick things off and set the tone for a special night. After the film she chaired a panel discussion with some of the world’s leading experts in mind body medicine without batting an eyelid and making the whole discussion informative yet fun at the same time. I don’t know anyone else who could have pulled that off like Shelly.

– Shannon Harvey, Director, The Connection

Shelly co-hosted the Piper Heidsieck Champagne Lunch with me as part of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. She was well prepared and entertaining. We ran a fun game which involved audience participation and she spent time chatting to guests to make them feel special. There were lots of laughs. We immediately booked her for the event next year.

– Darren Jahn, Robert Oatley Vineyards

We loved having Shelly host our MWN Opinionator Events in 2015. Not only did she understand client’s needs and objectives and that every event was unique, she took the time to really get to know the brands and clients we were working with. Shelly spent many hours carefully crafting scripts and ensuring clients felt they really owned the event. She also engaged our readers and really made them feel as though they were part of something unique, intimate and special.

– Michelle Thomas, Head of Activations and Branded Content, Mamamia Women's Network

Shelly recently MC’d a Tourism WA launch event we held in Sydney and did a brilliant job for us. She was extremely professional to deal with and it was evident from the lines she delivered on the day that she’d spent time getting to know our product so she could speak authentically about it. Her friendly and entertaining presenting style lifted the event and we couldn’t have been happier with the result.

– Sarah Turnbull, Destination & Events PR Executive, Tourism Western Australia

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/Global CEO Business Chick

Shelly was our MC for our Melbourne Cup lunch at CHISWICK 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